ipcam is a motion detection and recording program for IP cameras. It reads the JPEG stream from an ip camera and tries to detect motion by comparing the images to each other and calculating differences in brightness and color. Once motion is detected, ipcam switches to recodring mode and stores the JPEG images in separate files in a new directory. When recording is finished and no more motion is detected, ipcam can start an external program for further processing on the JPEG files. For example: use mencoder to create a movie file of the JPEG files.
* an IP camera