Re: Bust mode limitation

Thanks. I tested this, and I think I discovered two bugs. I am running another test to confirm and provide exact conditions so I can file a bug report.

I set the max number of images to 1 million. I set the interval to 1 second. I launched the app. It appears that it fails after about 80,000 images, which is a few hours into the run. It just stops capturing images and hangs.

Moreover, when you relaunch the app (even after a reboot), it starts to load and then immediately goes *poof*. Vanishes. I'm assuming it is encountering a fatal error condition and then exits cleanly. I believe this is because it cannot load all of the images that are then in the target/destination folder which, by then, numbered over 80,000. When you delete all of the images, Cheese will then load.

Again, I am running a test now and will report the exact number of images it saves before blowing up when I file a bug report.



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On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 6:58 PM, daniel g. siegel <dgsiegel gnome org> wrote:

On Sun, 2010-11-07 at 12:51 -0500, RBL wrote:
> Hi.
> I'm wondering why Cheese's Burst Mode is limited to 100 photos. I've
> been researching setting up a simple surveillance system using a
> webcam. I am presently using Motion, but that seems like overkill, as
> I only have one camera I want to deploy. Cheese would be ideal for
> this solution if there were an option to allow Burst Mode to operate
> continuously.
> My apologies if this is not the proper place to post a query on this
> topic.
> Thanks.
> Rich
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> this way.'" - Grace Hopper
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