The links below provide the documentation associated with the various releases of the Motion and MotionPlus software.

Documentation For Latest Releases

Motion MotionPlus
Installing and building from source Installing and building from source
Configuration Configuration

Comparison Of Motion vs MotionPlus

Motion Description MotionPlus
Limited Feature Enhancements Yes
Optional FFmpeg Libraries Required
Supported Multiple input v4l2 cards(RoundRobin) Not Supported
Supported Brooktree video cards Not Supported
Internal partial legacy Camera Tracking External scripts only
Optional Multiple ports for web control and streams Single port only
- OpenCV Cascades/HOG/DNN Yes
- Direct libcamera support Yes
- Sound recording from passthrough cameras Yes
- Sound frequency detection Yes
- Download/Play movies via web page Yes
- Add/Delete cameras via web page Yes
- Additional Motion detection measures Yes

Documentation For Prior Releases

The documentation is provided as it was included in each release.

Motion MotionPlus
Version 4.5.1 Version 0.1.0
Version 4.5.0
Version 4.4.0
Version 4.3.2
Version 4.3.1
Version 4.3.0
Version 4.2.2
Version 4.2.1
Version 4.2
Version 4.1.1
Version 4.1
Version 4.0.1
Version 4.0
Version 3.4.1