The first thing I read about motion was it creates its own user to run and that can cause you issues. Of coruse I actually made a note on it so I wouldn't forget too.

So I ran it and same errors, stopped it, restarted and ran again but this time it seems to be working perfect. I was able to change all the settings and res back to full and it continues to work fine so thank you very much for all your help.

Only question I have is every few motions I get this;

Code:
[1] File of type 8 saved to: /media/Camera/2013-04-03_10-55-29.avi
[1] File of type 8 saved to: /media/Camera/2013-04-03_10-59-08.avi
libv4lconvert: Error decompressing JPEG: fill_nbits error: need 4 more bits
[1] File of type 8 saved to: /media/Camera/2013-04-03_11-03-17.avi
libv4lconvert: Error decompressing JPEG: fill_nbits error: need 2 more bits
[1] File of type 8 saved to: /media/Camera/2013-04-03_11-07-12.avi
[1] File of type 8 saved to: /media/Camera/2013-04-03_11-10-13.avi