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    IP Cam Time Lapse - software?

    Hi all,

    New school being built shortly and I'm looking for some software to capture hourly (or less frequently) pics of the site to eventually make a time lapse video. We've got a bunch of unused Rimax ip cam's which you can access a snapshot jpg via http directly, but after looking at 10+ different programs none of them do it that nicely or without stamping their logo on it.
    would prefer not to cough up for it, as I'm sure someone somewhere has written a decent app to pull a capture every hour off an ip based cam, just cant find one!

    any suggestions?

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    I use Yamcam with webcams - don't know if it works with IP cams but worth a go
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    I've used Dorgem in the past, it's free, easy to use and has a lot of handy features, plus it won't add anything to your pictures that you don't ask it to

    Dorgem - Open Source Webcam Capture Application

    EDIT: Although it's discontinued, it still works and is available for download

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    I've tried both of these actually, neither seem to support IP based cameras

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    Assuming the jpeg is exposed (or you can push username/password via http) mget or wget in a scheduled task / cron job?

    say, every hour..
    wget http://camera1/path/to/jpeg.jpg > \\server\share\folder\$date-$time-Camera1.jpg
    wget http://camera2/path/to/jpeg.jpg > \\server\share\folder\$date-$time-Camera2.jpg
    wget http://camera3/path/to/jpeg.jpg > \\server\share\folder\$date-$time-Camera3.jpg
    ....etc
    ?

    Sling it in a scheduled task somewhere and forget about it (assumes you have monitoring on \\server\share that'll warn you before it fills the disk).

    Wget - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Microsoft make an application like this under the PowerToys banner...

    Web cam timershot
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx

    not sure if it does IP cameras though

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    Another vote for Yamcam, its a very simple program and it doesn't stamp the pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    Assuming the jpeg is exposed (or you can push username/password via http) mget or wget in a scheduled task / cron job?

    say, every hour..
    wget http://camera1/path/to/jpeg.jpg > \\server\share\folder\$date-$time-Camera1.jpg
    wget http://camera2/path/to/jpeg.jpg > \\server\share\folder\$date-$time-Camera2.jpg
    wget http://camera3/path/to/jpeg.jpg > \\server\share\folder\$date-$time-Camera3.jpg
    ....etc
    ?

    Sling it in a scheduled task somewhere and forget about it (assumes you have monitoring on \\server\share that'll warn you before it fills the disk).

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    Awesome!! Done it with wget as suggested! Thanks!

    Took a bit of fiddling with $date and $time, as it didn't like those two straight off..


    Created a batch file with the following in


    set tag=%date:~-4,4%%date:~7,2%%date:~4,2%-%time:~0,2%%time:~3,2%%time:~6,2%

    wget http://192.168.1.60/snapshot.jpg?acc...sword=password -O 1.jpg

    ren 1.jpg %tag%.jpg


    This grabs the photo, and renames it to have a timestamp in the filename, in the correct order for sorting files. You might be able to skip the last step and use %tag%.jpg in the wget...haven't tried it.

    Ta!!!

    Nick

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