a Steaming Webcam Did it have a bit too much to drink
Anyway. did a quick google and found this site.. http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum23/3851.htm which as a few links..
The science department have asked me to setup a webcam of some eggs hatching that streams on to our webpage. Does anyone know of the best way to do this? Is there any free software worth getting for this task.
Its a logitech cam, not sure how old but seems decent enough quality.
Windows Media Encoder will do this for you and it gives you several bandwidth choices. Embedding the video as an object in the page should do the trick.
Thanks for all the replies.
I tried DCAM and managed to get it uploading to our webpage via ftp but the image wouldnt display. It just had the red x in it. Looking at the file, the jpg was created but was always 0kb in size.
I have just installed Media Encoder but am having a few probs figuring it out. I can't see how to get it on to a webpage. Any ideas?
It does seem like a nice little program. I got the trial version.
It is connecting to the ftp site ok and uploading the webcam.html file. But when opening in IE the page is just blank. Whenever it tries to upload the file after the set refresh time it tries to connect and comes back with error
"Socket Error #10038Socket Operation on non-socket"
No one got any idea what could be causing this?
WebcamXp will do what you want, check here: http://www.webcamxp.com/
Or you could check out Webcampublisher at http://www.softpedia.com/get/Interne...ublisher.shtml
Windows Media Encoder is what I'd use for a live stream and it's easy enough to embed that into a webpage from what I remember.
For a periodically updated image I can suggest Fwink having used it myself a few times. http://lundie.ca/fwink/ .
Last year i used a simple thing called easywebcam (many others like it available) to do a "chick-cam" on a school web site.
It just used to FTP an image every 15 secs from a webcam and I set the web page to auto-refresh every 10secs.
AFAIK there's no way to get live video onto our CLEO hosted servers
PS The pupils loved it - when one of the chicks hatched at 8pm and word got out - 7 staff went into school to see them that night and the pupils were queued up outside school at 7am the next day.
I am still having issues with this guys
I am now giving webcamxp a whirl and am having the same problem.
I can get it to upload a jpg to the ftp, but it wont open. It just says it is 0kb in size. This is driving me nuts and to say im getting pissed off is an understatement.
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