How do you do....it? Thread, Webcam streaming to the internet. in Technical; I have been asked by a friend of mine if it is possible to stream several webcams that have been ...
29th March 2009, 12:06 PM #1
Webcam streaming to the internet.
I have been asked by a friend of mine if it is possible to stream several webcams that have been installed in various locations within the same building back to one computer then out to a website. I know it can be done but as I have never done anything like this before I was wondering if anyone had any pointers?
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29th March 2009, 01:43 PM #2
SimpleSI will be able to help, he has done this recently showing some eggs hatching into chicks.
This page may also help - Streaming Webcam to a webpage
29th March 2009, 02:10 PM #3
29th March 2009, 02:24 PM #4
Ive used VLC for streaming a webcam across the internet before.
29th March 2009, 05:11 PM #5
It really depends what camera/solution you go for - you can use FTP if you dont mind the delay or if you have a limited number of external IP addresses to assign to a camera (or you could just use NAT). Here we have a few Axis network cameras which stream live to the receiving browser.
29th March 2009, 05:45 PM #6
I have in the past used WheresJames Webcam Publisher - Publish images to your web site using FTP or use the built in server. webcam software to allow this to happen if you upload the streams as different names then set a refresh on the page. The software also has a page builder that dose this for you.
29th March 2009, 06:30 PM #7
Just to clarify one point they want to stream live footage and not pictures.
29th March 2009, 10:49 PM #8
Yawcam will stream live footage as well.
I used it to stream live (3fps) video to 7 classes - its acts as its own web server.
Streaming multiple feeds to x users is going to put a lot of strain on a server/bandwidth but if you've got the oomph (and not blocked by a firewall/proxy server as we are in my schools) then its trivial to do it
PS Why does your friend want to do this?
30th March 2009, 12:09 PM #9
I haven't asked them as it is nothing to do with me.
Originally Posted by SimpleSi
30th March 2009, 05:35 PM #10
Just some info that might help (from the Axis website):
Why network cameras are better for ftp uploads than webcams
Configuring an Axis network camera to feed website video for low-medium hit rates (users access the camera - only recommended for up to about 20 connections)
For high hit rate sites (video routed via http upload to a web server)
Lots of other useful links and info around those pages.
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