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    Smile how to set webcam server


    Good evennin' i'd like to stream video from my webcam it's installed and workin whata do i need to stream video and watch it in a browser at any computer anny suggest ? thanks

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    Just to give you an idea:

    - Get an static IP with your ISP
    - Get a good firewall (mixing open ports and static IPs is not a good combination )
    Method 1
    - Install Apache
    - Write a script that uses a command line program to get an image every 10 seconds (or whatever)
    - Configure Apache to serve the image automatically

    Method 2
    - Install ffserver
    - Make it stream the video to the internet (not sure how)


    From a remote computer: type the IP number and expect eveything works.

    Just a very simple sketch-up of your idea
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    streaming video

    Your reply didnt answer the question.

    Why on earth would he want to install apache to "serve" an image? he said he wanted to stream live video.

    The solutions are

    1) static images. use comething like webcam to snapshot an image and then ftp or scp it to a host.
    2) install camserv and serve it directly through a configured port.

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    Because I like Apache, and you can host something like Cortado there. I also suggested ffserver which is a good alternative
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    as i did

    ok im running debian installed from net iso cd added vanilla to boot options.
    installed only basic system a webserver. after reboot:
    apt-get install xfce4 xorg gcc make git-core linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential

    then apt-get install luvcview camstream camorama xawtv cheese and noip2
    setup noip if needed
    xawtv -hwscan
    mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video0:width=320:height=240

    normal people atleast read:
    snip from http:@@linuxtv.org

    Linux 2.6.26 and newer includes the Linux UVC driver natively. You will not need to download the driver sources manually unless you want to test a newer version or help with development.
    Source code for the Linux UVC kernel driver is maintained in a GIT repository on linuxtv.org.
    snip from http:@@linuxtv.org

    apt-get install libpt-plugins-v4l2 libjpeg62-dev
    libv4l-dev_0.8.1...i386.deb and libv4l-dev_0.8.1..dev too

    http:@@hansdegoede.livejournal.com/3636.html
    libv4l 0.1
    less README INSTALL

    Example usage:
    $ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=`pwd`/lib
    $ export LD_PRELOAD=`pwd`/lib/v4l1compat.so

    apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-jdk

    http:@@webcamserver.sourceforge.net/
    less README
    webcam-server -h
    webcam-server -d /dev/video0 -n

    cp -rf src/client/* /var/www/
    cd /var/www
    ifconfig
    ....
    inetaddr: 192.168.somethingyourlanip
    vi webcam.html
    i
    change localhost to 192.168.somethingyourlanip
    :wq
    java -classpath applet.jar WebCam 192.168.somethingyourlanip 8888

    iceweasel and http@@yourserver192.168 or setup noip2

    basically quick and clean tail -f /var/log/webcam.log

    hope2help
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