Help needed for video surveillance application
Posted on 2001-07-25
Hi, I'm looking to build a simple java based video surveillance program and I need some guidance. What I want to do is get video from a web cam and send it over the internet to another computer which will be able to view the video. I'm not nessecarily interested in sound right now but in the future I will probably like to implement audio capibilites. Also I would like be able to switch the recieving machines internet location every once and a while. I'm also looking forward to implementing a way to record the video content to a file straight from the stream.
So this is where I am with my understanding of what I have to do so far. I have to make a application that runs on the server side (sending machine) that listens for a connection request. When it recieves a connection request it should probably check for a password make a connection and then start streaming the video or other media accross the connection. On the client side (recieving machine) I will have to send a connection request make a connection and then recieve the video data from the connection and display it on the screen.
In order to do the above, I've been looking at JMF and RTP. If anybody can give me small examples or some basic source code for what I'm describing it would be appreciated, otherwise if using JMF and RTP is not a wise decision for what I'm trying to achieve please let me know what else I should do. TIA