I have a question about writing a script so that I can "stream" video from a recording made by my Linksys WVC11B camera.
Alternatively, if anyone has a different idea as to how to stream the live feed from the
Linksys WVC11B camera (other than through the camera's built-in webserver webpage), I would certainly prefer to do that.
A very similar question was asked last year (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Q_20799705.html
) and the answer provided was probably exactly what I need to do, but I do not know how to write the script to implement it. I have included the highlights of the answer and I hope someone may be able to advise as how to code this script and incorporate it into a simple html web page.
I am running 2000 Server with IIS5 and Windows Media server.
Highlights of answer, provided by Insolence:
“Go download or install the LinkSys Viewer and Recorder Utility. Schedule a recording that is 5 minutes long, every 5 minutes (or something like this... maybe 1 min.?) and save it in a directory.
Write a few scripts using your favorite server-side web-based language (PHP, ASP, Java, etc) that automatically puts a link to the latest file saved to that directory. In PHP you'd just use some file listing, find the latest date file, and put a link to that on your website. That isn't LIVE streaming, but it's live enough... If you need help writing these scripts for whatever language... ask =)
You will still in this case have to write an "inbetween". A script, PHP, CGI, Java, VB, something, that tells the streaming server to change what file it's streaming... or if you manage to find software to patch video together... then you need to write a small program to string them onto the end of the current file being streamed constantly.”