Want to use live feed on websites ?

Hey all web development gurus,

One of my friends wants to implement live feed on his website and since I have not done that myself, I am turning to you guys.
He would like to have it as simple as possible.  He would be using a webcam.  

Please post if you have any personal experience on that.

Thanks
SR
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sunray_2003Asked:
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VirusMinusCommented:
Does he want to stream the webcam video? or display images taken at specified intervals?
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pinaldaveCommented:
Hi sunray_2003,
Does your friend have web page and ftp access?

Regards,
---Pinal
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pinaldaveCommented:
Hi sunray_2003,
yes does he wants for image at specific interval then that would be not difficult ... previously I have used the live feed... I will have to look into the archives.

Regards,
---Pinal
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VirusMinusCommented:
You can do both with some of these free utilities ->

http://www.webattack.com/freeware/webpublish/fwwebcam.shtml
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sunray_2003Author Commented:
VirusMinus,
> Does he want to stream the webcam video?

exactly.. He wants something like someone should go to his website and view what is happening in his lab. something like that. but yes video

Pinal,

Yes he has got a website. not sure about FTp access but will let u know.
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pinaldaveCommented:
Hi sunray_2003,
Solutions could be streaming an image to an Java Applet on your page.

The best free solution will be http://www.deadpirate.com 
I have used this version previously 1.0 and it worked great and I have just checked for it and good news it has now new version 1.2 which is free and I am sure it works. There is no specific need for computer, branded webcam or version. I will suggest it. There is new version 2.0 which is there for $ 6 ( if you want to donate). This is good and cost-effective suggestion.
http://www.deadpirate.com/index.php?page=faq

I know AXIS has some solutions for this that works pretty good. http://www.axis.com/products/camera_servers/index.htm
One of the uni of Canada is using this http://www.cs.dal.ca/cam/univave1.shtml I liked it very much but this can be expensive.

Following information: I have collected from google and other search from EE.
Other software for the snapshot variant could be SpyCAM
http://www.getspycam.cjb.net/ ( this is very good and only cost $ 19)

This is what USC was using. I just talked with my friend and he worked for.
http://www.surveyor.com/ ( this is free evaluation version but expensive if you want to buy but works great have great facilities)

Try this webcam software - It also has a good guide
http://www.netsnap.com

Another good link thread would be : http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Q_10538941.html



Regards,
---Pinal
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pinaldaveCommented:
Hi sunray_2003,
well I think if he does not have ftp access then deadpirate.com ... is the place where I will go. free and easy. Though support is limited.

Regards,
---Pinal
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sunray_2003Author Commented:
Hey guys,

deadpirate was dead on target. My friend liked it very much.

Virusminus, Thanks for your effort
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