Live streaming web cam


A few days ago I asked a question about setting up a web cam to capture a still image and upload it to a web site every certain amount of seconds. This question was answered and everything worked great.

Now the person who I set this up for is also looking for some way of having live web cam shows (or as near to live as possible) aswell as having still image capturing. Is there an application that makes doing this easy? The web cam has a built in microphone, so a program that supports sounds would be good, but not essential.

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The only piece of software I like for use with a general pc webcam (which is what it sounds like you are using)

It will provide a java/flash based live stream to a web page.

An easier solution would be to get an ip based camera. Several are available from linksys as well as other vendors. This would allow you to stream live video from the camera directly without having to run software in the background on a pc. As it is a self contained camera / streaming solution, it need not be directly connected to any computer. Wireless versions eliminate the need to connect to a hub even. And these cameras can be had relatively cheaply too.

If your application is video monitoring, the ip cam is your best bet. Should you insist on using a pc based solution, I think webcamxp should do the trick.

If you give me more detail about your application or what you want the feed for, I may have a better option for you!


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