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Anonymous
October 8, 2004 2:40:36 AM

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We have a Axis 205 webcam.

We can view the image from this webcam through its own webpage - ActiveX or
java-applet, or we can use Axis' own software to view the image/video.

What we need is some way to be able to view this image/video through a
webpage on a webserver on the internet. But we haven't found a way to do
this other than capturing the image (screen capture) with Windows Media
Encoder and streaming it from there to the internet.

We do not want everyone to stream directly from the webcam, but instead have
them visit a webpage on an external server that in turn streams the video
from our webcam.

Any solutions for this out there?

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Anonymous
October 8, 2004 2:40:37 AM

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"Rolf Barbakken" <notnoisy@alexandria.cc> wrote in message
news:2slnu5F1mu8baU1@uni-berlin.de...
> We have a Axis 205 webcam.
>
> We can view the image from this webcam through its own webpage - ActiveX
or
> java-applet, or we can use Axis' own software to view the image/video.
>
> What we need is some way to be able to view this image/video through a
> webpage on a webserver on the internet. But we haven't found a way to do
> this other than capturing the image (screen capture) with Windows Media
> Encoder and streaming it from there to the internet.
>
> We do not want everyone to stream directly from the webcam, but instead
have
> them visit a webpage on an external server that in turn streams the video
> from our webcam.
>
> Any solutions for this out there?
>
> --
> ________________________
> Rolf Barbakken @ Questus ans
> Teknisk ansvarlig
> Web: http://www.questus.no

Have you tried simply viewing source on the java streaming page and using
that code on your webserver with probably minor path changes ?
Anonymous
October 8, 2004 1:20:05 PM

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"bumtracks" <justaposter@usenet.bud> wrote in message
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>
> Have you tried simply viewing source on the java streaming page and using
> that code on your webserver with probably minor path changes ?

That would not solve it. We want only one stream out of the house to the
internet - the stream to the other webserver. There many people may access
it. We don't want many people accessing our webcam directly.

One solution could be setting up Windows Media Encoder to stream the video
to a media server on the webserver which in turn serves the visitors to that
webserver, but this means having a user logged on at all times to capture
the video.

The stream is encoded as a mjpeg-stream. Like
http://webcamaddress/mjpg/video.mjpg

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October 9, 2004 2:38:30 AM

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snip
>
>Have you tried simply viewing source on the java streaming page and using
>that code on your webserver with probably minor path changes ?
>
Hi,

Can you expand on that or give a pointer to examples of web site
config to do this?

I have web cam that only slows down to about 3 frames per sec.

I would like to serve 1 frame every 10 seconds or so.

I want to slow it down to limit data band width.

The camera I have (Toshiba IK-WB11A) does not have very good FTP
options and uses bandwith even if no one is accessing the page.

Thanks

G
Anonymous
October 9, 2004 2:38:31 AM

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<Gordo> wrote in message news:3gncm0l74hcfqbfm4fajqcvk6sr56al8vo@4ax.com...
> snip
> >
> >Have you tried simply viewing source on the java streaming page and using
> >that code on your webserver with probably minor path changes ?
> >
> Hi,
>
> Can you expand on that or give a pointer to examples of web site
> config to do this?
>
> I have web cam that only slows down to about 3 frames per sec.
>
> I would like to serve 1 frame every 10 seconds or so.
>
> I want to slow it down to limit data band width.
>
> The camera I have (Toshiba IK-WB11A) does not have very good FTP
> options and uses bandwith even if no one is accessing the page.
>

I personally don't have that cam but
If it can save or display a current single image file (imagename.jpg)
you most probably can use the URL path to imagename.jpg embedded as a
single web page graphic so when someone loads the webpage they see the
current view. Then by simply adding a short JavaScript image pull timer
you can refresh that image on the webpage every 10 seconds quite easily .
and a short JavaScript to pull that image from the cam
October 9, 2004 1:29:39 PM

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Thanks,

That extra info helps a lot. I know I can capture a single shot and I
will do some digging around on that JavaScript timer.

Cheers

G


On Fri, 08 Oct 2004 11:58:32 GMT, "bumtracks" <justaposter@usenet.bud>
wrote:

>
><Gordo> wrote in message news:3gncm0l74hcfqbfm4fajqcvk6sr56al8vo@4ax.com...
>> snip
>> >
>> >Have you tried simply viewing source on the java streaming page and using
>> >that code on your webserver with probably minor path changes ?
>> >
>> Hi,
>>
>> Can you expand on that or give a pointer to examples of web site
>> config to do this?
>>
>> I have web cam that only slows down to about 3 frames per sec.
>>
>> I would like to serve 1 frame every 10 seconds or so.
>>
>> I want to slow it down to limit data band width.
>>
>> The camera I have (Toshiba IK-WB11A) does not have very good FTP
>> options and uses bandwith even if no one is accessing the page.
>>
>
>I personally don't have that cam but
>If it can save or display a current single image file (imagename.jpg)
>you most probably can use the URL path to imagename.jpg embedded as a
>single web page graphic so when someone loads the webpage they see the
>current view. Then by simply adding a short JavaScript image pull timer
>you can refresh that image on the webpage every 10 seconds quite easily .
>and a short JavaScript to pull that image from the cam
>
Anonymous
November 16, 2004 2:35:21 AM

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<Gordo> wrote in message news:3gncm0l74hcfqbfm4fajqcvk6sr56al8vo@4ax.com...
> snip
> >
> >Have you tried simply viewing source on the java streaming page and using
> >that code on your webserver with probably minor path changes ?
> >
> Hi,
>
> Can you expand on that or give a pointer to examples of web site
> config to do this?
>
> I have web cam that only slows down to about 3 frames per sec.
>
> I would like to serve 1 frame every 10 seconds or so.
>
> I want to slow it down to limit data band width.
>
> The camera I have (Toshiba IK-WB11A) does not have very good FTP
> options and uses bandwith even if no one is accessing the page.
>
> Thanks
>
> G


Gordo,

I'm almost ready to shell out for one of these. How do you like it? Any
serious faults? Everything I read says the picture quality is superior.
I've read the manuals they have online and it sounds like it has a lot of
capability. Could you do a small review? I'd hate to shell out over $500
and be disappointed.

Many thanks!
!