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Old 02-20-2010, 07:09 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Since my computer is running half the day anyway and my webcam is idle, I was wondering if it is possible to set up a streaming webcam without special paid software, server etc. Kind of like a weather cam from my balcony. I don't want to spend any money on it, just use what I already have (webcam, Windows XP SP3). If it is not possible, no problem
(On Google I find many sites which I don't want to click, the domains don't seem very serious, and I don't want any Spyware on my PC.)
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:45 AM
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I met someone the other day who was doing this with Skype software.
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:00 AM
 
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Skype, interesting, I used to have that installed. I suppose I would have to hijack their server so to speak as it seems to me that the big problem is where to stream to once the frames leave my computer
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:25 PM
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Since my computer is running half the day anyway and my webcam is idle, I was wondering if it is possible to set up a streaming webcam without special paid software, server etc. Kind of like a weather cam from my balcony. I don't want to spend any money on it, just use what I already have (webcam, Windows XP SP3). If it is not possible, no problem
(On Google I find many sites which I don't want to click, the domains don't seem very serious, and I don't want any Spyware on my PC.)

This one sounded the most interesting, though I haven't got it to set up yet.

Streaming Video Server Software - Stream Live Video for the Web
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:45 AM
 
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Thanks.
I've tried it, it works, more or less. But it is nagware, even hijacked my browser I uninstalled it because of that.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:34 PM
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webcamxp looks interesting, haven't had time to try it much

webcamXP :: The Powerful Webcams And Network Cameras Software For Windows
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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FWIW: I use a webcam with built-in web server and wireless networking. Obviously it costs a lot more than a simple USB webcam (I paid maybe $99 for it), but I never have to leave my computer running to use it, and I can put it anywhere in my house w/o having to run any wires, except power. Mine is an AirLink101 AIC250W. They make a lot of cheap stuff but the webcam has worked fine for me.
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