Viewing WebCam output on client computer

Adam Stuart eisenklein "at" yahoo.com
Fri Mar 26 15:36:01 2004


The WebCam video is displayed on the PC monitor via a
Phillips software program that came with the camera.
This is through a USB connection. I have the Phillips
ToUcam Pro.
--- Carlyle Sutphen <carlyle.sutphen "at" db.com> wrote:
> Adam,
> 
> please always reply to all so the list gets it too.
> 
> On 03/26/2004 01:37 PM you wrote:
> > There is a 150 foot distance between the
> observatory
> > and the client (home) computer. CAT5e cable
> connect
> > the computers. How do I view the Webcam output
> > directly on the client computer without accesing
> the
> > VNC software?
> >
> > Adam
> > --- Carlyle Sutphen <carlyle.sutphen "at" db.com>
> wrote:
> > > Hello Adam,
> > >
> > > you'll be happier if you stream the video
> directly
> > > to your client computer at home. Even if you get
> the
> > > video to display in VNC, the performance will be
> > > disappointing.It would be pretty safe and
> straight
> > > forward if you set up a VPN between home and the
> > > observatory. Is that not an option?
> 
> I have never set up a webcam. What is the make of
> the cam
> and how is it connected to the observatory machine?
> 
> I'm willing to bet that there is an application that
> came with
> the webcam that can publish an mms:// protocol (MS
> media
> stream?). Then you just need to get the Media Player
> to fetch it.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Carlyle
> 
> 
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