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Old 10-02-02, 12:59 PM
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Webcam Advice Needed

hello all...

i'd like to set up a webcam at my house, in my hallway.. what i want to be able to do is check in on my pets when i'm not home for hours at a time. i would like the video to be streaming, not something where i have to keep hitting reload just to get still pictures...

what is a decent webcam i can get to do this job? not looking to spend a lot of money on it.. also, what software do i need to run this over the internet so i can log in and view it? thanks in advance...
Old 10-02-02, 03:11 PM
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For software, you can use webcam32 (it's what I use). Pretty easy to setup and use. Don't know about the cam, I just use a an old intel cam.

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If you have an always on internet connection you could have the cam software FTP the pic every few seconds to your webserver (free webpage offered by your ISP?) and write a simple HTML document to display the pic and have the page coded to refresh every 2-3 seconds or so...
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I use webcam32 also. Basically there's a java applet that you put on a web page which will pull the streaming video from your PC. Get more info at the webcam32 web site:

http://www.webcam32.com
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thanks all for the info... any ideas on cams though? looking to spend < $100.. thanks again.
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Many ppl on this forum liked the Intel cameras. I have the Intel® Pro Video PC Camera. I don't know if Intel is still in the webcam market though ...

Get a known brand, and most webcams are pretty much the same as far as quality goes.

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