Live webcam

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  1. Ezergeezer

    Ezergeezer OSNN Addict

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    Does anyone know how to set up a live webcam at home which I can view
    remotely when I'm at work work.

    I do not want to go through a webcam provider.
     
  2. Ezergeezer

    Ezergeezer OSNN Addict

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    Help !!!!!!!

    Anyone !
     
  3. Glaanieboy

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    I believe SPeedY_B had a piece of software, I don't know what it was called, but I am sure he has it.
     
  4. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Fwink? I think that's the one he uses.
     
  5. lad_in_brum

    lad_in_brum OSNN Addict

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    *wonders why when hes at work he wants to watch a webcam set up at home and where at home* ;)
     
  6. Glaanieboy

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    *wonders what he is takling about* :unsure:
     
  7. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Now that's a good question :D
     
  8. Glaanieboy

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    Ah, now I get it :D
     
  9. Evil Marge

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  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Ezergeezer Pm'd me regarding this, so I answered via reply, but as Marge says, there's software linked on camportal :)
     
  11. Ezergeezer

    Ezergeezer OSNN Addict

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    Hey Speedy, I checked out the page and have downloaded Fwink
    a neat little webacam proggy, but I cant seem to get the ftp right to get pic
    in my webspace.
    I think its the Directory path not sure what it's supposed to be.
    Any ideas?
     
  12. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Here's what I'd have mine set to as an example:

    FTP Server: ftp.camportal.co.uk
    User Name: ******
    Password: ******
    Directory: htdocs/
    File Name: cam.jpg

    directory on my other host would be "public_html/" depends on what your host is running and how things are setup. One way of checking is to ftp in to your host using a normal FTP client (http://filezilla.sf.net is a good free client) and check what folder you have to go into before getting to the public files.
     
  13. Ezergeezer

    Ezergeezer OSNN Addict

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    No Joy

    This is what I have

    FTP Server: dslftp.dsl.pipex.com
    User Name: ******
    Password: ******
    Directory: webcam/
    File Name: webcam.jpg

    Still cant figure it out!

    Dont know what you mean by 'Public_html', I have my own webspace,
    I have created a folder in the root directory called 'webcam', to which I'm pointing the jpg file I think!
     
  14. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Ah, you're using ISP web-space, you probably won't have the initial sub-folder then.

    That all seems right, you should be able to access that via http://domain.name/webcam/webcam.jpg

    you may want to try putting a forward-slash before the directory, /webcam/ see if that works. Other than that, have you tried enabling/disabling the "Use Passive FTP" option?
     
  15. Ezergeezer

    Ezergeezer OSNN Addict

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    Grrrrr

    Totally dumb founded mate, tried all you said, didnt work. I feel
    sure it's something to do with the path and directory, so I placed
    an image in the 'webcam' folder and typed in what the address is
    and it's shows the piccy, so why cant I point the ftp in right direction to
    pump the piccy there!

    This is what I have

    FTP Server: dslftp.dsl.pipex.com
    User Name: ******
    Password: ******
    Directory: http://www.apaw03.dsl.pipex.com/webcam/image.jpg
    File Name: image.jpg

    Help :confused:
     
  16. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    When you FTP in with a normal client, is the webcam folder in the first folder you come to?
     
  17. Ezergeezer

    Ezergeezer OSNN Addict

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    No, it's a folder created from the root, apaw03.dsl.pipex.com/webcam

    When I choose root as in www.apaw03.dsl.pipex.com, this goes straight my
    website, therefore I assume what I put in the previous post was right!

    Thanks for spending so much time on this.
     
  18. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I'm at a loss then. The only thing that I can think of would be ticking the 'use passive ftp' option.
     
  19. Ezergeezer

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    Thanks

    Thanks mate, I'll keep trying, I tried the passive ftp option too, still nothing.
     
  20. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Problem is that I don't have a Windows box to play with (actually, I do, it's not set-up though, and I gave my web-cam away) so I'm trying to remember Fwink from memory.

    I can't remember if it gives you a detailed error when you hit the take picture button or not? If you continue to have problems give Dogrem a try (http://dorgem.sf.net) it's very similar, nice and easy to use.