Webcam site

Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by vern, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    I need to make a webcam site and I somewhat recall someone here having a site with webcam images on it. My question is, how are the images on the page updated? Is an image created by the webcam locally on the computer and uploaded via FTP or through PHP?
     
  2. Ezergeezer

    Ezergeezer OSNN Addict

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    I use this program for security at my house, It could be used
    for a webcam site too. Its fairly simple and works excellently.

    Check it out: www.supervisioncam.com
     
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  3. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    I think you mean camportal.co.uk, SPeedY_B's site. When you submit your cam for the site, you'll have to have a place to host your webcam-file. So the images on the Camportal are all hosted on their own sites, mostly personal webspace.
     
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    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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  5. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    ahh, yeah, It was speedy_b.

    I have a few questions ...

    1. People who have accounts on your site, do they all have thier own ftp accounts?
    2. I haven't tried any of the webcam software yet, but do they support submitting to scripts (ASP/PHP) via POST?
    3. How much bandwidth does your webcam site use with all the updating?
    4. How updated are the pictures? Do the users set the intervals to upload thier pictures?

    I'll probably have more questions as I start with this little project, any and all help is very much appreciated.
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    1. They're not accounts, as with all cam site's people simply send me a link to their image, hosted on their own space, which I then add to the site.

    2. The only cam app I know which will submit via http is Dorgem (http://dorgem.sf.net/) but if I recall the actual submission method is not documented, making it hard to support.

    3. Moved host, but so far the site has used 95mb in the past 4-days. (Keep in mind, none of the cams are actually hosted there, each page is about 15kb in size)

    4. As it's on their space, it's of course, up to them.

    :)
     
  7. cjdodd

    cjdodd OSNN Junior Addict

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    I use conquercam on my site www.conquercam.com

    it has several methods of getting the image (local cam server / ftp etc...)
     
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    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    Great help everyone.

    I have more questions in the future, but I don't know what to ask for now.

    Thanks!