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Ezergeezer

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#1
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.
 

Glaanieboy

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#3
I believe SPeedY_B had a piece of software, I don't know what it was called, but I am sure he has it.
 

SPeedY_B

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#10
Ezergeezer Pm'd me regarding this, so I answered via reply, but as Marge says, there's software linked on camportal :)
 

Ezergeezer

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#11
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?
 

SPeedY_B

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#12
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.
 

Ezergeezer

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#13
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!
 

SPeedY_B

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#14
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?
 

Ezergeezer

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#15
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:
 

SPeedY_B

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#16
When you FTP in with a normal client, is the webcam folder in the first folder you come to?
 

Ezergeezer

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#17
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.
 

SPeedY_B

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#18
I'm at a loss then. The only thing that I can think of would be ticking the 'use passive ftp' option.
 

SPeedY_B

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#20
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.
 

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