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Setting up a Webcam


Setting up a Webcam

Can someone explain to me in small words(!) the basic theory of setting up a webcam?

i.e. how the images get from the camera to the live webpage and what sort of 'stuff' is required to make this happen.

Setting up a Webcam

You need a camera, some software and an internet connection.

I have a very cheap 'pencam' which I can't remember the make of.

I use WebCam 2000 because it was free, small and worked.

Connect the camera up, run the software.

You need to decide which port your going to serve the image through, then you need to allow this port to see the internet and vice versa (i.e. let it through your firewall).

Then point your browser at the camera feed e.g.

Hope this helps.