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Offline Weatherwx85

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Re: Webcam FTP server status
« Reply #100 on: July 30, 2019, 04:53:22 PM »
Just saw this under my login...

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Re: Webcam FTP server status
« Reply #101 on: July 30, 2019, 08:54:29 PM »
For ftp login issues look here - http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=37543.0

If you're lucky enough to get logins working (Webcam name and key are recently working for me):
52.36.136.128 - OK (recommend sending images to this server rather than webcam.wunderground.com IMHO)
54.148.11.142 - accepts images but does not make them available to wundermap nor other apps
52.37.52.183 - accepts images but does not make them available to wundermap nor other apps
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Re: Webcam FTP server status
« Reply #102 on: July 31, 2019, 01:30:33 AM »
Finally online!!working now FTA \:D/
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Re: Webcam FTP server status
« Reply #103 on: July 31, 2019, 06:56:12 AM »
For ftp login issues look here - http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=37543.0

If you're lucky enough to get logins working (Webcam name and key are recently working for me):
52.36.136.128 - OK (recommend sending images to this server rather than webcam.wunderground.com IMHO)
54.148.11.142 - accepts images but does not make them available to wundermap nor other apps
52.37.52.183 - accepts images but does not make them available to wundermap nor other apps

None of those IP's have worked in 4 months for me - didn't accept anything.

However, normal service seems to have resumed now.


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Re: Webcam FTP server status
« Reply #104 on: August 11, 2019, 08:33:08 AM »
Weather Underground has been very unreliable for a least a year plus. My websites and WebCams have been online and offline all the time.  I never had issues until the 'new and improved' system. Until recently I have used my Weather Station name and WebCam ID and password to upload the data to Weather Underground and it has always worked fine.  Now without any notification from Weather Underground apparently we need to have our Weather Stations name in ALL CAPS and now have to use a KEY provided by Weather Underground instead of a password. It would be nice if we had some communication from WU of these changes. I realize this is a free service, but you either commit to supporting the site or not.  Just my 2 cents  :-)
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Re: Webcam FTP server status
« Reply #105 on: October 05, 2019, 08:35:07 AM »
quailvalleywx,
What is the latest status on FTP servers?
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Re: Webcam FTP server status
« Reply #106 on: October 05, 2019, 09:09:20 AM »
Sporadic failed connections all day, every day. Crappy playback is the result.  SSDD.
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Offline quailvalleywx

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Re: Webcam FTP server status
« Reply #107 on: October 05, 2019, 09:27:33 AM »
quailvalleywx,
What is the latest status on FTP servers?
It looks like no change since April 12th - 2019.  Only one of the 3 servers is working.  For months now, if you send directly to the IP address of the working one you get ~full length videos and timely updates to Wundermap and station pages.  If you send to webcam.wunderground.com you get often dropped images and partial video.  52.36.136.128 is part of the WU ship that is still above water - for how long???

52.36.136.128 - OK (recommend sending images to this server rather than webcam.wunderground.com IMHO)
54.148.11.142 - accepts images but does not make them available to wundermap nor other apps
52.37.52.183 - accepts images but does not make them available to wundermap nor other apps
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Offline awsum140

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Re: Webcam FTP server status
« Reply #108 on: October 06, 2019, 08:49:38 AM »
Out of curiosity I switched from webcam.wunderground.com to 52.36.136.128 as an experiment.  I will say there are significantly more images available but playback is still "herky jerky" at best.  I'll let it percolate for another day and see if there's any improvement with playback.  One other comment is that it's now 08:50 local time and the playback ends at 02:20 or so, indicating, to me anyway, that image are stored in two different directories at the very least, one for "current" images and one for "playback", or possibly "approved", images.  Moving them to the "playback" area seems to have a serious lag.
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Re: Webcam FTP server status
« Reply #109 on: October 06, 2019, 01:45:08 PM »
I will have to try that. My camera was fine since May with just a few dropped images until about 3 weeks ago it totally went blank.

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Re: Webcam FTP server status
« Reply #110 on: October 07, 2019, 08:37:39 AM »
Further update on using the IP rather than a URL - playback is now smooth and it appears that all images have actually managed to upload.  The playback still stops short of the current time, though, which sort of supports the two locations or an "approval" process being in place before the images are posted for viewing.
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Offline quailvalleywx

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Re: Webcam FTP server status
« Reply #111 on: October 07, 2019, 09:17:10 AM »
The playback still stops short of the current time, though, which sort of supports the two locations or an "approval" process being in place before the images are posted for viewing.
I've wondered about that too.  If you download the video it is an mp4 file so some server is taking those images and converting them.  Probably due to processing delay they don't do this on demand from the most recent pic so maybe there is some scheduled times during the day the mp4s get created.  I do time lapse videos for my wx site and the mp4 for the day gets processed at 1AM the next day.

I think the embedded player is better from a year ago since the time slider bar actually is smooth and works pretty well.  The resolution is not too good.  For looking at clouds/sky and considering it's free - not too bad.  Hmmm, maybe they don't care to fix the two broke servers to limit needed storage space for the mp4s.  I wonder how long they continue to offer webcams though since initially they were going to drop them and only halfheartedly retained them.  Maybe they are considered just loss leaders.
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