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Offline cospringswx

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« on: May 28, 2022, 03:17:41 PM »
Hi ,

What software to use to steam webcam to website. Tried Blue Iris and wasted $69. BI will not even load. Works for a week. What do you recommend?

Thanks,
Ryan




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Re: Webcam Software
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2022, 08:53:33 PM »
I use IP Timelapse and send a picture to my website every 2 minutes.  I think a few others around here have indicated they use this one.

https://iptimelapse.com/

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Re: Webcam Software
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2022, 09:09:22 PM »
Yawcam is good. Simple. Free.



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Re: Webcam Software
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2022, 09:41:13 PM »
I too use IPT to upload every 3 min to web site.  I use Blue Iris as security software.  I have tried using BI for video on web site but was not happy with configurations.  BI is a resource hog for sure; I believe it is best run on its own computer.  At least that is how I have had the best success with it.  Very happy with IPT program and support  [tup]

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Re: Webcam Software
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2022, 11:02:00 PM »
I too use IPT to upload every 3 min to web site.  I use Blue Iris as security software.  I have tried using BI for video on web site but was not happy with configurations.  BI is a resource hog for sure; I believe it is best run on its own computer.  At least that is how I have had the best success with it.  Very happy with IPT program and support  [tup]

I have IPT capturing images for my security cameras at home. The stream on Blue Iris sucks. Here is a link to my ddns http://cospringsweather.ddns.net:81/mjpg/Cam1/video.mjpg  The stream is not as smooth as I would like it for $69. Very disappointed.




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Re: Webcam Software
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2022, 06:16:13 AM »
Hey Ryan, like I indicated I did not have great success with live streaming BI.  Have you looked at the wiki on https://ipcamtalk.com/  there is good info on configuration of the operating system to maximize performance.  I do like BI for security activation/recording.

I know some people use WebCam7 (now Netcam Studio I think) for live streaming.  I tried this software and could never get it to run/operate on any of my computers, tried several different ones.  I gave up on this software.

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Re: Webcam Software
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2022, 07:20:44 AM »
I use IPTimelapse for capturing and processing images and video. For my live feed I use YouTube. I wrote a topic on how I setup my webcam here:

https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=43546.msg444552

Here's links to my still image (update every 10 seconds), Live, Timelapse, and Archive (for May 2022):

https://novawx.dscloud.me/wxcam.php
https://novawx.dscloud.me/wxcamlive.php
https://novawx.dscloud.me/wxcam-lapse.php
https://novawx.dscloud.me/202205.php

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Re: Webcam Software
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2022, 11:03:12 AM »
Hey Ryan, like I indicated I did not have great success with live streaming BI.  Have you looked at the wiki on https://ipcamtalk.com/  there is good info on configuration of the operating system to maximize performance.  I do like BI for security activation/recording.

I know some people use WebCam7 (now Netcam Studio I think) for live streaming.  I tried this software and could never get it to run/operate on any of my computers, tried several different ones.  I gave up on this software.

I have used Webcam7 in the past with Hikvision. I have switch to Amcrest cameras and Webcm 7 does not support Amcrest.

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Re: Webcam Software
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2022, 11:13:44 AM »
I did not know that Ryan, thanks for the info.
be curious to see what you end up doing  :grin:

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Re: Webcam Software
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2022, 02:14:54 PM »
Ryan,
I have been using Netcam Studio for several years with Sharx Cameras and it works great. A year or so ago I secured my site and Netcam Studio handled that too. Although that was a challenge.

Tried BI and that was a mistake.

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Re: Webcam Software
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2022, 02:26:27 PM »
Forgot to mention that you need to use Netcam Studio software and not Webcam 7. Even though its the same company.

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Re: Webcam Software
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2022, 06:13:52 PM »
Ryan,
I have been using Netcam Studio for several years with Sharx Cameras and it works great. A year or so ago I secured my site and Netcam Studio handled that too. Although that was a challenge.

Tried BI and that was a mistake.

Good luck,
Joe

Is the stream smooth?




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Re: Webcam Software
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2022, 09:15:18 PM »
Ryan,
I have been using Netcam Studio for several years with Sharx Cameras and it works great. A year or so ago I secured my site and Netcam Studio handled that too. Although that was a challenge.

Tried BI and that was a mistake.

Good luck,
Joe

Is the stream smooth?

I think it is.
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