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Saratoga, California webcam
« on: October 29, 2007, 03:08:19 PM »
Main screen at http://saratoga-weather.org/netcam.php

Also uploading time-lapse to WeatherUnderground but been having a bit of difficulty with ImageSalsa 2 keeping pushing the image.
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Re: Saratoga, California webcam
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2007, 05:24:42 PM »
The WU webcams were really slow yesterday with ver 1.9 also...

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Re: Saratoga, California webcam
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2007, 05:35:05 PM »
Generally speaking, the WU uploads don't work very well.  Even though the WU FTP server says a file was received - sometimes it takes an hour to see the image on WU.  Also, WU shows my image as hours old on the main webcam page; however, if you click the image, its only 5 minutes old?!?  I don't think they have the processing power necessary to handle all of their webcam uploads.
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Re: Saratoga, California webcam
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2007, 05:55:08 PM »
The problem might be the file size. There's a 150K limit. I'm running into this as well and in looking at the file locally the times when I'm not seeing my image updating are all over the 150K limit.

EDIT: Meant to add that the files appear to upload ok. There's no error message if the file size is too big. It just gets discarded from what I can tell.
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Re: Saratoga, California webcam
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2007, 06:04:43 PM »
I think mine were 75K.

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Re: Saratoga, California webcam
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2007, 08:22:32 PM »
I'd noticed the 'no error, just no display' issue when my initial files were larger than 150Kb too.. setting the quality to lower (like 80%) saved enough to let them work again.
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Re: Saratoga, California webcam
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2007, 01:05:06 PM »
The problem might be the file size. There's a 150K limit. I'm running into this as well and in looking at the file locally the times when I'm not seeing my image updating are all over the 150K limit.

EDIT: Meant to add that the files appear to upload ok. There's no error message if the file size is too big. It just gets discarded from what I can tell.

Mine are about 38k  :???:

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Re: Saratoga, California webcam
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2007, 08:21:57 AM »
Generally speaking, the WU uploads don't work very well.  Even though the WU FTP server says a file was received - sometimes it takes an hour to see the image on WU.  Also, WU shows my image as hours old on the main webcam page; however, if you click the image, its only 5 minutes old?!?  I don't think they have the processing power necessary to handle all of their webcam uploads.

Heres an example:

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Re: Saratoga, California webcam
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2007, 02:01:22 PM »
Ken, have you tried WD's web cam program?
it can do much of what IS can do
and WD can upload the image to WU

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Re: Saratoga, California webcam
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2007, 02:03:32 PM »
I'll give it a try Brian!

Thanks for the reminder  :grin:

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Ken
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