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Offline Michael M

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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2019, 11:55:51 AM »
this software is a remote support software
setup as basic and personal use non commercial
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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2019, 12:03:54 PM »
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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2019, 12:04:36 PM »
used before to help a friend

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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2019, 12:07:50 PM »
ok just need password now
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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2019, 12:53:49 PM »
Im glad I could help you out with your WU camera
if you need anything else just message me
Have a good day!
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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2019, 12:55:18 PM »
you guys go check out his webcam at wundgerground
station ID
DDD - KTXMISSI13
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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2019, 01:17:40 PM »
Glad you got it up and running for him.  What was the final solution?
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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2019, 01:27:09 PM »
He deleted the existing webcam in WU, then setup up a new one, then set it up in the Foscam software. In there I had a file name which he removed and then rechecked WU and lo and behold it was working. Hallelujah!


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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2019, 09:13:01 PM »
What FTP mode did you end up using? PORT or PASV?
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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2019, 07:26:45 AM »
I used ip address    ftp://52.36.136.128/
and the port    21
Not PASV
Also if it is Foscam
uncheck file name
save
test
check WU if online

This is the most stable server

Hope this helps

Wow I really like this
that's so cool    Windy: pws-f075acbe

this is what I look at https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/250hPa/orthographic=-94.47,4.68,293/loc=-87.623,30.864
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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2019, 10:55:19 AM »
Wow I really like this
that's so cool    Windy: pws-f075acbe

this is what I look at https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/250hPa/orthographic=-94.47,4.68,293/loc=-87.623,30.864

Thank you! And thanks for showing me earth.nullschool.net very nice too!
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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2019, 12:07:52 PM »
ftp://52.36.136.128 for the server address.

Thanks for the hint using the IP address. I've been struggling with this issue for years. Using the domain name webcam.wunderground.com resolved to 54.148.11.142, 52.36.136.128, and 52.37.52.183. I manually connected to each of those sites and tested the ftp upload. The site at 52.36.136.128 gave me a password failed login. I was able to login and upload successfully to the other two. There's some kind of misconfiguration in their ftp server scheme.

Using a direct IP address is not preferred since the server administrators may elect to move the URL or use a round robin resolver which would always take you to a working site. I wonder if anyone a WUnderground is aware of this problem. It's also curious that they are using AWS since IBM has it's own cloud services.
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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2019, 02:09:33 PM »
ftp://52.36.136.128 for the server address.
I wonder if anyone a WUnderground is aware of this problem. It's also curious that they are using AWS since IBM has it's own cloud services.

Oh believe me they know. The used to be on this forum and decided to leave. This has been going on for a very long time. They also have a forum for API but everyone uses it for anything related to WU and this and many other issues have been brought up there too. I can only figure that they are using AWS because of how long ago all this was set up, long before the IBM acquisition. It probably seems not worth it to them to put the effort into moving it.
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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2019, 06:11:19 PM »
I've been a Weather Underground user for a long time, but never set up a webcam.  Could someone, please, post an example of what goes where in the setup pages for a new webcam?  My camera is capable of sending FTP .jpg files but where do I send them?  A HELP button would help a lot in the set up screen!

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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2019, 06:25:15 PM »
What sort of camera are you using?
When you set up the device you will get a screen that gives critical information, ID, Key, and where to send the images.

If you read some of this thread you will see that many (myself included) are having better luck sending directly to an IP address instead of the domain address that WU will give you once your device is set up.

Setup is really pretty easy - getting the WU servers to accept your ftp is the tricky part, IMO.

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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #40 on: November 09, 2019, 08:08:22 PM »
Here is a screen shot of FTP Settings for the camera or DVR
The password area
will be the key that WU gives you
What Camera do you have?
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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2019, 09:19:54 AM »
So my webcam of many years disappeared.  So I deleted it from WU and added it as new.  After awhile I was only able to get a test to work with "webcam.wunderground.com" as my server.  It worked with password as well.  My software is showing success for the upload process.  However, the wunderground site says the camera is offline. 

I was able to look at the old flash based widget and at one point one of the new pics was there.  But no new pics have gotten to it for the last 45 minutes.  So it is working "sort of" but not showing up as working on the wunderground page for PWS.

Any thoughts?????
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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2019, 09:50:15 AM »
Have you tried the IP address method mentioned up-thread?

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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2019, 09:54:40 AM »
What Camera Are you using?
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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2019, 09:59:10 AM »
Yes, and it would not show success. i will go back and try all three IP's for sure..........  Two of them worked, one did not.  I am using one of them for now.  But no new results. Wunderground stills shows it offline.
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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2019, 10:00:33 AM »
do you mind if I log in to your PC and take a look at your setting?
if its ok we can use TeamViewer
just message me the ID and password

That's fine for Transfer
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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2019, 10:01:08 AM »
Yes, and it would not show success. i will go back and try all three IP's for sure..........  Two of them worked, one did not.  I am using one of them for now.  But no new results. Wunderground stills shows it offline.

Using an old phillips cam that leaves my photo in a directory on my computer.  Then I use Fling File Transfer that automatically uploads it to my website and wunderground as an FTP transfer.
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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #47 on: November 17, 2019, 10:06:17 AM »
for the WU file transfer
sometimes you have to remove file name of the image

Also is the images going to the file in the directory on your PC?
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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #48 on: November 17, 2019, 12:55:32 PM »
Im Glad I could help you out Sam with your WU camera issues
If you need anything else just let me know
Thx Have a good day

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Re: My webcam not showing up
« Reply #49 on: November 17, 2019, 08:17:21 PM »
Thanks Mike.  My weather graphic working now too.
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