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Offline rormeister

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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #50 on: July 18, 2020, 10:03:52 AM »
WU stopped accepting my webcam images quite some time ago. My process keeps sending, but they keep blocking. Image sizes are well below 150k in size.

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. 2020-07-18 06:54:57.937 Connected with webcam.wunderground.com. Waiting for welcome message...
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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #51 on: July 18, 2020, 10:12:20 AM »
Pulled the trigger on Weatherbridge. I'll delete the camera at WU, sick of watching the spinner go round lol.

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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #52 on: July 18, 2020, 12:07:17 PM »
Pulled the trigger on Weatherbridge. I'll delete the camera at WU, sick of watching the spinner go round lol.

Sounds good.

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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #53 on: July 18, 2020, 02:42:08 PM »

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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #54 on: July 18, 2020, 02:46:47 PM »
Foscam

https://foscamcanada.com/Foscam-outdoor-camera/FI9900P

Okay. Then you are going to need the following URL to have the Meteobridge pull the image from the camera.

http://192.168.x.x:88/cgi-bin/CGIProxy.fcgi?cmd=snapPicture2

The :88 corresponds to the port you set if different than 80.

Full Foscam CGI documentation:
https://www.foscam.es/descarga/Foscam-IPCamera-CGI-User-Guide-AllPlatforms-2015.11.06.pdf



« Last Edit: July 18, 2020, 02:48:42 PM by galfert »
Ecowitt GW1000 | Meteobridge (WeatherBridge)
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CWOP: FW3708  |  AWEKAS: 14814
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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #55 on: July 18, 2020, 02:55:46 PM »
A command from WB to snap a pic which WB sends on to where you ask it to. Genius.

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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #56 on: July 18, 2020, 03:05:48 PM »
A command from WB to snap a pic which WB sends on to where you ask it to. Genius.

Yes, exactly. But the Meteobridge can only send the camera image to two places; WU FTP (which doesn't work because recent of WU issues), and to Meteobridge.com (for image hosting and as a URL source to all services). Although maybe it is possible to send the image to a custom place via custom script....hmmm....not sure about that now.
UPDATE: Yes! You can webcam FTP upload to any destination you want (ie your own web server or anywhere else). It is done under Services / Camera FTP Upload.

PS - Don't call it a WeatherBridge. That is just the name that Ambient uses but it really means nothing. What you actually have is a Meteobridge. You'll see that when you power it up everywhere in the menus it just references itself as a Meteobridge just as a Meteobridge from any other place would. The WeatherBridge name is just what you need to know when placing the order because that is what Ambient decided to call it. The nice thing about the Ambient version is that it comes fully licensed for Ambientweather.net at a good total value. A Meteobridge from any other place can be upgraded with the Ambientweather.net license for $100 as an add-on one-time-purchase. The Ambient WeatherBridge runs exactly the same software as any other Meteobridge would and it gets the very same firmware updates.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2020, 03:13:29 PM by galfert »
Ecowitt GW1000 | Meteobridge (WeatherBridge)
WU: KFLWINTE111  |  PWSweather: KFLWINTE111
CWOP: FW3708  |  AWEKAS: 14814
Windy: pws-f075acbe
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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2020, 03:49:37 PM »
Well designed and good value is true.

Streamlined solution.

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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2020, 11:20:09 PM »
Yes, that is it. But don't forget to check on the "save 5%" making it $34.19. This one you linked on the US Amazon site is the right one to be compatible with Ambient branded station sensors since they are all 915 MHz.

My Ecowitt device came in early. So far I'm impressed and am glad I paid an extra $10 for the sensor which I have put in my attic.

Here's me:
https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=23548

Now... I will try to get my data and webcam up on AWEKAS.AT tomorrow. Can you point me in the right direction with a URL to the details on how to do this or detail in a reply to this message? Thank you!!!!

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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #59 on: July 19, 2020, 03:19:53 AM »
Yes, that is it. But don't forget to check on the "save 5%" making it $34.19. This one you linked on the US Amazon site is the right one to be compatible with Ambient branded station sensors since they are all 915 MHz.

My Ecowitt device came in early. So far I'm impressed and am glad I paid an extra $10 for the sensor which I have put in my attic.

Here's me:
https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=23548

Now... I will try to get my data and webcam up on AWEKAS.AT tomorrow. Can you point me in the right direction with a URL to the details on how to do this or detail in a reply to this message? Thank you!!!!

Well first thing you should do before you start uploading anywhere is to calibrate your station. First order of business is barometric calibration. You should jump on a calibration message thread in the Ecowitt sub-board if you need help with this. Roughly looking at your station it seems to me that you need a correction of around ~21.8 hPa (~0.64 inHg). This is especially true for AWEKAS as they will not stand for a not calibrated station. More help on AWEKAS there too.

Let's try and keep this thread on topic. I know it has diverted a bit a few times and that is my fault too.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2020, 03:37:04 AM by galfert »
Ecowitt GW1000 | Meteobridge (WeatherBridge)
WU: KFLWINTE111  |  PWSweather: KFLWINTE111
CWOP: FW3708  |  AWEKAS: 14814
Windy: pws-f075acbe
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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #60 on: July 20, 2020, 07:39:24 PM »
To my surprise, my webcam reappeared today on WU. We will see how long this lasts or if it's consistent in any way.

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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #61 on: July 20, 2020, 07:44:25 PM »
Hey, here too, just one image on the current weather page from 1629 PDST, but clicking on it to see the history shows blank ...

UPDATE 7/22 The image is back mostly up-to-date on the PWS page; the link to cam history page is broken; history is incomplete but better than yesterday.
I am glad that someone is trying!
« Last Edit: July 22, 2020, 02:07:11 PM by n6ac »

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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #62 on: July 20, 2020, 08:22:05 PM »
To my surprise, my webcam reappeared today on WU. We will see how long this lasts or if it's consistent in any way.

Mine is back too!!!! For now anyway.

https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KTXARGYL24

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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #63 on: July 21, 2020, 09:47:02 AM »
Well one out of three is showing up for me now so maybe the other two will eventually.
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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #64 on: July 21, 2020, 09:55:51 AM »
Gotta love it. It shows mine offline but yet updated 4 minutes ago and if you go to it and hit play it will show you 2 days of uploads in the timeline. LOL.

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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #65 on: July 21, 2020, 10:32:50 AM »
I shut down FTP and deleted the camera.  Not worth the aggravation that WU has made it.  I can view my security cams from anywhere and doubt anyone actually watches to see what the weather is like here anyway.
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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #66 on: July 21, 2020, 10:43:52 AM »
Getting ready to do the same. I just FTP'd one of them to WU as a courtesy. I'm not spending more $$$ or getting aggravated about it when I bought them to see on my iphone while gone and record as well if something happened around here.

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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #67 on: July 25, 2020, 06:06:14 AM »
So I had deleted my cams. Then saw this thread:

https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=40006.new#new

Input a new cam, update password, been working best as for several years. Go figure.

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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #68 on: July 28, 2020, 03:06:01 PM »
A command from WB to snap a pic which WB sends on to where you ask it to. Genius.

......Ambientweather.net .......

YESSSSS!

https://ambientweather.net/dashboard/4422b29041e5f6bbeacdd342ef833664

Now to play with Camera.

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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #69 on: July 28, 2020, 04:17:36 PM »
A command from WB to snap a pic which WB sends on to where you ask it to. Genius.

......Ambientweather.net .......

YESSSSS!

https://ambientweather.net/dashboard/4422b29041e5f6bbeacdd342ef833664

Now to play with Camera.

You got your Meteobridge up and running....nice!
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WU: KFLWINTE111  |  PWSweather: KFLWINTE111
CWOP: FW3708  |  AWEKAS: 14814
Windy: pws-f075acbe
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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #70 on: July 28, 2020, 05:22:22 PM »
Not that hard really. It found the WFL and pulled Data right away. Nice companion setup expanding options. Living in wireless harmony.

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Re: Webcam FTP to WU issues
« Reply #71 on: July 30, 2020, 11:04:30 AM »
So, a couple of weeks later only 1 of my webcams are showing up on WU.   

I had 2 of the three reliably uploading for years and just before the snafu happened the 3rd one suddenly reappeared only to disappear along with the rest during the interruption period.

Now I'm beginning to wonder if WU has started restricting the number of webcams per account or something. 

Does anyone have more than 1 showing currently? 
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