I have a cheapo IP WiFi webcam, its video & audio feed is viewed via an ActiveX plugin in IE. I want to access theses feeds in Linux. I was wondering if there was some tool I could use in Win XP to monitor the network traffic on my PC when using IE to access the webcam, to get the full URLs to the audio and video feeds. All the tools I have used so far just give me the IP address and port, not the full http address.
posted by prupert
on Apr 21, 2010 -
I'm not usually paranoid but recently I have been - not because I've thought my boyfriend has been cheating, maybe it's been low self-esteem, but whatever, I've checked his phone messages a couple of times and it's all innocent. Today I looked on his laptop and I got my fingers burned. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 18, 2010 -
How do I schedule automated webcam recordings on Windows? I have a laptop at the back of a classroom, and I want to be able to record classes by setting up a schedule beforehand. How can I do, essentially, a DVR for webcam recordings? [more inside]
posted by jumpfroggy
on Apr 2, 2010 -
Need help with setting up my PC for live streaming video, with an emphasis on high-quality sound and video. [more inside]
posted by flatluigi
on Mar 26, 2010 -
After a few chatroulette connections that turned surprisingly erotic, my wife and I (on the cusp of our 40s) are interested in further exploring sexy webcam chats. We're looking for sites populated by people (ideally other couples, but singles are OK too) who are not teenagers, and who are inclined to be discreet (I realize there's no guarantee on that one, but sites with a culture of discretion would be nice). Pay sites are OK. Any suggestions? If you'd rather not post info here, feel free to send suggestions to email@example.com. Thanks!
posted by anonymous
on Mar 20, 2010 -
Can you help me make my webcam work? I today bought an Advent webcam, but I can't get the stupid CD that came with it to work. It doesn't help that I am really not good with computers. Is there somewhere I can download the driver? [more inside]
posted by marmaduke_yaverland
on Mar 14, 2010 -
What easy options are there in terms of software for setting up a simple temporary webcam video/audio feed on a (non-pro) Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard installation? [more inside]
posted by Unhyper
on Feb 16, 2010 -
Can I use a Sony Handycam DCRVX2100 video camera connected to a windows laptop as a webcam on a WebEx web conference? [more inside]
posted by 543DoublePlay
on Dec 29, 2009 -
Suggestions and thoughts regarding a webcam and a GPS for my elderly father-in-law? more inside. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark
on Dec 29, 2009 -
What's a good wireless webcam for the Mac (OS 10.5.something) that works, without fuss, with the Orb software (ideally, for under $100)? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium
on Nov 13, 2009 -
I need to record myself giving a presentation for school. My laptop has a built in webcam and microphone. What free Windows software would you recommend for this task?
posted by gocubbies
on Sep 24, 2009 -
What is the lowest priced IP camera with optical zoom for use as webcam to display a mountain to the public? [more inside]
posted by fenwaydirtdog
on Sep 16, 2009 -
In Snow Leopard, has Photo Booth been upgraded to utilize the full resolution of the iSight or external webcams? I want to do one of those DIY wedding photo booth deals, but my 10.5 version of Photo Booth limits resolution to 640x480. Alternatively: will any piece of software on the Mac let me capture a still image from my Logitech 9000 at its full 2MP resolution? I have searched in vain for webcam software that doesn't limit me to 640x480. Help! [more inside]
posted by thejoshu
on Aug 28, 2009 -
Using a webcam (instead of a camera) for recording changes in facial appearance over time - good or bad idea?
posted by anonymous
on Aug 27, 2009 -
Webcam server for dummies? A bunch us folks on a street here want to set up a few webcams aimed at the street that everyone here can view. Is there a 'youtube' (or bambuser.com / qik.com) for webcams specifically? [more inside]
posted by dabitch
on Aug 9, 2009 -
What software is there for windows to capture video from a Microsoft Lifecam? [more inside]
posted by thelost
on Jul 8, 2009 -
Best webcam for Mac OS X, is iSight still the one camera to rule them all? [more inside]
posted by genial
on Jul 1, 2009 -
A couple of years ago, my PhotoBooth app on my Mac was acting funky, so I trashed it. For some reason, I thought I could just go online and download a fresh version. That's proving difficult. Ultimately, I don't really care about downloading PhotoBooth. I just want to use my built-in webcam to take a picture of myself. Preferably high enough quality that I can make 2" by 2" passport photos. My webcam works fine (I use it for Skype, for example), but I can't seem to find a way to just take a damn picture of myself. And I don't want to pay for to download an application online. Hope me, hivemind.
posted by billysumday
on Jun 5, 2009 -
Is there some sort of adapter, like a small prism that I could clip on my laptop's built-in webcam so that I can record video behind the laptop (in front of me) of what I am looking at? [more inside]
posted by It's Austin, TX!
on Jun 2, 2009 -
I love my mom, and she loves birds. I want to put her bird feeder online so she can watch it at work. Is a networked webcam what I'm looking for? What are my options? [more inside]
posted by fake
on May 21, 2009 -
I'm looking to record a webcam conversation. Anyone have a good suggestion? [more inside]
posted by CWitt
on Mar 20, 2009 -
What webcam or camcorder should I buy for my videocast?
I may run it as a youtube channel or as a vlog, but I want it to look and sound as good as possible. I intend to edit each episode with some yet to be determined video editing software and I am 90% sure I will be buying the Samson C01U microphone
(possibly the whole podcasting pak
Now I need a video recorder to match! [more inside]
posted by brenton
on Feb 24, 2009 -
I set up a cam on my feeder in GA. It saves a pic every few minutes, and when I can, I post the interesting ones here
so my folks back in MA can check them out. (It's a long winter for them.)
I'm not exactly sure what this one
is. I was guessing a female red-winged blackbird, but it doesn't match exactly to sample pics I find online and nothing in my field guide looks like a closer match.
Can someone lend me their expertise?
posted by thinds66
on Feb 23, 2009 -
ComputerTroubleshootingFilter: My google-fu has failed me. How do I turn my webcam "off" so that I can have programs turn it on and use it? [more inside]
posted by Seeba
on Jan 18, 2009 -
I am looking for recommendations for an inexpensive webcam as a gift for my brother.
He has an Apple iBook G4 running Mac OSX 10.4.11.
Thanks for your help!
posted by elis
on Dec 31, 2008 -
Yahoo Live (online service for group webcam/chat) is closing its doors. Anyone recommend a service with similar features? [more inside]
posted by jmnugent
on Dec 1, 2008 -
I'm looking for a webcam setup for my technophobic mom who lives half a country away from me. She will be using it primarily to see and communicate with her grandchildren. Strangely for a technophobe, she works from home so she has reliable internet access but she is uncomfortable with complex installations and configurations.
I'm looking for make/model webcam recommendations and also any hints on other accessories she might need.
posted by answergrape
on Dec 1, 2008 -
Can you please recommend an affordable and good USB webcam as well as easy-to-use monitoring software that can broadcast a streaming image or snapshots of my pup to a Web address? [more inside]
posted by bondgirl53001
on Nov 17, 2008 -
What (pro)consumer-level webcam should I get that will let me read the marker board my coworkers are using to brainstorm? [more inside]
posted by whycurious
on Oct 28, 2008 -
So I finally got around to setting up my wireless video webcam
. I like the camera, I like that it's wireless and streaming video, but I can't view the video from any of my three Macs, though it works with my Dell laptop. When I try to view from my Mac (on IE, Firefox, or Safari) I get the video page but no video. [more inside]
posted by rinosaur
on Sep 29, 2008 -
How can my friends and I, all in different time zones, watch TV together during its FIRST airing? We're all tech savvy, but not nocturnal. Help us! [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Sep 15, 2008 -
I've been playing around Mechanical Turk
lately and I'm looking for an easy web-based tool to let workers capture audio or video from their webcam. The catch? It needs to be free, easy, and anonymous, with no registration process. [more inside]
posted by waxpancake
on Sep 12, 2008 -
I just got a new webcam and the picture quality on MSN now rocks. However, when I take normal pics with dorgem, the pictures come out looking like something a VGA camera would take, rather than a clear crisp 5mp webcam. Would like suggestions for Windows webcam programs that will allow me to just take photos.
Note: I don't want a webcam program with motion detection, photo booth, etc. Just a simple one-click take-this-photo program. Many thanks in advance!
posted by Naoko Kensaku
on Aug 18, 2008 -
What are my options in consumer-grade, tripod-mountable webcams? [more inside]
posted by esd
on Aug 8, 2008 -
I want to take advantage of the webcam at doggie daycare; unfortunately, the instructions are for Internet Explorer and I'm on a Mac. Is there a way to make this work in Safari or Firefox? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by HotToddy
on Jun 26, 2008 -