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Streaming web cam for a web site - how to do it?

Streaming web cam for a web site - how to do it?

2:36 am on Sep 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I am looking to imbed a webcam into my web site so that visitors can get a virtual tour of our showroom and see our widgets live and up close.

From what I am reading streaming flash video is the way to go. Can anyone tell me how this is done and what software to use?

Do I host software on our office computer and just insert a link into a section in our site? Would it be a piece of code like the YouTube code?

Please help.


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6:39 pm on Sept 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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The usual way is to have a webcam software that take screenshots from your office at regular intervals (5 seconds, for example). Those screenshots are automatically uploaded to a server (or the server is run within the software itself).

Then you create a webpage which gets the JPG and refresh automatically each 5 seconds. Every user who visits the page will see autorefreshing the image, so it seems a real time flow.

Thats the basic way. A more sophisticated method is using a service like Ustream or Mogulus which allows you to create a real time video flow.

8:55 am on Oct 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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It doesn't sound like you're looking for a live streaming app but rather a way to host a video tour of your shop. If it's just a pre-produced video then something like YouTube would work just as well.
8:18 am on Oct 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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is it a live web streaming or a prerecorded one