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Old 12-26-2007, 02:59 AM   #1
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Question Webcam Server for Debian

Hi. I have a server running Debian, and Logitech QuickCam rarely being used after I bought it. Now I am thinking about:

1. Setting up webcam and make it works on Debian
2. Capture pictures frequently (1 shot per 5 seconds) or capture video (video streaming)
3. Access the captured image/ view the video streaming from Internet

Yeah that's similar to a closed circuit television to monitor part of my home (I just want to have some fun to look at my cat having his meal tongue.gif ). I have found a package which seems to be useful:

I wonder if anyone here has did it before? Any suggestions, advices...? BTW, I just wonder how to limit the access to captured images/ video (with login/ password/ etc)? I don't want my home to be exposed to the Internet.

Thanks everyone.
Old 12-28-2007, 05:09 PM   #2
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Distribution: Debian unstable && Kazit (reformated knoppix)
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I could swere that i answared this.

I used motion on LAMP machine on debian etch few month ago just for that.
the cool thing is that it is for surveillance so you can or:
Capture all information.
Capture only on change.

Also i used only one usb cam and 5 Lan cams.
You can't use more then one usb web cam on USB1.1 (Bandwitch issues) donno about USB2.0

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Jabka Atu ||


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