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Old 03-02-2009, 04:39 PM   #1
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View webcam connected to tv capture card over internet

Hello, We have a webcam that is connected to a tv tuner card via the rca input on the tuner card. I want to set that up so that i can view it remotely over the internet. I've seen you can use vlc to do this, but the problem is that I don't want to have the webcam's computer recording and streaming all the time. I want it to only do that when i want to view it from my remote computer. We don't view the camera at a regular time, so a set schedule wouldn't work.

I hope this all makes sense. Is this possible, and if so, what is recommended for getting this done.

I'm hoping i can somehow control this with a remote control and we'd see it on our tv monitor (that'd make it easy for the non-computer people here), so if it could be done in a script that would be great cause i can have the remote run the script.

Old 03-03-2009, 09:27 AM   #2
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I believe that Zoneminder will fit your requirements. I've just started playing with it so I may be wrong but I believe that you can have it monitoring without recording. It has a web interface so it is easy to view and control on remote machines.
Old 03-03-2009, 12:04 PM   #3
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Zoneminder seems pretty complex. I'm looking for something very simple so that our non computer friendly people here can turn it on. Also, i would rather not have it constantly streaming as that will hog our very limited bandwidth.

Any other ideas?



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