doggie surveillance

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zim, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. zim macrumors 65816

    zim

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    Is there a way that I can check in at home? I was hoping to run a webcam off of .mac.. I also have a webDVA server account at school (no FTP). This would be mainly so I can check in on my dog one day a week.

    Any ideas? I downloaded QuickTime Broadcaster but haven't had any luck.

    Thanks!

    :)
     
  2. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    I think you need some type of server to use Quicktime Broadcaster correctly. Try downloading the free "Darwin Streaming Server".

    Good Luck, Kevin
     
  3. zim thread starter macrumors 65816

    zim

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    What would be even better then a webcam page would be a way to dial into my iChat and activate the iSight... not sure if that is even possible.

    Thanks for the "Darwin Streaming Server" suggestion, will check it out.
     
  4. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

    Unorthodox

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    There is a terminal command that will make iChat automatically except video-chats.
    I can't remember it off hand...
    It was in MacWorld once.
    I'll try to find it.
     
  5. zim thread starter macrumors 65816

    zim

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    That would be cool.. going to look into it but, I doubt it will work for me, my away from home computer (a laptop ;)) doesn't have a cam so I don't think I can activate the one way video chat.

    Cool! I will check that out, thanks :)

    I feel like an over protective parent.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It's somewhat more limited, but you can use also this:

    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/broadcaster/

    It's free and it works with the workstation version of OS X. It has a Unicasting mode that works without needing QTSS. The major caveat is that you must know the IP address of the *recipient* computer in order to create the stream....

    I was kind of thinking of doing this to check in on my kitty....
     

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