Help! ISight webcam

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  1. morgansh macrumors newbie

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    I have an isight and downloaded QTbroadcast. I am trying to set up a webcam for viewing by more than user. I have a web domain for the ftp. I tried stripcam as a streaming server and it didnt work. What do I need to do? I am a moron so as descriptive an explanation as you are willing to give would be great. Thanks in advance
     
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  3. morgansh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i do have ichat but i dont want to videoconference , i would like to set up a permanent web cam.
     
  4. morgansh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok. thanks. using evo cam i was able to upload to an ftp sightand view a snapshot in my browser and in a quicktime player. how do i get the image to stream.? right now its a single frozen image. the image changes if i refresh but wont play in quicktime as a streaming video.
     
  5. iJon macrumors 604

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    if i remember right quicktime broadcaster can only support 1 stream cause its free. i believe quicktime streaming server is the pro app that comes with mac os x server that allows you too do more than one.

    iJon
     
  6. morgansh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i found QTserver really convoluted. I assumed there must be an easier way to set up a simple streaming webcam.
     
  7. iJon macrumors 604

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    qtbroadcast is pretty complicated, but i found it really easy following instructions in help.

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  8. morgansh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    broadcast wont do what i want to do though. I do not want to video conference. I want to set up a 24 hour web cam accessible from my web site.
     
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    What's your server situation like? ISP? Your own machine?

    You'll need a streaming video server in order to serve streaming video. Crazy, I know.

    If you're running off your own machine, you can install and set-up Apple's open-source Darwin Streaming Server to serve the video.
     
  11. morgansh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am running it off my laptop through a wireless connection. I downloaded darwin but there are 71 files in the download. I dont even know where to start! I can't believe that this is such a difficult thing to do. ugh!
     
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    There is a source code download, and links for pre-compiled binaries for different OSes. Which are you downloading?
     
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    PLEASE!!! Smart people unite and help me with this problem!!!!
     
  18. morgansh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Figured i would ask one more time.anyone know how to set up a webcam for more than one user to see. i want it up all day on my ftp site for anyone to check out,
     
  19. tj2001 macrumors regular

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    I'm currently at work, but when I get home I could assist you with setting up Evocam to "stream" to a website. Not quite sure what you mean when you say FTP?? Just let me know if you want to set it up via web site style :)
     
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    My iChat SN is TJKingofSex and you can message me if you want to... that way it will be easier :)
     
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    :p It was picked fast I'm going to change it one day to something a little more creative :p
     
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    How about something a little more REALISTIC? :D
     

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