Webcam Streaming

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DOlsson, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. DOlsson macrumors member

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    Hey guys, just wondering if anyone can recommend an application for live web streaming of my webcam. I have Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000. Have the drivers all installed and it works great. I just don't have any software to stream this mug of mine over the net.

    I used to have a similar program for PC, but that was ages ago. Any advice?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. DOlsson thread starter macrumors member

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    That would mean I have to create a AIM account of Yahoo messenger.

    I just want a streaming application... :)

    Thanks tho!
     
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Well, what website do you want it to stream to? I suppose you could set something up in Quicktime Pro...

    Do you just want to have it broadcast to a website for anyone to visit and see what you are up to, rather than chatting with them specifically? what are you charging?

    How about VLC?
     
  5. DOlsson thread starter macrumors member

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    Just want to broadcast it to someone so they can see what I'm up to that sort of thing.

    The last program I had on PC was basically a personal server. It used your IP address as the address for the webcam and people just went directly to that. No need for a static webpage or anything.
     
  6. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    VLC ought to work for you, then.
     
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  8. MukelG macrumors member

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    I've been trying to do the same thing to use as a security type system for my room. VLC can't do the webcam thing on OSX. Atleast, it's not listed on the features page and I can't figure out how to.
     
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  10. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    If you don't actually need video (i.e., photos are fine) for security purposes, I like EvoCam. It's relatively cheap and pretty powerful.
     
  11. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Thanks! Great looking solution, I should have thought to look to Apple.com first. Plus, it's free.
     
  12. MukelG macrumors member

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    I tried to use evocam to use my machine as the host, and it wasn't loading on any other computer I tried to access the webcam on, which I thought was weird.
     
  13. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    That is odd.

    I've used it on numerous occasions to upload motion-detection pics to an FTP server (when on vacation) as well as other uses, and never had any problems.

    *** wait ***

    Just tried webcam feature (never used it before) on my MBP. I see it fine on the MB. Perhaps you have router config issues? :confused:
     

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