Using iSight to stream video?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by k2snow, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. k2snow macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2008
    I am not a huge fan of reality TV, but recently tuned in to an episode of Gene Simmons Family Values only to she Gene's daughter log on to a computer to view a streaming video from her Apple Notebook to see who was taking items from their kitchen.

    I would love to be able to set up my Apple to view what in the world my bird, a large Macaw, is doing throughout the day to get nuts and seed some 10 feet or so from her cage. She is a great bird and doesnt scream or bite, but she is a trip and loves to joke around.

    Is there anyway to do what I saw?

  2. oculus42 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2002
    You can set up iChat to conference with yourself, or use something like VLC to stream the video (possible details here) though you would likely need to open a port on your firewall for VLC streaming to work.
  3. highertechnology macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2009
    There are also several IP camera options out there. You can set up a camera on your network and view it on any computers web browser.

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