Using iSight to stream video?

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

  1. k2snow macrumors member

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    Hi,
    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?

    Jeff
     
  2. oculus42 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    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 6502

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    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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