Sunday, August 13, 2017

Webcam Update Program

Several years ago, I had my Linux box running a program called webcam that used a USB camera to take pictures of my driveway and upload them to my web page periodically.  Anyway, I assume that such a program exists for Windows 7, but any string with webcam in it returns everything except such a program.  Is there some magic keyword that I am missing?

Sloppy workaround: figure out how to get the webcam to take a picture every minute, store it in a folder as latest, then have a batch file running every minute to do an ftp put of latest.  Just not sure how to force that picture to be taken on a schedule.

Fwink is what I used.  No longer seems to work; same for YawCam which complains "no script engine for file extension *.vbs".  WebCamFirst crashes with null pointer exception.

There no longer seem to be any free webcam programs that work, but an unlimited number of sites peddling porn through webcams.

3 comments:

Ed said...

Try "github webcam". Webcamoid might work, there are others

Clayton Cramer said...

github webcam shows lots of libraries, but not a complete program for that. webcamoid seems to have no upload to webpage.

Ed said...

Hmmm. I tried to look but am getting a "server not found" message. For Github. Pretty strange... I'll try again in a while.

Up to Rexburgh in a few days, btw, for the eclipse. I wasn't going to go, but got offered a ride, so why not?