updated 1999-01-06.

see also

Information about putting a webcam online

Webcams I found particularly interesting

online "webcams" and "telerobots"

Indexes to webcams

Some livecams use a JavaScript like this:

	<body onload="startClock()">
	<form name="my_timer_box">
	This page will reload in
	<input type="text" name="clock" value="" size=2>
	<SCRIPT language="JavaScript">
	<!-- HIDING
		var x = 61
		var y = 1
		function startClock(){
			x = x-y
			document.my_timer_box.clock.value = x
			timerID = setTimeout("startClock()", 1000)
		// END HIDING -->

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Subject: Re: Live video from UK using quickcam
To: zsolt at (George Cserenyi)
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 16:55:02 +0000 (GMT)

> Success at last!
> Got up early today, before the lights went out in Mike's office,
> got the wonderful and addictive video both on the linux box and
> on the win95 box behind the firewall. (I'm looking at you Mike now :)))

Glad it works for you. I doubt it was me you saw though, I was off on Friday.
I sit at the desk nearest the camera, I'm the one with specs on!

> After a frame was done, abt. 50k, data kept on comming, but there was
> no change in the picture. By pressing ^R in netscape, I've got a new
> image. Could this be automated somehow?

I have noticed that the Linux version of Netscape does not seem to continue receiving
the video stream for the 5 mins it should, sometimes it only seems to rx it for
a min or so, then I have to hit reload? However win95 and NT versions seem to
cope ok with this and usually receive the full 5 mins before having to hit reload?

Anyway if you find the image all black, we have the lights out.
Times are about 0830 to 1730 GMT wekdays only.

> I was able to save the video stream into a file, but don't know,
> what extention should be given to it, so netscape could play it back.

I'd be interested if you manage to do anything with this.

> Congrats Mike!

Thanks, and thanks to the folks that wrote this stuff!


> George
> On Thu, 20 Feb 1997, MIKE DENT wrote:
> > For those interested I have put my color quickcam on the web for your viewing pleasure.
> > It is using the quickcam-grabber and streamserver. I think you need Netscape to
> > view the page, internet exploder does not seem to like it.
> > It can be found at
> > You probbaly will not see anything on the camera unless you view between about
> > 08:30 and 17:30 GMT weekdays.
> > Cheers
> > Mike
> >
> >

I've heard rumors that some people put web cams in day cares. Is this true ?


Started 1997 Nov 17

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