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Written by Zack MIlls   
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 20:16

I tried to set up my laptop to stream its webcam to the internet.

I was able to get it to work without many issues at all and I am going otget a webcam for a Desktop Linux system that i will evenutaly use to watch my living room.

 

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

I will  take some screen shots and upload them soon.

Bascially I used the VLC that came installled with Ubuntu 8.1 when you click the [MEDIA]

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Then  [Streaming or Ctr-S]

From there Pick the tab Capture Device (NOTE: Basically how I understand this you can stream files, DVD's ... pretty cool stuff will have to try these out as well. In this case we ae streaming a WebCam)

Click the [Stream] at the bottom

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Pick HTTP

  • Put in the current PC's IP
  • Adjust the Port
  • I believe there are options to select a fake file but I have not sorted it out yet.
  • I also Select [Play Local]
  • Profile: I have been using windows asf/wmv since I would be using a windows to see if it worked.

That is it click steam and it worked for me.

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You should be able to see your self to confirm the web cam is working.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 October 2009 17:42