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Hi there,

I've got birds nest at the roof of my house. I would like to install a
web cam before birds come back and transmit live picture though my
website. What prerequisites do I need it order to succeed and how much
roughly it would cost me?

I assume I would need a proper web cam, which could stand bad weather
and temperature changes. The place where birds have a nest is quite
dark as well, so probably it would be good to have one with a light or

The second thing is how to stream ( with a good rate, at least 1 frame
a sec ) the picture from the camra through my website? Do I need a
specific hosting?

What else would I need to do in order to succeed with my plan? Birds
are coming soon! Need help!


Re: web cam stream

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I'm pretty sure that a loonngg time ago when I first started with
putting my pages online, geocities (my then host) had an option to
live stream a webcam to the net. I can't rember whether it was done in
a java applet or what.

You could purcahse a dedicated 'IP webcam' - they plug into your home
router and you can set them up to broadcast to the internet.
try http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=97015 - that's £75
and will run out of the box.

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