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Introduction
 
What is a "Webcam"

This is a camera (standard video cam, digital cam or any electronic eye plugged in a computer via a capture card, a parallel port or the USB port (works only with win95 OSR2 and win98). then a software cature a picture every x seconds and send it to a web server and finally you can see it on a web page.
You can also use the camera for video-conference or to send video mail but here we are more interested By the "Livecam" application (live picture on a web page).

Below you can see the most common applications:

http://www.marketing.no/henrik/asp/webcam.asp

Put a "live" image of anything (home, street, bedroom, office,etc..) on a web page. It is getting the most popular application. See Livecam page to view how it works and setting up page to install it

http://khepontheweb.epfl.ch/Scripts/ControlAccess/ask_khep.exe?u

Sometimes the Webcam are used as an eye to pilot a train or a robot from the web, this is absolutly amazing !!

 

http://www.quickcam.com/

Videoconferencing: This was the basic application, using videoconference sofware we can talk with anybody and see his face. It is very funny but not always easy to get a good picture and good sound quality.

Now we can also send video mail, that's cool but it takes a lot of Kilobytes.

 

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