your Webcam using "FTP upload" with the software Webcam32.
This is a basic installation with a common Webcam software using the "FTP Upload" mode. For more details about all the fonctionnalities of the Webcam32 software, please refer to their user guide.
First of all you need to be OK with the following items:
1. You have a Webcam.
When you are ready you can continue with the following steps:
A. Webcam32 configuration.
1. Install your Webcam on your PC.
2. install Webcam32 and restart your computer.
3. Sart Webcam32, you must see your Webcam picture like this:
4. Now we are going to configure FTP to send your Webcam pictures: Click on the FTP button , the following window will appear:
FTP server: enter the name of the FTP
server you use to upload your web pages.
Then click on the "FTP advanced" tab, the following window appears:
Verify that it is configured as above. It should be OK like this but you could check "Passive FTP" if you are behind a firewall and modify the "Proxy settings" if you are behind a Proxy.
Then press OK.
5. Now you need to set the picture size you will send by clicking on "setting" then "Format":
We srtongly suggest the 320x240 size as it is the most common.
6. You are now back on the main window and it is time to do the first test: Press once on the "FTP Now" button ("FTP now" will send a single capture and "FTP start" will send a capture every x seconds depending on your configuration).
7. Close Webcam32 and open your favorite FTP software (the one you use to upload your web pages) and check if the picture "webcam32.jpg" is there. If yes: the configuration is fine. If no: check again from the Step 4.
The next step consist to displays the pictures on your webcam page. we'll talk abour 2 solutions: the META REFRESH is simple but refresh all the page and the JAVA REFRESH is more complicated but refresh only the picture.
The META REFRESH:
To generate your Webcam page using Meta refresh do the following:
1. Fill the form below.
1. Download the JavaCam Applet here.
2. Unzip the file and put the file JavaCam.class in the same directory as you send the pictures from your cam (webcam32.jpg in our exemple).
To generate your Webcam page using Java refresh do the following:
1. Fill the form below.
To check if it works:
1. Start "webcam32" and press the "FTP start" button:
2. Open your Web browser, go to your Webcam page and see your webcam LIVE !
Normally it should work but (of course) sometimes it doesn't so try to check everything again and ICQ me if you desperate :-))
HAVE FUN !