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    Webcam plugin v.0.7.1 (17.04.2005)

    This my first released of the Webcam plugin. It shows webcams from around the world on MVP. The plugin comes preloaded with a short number of webcams. You can directly edit webcams.xml in the plugin directory to add more webcams.

    A small update...
    v.0.7.1 Added support for animated gifs
    Last edited by softly; 2005-04-17 at 06:15 PM.

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    webcam

    How can I point to my own webcam on my PC. Is there a URL to access it?

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    Looks like you can add them to the webcams.xml file, if you have a URL for it.

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    These are still images right? I would love to get this working with video. I want to be able to do video conferencing in front of my tv.
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    I like it! Works good, easy to skin.
    Now I can see traffic before I have to drive through it, much easier than opening a browser page.
    Any possibility of having it update the picture automatically (autorefresh)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by reboot
    I like it! Works good, easy to skin.
    Now I can see traffic before I have to drive through it, much easier than opening a browser page.
    Any possibility of having it update the picture automatically (autorefresh)?
    The plugin is updating the picture the from webcam every 2 minutes. It's done this way, to keep the load on webcam-server as low as possible.
    Last edited by softly; 2005-04-16 at 06:13 AM.

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    Looks like you can add them to the webcams.xml file, if you have a URL for it.
    Thast right- just edit the webcams.xml in the plugin dierctory. Name item is the title and url item is the picture in the GB-PVR.

    HTML Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
    <database>
      <webcam name="Downtown Vancouver" url="http://www.katkam.ca/pix/pic.jpg"/>
      <webcam name="Cedar Point" url="http://www.cedarpoint.com/_cpcam/cam1_0000000001.jpg"/>
      <webcam name="Norwich sky-line" url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/webcams/live/norwich.jpg"/>
      <webcam name="Norwich forum" url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/webcams/scenic_views/norfolk_forum.jpg"/>
    </database>

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    Very Nice! That is one of the things I was missing. I was able to do that with the MVP with the Media.html mod. Now if it could display animated gifs...

    The MVP can play them, or hauppauge's software can, I had this on my MVP before I went to GBPVR.

    http://images.ibsys.com/sh/images/we...op_640x480.gif

    It does show up with the webcam plugin, it just doesn't cycle.

    Great plugin, thanks alot!
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    so I found this package thats starts the webcam server locally.

    http://www.dnzone.com/ShowDetail.asp?NewsId=224

    I guess what I am trying to do is setup a personal web cam so I can see the user on my gbpvr when I talk to them. This is ftp server with usersname and password. The other thing we would need is an option to lower the refresh since it would only be 1 user at a time. Are you going to publish the source?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jorm

    I guess what I am trying to do is setup a personal web cam so I can see the user on my gbpvr when I talk to them. This is ftp server with usersname and password. The other thing we would need is an option to lower the refresh since it would only be 1 user at a time. Are you going to publish the source?
    You can use WIndows XP powertoy- Timershot to publish a shot at your custom interval to an ftp site. Easy!

    This is a GREAT plugin. My wife even loves it. We found webcams for some of our favorite places and voila! there they are on the ol' TV.

    Thank you!

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