For ages I’ve been wanting to have a live webcam, but try as I might I just couldn’t work out how they worked. Today I noticed a webcam on a nature website provided by a company called Camstreams. I went and had a look at their site, downloaded their FREE media encoder and bob’s-your-uncle I now have a live webcam.
A photo from the webcam – Magpie Cam!
Trouble is it’s a bit dull… (I have to be honest with you!) the foxes aren’t playing ball, the neighbours cat seems to have done a bunk and all the squirrels and birds are asleep. Still, now that I’ve got it working I can play with the positioning of the camera, and try to bring you some “interesting” live footage (as well as archiving some as well).
It won’t be broadcasting all the time (I have to turn the computer off sometimes you know!), but if you fancy having a look you can view it from the video screen in the right hand column of this blog.
It was pretty easy to set up, so I would thoroughly recommend anyone with a Nestbox camera or CCTV camera to have a look at the Camstreams website if you are interested in this type of technology.
Oh, by the way, I still don’t know how they work… I just followed the instructions and crossed my fingers! Luckily for me it worked.