[Ukfreebsd] webcams

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Wed Feb 25 22:35:27 GMT 2009


--- On Wed, 2/25/09, Jeff LaCoursiere <jeff at jeff.net> wrote:

> From: Jeff LaCoursiere <jeff at jeff.net>
> Subject: [Ukfreebsd] webcams
> To: Ukfreebsd at uk.freebsd.org
> Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 11:37 AM
> I've got these cool little ITX "all-in-one"
> motherboards with 128M of RAM and 40GB 2.5" hard
> drives.  I've got about thirty of them in fact.  They
> used to be controllers in casino slot machines...
> 
> I'm about to have a baby girl.  She was actually due
> last Sunday and literally any moment she should be born.
> 
> I'm a bit behind schedule, but I have been planning to
> use one or more of these little units to make a
> "babycam" to sit in the nursery and monitor it,
> which I would then be able to access from my office in the
> basement or even offsite somewhere.
> 
> With only 128MB of RAM Windows is pretty much out of the
> question, and I would rather stab myself with a fork than
> load Windows anyway.  Any pointers on decent supported
> webcams (USB?) and streaming software?

As to the streaming software; try VLC:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-freebsd.html

You'll likely have to compile it though, to get streaming functionality (at a guess):  once you have a compiled version:

File > Wizard > Stream to network

should do the trick.

Congratulations in advance, BTW! ;)

Best,

PP



      


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