WWWcam - Webcam software for grabbing and web publishing
WWWcam is for grabbing, archiving, and Web publishing pictures from a video-device-based Webcam.
For USB or parallel port webcams you can use the CPiA webcam driver. It simulates a /dev/video and supports nearly every webcam available.
(as I could never test it because I have no usb-cam I would be lucky if you send a report if it worked or if there are any problems.)
Currently WWWCAM can:
- get a picture from /dev/video
- unlimited number of framegrabber devices and camera sources supported
- listen to a port and send the jpeg image. Port is accessable via every browser.
- ftp upload the picture to another server
- java applet for automatic picture reload included
- write an adjustable title with timestamp in the picture / multiple fonts included
- compare taken picture with previous one and decide to save or not for archiving over days
- tell you if there was activity in your room
- automatic brightness correction
- limit number of taken jpeg-pictures in a directory
- save jpeg-pictures in dated directories
- get all parameters from a explained configfile
And it cannot / i'll implement in the future when someone is interested:
- take only difference-patches from each picture
- use some maths for object identification or similar things I don't know today why i need it :-)
You don't need anything for the static version of wwwcam.
Simply untar, change configuration in wwwcam.conf.0 and start it.
you need the following libs: (which are easy to find or already installed in your distribution)
for compiling on your own you need the libraries and the development files (headers) for the libs.
When anyone has good ideas what should be implemented please tell me.
If it doesn't compile on other distributions also tell me.
Thanks to Andreas Schiffler for his cool framegrabber lib used for lowlevel access.