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Topic # 199218 9-Aug-2016 09:25
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So I work in an office that has a bird's eye view of the demolition of Downtown in Auckland. I have a Logitech C920 webcam pointed at it. I have VLC installed on my (win10) PC. But I can't work out how to stream the webcam via VLC to the rest of those on my corporate LAN who can't look out a window.

 

Essentially what I want is a simple way to stream (I don't have to use VLC but I understand it does what I want) and the rest of the company can just access it via a URL to my PC.

 

I've done my googling and every set of instructions is different. I'm not experienced in video, so this is all new to me but I've tried as many combinations as makes sense. Has anyone already got this kind of setup working, and if so, how?

 

TIA

 

Jon





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  Reply # 1606728 9-Aug-2016 09:28
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http://www.webcamxp.com/home.aspx

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1606740 9-Aug-2016 09:35
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xpd:

 

http://www.webcamxp.com/home.aspx

 

 

Thanks, but I looked at the site and the version compatible with my OS only has a trial license (I won't' be able to get my company to pay for this) plus my webcam is not on the supported list which I guess is the kicker :-(

 

 

 

Thanks anyway!

 

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  Reply # 1606752 9-Aug-2016 09:57
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Just to check my steps:

 

     

  1. In VLC got to Media > Stream > Capture Device; Capture Mode = Direct Show, Video Device = Logitech Webcam, Audio Device = None.
  2. Advanced Options, Device Properties = Ticked.
  3. Click Stream.
  4. Source is dshow:// but I don't know what else to put here so leave blank.
  5. Next.
  6. New Destination: HTTP, click Display Locally and click Add.
  7. Leave the defaults of port 8080 and path \. Click Next
  8. Activate Transcoding; Video: H.264 + MP3 (MP4). Click Next.
  9. Ignore Misc options and click Stream

 

At this stage VLC shows "Streaming" in the title bar but nothing on the video feed and if I go to the URL of http://1270.0.01:8080 in a web browser, I get Connection Refused, although I have an Allow TCP 8080 rule on the firewall.

 

Thoughts?





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  Reply # 1607115 9-Aug-2016 16:48
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OK, a little more work later... I can now stream from one VLC instance to another using both localhost address, IP address and NetBIOS name. But I can't stream to a web browser.

 

I'll update this with the final settings if I can get it working...





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  Reply # 1607147 9-Aug-2016 17:39
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Jonski:

 

OK, a little more work later... I can now stream from one VLC instance to another using both localhost address, IP address and NetBIOS name. But I can't stream to a web browser.

 

I'll update this with the final settings if I can get it working...

 

 

firewall blocking port?





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  Reply # 1608629 10-Aug-2016 14:49
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Sussed it. Firstly, I had to stream an OGG stream (Theora + Vorbis) to HTTP. Then ensure the URL was http://127.0.0.1/webcam.ogg. Then I could view it in a browser - but only to my loopback address.

 

Next, I moved the port it streamed on down to 80 (from 8080) and for good measure opened TCP and UDP on that port. Now my office can see the webcam at http://<machinename>/webcam.ogg!

 

Cheers

 

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  Reply # 1608648 10-Aug-2016 14:59
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If there is anything interesting happening, are you recording the stream at all to put something funny on youtube?





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  Reply # 1608676 10-Aug-2016 15:35
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richms:

 

If there is anything interesting happening, are you recording the stream at all to put something funny on youtube?

 

 

Demolition of Downtown. Not funny - deeply deeply satisfying!

 

And no, not recording. Soz.





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