[ubuntu-uk] Using EEEPC as WiFi webcam

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 13 20:58:12 UTC 2012

On 13 February 2012 18:58, Tony Pursell <ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi all
> I have found a use for my old EEEPC with a 7" screen, 4GB SSD, 512MB and
> Celeron processor running lubuntu as a sort of WiFi webcam.
> Currently I put it in the window to watch the birds in the garden by running
> guvcview on it then accessing it from my PC using VNC and Remmina.  This is
> not a bad solution as the wife can also access it using Tightvnc on her
> Windows 7 laptop.
> However, I am wondering if there are any more elegant solutions for sharing
> the webcam on one machine with other machines.

I use vlc to read from my camera and output an http stream which you
can then access from any machine on the network, or in the world if
you open the port on your router.


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