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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Webcam's Back!

The webcam's been offline for a few days, but I've got it working. For now. I'm still not quite sure what happened before: but around noon today I got a working signal from the webcam itself, and started the feed going.

About the video quality: My equipment can handle the 23 fps that USTREAM supports, but providing that sort of smooth video takes resources that I need for other purposes.

So, I cut the frame rate down to two frames a second: which should be good enough to catch the hummingbirds that come to the feeder, and still leaves my other software with room to work.

Finally: I'd love to have this webcam on 24/7/365, but will need to stop broadcasting now and again. Thunderstorms, system reboots, and my efforts to keep this five-year-old set of machinery running don't leave me with much of a choice.

But, if at all possible, I'll have the broadcast on ASAP - or by around 9:00 the following morning, Central time.


Anonymous said...

Glad you're back I missed you when you were down for so long. Love the streaming video.
Anne Massey
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...


Thank you! It's good to be back.

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