Sunday, June 1, 2008

New Fish School Webcam Server!

A couple weeks ago we were asked to do a segment on the Live with Regis and Kelly show. They wanted to use the webcam to show live video of Comet doing tricks. Unfortunately they were disappointed with the update rate of the webcam, and I can't blame them. Images were only updating about once per second, at best.

I vowed that day to find a better webcam solution. Today I found it, in the form of a service called Camstreams. At least for the basic level, the service is free, and extremely easy to set up. It provides higher bandwidth and update rate than the previous serve I was using, there aren't any ads, it gives me stats about how many people are watching, and best of all you can embed the feed from the webcam right into the your own site.

Check out the image below of the new and improved Fish School webcam page.

--Dean

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