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    Re: Webcam links

    Post by pernaczy » Sat 27 Sep 2014 12:10 pm

    pernaczy wrote:
    ace2 wrote:Now able to overlay weather data all via scripts
    Problem:
    It takes about 15-20 seconds for the first script to get an image from the camera and to save it on the serwer so I need to delay the start of the second script about 15-20 seconds in order the NEWEST image was overlaid with weather data. I tried tu use "sleep($seconds)" function but without success (I'm not expert in PHP).
    Can someone help me with this?
    It took me some time (I'm relatively old man)to understand how to implement PHP "sllep()" function but I DID IT, so in this matter help is not needed anymore.
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    Re: Webcam links

    Post by ace2 » Sat 27 Sep 2014 12:55 pm

    Sorry couldn't have helped, all my script save to local with a separate script uploading the latest picture to server. This way I have minimal wait time between shots.
    Takes 1 to 3 seconds to download off camera, put the overlay on and save to local.

    I use this method to capture lightening as well.
    After hours I run a script to monitor the ftp save location, if the camera detects motion and saves a picture, the script kicks in and starts a 1 hour timer taking a shot every 4 seconds...
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    Re: Webcam links

    Post by pernaczy » Sat 27 Sep 2014 4:32 pm

    Thanks Chris for showing willingness to help. My first problem is the speed of internet connection. I'm not going to tell the details because I don't want you to die from laughing.
    I think it is enough to say that to load ~200kB picture from camera to server takes ~17 seconds. This is the reality in a small village "in bushes" I'm living in. I'm not complaining, I'm just trying to justify the way I have chosen to show my camera on my website. And my second problem is just the lack of knowledge (html, PHP etc). :oops: And here there is nothing you can do except to learn (or to ask for help :lol: ).

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    Re: Webcam links

    Post by ace2 » Sun 28 Sep 2014 1:34 am

    There is one thing do you can do that'll help.
    lower your file size a bit, I'm running at 720HD which is 1280*720 but the actual file size is only 64Kb....
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    Re: Webcam links

    Post by pernaczy » Sun 28 Sep 2014 8:06 am

    Thanks you again. This is the possibility I did not think of. Now I have file 70k - 100k and the time of loadnig dropped significantly.
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    Re: Webcam links

    Post by MickinMoulden » Mon 19 Jan 2015 6:22 am

    Back to topic. The bottom pic will display a live picture, so for you lot in the UK, it will most likely be dark hahaha. 9.5hrs+GMT. This is a 960x720 picture at 20% jpeg image quality on Yawcam. I find at this lower resolution that it captures lightning much better than higher quality (where the frame rate has to go slower). The 20% enables quicker loading of the time lapse feature and can load 720, 1min photos with 30Mb (each pic about 30kb). To view the lightning images go here: https://www.facebook.com/29759796028273 ... =3&theater
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    Re: Webcam links

    Post by ronwright418 » Mon 19 Jan 2015 3:53 pm

    I just converted an unused Android cell phone to a Web Cam using the following link: http://lifehacker.com/build-a-wi-fi-web ... =pulsenews. I then made it my Weather Cam. Seems to work well (up for about a week). Links: http://68.99.164.118:8080/shot.jpg (change shot.jpg to jsfs.html for video) and http://computerwright.com/weather/index.htm. Can't show a display like the previous one, (all I can say about that is, "WOW" and "AWESOME", but the trees in the background do give a pretty display in the fall.
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    Re: Webcam links

    Post by Ben1551 » Thu 29 Jan 2015 9:52 pm

    Just got the camera need to add the weather data over the top but yawcam dosen't seem to like connecting to the camera.
    Anyway here is a link http://flyingchopservers.co.uk/Ipcamera/
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    Re: Webcam links

    Post by johnschols » Sat 28 Feb 2015 11:06 am

    My site showing sky photos slideshow : http://solarschols.familyds.com/drupal/weather

    Cumulus weather page : http://solarschols.familyds.com/ link to sky photos is via webcam button

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    Re: Webcam links

    Post by KetteringUK » Thu 23 Apr 2015 10:48 am

    Currently a simple sky facing camera. Been recording images and time-lapse for a while so need to look at options for publishing them.

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    Re: Webcam links

    Post by meteoliri » Sat 09 May 2015 8:36 am

    ciao from Italy
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    Re: Webcam links

    Post by K8POS » Thu 14 May 2015 3:56 am

    Now that I finally have mine running with IP Time Lapse.
    Camera is looking South East. Catch some really cool moon rises on the time lapse
    http://melvinweather.com/skyeye.htm

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    Re: Webcam links

    Post by nitrx » Thu 14 May 2015 12:45 pm

    Nice (starting at 4.50 am your time) mine is north-situatud on the Northern Hemisphere so no moon

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    Re: Webcam links

    Post by ace2 » Tue 07 Jul 2015 1:40 pm

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    Re: Webcam links

    Post by PaulMy » Tue 07 Jul 2015 3:04 pm

    Well done :clap:

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