So, I may need to create a new category for these posts, something like “scenarios that you will never need in your life”, or “I did this once and now I can’t remember what I did”. Today is a simple one,
Let’s create a IP Camera from a USB Webcam in Windows.
There are several ways to do this, you can even write some code, however I will use a deprecated software: Dorgem (see references)
Dorgem is a webcam capture application for Windows 9x and up. Any Video for Windows compatible webcam (or other digital camera) is supported.
It has unlimited storage events that can put the captured image on an FTP site as well as a local disk, all with their own time interval. It can put a unlimited texts and bitmaps on the captured image before the image is stored.
Dorgem supports an unlimited number of simultaneous cameras. It has a built-in webserver for still images and can be used as security camera because of its motion detection.
Note: YawCam is also an option, however it requires Java Runtime, and I don’t want to install it unless is necessary.
Ok, once you installed the app, we need to select the source camera.
We can also choose camera options like Resolution, Pixed Depth, etc.
In order to have a IP Cam, we need to enable the WebServer, from the Options button. Here we can define port, refresh rate and more.
And that’s it, we have a small and usefull webserver sharing our webcam via http.