Today, I happened to go by the forum creativecow.net and came across someone posted one thread about IP camera monitoring on web page. Actually last year, I once did the similar things. I live in a small town and there is a main street in front of my house. Usually I park my car nearby.
Why setup a IP cam to monitor? I just hope to know whether the street is wet or my car is moving. I know that I can did this thing on click2stream.com. But it won’t need to be shown in public. So I give up click2stream.
Also I did not use USB camera as it must be attached to the running computer 24/7. That is why I choose IP network camera (Internet Protocol Camera). Since someone needs the directions on streaming IP cam to web page, I’d love to share the experience of streaming monitor camera to network. (Due to long blog content, I will divide it into two parts, namely two blog article. )
I just use family network connection because only my husband and I need to see this real time monitoring video. The family total bandwidth is 10Mbps. I am not sure of its upstream data or downstream data. I guess upstream is about 1280KB.
Some bandwidth reduction formula is necessary:
1Mbps=1024kbps here b means bit.
Usually we say my network download speed is xx KB, MB or GB. Here B means byte.
1 Byte =8 bit.
Obtain RTSP stream:
After setting up the monitor IP cam, it provides a live RTSP video stream. Just log in the monitor background management console. Type in the user name and password. Setup live broadcasting. And then find the correct tab page. You will see RTSP stream address.
What RTSP stream address is like:
PS: Or find a testing RTSP stream address here: http://h264.wordpress.com/live
1. * MBC
rtsp://184.108.40.206:554/mbc.sdp (off line sometimes)
Digital Broadcast Channel
2. *DBC Live
3. *DBC SL CH 8
rtsp://digitalbroadcast.streamguys.net/slch08.sdp ( off line sometimes)
4. *DBC Music ( off air sometimes)
5. *DBC Jazz – check out the live performances in Second Life
To be continued…