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Good Experience with Webcam XP

by on Apr.04, 2011, under Uncategorized

Exterior work is finishing up at my renovated house and to keep an eye on progress with the exterior deck work, I set up a webcam, using WebcamXP software.

I used a $6 USB webcam I’d picked up at Office Depot on a black friday sale, rather than the notebook computer’s built-in webcam so I wouldn’t have to leave the lid open and pointed toward them.  My notebook’s existing camera software didn’t appear to have streaming capability, nor could I find how to make it use an external camera so I downloaded the free WebcamXP.

WebcamXP worked with no setup.  Just install, run and view.  The only thing I had to do was open a port on my router so I could get to it from outside the LAN.  It’s even viewable from my iPhone.

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