Webcams and FreeBSD
john at yoafrica.com
Mon Sep 26 04:40:54 PDT 2005
On Sun, Sep 25, 2005 at 05:05:24AM -0500, Ned Harrison wrote:
> I'm running FreeBSD 5.4 as a desktop operating system on my home
> computer. I would like to set up a webcam for physical security/nature
> observation while I'm away from the residence. Something simple, I just
> want to take periodic images and store them on an external hard drive.
> In the past couple of days researching this, I get the impression that
> it may be possible to do this but I have not found specific instructions
> on how to set it up.
> Even though I am a newbie, I have been able to get things working when I
> can find the right documentation. Does anybody know of an article which
> describes setting something like this up?
If you are not bound to FreeBSD, I recommend installing Linux. USB
webcams work much better under Linux, and there is a package called
motion which only records if there is a certain amount of motion
detected which is a better setup for security anyway.
E-Mail: john at yoafrica.com
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