Webcam Set Up, Broadcasting Shanghai

I have setup a webcam, broadcasting the street scene from my window in Shanghai.

Click here to view.

How I made it

[coming soon]

Update: The steps are available here.

I am going to improve the camera so that it can be viewed by many people. Now, as far as I know, it should work fine on Windows XP. It may also work on Windows 2000 with Windows Media 7.0 or higher. I cannot garentee you can see it if you are using older version of Windows. Please let me know if you can view online broadcasting or not. Simple click the comments link below. Tell me, “I can see the cars and people moving on the street. My system is … ” or “I can see nothing, except the blank Windows Media Player and Ready on the status bar. My system is …” Thanks.

29 thoughts on “Webcam Set Up, Broadcasting Shanghai

  1. Kim

    Hi. I’m using windows XP and when I look at that page, I don’t even see the viewer, let alone the street. Just the text, and the rest of the page is blank.

    I really like the rest of the site though.

    Thanks,

    Kim

  2. Jian Shuo Wang

    Thanks for visiting my site and writing commments. It is interesting that you didn’t see the viewer.

    To be frank, I didn’t spent too much effort on it, since it may take me some time to figure about how the media will show up in different version of Windows Media Play Control. It also takes time to test. I am going to spend more time on it later when I find some time.

    Meanwhile, would you please try this work around?

    1. Open Windows Media Player. It should be version 8.0 if you are using Windows XP.

    2. Click Open URL… on File menu.

    3. Enter “http://home.wangjianshuo.com:8080” (without quotation marks) into the Open dialog box.

    4. Click OK.

    I believe by using these steps, you have more chance to view the street outside my window show up on your screen.

  3. hans

    hello, i try to install a webcam on my homepage http://home.planet.nl/~duang000/ with windows media encoder 9.

    on my own pc it works ok but when someone else looks my webcam they see only the windows player and the player is ready but no picture.

    i can see your p[layer but also it is ready and no picture.

  4. Jack Dawson

    I have a micro webcam and the file SPCA561.SYS’

    is needed. How do i get this file.

  5. Rohit Shenoy

    i bought ur webcam, but driver has virus and i cant load the cam

    send me a copy of driver please.

    rohit

  6. hernan

    dear Jiang:

    I bought a new web cam but I can get to work it properly due to the programme request the missed file spca561.sys

    Could you please tell me where can I find this file, and how to install in my pc.

    many thanks

  7. bernadette

    please help me find/download the driver for the samsung icatch pc camera, i am having a hard time finding it on the internet. thanks

  8. Diane

    what is the code to make the stream appear on my website? and how do I find my upload name in WPE9

  9. keneshia

    I bought a new web cam but I can get to work it properly due to the programme request the missed file spca561.sys

    Could you please tell me where can I find this file, and how to install in my pc.

    many thanks

  10. Swaraj S Nankar

    Hello,

    I have Samsung MPC-M122 Webcam.

    However, I have recently formatted my computer and do not have the drivers’ CD.

    I tried looking for the drivers on the internet, but it was in vain.

    I will really appreciate, if you can help me in on this issue.

    Thank you.

    -Swaraj

  11. Pierre

    Hi Jiang

    I find your site very intresting.

    Need some help on locating a driver for a Havit webcam. My friend gave the webcam, but no driver.

    Regards

    Pierre

  12. vicky

    heya.. im trying to get my webcam installed over the internet only because my driver dont except cds i was wondering if you can find a website that will help me

    many thanks

    vicky

  13. GAURAV

    I bought a new web cam but I can get to work it properly due to the programme request the missed file spca561.sys

    Could you please tell me where can I find this file, and how to install in my pc.

    many thanks pls revert on this id: gaurav302@gmail.com

  14. shah

    i bought a web cam from its from havit pc-2029 380 k

    and i dont have the cd is not working properly and i dont have the internet adress to get the software for my web cam so it work properly when i want to install my webcam it asks for the cd through which it instals the web cam so can u please give me information wat to do or give me internet site adress please

  15. ms pinkie

    i have cam it was connected once to this pc the hard drive had to be redone i havent found cd to cam how do i caoonect get it to work

  16. Wayne WILSON

    I bought a new Icatch web cam but I can get to work it properly due to the programme request the missed file spca561.sys

    Could you please tell me where can I find this file, and how to install in my pc.

    many thanks

  17. Kaz

    I dont know if you can help but i got a webcam from a friend and it has not markings and i cant get software for it

    when i plug it in nothing happens

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