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 Comments

  1. 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. 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. 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. i only can see black window in media player i have uploaded your page changing url in your page to my own http://freespace.virgin.net/martin.hegarty1/webcam.htm please help i am so frustrated i have been working on this project for weeks

    Yours Sincerely

    Martin Hegarty

  5. You can follow the steps listed on this page http://home.wangjianshuo.com/archives/20020918_realtime_stream_broadcasting_cookbook.htm instead of directly copy mine, since I was using VBScript and some complicated methods to workaround the dynamic IP problem so the page does not suit to your server.

  6. samsung webcame driver model no is mpc-m122 assembled in thailand

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

    is needed. How do i get this file.

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

    send me a copy of driver please.

    rohit

  9. Hi I need the file system spc561.sys for my web cam I’m using xp plz send it on my email I need it urgently GOLD_IN_GLOOM@yahoo.com

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Hi is the anyway with WME to have audio played when you get a new watcher ?

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

  14. 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

  15. How can you download Icatch webcam software????? anyone know the website? email please at stand2k@hotmail.com

  16. Swaraj S Nankar

    June 12, 2006 at 11:02 am

    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

  17. 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

  18. Hi Pierre,

    I don’t know what type your webcam is, but you can try to find some drivers here:

    http://www.havit.com.cn/download.html

    Good luck!

  19. i need the drivers of Icatch pv camera..plz send me..

  20. 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

  21. http://www.havit.com.cn/download.html >>> The webpage cannot be found

    plz, give me again.

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. Purchased web cam cannot install file spca561.sys is missing,how can i install.

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