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How to start and run a life feed open birdcam from home?

by kristinafina / April 11, 2013 4:21 AM PDT

I want to start a birdcam live feed from my home. As I am not technologically savvy, I need to be pointed in the correct direction to get started. I don't want to spend a whole lot of money, but would like it to be live and available to all birders as well as hopefully not exposing my home address.

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You will have to expose that address.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 11, 2013 4:23 AM PDT

But do take a look at ustream.com as folk do that there a lot. Ustream also notes what hardware to use and setup is dependent on the hardware choice.
Bob

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(NT) Someone suggested buying a server....?
by kristinafina / April 11, 2013 5:47 AM PDT
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True.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 11, 2013 5:49 AM PDT

Many of the cameras incorporate a web or other "server" so if you get an internet camera, then you bought a server (that's inside that camera!)
Bob

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I'm guessing from your reply you need a direct link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 11, 2013 6:10 AM PDT
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Thank you so much for the help.
by kristinafina / April 11, 2013 10:53 PM PDT

I will look further into this. Thank you! Side note: My good comp is in the repair shop and my little backup beater died yesterday. Sad Will have to wait until I get my comp back from the shop before I can look into it.

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