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Saving Webcam Images Automatically

by adarnarci / September 20, 2012 7:49 AM PDT

I'm looking for an application that will automatically save images to a local folder from a couple of scenic webcams overlooking one of my city's parks while it's undergoing renovations. The idea is to create timelapse videos of the construction.

The feeds update with a new image at the same url (so each image name & url is always the same) every 5 minutes.

I'd like to capture the images every 10-15 minutes for the duration of the project, so ideally any application I use would allow for scheduled capturing--bonus points if it can be scheduled so I can save images only during actual construction hours.

I do have a Synology NAS, so if someone knows of a package for that that would allow saving of images via a url, I'd be totally up for trying it rather than running something constantly in the background of my computer.

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A quick look found DayDreamer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 20, 2012 7:53 AM PDT
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Thank-you!
by adarnarci / September 20, 2012 8:47 AM PDT

That looks like it'll work for what I need. I appreciate the help.

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