12-21-2010 11:47 AM
I have a Quickcam Pro 9000 on my home computer that runs 24/7. I would like to use it as a surveillance camera to view from the internet. Is it possible to connect to and start/stop viewing from any internet browser? I do not have a static IP at home. If not, could I install the VID software on my work machine to access the home machine without someone home to accept an incoming call? Thanks.
12-21-2010 01:00 PM
12-21-2010 05:00 PM
12-21-2010 08:34 PM
Well I've hit a stumbling block. WME9 has been replaced with Expression Encoder 4. The interface is different but the setup seems similar to your tutorial. I managed to get to step H before getting stuck. In EE4 I do not see the input fields for the URL's. It is suggesting port 8080 but I'm not sure where to go from there. It seems I need to find the field for URL for the internet connection.
I plan to view this webcam from the internet which brings me to another potential issue in that my ISP is providing a dynamic IP for me not a static IP. Will this still work?
Thanks for your continued help.
12-22-2010 05:00 AM
palto sez -
Well I've hit a stumbling block. WME9 has been replaced with Expression Encoder 4.
12-22-2010 08:56 AM
Thanks for the link to WME9.
The install and config went smooth. When I test the mms stream from the same machine it works great but testing from an offsite machine doesn't work. I get a server down error in media player on the offsite machine. I'm sure it has to do with my router, I could not get it to accept the port forward. It says the port is not valid.
Of the two URLs in WME I want to add the internet one to my router, along with the port WME found, correct?
When conencting from an offsite machine I need to use the current dynamic IP address found at whatsmyip, is that also correct?
12-22-2010 01:00 PM
12-23-2010 07:02 PM
Got it working. Had to speak with tech support for my router to configure the router but once we got that sorted out it worked like a charm. Thanks so much for your help KW.
12-24-2010 05:00 AM