Webcam Viewer
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Webcam Viewer

Updated May 18, 2004 by _Martin_

Comment #1 Tuesday, May 18, 2004 9:24 AM
Will my comp crash if I d'load it and my webcam isn't plugged in?
Comment #2 Tuesday, May 18, 2004 9:41 AM
No - This is to view other webcam images - i.e. it basically refreshes images downloaded from the web
Comment #3 Tuesday, May 18, 2004 4:25 PM
it says that the image file is not availble so it wont load the package
Comment #4 Tuesday, May 18, 2004 4:32 PM
Are you online?
Comment #5 Tuesday, May 18, 2004 6:28 PM
Same problem here. As soon as I try to import it tells me: "Package loading failed. Image file:
'' not found.

Comment #6 Wednesday, May 19, 2004 1:17 AM
Great idea, looks cool on the desktop but I can't get it too update the view without deleting and reimporting the object. Also was unable to change the view from anything but the default of London
Comment #7 Wednesday, May 19, 2004 2:33 AM
Hmm... i get the same error here. Strange... Apparently it can't find the image with the name trafalgarsq.jpg at the specified address.
Comment #8 Wednesday, May 19, 2004 5:48 AM
OK, I tweaked the object to look at addressing update issues. If there are problems loading the image then a) make sure you are online try another source - there are plenty at
Comment #9 Wednesday, May 19, 2004 6:03 AM
Object.Picture, is that new?

Why not link in a static picture to download from, then let the user an url?
Comment #10 Wednesday, May 19, 2004 9:34 AM
Hmm...does it work with a local webcam attached to the PC?
Comment #11 Thursday, May 20, 2004 8:10 AM
Object.Picture has been there for a while. Keep an eye on the docs and whatsnew.txt

Why bloat the object with a static picture - the object will download the correct one when loaded.

onestar - this is designed to get images from a file so unless your webcam is saving the image locally or online then no.
Comment #12 Thursday, May 20, 2004 9:18 AM
Ah. Cool.

Thanks for the heads-up.
Dock Van Dyke
Comment #13 Sunday, June 27, 2004 6:15 AM
Sorry, same pic error won't load.
Comment #14 Saturday, July 03, 2004 2:00 AM
Hey dude its not working
Comment #15 Sunday, September 19, 2004 6:47 PM
Doesn't work....I can't get the image to change.

That's the link that I tried....
Comment #16 Saturday, April 23, 2005 2:11 AM
Works beautifully! -Perfect for DOT traffic cam view. Would it be difficult to handle multiple URL's and have variable times (seconds) between rotation of URL images?

Example: Have it go down a list of URL's and load each image every x seconds, but only pull image from server in the manner that you already have it do (every 30 seconds, 60 seconds etc.) That would truley ROCK!

My hat's off to you as this is about perfect for checking the morning commute but would LOVE to alternate between maybe 6-10 webcams sequentially along the route.

Mark Milliman
Comment #17 Tuesday, July 26, 2005 1:21 AM

I like your webcam object, but the "v" and "X" buttons do not work unless I turn the object into a widget. What would be great is if the "v" button toggled the display on and off freeing up space on the desktop. I suppose that the best way to do this would be write a script that would change the opacity of the webcam object between 0 and 100. So the default would be 100% opacity and the first click would change it to 0 and the next back to 100%. Would you mind if I changed your object?


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