Can somebody please point me towards instructions for setting up my webcam with WD. I have the webcam installed and working (it works with Cheese anyway). I would like to be able to upload the images to WU along with my normal daily data.
Is your intention to have WD annotate and upload the image? If the .jpg’s are deleted does guvcview start over at 1 again? If so then you should be able to make it work with the linux equivalent of a batch file that’s scheduled to delete the file after WD has uploaded it.
Not at all, it was a fair comment. Just so happens I don’t use WD’s functions for my webcam, you probably would find my (windows) scripted solution very inelegant too, but it’s worked troublefree for years…
Not sure of the context but on here it normally means a movie generated from multiple snapshot images, IOW a time lapse, nice to show development of storms, dawn, sunset etc. Scroll to the bottom of the author’s page for examples http://www.weather-display.com/windy/gb/grahamsbeach.htm.
its not all that clear exactly what you are trying to do?
if you are simply wanting to upload a web cam image file to your web site
then use the
control panel, ftp/internet setup, web cam
select the file
click add to add to the list
then tick upload these files as well
set the times to upload
and turn the switch on
Setting up your own weather website using WD for Linux.
Warning: WD is a very powerful piece of software and can do almost anything you want it to do. However, in my opinion, it is haphazardly organised (not a criticism, just an observation) and poorly documented (this has traditionally been one of the downsides of Linux projects). This means that if you are a beginner or an intermediate in Linux, you are likely to spend a helluva lot of time just finding out how things are supposed to work - at least that was my experience. This tutorial is my attempt to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.
Here are the things I wish I knew before I started the project.
a) WD is powerful and can do what you want…if you can find out how.
b) There are far fewer commenters on these forums than you would hope - so help is not always at hand.
c) You need to set up a static file somewhere called something like image.jpg. This will be a static file and to this name, you will post your webcam shots. This static file will then be uploaded on a regular basis (set by you) to your website and to WeatherUnderground (if you so wish). You will have to point WD and WU at this file.
d) There does not seem to be a program in Linux which can take webcam pictures at regular intervals and post them to a static file name. Work arounds are required.
e) Whatever solution you come up with, it will not be elegant. HT niko
Get yourself a website e.g www.xxxweatherxxx.xxx
You can get this from GoDaddy. I have stolen the following from various posts by niko.