Thanks fr all the info Graeme, and I will get around to implementing it soon. We had a lengthy power cut this morning and I couldn’t do anything!
I have started using Dorgem to capture the second webcam and it has certainly reduced the CPU demands of webcamcapture.exe. However, I have a question about Dorgem and hopefully someone can enlighten me.
Is it possible to put a time stamp on the image? I have looked through the few options in Dorgem but can’t see how to do it.
WDwebcamcapture will import any image file and add a timestamp to it - oops, that’s for the primary webcam… I’ll have a look… it may not. There are other programs people have used, just do a search for overlay and program in this forum board. Photography.
I’ll have a look for ways to do it, Graeme, and thanks, as always.
I have stopped the upload of webcam images after sunset, so I shall have a go at putting a time stamp on the 2nd webcam image tomorrow. Dorgem seems to be working nicely and I tend to try and leave things alone when they are working properly… but there’s always an exception, isn’t there? :lol:
Without being able to check it directly (I’m at work, not home), I suspect that you need to have a text file ready to go, i.e., Dorgem will not parse html style text and fill in the variable.
You’d have to somehow write those 2 items to a text file, then tell Dorgem to use that txt file… but since I haven’t tried it myself, that’s speculation…
I admit, I don’t own WD, but I like this forum… so I can only tell you how I do it in WeatherLink. WeatherLink will process any .htx file you give it, and like the other wx programs, will fill in for the variables. So if you can create a template for WD to process that simply contains the two lines you have in your post, and tell it to create the output file as *.txt, you should be good to go…
the low CPU priority in wd’s webcamcapture is not set to be also used for the 2nd web cam
so I will add that…that might make a big difference
and also I can add ability to add in custom overlay to the 2nd web cam…seems there is a need?
Good catch, I was thinking more along the lines if someone wanted to add weather info, like temp, humidity, etc… then you’d have to create a text file to overlay on the image… (if in fact dorgem can really overlay a text file?)
Brian, I do have 1 issue using the 2nd webcam, i forgot to mention it will not create
the file, if i turn on the file create for the second cam the preview turns itself off and
keeps saying [ERROR] Start preview first that just keeps flashing in the info area.
This was happening before you webcam update… using ver 7.4