I have just bought myself a dlink DCS-900 camera to add an image to my website along with a video feed. However this camera requires a username and password to view the images it produces. Does anyone know how to store a username and password in html code so that the end viewer does not have to enter them?
The reason for the image location being http://simsfamily.gotdns.com:800/IMAGE.JPG is that the camera is a network camera so that location is actually a dynamic dns redirection to my ip address and the camera itself. This means that no files have to be uploaded and everytime you refresh the webcam page you will get a new image.
Unless it is ftp Usernames and Passwords are no longer supported or recommended for use in URLs. They used to work in older browsers but all of the latest browsers will throw up an error message and/or not allow you to connect to the page.
What I do is have my webcam ftp a still image to my computer, then WD picks it up and handles it from there. WD posts the still image and I have a click-thru to allow visitors who want to see live video connect to the camera direct. Maybe you can do something similar? It would allow you to have a still image on your website that doesn’t require the username/password, and, you can allow WD to manipulate the image if you want to have an overlay or similar…
It’s worse than that, so far as I (a 2x 1000 owner) can figure out, only limited versions of the 1000 firmware can FTP, and those firmware versions only work on limited versions of the 1000 harwdare :?