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Is there a way to connect a digital video camera to IIS so that I can set-up
a "web cam". I have a EZCAM III from Ezonics. Thank you!
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your miles off buddy. WRONG GROUP!!!

"Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
news:uW***************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Is there a way to connect a digital video camera to IIS so that I can
set-up
a "web cam". I have a EZCAM III from Ezonics. Thank you!

Jul 22 '05 #2

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Fair enough. Can you recommend a group? I was told by the camera
manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but that I'd
need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it. I thought I
would have to write ASP code of some kind. I guess I'm wrong. Please advise
if you can.

Thanks...
"thorpe" <th****@notthorpesystems.com> wrote in message
news:41********@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
your miles off buddy. WRONG GROUP!!!

"Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
news:uW***************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Is there a way to connect a digital video camera to IIS so that I can
set-up
a "web cam". I have a EZCAM III from Ezonics. Thank you!


Jul 22 '05 #3

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> I was told by the camera
manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but that I'd
need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it.
You ought to ask the manufacturer what exactly they mean by that, or refer
to your documentation. It could be the camera just takes pictures and saves
them to a directory, in which case you can set that up with IIS and ASP to
be a nicely shared webcam site. or it may function completely differently.
we can't tell from here
--
Jason Brown
Microsoft GTSC, IIS

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
"Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
news:uG**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl... Fair enough. Can you recommend a group? I was told by the camera
manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but that I'd
need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it. I thought I
would have to write ASP code of some kind. I guess I'm wrong. Please
advise
if you can.

Thanks...
"thorpe" <th****@notthorpesystems.com> wrote in message
news:41********@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
your miles off buddy. WRONG GROUP!!!

"Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
news:uW***************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Is there a way to connect a digital video camera to IIS so that I can
> set-up
> a "web cam". I have a EZCAM III from Ezonics. Thank you!
>
>



Jul 22 '05 #4

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On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 18:10:20 -0800, "Dean J Garrett"
<in**@amuletc.com> wrote:
Fair enough. Can you recommend a group? I was told by the camera
manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but that I'd
need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it. I thought I
would have to write ASP code of some kind. I guess I'm wrong. Please advise
if you can.
Well, it *may* need ASP but nobody could tell you specifics without a
lot more information. The type of information the manufacturer's
support would have for example.

If this is similar to other cameras that don't have a specific web cam
application, I think all it will do is make an image on a timed basis,
then you can either send that image out in the same manner as any
other image or create a script to list the images in a folder for
viewing. But those are answers you need to get from the manufacturer.

Jeff
"thorpe" <th****@notthorpesystems.com> wrote in message
news:41********@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
your miles off buddy. WRONG GROUP!!!

"Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
news:uW***************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Is there a way to connect a digital video camera to IIS so that I can
> set-up
> a "web cam". I have a EZCAM III from Ezonics. Thank you!
>
>



Jul 22 '05 #5

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That's the first thing I tried. Here is what the www.ezonics.com tech
support person told me:

"If you have a program that will do that. The camera does work on the
internet."

then I asked how I could do this on an IIS web server, and he said they
don't have any information on this. That's why I came here to see if anyone
has tried this.

"Jason Brown [MSFT]" <i-******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:OZ**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
I was told by the camera
manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but that I'd
need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it.
You ought to ask the manufacturer what exactly they mean by that, or refer
to your documentation. It could be the camera just takes pictures and

saves them to a directory, in which case you can set that up with IIS and ASP to
be a nicely shared webcam site. or it may function completely differently.
we can't tell from here
--
Jason Brown
Microsoft GTSC, IIS

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
"Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
news:uG**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Fair enough. Can you recommend a group? I was told by the camera
manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but that I'd
need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it. I thought I
would have to write ASP code of some kind. I guess I'm wrong. Please
advise
if you can.

Thanks...
"thorpe" <th****@notthorpesystems.com> wrote in message
news:41********@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
your miles off buddy. WRONG GROUP!!!

"Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
news:uW***************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Is there a way to connect a digital video camera to IIS so that I can
> set-up
> a "web cam". I have a EZCAM III from Ezonics. Thank you!
>
>



Jul 22 '05 #6

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Jeff,

I agree with you, but since the manufacturer www.ezonics.com isn't willing
to help, and says they have no information to provide, I think I wasted my
money buying their camera. Thanks anyway!
"Jeff Cochran" <je*********@zina.com> wrote in message
news:41****************@msnews.microsoft.com...
On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 18:10:20 -0800, "Dean J Garrett"
<in**@amuletc.com> wrote:
Fair enough. Can you recommend a group? I was told by the camera
manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but that I'd
need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it. I thought I
would have to write ASP code of some kind. I guess I'm wrong. Please adviseif you can.


Well, it *may* need ASP but nobody could tell you specifics without a
lot more information. The type of information the manufacturer's
support would have for example.

If this is similar to other cameras that don't have a specific web cam
application, I think all it will do is make an image on a timed basis,
then you can either send that image out in the same manner as any
other image or create a script to list the images in a folder for
viewing. But those are answers you need to get from the manufacturer.

Jeff
"thorpe" <th****@notthorpesystems.com> wrote in message
news:41********@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
your miles off buddy. WRONG GROUP!!!

"Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
news:uW***************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Is there a way to connect a digital video camera to IIS so that I can
> set-up
> a "web cam". I have a EZCAM III from Ezonics. Thank you!
>
>

Jul 22 '05 #7

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They don't sound very helpful. Is that all they had to say?

Did you get documentation with the camera? is it the kind that just saves a
file to the hard-drive on a schedule, or does it stream constantly? does it
come with bundled software? I'm completely in the dark here, but I'll have a
look at their site and see what I can see.
--
Jason Brown
Microsoft GTSC, IIS

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.

"Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
news:u5**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
That's the first thing I tried. Here is what the www.ezonics.com tech
support person told me:

"If you have a program that will do that. The camera does work on the
internet."

then I asked how I could do this on an IIS web server, and he said they
don't have any information on this. That's why I came here to see if
anyone
has tried this.

"Jason Brown [MSFT]" <i-******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:OZ**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> I was told by the camera
> manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but that
> I'd
> need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it.


You ought to ask the manufacturer what exactly they mean by that, or
refer
to your documentation. It could be the camera just takes pictures and

saves
them to a directory, in which case you can set that up with IIS and ASP
to
be a nicely shared webcam site. or it may function completely
differently.
we can't tell from here
--
Jason Brown
Microsoft GTSC, IIS

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
"Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
news:uG**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Fair enough. Can you recommend a group? I was told by the camera
> manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but that
> I'd
> need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it. I thought
> I
> would have to write ASP code of some kind. I guess I'm wrong. Please
> advise
> if you can.
>
> Thanks...
>
>
> "thorpe" <th****@notthorpesystems.com> wrote in message
> news:41********@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
>> your miles off buddy. WRONG GROUP!!!
>>
>> "Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
>> news:uW***************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> > Is there a way to connect a digital video camera to IIS so that I
>> > can
>> > set-up
>> > a "web cam". I have a EZCAM III from Ezonics. Thank you!
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>



Jul 22 '05 #8

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OK, I've looked at the site, and it looks like there's software bundled with
it that can capture periodic images to your hard drive.

you can then use these images however you want. do you want to serve the
pictures from the same machine, or from a proper web server? if you want to
serve from your own machine you can just point the cam capture application
at an IIS directory, or create a virtual directory pointing at the cam dir.
then you can simply write an ASP script which will grab the latest image(s)
and display them.

I don't think full-motion video will be a goer with that camera though.
--
Jason Brown
Microsoft GTSC, IIS

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.

"Jason Brown [MSFT]" <i-******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:OD**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
They don't sound very helpful. Is that all they had to say?

Did you get documentation with the camera? is it the kind that just saves
a file to the hard-drive on a schedule, or does it stream constantly? does
it come with bundled software? I'm completely in the dark here, but I'll
have a look at their site and see what I can see.
--
Jason Brown
Microsoft GTSC, IIS

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.

"Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
news:u5**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
That's the first thing I tried. Here is what the www.ezonics.com tech
support person told me:

"If you have a program that will do that. The camera does work on the
internet."

then I asked how I could do this on an IIS web server, and he said they
don't have any information on this. That's why I came here to see if
anyone
has tried this.

"Jason Brown [MSFT]" <i-******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:OZ**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> I was told by the camera
> manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but that
> I'd
> need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it.

You ought to ask the manufacturer what exactly they mean by that, or
refer
to your documentation. It could be the camera just takes pictures and

saves
them to a directory, in which case you can set that up with IIS and ASP
to
be a nicely shared webcam site. or it may function completely
differently.
we can't tell from here
--
Jason Brown
Microsoft GTSC, IIS

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
"Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
news:uG**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Fair enough. Can you recommend a group? I was told by the camera
> manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but that
> I'd
> need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it. I thought
> I
> would have to write ASP code of some kind. I guess I'm wrong. Please
> advise
> if you can.
>
> Thanks...
>
>
> "thorpe" <th****@notthorpesystems.com> wrote in message
> news:41********@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
>> your miles off buddy. WRONG GROUP!!!
>>
>> "Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
>> news:uW***************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> > Is there a way to connect a digital video camera to IIS so that I
>> > can
>> > set-up
>> > a "web cam". I have a EZCAM III from Ezonics. Thank you!
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>



Jul 22 '05 #9

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Jason,

Perfect! This is what I'll do. I'll just have to camera take incremental
shots, store the images in a directory, and set-up an IIS web pointing to
the folder so I can see them. I'm not looking for full motion video.

Thank you very much.

"Jason Brown [MSFT]" <i-******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:#m**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
OK, I've looked at the site, and it looks like there's software bundled with it that can capture periodic images to your hard drive.

you can then use these images however you want. do you want to serve the
pictures from the same machine, or from a proper web server? if you want to serve from your own machine you can just point the cam capture application
at an IIS directory, or create a virtual directory pointing at the cam dir. then you can simply write an ASP script which will grab the latest image(s) and display them.

I don't think full-motion video will be a goer with that camera though.
--
Jason Brown
Microsoft GTSC, IIS

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.

"Jason Brown [MSFT]" <i-******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:OD**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
They don't sound very helpful. Is that all they had to say?

Did you get documentation with the camera? is it the kind that just saves a file to the hard-drive on a schedule, or does it stream constantly? does it come with bundled software? I'm completely in the dark here, but I'll
have a look at their site and see what I can see.
--
Jason Brown
Microsoft GTSC, IIS

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.

"Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
news:u5**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
That's the first thing I tried. Here is what the www.ezonics.com tech
support person told me:

"If you have a program that will do that. The camera does work on the
internet."

then I asked how I could do this on an IIS web server, and he said they
don't have any information on this. That's why I came here to see if
anyone
has tried this.

"Jason Brown [MSFT]" <i-******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:OZ**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> I was told by the camera
> manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but that
> I'd
> need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it.

You ought to ask the manufacturer what exactly they mean by that, or
refer
to your documentation. It could be the camera just takes pictures and
saves
them to a directory, in which case you can set that up with IIS and ASP to
be a nicely shared webcam site. or it may function completely
differently.
we can't tell from here
--
Jason Brown
Microsoft GTSC, IIS

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
"Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
news:uG**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Fair enough. Can you recommend a group? I was told by the camera
> manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but that
> I'd
> need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it. I thought > I
> would have to write ASP code of some kind. I guess I'm wrong. Please
> advise
> if you can.
>
> Thanks...
>
>
> "thorpe" <th****@notthorpesystems.com> wrote in message
> news:41********@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
>> your miles off buddy. WRONG GROUP!!!
>>
>> "Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
>> news:uW***************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> > Is there a way to connect a digital video camera to IIS so that I
>> > can
>> > set-up
>> > a "web cam". I have a EZCAM III from Ezonics. Thank you!
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>



Jul 22 '05 #10

P: n/a
No problem. glad we got it sorted in the end!
--
Jason Brown
Microsoft GTSC, IIS

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
"Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
news:eM**************@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
Jason,

Perfect! This is what I'll do. I'll just have to camera take incremental
shots, store the images in a directory, and set-up an IIS web pointing to
the folder so I can see them. I'm not looking for full motion video.

Thank you very much.

"Jason Brown [MSFT]" <i-******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:#m**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
OK, I've looked at the site, and it looks like there's software bundled

with
it that can capture periodic images to your hard drive.

you can then use these images however you want. do you want to serve the
pictures from the same machine, or from a proper web server? if you want

to
serve from your own machine you can just point the cam capture
application
at an IIS directory, or create a virtual directory pointing at the cam

dir.
then you can simply write an ASP script which will grab the latest

image(s)
and display them.

I don't think full-motion video will be a goer with that camera though.
--
Jason Brown
Microsoft GTSC, IIS

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.

"Jason Brown [MSFT]" <i-******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:OD**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> They don't sound very helpful. Is that all they had to say?
>
> Did you get documentation with the camera? is it the kind that just saves > a file to the hard-drive on a schedule, or does it stream constantly? does > it come with bundled software? I'm completely in the dark here, but
> I'll
> have a look at their site and see what I can see.
>
>
> --
> Jason Brown
> Microsoft GTSC, IIS
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights.
>
> "Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
> news:u5**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> That's the first thing I tried. Here is what the www.ezonics.com tech
>> support person told me:
>>
>> "If you have a program that will do that. The camera does work on the
>> internet."
>>
>> then I asked how I could do this on an IIS web server, and he said
>> they
>> don't have any information on this. That's why I came here to see if
>> anyone
>> has tried this.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Jason Brown [MSFT]" <i-******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:OZ**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> > I was told by the camera
>>> > manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but
>>> > that
>>> > I'd
>>> > need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it.
>>>
>>> You ought to ask the manufacturer what exactly they mean by that, or
>>> refer
>>> to your documentation. It could be the camera just takes pictures and
>> saves
>>> them to a directory, in which case you can set that up with IIS and ASP >>> to
>>> be a nicely shared webcam site. or it may function completely
>>> differently.
>>> we can't tell from here
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Jason Brown
>>> Microsoft GTSC, IIS
>>>
>>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>>> rights.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
>>> news:uG**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> > Fair enough. Can you recommend a group? I was told by the camera
>>> > manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but
>>> > that
>>> > I'd
>>> > need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it. I thought >>> > I
>>> > would have to write ASP code of some kind. I guess I'm wrong.
>>> > Please
>>> > advise
>>> > if you can.
>>> >
>>> > Thanks...
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > "thorpe" <th****@notthorpesystems.com> wrote in message
>>> > news:41********@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
>>> >> your miles off buddy. WRONG GROUP!!!
>>> >>
>>> >> "Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
>>> >> news:uW***************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>>> >> > Is there a way to connect a digital video camera to IIS so that
>>> >> > I
>>> >> > can
>>> >> > set-up
>>> >> > a "web cam". I have a EZCAM III from Ezonics. Thank you!
>>> >> >
>>> >> >
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>



Jul 22 '05 #11

P: n/a
Alas, when I asked ezonics for the program you mentioned below, they said
this:

"No we don't have such a program. The program to take pictures, EZVideo
Mail, is only for manual pictures."

So it seems that their camera is only for personal use. I guess I could
write my own program, but I'm thinking that another camera mfg might have
better software tools that do the kind of periodic picture taking that you
suggest.

Thanks anyway.

"Jason Brown [MSFT]" <i-******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:Os*************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
No problem. glad we got it sorted in the end!
--
Jason Brown
Microsoft GTSC, IIS

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
"Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
news:eM**************@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
Jason,

Perfect! This is what I'll do. I'll just have to camera take incremental
shots, store the images in a directory, and set-up an IIS web pointing to the folder so I can see them. I'm not looking for full motion video.

Thank you very much.

"Jason Brown [MSFT]" <i-******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:#m**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
OK, I've looked at the site, and it looks like there's software bundled

with
it that can capture periodic images to your hard drive.

you can then use these images however you want. do you want to serve the pictures from the same machine, or from a proper web server? if you want
to
serve from your own machine you can just point the cam capture
application
at an IIS directory, or create a virtual directory pointing at the cam

dir.
then you can simply write an ASP script which will grab the latest

image(s)
and display them.

I don't think full-motion video will be a goer with that camera though.
--
Jason Brown
Microsoft GTSC, IIS

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.

"Jason Brown [MSFT]" <i-******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:OD**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> They don't sound very helpful. Is that all they had to say?
>
> Did you get documentation with the camera? is it the kind that just

saves
> a file to the hard-drive on a schedule, or does it stream constantly?

does
> it come with bundled software? I'm completely in the dark here, but
> I'll
> have a look at their site and see what I can see.
>
>
> --
> Jason Brown
> Microsoft GTSC, IIS
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights.
>
> "Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
> news:u5**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> That's the first thing I tried. Here is what the www.ezonics.com

tech >> support person told me:
>>
>> "If you have a program that will do that. The camera does work on the >> internet."
>>
>> then I asked how I could do this on an IIS web server, and he said
>> they
>> don't have any information on this. That's why I came here to see if
>> anyone
>> has tried this.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Jason Brown [MSFT]" <i-******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message >> news:OZ**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> > I was told by the camera
>>> > manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but
>>> > that
>>> > I'd
>>> > need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it.
>>>
>>> You ought to ask the manufacturer what exactly they mean by that, or >>> refer
>>> to your documentation. It could be the camera just takes pictures and >> saves
>>> them to a directory, in which case you can set that up with IIS and

ASP
>>> to
>>> be a nicely shared webcam site. or it may function completely
>>> differently.
>>> we can't tell from here
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Jason Brown
>>> Microsoft GTSC, IIS
>>>
>>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>>> rights.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
>>> news:uG**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> > Fair enough. Can you recommend a group? I was told by the camera
>>> > manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but
>>> > that
>>> > I'd
>>> > need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it. I

thought
>>> > I
>>> > would have to write ASP code of some kind. I guess I'm wrong.
>>> > Please
>>> > advise
>>> > if you can.
>>> >
>>> > Thanks...
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > "thorpe" <th****@notthorpesystems.com> wrote in message
>>> > news:41********@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
>>> >> your miles off buddy. WRONG GROUP!!!
>>> >>
>>> >> "Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
>>> >> news:uW***************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>>> >> > Is there a way to connect a digital video camera to IIS so that >>> >> > I
>>> >> > can
>>> >> > set-up
>>> >> > a "web cam". I have a EZCAM III from Ezonics. Thank you!
>>> >> >
>>> >> >
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>



Jul 22 '05 #12

P: n/a
On Fri, 3 Dec 2004 10:48:58 -0800, "Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com>
wrote:
Alas, when I asked ezonics for the program you mentioned below, they said
this:

"No we don't have such a program. The program to take pictures, EZVideo
Mail, is only for manual pictures."

So it seems that their camera is only for personal use. I guess I could
write my own program, but I'm thinking that another camera mfg might have
better software tools that do the kind of periodic picture taking that you
suggest.
There are dozens of webcams available now pretty cheap. Saw a
closeout on one for $15 recently. Hit your local Geek Emporium and
start looking for a sane alternative.

Jeff
"Jason Brown [MSFT]" <i-******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:Os*************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
No problem. glad we got it sorted in the end!
--
Jason Brown
Microsoft GTSC, IIS

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
"Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
news:eM**************@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Jason,
>
> Perfect! This is what I'll do. I'll just have to camera take incremental
> shots, store the images in a directory, and set-up an IIS web pointingto > the folder so I can see them. I'm not looking for full motion video.
>
> Thank you very much.
>
>
>
> "Jason Brown [MSFT]" <i-******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:#m**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> OK, I've looked at the site, and it looks like there's software bundled
> with
>> it that can capture periodic images to your hard drive.
>>
>> you can then use these images however you want. do you want to servethe >> pictures from the same machine, or from a proper web server? if youwant > to
>> serve from your own machine you can just point the cam capture
>> application
>> at an IIS directory, or create a virtual directory pointing at the cam
> dir.
>> then you can simply write an ASP script which will grab the latest
> image(s)
>> and display them.
>>
>> I don't think full-motion video will be a goer with that camera though.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Jason Brown
>> Microsoft GTSC, IIS
>>
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>> rights.
>>
>> "Jason Brown [MSFT]" <i-******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:OD**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> > They don't sound very helpful. Is that all they had to say?
>> >
>> > Did you get documentation with the camera? is it the kind that just
> saves
>> > a file to the hard-drive on a schedule, or does it stream constantly?
> does
>> > it come with bundled software? I'm completely in the dark here, but
>> > I'll
>> > have a look at their site and see what I can see.
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Jason Brown
>> > Microsoft GTSC, IIS
>> >
>> > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>> > rights.
>> >
>> > "Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
>> > news:u5**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> >> That's the first thing I tried. Here is what the www.ezonics.comtech >> >> support person told me:
>> >>
>> >> "If you have a program that will do that. The camera does work onthe >> >> internet."
>> >>
>> >> then I asked how I could do this on an IIS web server, and he said
>> >> they
>> >> don't have any information on this. That's why I came here to see if
>> >> anyone
>> >> has tried this.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Jason Brown [MSFT]" <i-******@online.microsoft.com> wrote inmessage >> >> news:OZ**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >>> > I was told by the camera
>> >>> > manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but
>> >>> > that
>> >>> > I'd
>> >>> > need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it.
>> >>>
>> >>> You ought to ask the manufacturer what exactly they mean by that,or >> >>> refer
>> >>> to your documentation. It could be the camera just takes picturesand >> >> saves
>> >>> them to a directory, in which case you can set that up with IIS and
> ASP
>> >>> to
>> >>> be a nicely shared webcam site. or it may function completely
>> >>> differently.
>> >>> we can't tell from here
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> --
>> >>> Jason Brown
>> >>> Microsoft GTSC, IIS
>> >>>
>> >>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>> >>> rights.
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> "Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
>> >>> news:uG**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >>> > Fair enough. Can you recommend a group? I was told by the camera
>> >>> > manufacturer and their device could function as a "web cam" but
>> >>> > that
>> >>> > I'd
>> >>> > need to procure or develop server-side software to drive it. I
> thought
>> >>> > I
>> >>> > would have to write ASP code of some kind. I guess I'm wrong.
>> >>> > Please
>> >>> > advise
>> >>> > if you can.
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Thanks...
>> >>> >
>> >>> >
>> >>> > "thorpe" <th****@notthorpesystems.com> wrote in message
>> >>> > news:41********@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
>> >>> >> your miles off buddy. WRONG GROUP!!!
>> >>> >>
>> >>> >> "Dean J Garrett" <in**@amuletc.com> wrote in message
>> >>> >> news:uW***************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> >>> >> > Is there a way to connect a digital video camera to IIS sothat >> >>> >> > I
>> >>> >> > can
>> >>> >> > set-up
>> >>> >> > a "web cam". I have a EZCAM III from Ezonics. Thank you!
>> >>> >> >
>> >>> >> >
>> >>> >>
>> >>> >>
>> >>> >
>> >>> >
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>



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