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There used to be a package webcam-server, but it is no longer there. I would like to be able to view the picture from a Logitech USB webcam in a browser in a different computer in the same network. I have an apache server set up for something else, so port 80 is used. note: the webcam definitely works with my computer; I can view it with other programs.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

You can use VLC to capture and stream using all built in tools from the (imba) player:

Have a look here on how to set it up:

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Actually, I used the package for karmic and it worked fine using the Hacktivision tutorial.

EDIT: redid this now a year later - used the accepted answer here.

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In my case I wanted to stream webcam from one computer to another in the same home network. I figured out I could just ssh -X and then start cheese

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Can you offer some more detail, such as how to view the webcam in a browser as the OP describes? – RolandiXor Feb 27 '13 at 4:56

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