Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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.

share|improve this question
add comment

3 Answers 3

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: http://wiki.videolan.org/Simple_Stream_VLC_to_Website

share|improve this answer
add comment

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.

share|improve this answer
add comment

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 192.168.1.76 and then start cheese

share|improve this answer
    
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
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.