Webcam 7 and previously WebcamXP
4 or 5 years ago I started using the software (?)
I use the software with a self-written app to view 16 IP cameras that originate at my residence, at a friend’s residence, and at each of my two daughter’s residences. A camera at each daughter’s house monitors their dog, while he is in his pen at night and during the day. A camera at my residence monitors a daughter’s son while he naps here during the day. Several cameras at a friend’s house are displayed on my site.
Since neither daughter is allowed to install custom apps on their work computers while at work, they would have no way to view their own cameras if they did not have access to my site. They can use Firefox and IE on port 80 from their places of work with no problem. This is a primary use of my setup.
I have six cameras at my residence to monitor local activities around the house. Two cameras are PTZ. Webcam 7 works in conjunction with Homeseer to control lighting and other home automation applications.
I use webcam 7 because it has drivers for the various brands and models of cameras I have. The protocol used is convenient to use and works well with home-written software. I use the overlays to display time and CPU usage. I also use webcam 7 to display an AVI file that I use for touch control of a home automation application.
The software will run for weeks with no problems. The only time I reboot is when I have to apply windows 7 updates.
Thank you for your interest.