Web Cam Image Server


Last updated on 8-Feb-2010 1:08PM CST.


WebCam2000 is freely distributed open source software for Windows 95, 98, Me!, NT, 2000, and XP that serves images from any video capture device connected to a computer. WebCam2000 can serve pictures as either JPEG or bitmap (BMP) and can include complete HTTP headers or serve the image "raw". The second case is particularly useful when you want to perform further processing on the image; for example by using WebCam2000 as a back-end to a CGI script. One important thing to note is that the WebCam2000 is for people with a live internet connection only: the current version does not have the ability to dial-up an ISP and FTP upload an image.

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Windows 7 Compatibility and New Pan/Tilt Page URL
Posted: 8-Feb-2010 1:08PM CST
Topics: [WebCam2000]

I have a received a couple of emails about it, so I thought I should mention that I am running WebCam2000 under Windows 7 without any problem.

On another note, Zoomkat's pan and tilt page has moved to a new location:

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Zoomkat's WebCam2000 Pan/Tilt Page
Posted: 17-Aug-2009 8:44PM CDT
Topics: [WebCam2000]

Long time WebCam2000 user, Zoomkat, has created a JavaScript front end to a device that pans and tilts his webcam. Check it out.

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WebCam2000 Version 1.67 Bug Fixed
Posted: 6-Feb-2004 8:49AM CST
Topics: [Download] [WebCam2000]

To the 22 of you who have download WebCam2000 1.67 in the past hour: a bug that caused WebCam2000 not to properly read saved settings has been corrected. Please re-download version 1.67.

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WebCam2000 Version 1.67 Released
Posted: 6-Feb-2004 7:09AM CST
Topics: [JeffCenter] [Current Projects] [WebCam2000]

This version of WebCam2000 adds a few features inspired by a patch from Robert Konigsberg: the locations of capoff.bmp and overlay.bmp are now configurable through the system registry, capoff.bmp is no longer rotated when the camera image is set to be rotated, and the WebCam2000 now has a way to quickly turn off the camera.

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WebCam2000 Mailing List Changes
Posted: 5-Feb-2004 9:10AM CST
Topics: [Mailing List] [WebCam2000]

The WebCam2000 mailing list has now been split into two lists: one for announcements and one for general discussion. The announcements mailing is moderated and will only contain WebCam2000-related announcements; the discussion list is open to postings from all list members.

For more information see WebCam2000 mailing list page.

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WebCam2000 Version 1.66
Posted: 1-Feb-2004 6:33AM CST
Topics: [JeffCenter] [Current Projects] [WebCam2000]

A new version of WebCam 2000 has been released. Version 1.66 adds support for HTTP basic password authentication. This gives users some degree of control over who can watch their web cam.

Additionally, left clicking on the WebCam2000 task bar icon now brings up a menu that allows users to control the server. Thanks to Matthew Heaton for helping add this feature.

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Web Site Reorganized
Posted: 24-Jun-2003 2:35PM CDT
Topics: [JeffCenter] [Old Projects] [Current Projects] [WebCam2000]

Jeff has completed a major reorganization of his web space. This reorganization involved the moving of WebCam2000 to its own domain and the withering of the domain. A couple of things have also been removed from For instance, Jeff's archive of school papers is no longer online.

StratoSetup and Windows Restart have also been downgraded to the status of "no longer actively maintained." Jeff might still update them in the future, but he has no plans to do so at this time.

The main part of Jeff's web space is now generated using new site management software. The software is a distant cousin of the software used to create Jeff's web site. This version of the software uses a collection of Perl scripts to build static HTML pages based on a MySQL database. Jeff plans to test the software, do some refactoring, and release the software at some point in the future.

One of the new features of the site is the ability to comment on "news items" such as this one. See the "view/post comments" link below for more information.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about Jeff's website, feel free to contact him.

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