Last month I decided to improve the streaming software for the video feeds from my robots. Thus far I have been using Active WebCam which I’ve had good success, minus a few things. So I set out to find something else.
I decided to revisit YawCam which I had tested in the past but for one reason or another I decided against it. This time though, I decided to give it a try and see if it would work for my robots. YawCam has gone through some updates since I used it last. It is actively supported and used. Getting multiple webcams to work isn’t the cleanest solution with YawCam but it works. My main selling point is that I was able to stream video on a mobile web browser on both Android and iOS. The only issue was I couldn’t use my web server to do the streaming and therefore it wouldn’t be integrated with my web site security. The application has its own security which causes a double login. One for the site and another for each camera. Overall it was worth it since I am able to stream to mobile.
Overall it works well and it is much easier than trying to write my own application from scratch, which I wouldn’t even know where to start. This year I plan to improve my programming skills, including Java and mobile development, so who knows down the road.