Yawcam BETA 2010-02-13

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malun
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Yawcam BETA 2010-02-13

Postby malun » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:34 pm

Please note that the latest official version 0.3.3 is newer than this beta version.

Get the new beta release:
Yawcam_BETA_2010-02-13.exe (4,00 MB)


What's new since last official release?
- Fixed better controls to select video format. (No need for forcevideoformat.txt any more...)
- Added compatibility mode if native rendering fails.
- Added possibility to flip image.
- Fixed problem with black images on large image sizes.
- Fixed problem with old image when preview window was closed.
- Added option to release camera completely with text file hack: releasecamera.txt
- Better support for Chinese and Japanese language.
- Improved speed in internal webserver.
- Added fullscreen mode for preview.
- Added possibilty to keep aspect ratio for preview.
- Fixed possible memory leak in file output.
- Added new overlay variable: %pubip

/malun
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Postby z3r0c00l12 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:26 pm

That's good, I like the idea of the new %pubip variable, how is the ip obtained though? Does it ping a yawcam server? How accurate is it?

Thanks,
z3r0c00l12

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Postby Laura Boivin » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:03 am

wow!! this is wonderful. I really notice the difference in the speed of the internal webserver.

"Added new overlay variable: %pubip "
I don't know what that is or where it is...


Thanks...

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Postby z3r0c00l12 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:27 am

Laura Boivin wrote:"Added new overlay variable: %pubip "
I don't know what that is or where it is...


It's in the Settings -> Text overlay options.

It's like the timestamp option on the camera feed, except it puts your public ip address on the camera. This would be the address normal users would have to enter to see your camera.

I tested the option on my computer and it works great, considering it was saying the right IP address also.

z3r0c00l12

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Postby Laura Boivin » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:43 am

z3r0c00l12 wrote:
Laura Boivin wrote:"Added new overlay variable: %pubip "
I don't know what that is or where it is...


It's in the Settings -> Text overlay options.

It's like the timestamp option on the camera feed, except it puts your public ip address on the camera. This would be the address normal users would have to enter to see your camera.

I tested the option on my computer and it works great, considering it was saying the right IP address also.

z3r0c00l12


Do you mean that I would type "%pubip-http:my IP address" in one of the other text options & if so, what would be the purpose of putting that in there?

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Postby malun » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:32 pm

The variable %pubip will be replaced with the value you find here: "Settings -> Edit settings... -> Connection -> Public IP".
If you uncheck the options "Detect at startup" and "Detect every X minutes" and type a public address like the one you can get from i.e. dyndns.org or no-ip.com, this public address will be shown. This could be an address like mywebcam.no-ip.com.

More info about dynamic ip addresses here:
http://www.yawcam.com/help/noipguide.php

The %pubip variable was added on a request from a user who didn't want to use a service like dyndns or no-ip, but wanted to know the current address of web camera when motion detection triggered motion an emailed the images. The emailed image can now contain the current address to the camera.

Most users will not need this new variable though...

@z3r0c00l12
Yes, the public ip is obtained by pinging the yawcam server. It's very accurate ;-) This feature is controlled by the two "Detect..." check boxes.
Clicking the "Get"-button will also detect the public ip right away.

/malun

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Postby celley » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:04 pm

I downloaded the beta in hopes that it would store all my settings when the computer is rebooted, and it does not. Tee non-beta version at least saves everything except the video resolution size. But, the beta does not save any of the settings at all.

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Postby Laura Boivin » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:23 pm

celley wrote:I downloaded the beta in hopes that it would store all my settings when the computer is rebooted, and it does not. Tee non-beta version at least saves everything except the video resolution size. But, the beta does not save any of the settings at all.


That's unfortunate...mine is working perfectly & saves everything.

Did you put the checkmarks in the Startup?

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Thank you Laura!!

Postby celley » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:48 pm

There are so many little ins and outs, I guess I forgot those boxes. So, I checked them, rebooted, and all my settings were there. Awesome! Thank you for your help! :)

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Re: Thank you Laura!!

Postby Laura Boivin » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:09 pm

celley wrote:There are so many little ins and outs, I guess I forgot those boxes. So, I checked them, rebooted, and all my settings were there. Awesome! Thank you for your help! :)


yea!!!! I'm glad for you.

I really had my struggles in the beginning too.

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Postby celley » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:40 pm

Haha, me too! I love when it is something easy!

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Postby Laura Boivin » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:55 pm

celley wrote:Haha, me too! I love when it is something easy!


so, are you ever going to let us see your webcam???

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Postby celley » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:02 pm

Wha? Do people post them on here somewhere?

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Postby Laura Boivin » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:06 pm

celley wrote:Wha? Do people post them on here somewhere?


Mine is in my signature...

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Postby celley » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:08 pm

Laura Boivin wrote:
celley wrote:Wha? Do people post them on here somewhere?


Mine is in my signature...


How did you type it into your signature? I added mine to my profile, but youd have to click on my profile to get there, I like your way better!


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