Thanks for the reply. Was checking everyday for someone to suggest something. Guess all the others are too busy.
I did think of that and just as I thought, it changed nothing.
Thing is, there's nothing wrong with my connecting or streaming. It's just that when I've set up an application (.exe) to be launched with motion detection, it only does it if the UI app is running.
If I close the actual app and instead run it as a service (so that I can have it launch with Windows surreptitiously), the streaming, email, and everything else in motion detection works just fine. Except it no longer launches the .exe
Yes, I can make the app run when Windows starts too and the .exe launch will happen on motion detection, but it's still not the same as running it as a service. Inconspicuous etc.
At this point, I'm lost. Are services, by design, unable to launch other apps?