2.Quick Start
3.Working with Devices
4.Auto Configuration Wizard
5.Types of Alerts
6.Motion/Noise Settings
7.Working with Periodically Activated Alerts
8.Remote Monitoring
Uploading Video, Audio or photos when Motion or Noise is Detected
Uploading Video, Audio or photos Periodically
Configuring the Proxy Server
Configuring the DNS Server
Configuring Video/Audio Broadcasting
Show Broacasting Status
Show Upload Status
Assigning a Static IP Address to your PC for Live Streaming
Getting the IP Address of Your Computer
9.Configuring FTP Settings
10.Minimizing the Application
11.Media Files
12.Keyboard Shortcuts
13.Event Logs

WebCam Monitor 6.28

Broadcasting Video/Audio

Broadcasting provides a high end solution to Remote Monitoring.  Video and audio is streamed live.  Users can connect to the server and view live video and audio.  The number of users that can connect to your server is limited only by the amount of computer resources you have.  Broadcasting uses advanced Windows Media streaming technology to provide you with the best quality media streaming.

To stream video and audio preview live:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options
  2. Select the RemoteMonitoring
  3. Under Broadcasting, click Configure
  4. Specify a port number to which your clients can connect and view the live video.  If 0 is specified then WebCam Monitor will automatically select a port number. 
  5. Specify the number of clients that must be permitted to connect. 
  6. Select a profile depending on the internet connection speed available to your targeted audience. 
  7. Click OK
  8. Select a Device
  9. Start the selected device's preview
  10. On the Tools menu, click StartBroadcasting.

NOTE: To broadcast over the Internet reliably, you need to have a Static, routable IP address for your PC.

Start Broadcasting automatically at startup

Using this feature, you can start live broadcasting as soon as WebCam Monitor starts.  WebCam Monitor starts broadcasting using your previous settings.

To enable broadcasting on start up:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options
  2. Select the RemoteMonitoring
  3. Under Broadcasting, click Configure
  4. Select the Start Broadcasting automatically at Startup check box. 
  5. Click OK.

Selecting a Profile

WebCam Monitor uses the selected profile for encoding video and audio data before they are streamed.  A profile contains information about how the video and audio streams should be encoded or compressed so that they take up only the bandwidth given in the profile and not more in order to be viewable.  For example, if you select a profile that encodes video and audio streams at 56Kbps then the broadcast video will be viewable to users that have an internet connection of 56Kbps or more.  Users with lower bandwidths will see the video with freezes and pauses.  The lower the bandwidth you select, the lower will be the quality of the video and audio.

Many profiles may also specify a range of bandwidth across which the video and audio streams should work.  These profiles are called as Mutual exclusion by Bit Rate (MBR) profiles.  They encode a single video and audio stream with different qualities depending on the range of bandwidth given by the profile.  MBR videos, therefore, can be viewed across a range of bandwidths with optimum quality.  For example, if you select a profile that specifies a range between 28 to 256Kbps bandwidths, then multiple streams will be encoded at increasing bit rates.  When an MBR video is streamed, a user with 28Kbps internet connection will view a stream encoded at 28Kbps.  This stream will be generally low in quality.  At the same time, a user with a 128Kbps internet connection will view a stream encoded at 128Kbps that will offer better quality.  MBR video also stream better when internet usage and available bandwidth varies or flickers.  When traffic is light, a higher bit rate stream is sent, and when the traffic is heavy, a lower bit rate stream is sent so that users can always view their videos uninterrupted.

View Broadcasting Status

To see the broadcasting status, open the Broadcasting Status window.

NOTE: There will be between a 30 second to 5 minute delay in broadcast streams.

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