fabolandry
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Most recent IP cam Tutorial for Rpi Zero W

Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:12 am

I have navigated the web for few weeks and I have tried few tutorials. Unfortunately most of them have dead links and popping errors as soon as they can. What would be the best tutorial I can use for such a trivial project with my Rpi Zero W. Do we have ready SD card image that i can just download and that would work with my Rpi Zero W ? Please help

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Re: Most recent IP cam Tutorial for Rpi Zero W

Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:53 am

Just follow our own tutorials, from the front page of our site.

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Re: Most recent IP cam Tutorial for Rpi Zero W

Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:20 am

What camera hardware do you have, and what do you hope to accomplish with it?

Your question is ambiguous.

Do you have an official Raspberry Pi camera module ( https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/camera-module-v2/ ) that you want to use with an RPi Zero to implement an 'IP' cam?

Or do you have a commercial IP web cam that you hope to access and view from an RPiZero?

Or some other possiblity that I haven't thought of?

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Re: Most recent IP cam Tutorial for Rpi Zero W

Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:18 am

B.Goode thanks a lot for the reply I have the Raspberry Pi camera module

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Re: Most recent IP cam Tutorial for Rpi Zero W

Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:55 am

fabolandry wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:18 am
B.Goode thanks a lot for the reply I have the Raspberry Pi camera module

And what do you want to do with it?


There is Raspberry Pi Foundation documentation about their own Camera Module here:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... /camera.md

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... /README.md


If you find "dead links and popping errors " in that documentation and don't know how to report it to the Raspberry Pi Foundation mention it here and someone will help you get it reported.

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Re: Most recent IP cam Tutorial for Rpi Zero W

Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:35 am

Why not give this a go:-

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 43&t=63276

It may not be exactly what you are looking for but it works and its simple.

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Re: Most recent IP cam Tutorial for Rpi Zero W

Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:13 pm

I use the RPi-Cam-Web-Interface as linked above with a Pi0W and it provides a high framerate, low latency stream with a very low CPU load. Many of the other 'IP Cam' methods can have several seconds of latency.
The only drawback is that even a Pi3 cannot display the stream at full speed, although a PC can. I would guess the encoding is hardware assisted by the GPU, but the playback (Chromium running under X) is not.

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