Join Date: Jun 2004
Bikes: 1987 Bianchi Campione
Originally Posted by stevesurf
Hi...If you're trying to receive the stream remotely, you need a static IP address or a DDNS service to remotely access it. The PC connected to the Webcam gets a Dynamically-served IP address from your Dorm's server. Also, the Dorm's firewall may block common WM ports from streaming to prevent large bandwidth usage - something else to check.
The best idea is to get a Network Camera, not a webcam if you want to keep an eye on things...
Assuming he is even streaming anything. You don't just "try and connect" with WMP with a connected webcam on the host computer and magically you get a stream.
You need to run something like wcapture (free) in server mode, port is configurable. Read the manual.