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BillB

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Diagnosing streaming problems
« on: October 01, 2008, 11:48:03 AM »
I have a webcam server that is supposed to allow a browser to view streaming video. It works fine with older browsers but doesn't update in IE 7 or FireFox 3. It doesn't even update when I click refresh. Only closing and reopening the browser brings 1 new frame.

I can't find any saved current HTML on the server, it must generate all the component files on the fly.

Source code of delivered page:
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<html>
<head>
<title>Biromsoft WebCam</title>
</head>

<body background="b.gif" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">

<map name="Map">
<area shape="rect" coords="127,235,277,277" href="http://www.biromsoft.com" alt="Visit Biromsoft" title="Visit Biromsoft">
</map>
<table border="0" align=center cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width=100% height=100%>
<tr valign="top">
<td valign="bottom" height="70%" ><img src="1.jpg"></td>
<td align="center" valign="middle" > <img src="5.jpg" border=0 alt="Visit Biromsoft">

<table width="22" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="1">

<tr>
<td bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
<table width="320" height=240 border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#000000" align=center>
<applet code="webcam.class" width="320" height="240">
<param name="filename" value="cam.jpg">
<param name="port" value="80">
</applet></td>
</tr>
</table>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<form name="camClock" action="" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="countdownTime" size="1" value="" >
</form>

</td>
<td align="right" valign="bottom" ><img src="2.jpg" border=0></td>
</tr>
<tr valign="top">
<td  background="b2.gif" height="295" colspan="3">
<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
<tr>
<td><img src="3.jpg" valign=top  border="0"></td>
<td align="right"><img src="4.jpg" border=0 usemap="#Map"></td>
</tr>
</table>
</td>
</tr>
</table>

<!--Ada L Moore-->
</body>

</html>


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Re: Diagnosing streaming problems
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2008, 12:28:09 PM »
Are you certain the software is compatible with the latest browsers?  I checked the company site - Biromsoft.  Version 4.0 is available but they do not list browser compatibility, only OS compatible up to XP.

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Re: Diagnosing streaming problems
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2008, 01:03:55 PM »
From some reading I did, there seems to be problems with Java and IE7 on XP and Vista.  I am surprised FF3 is giving problems too however.

Make certain Java is updated on the computers you are having trouble with.  Check other webcams that use java applets with these browsers setups to determine if it is the browser, Java or your webcam server.

For IE7, try uninstalling all versions of Java in Add and Remove programs. Restart your computer and go to Java.com and install the latest version.


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Re: Diagnosing streaming problems
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2008, 01:24:34 PM »
I am certain the webserver doesn't know about modern browsers. When I installed it, IE 5 was probably cutting edge.

I will try cleaning up the Java installs. This computer's also been running since about 2002.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2008, 08:59:05 AM by BillB »