With PlayStream, WebCam users can hook up their
WebCams or other digital cameras, and play either
live images (traditional method) over the Internet
through our On-Demand Accounts, or if you have
subscribed to one of PlayStream's Live Accounts,
stream live video and audio over the Internet.
To connect a WebCam to a PlayStream Account, we
recommend the following:
- Purchase a WebCam:
- Many retail Websites, like Amazon.com,
offer excellent deals on WebCams and
digital cameras. With PlayStream,
almost any WebCam/Digital Camera will
work with a PlayStream account. If
you want to play audio with video,
be sure to look for a WebCam that
includes a microphone, or you can
purchase microphones separately. Some
popular companies that manufacture
WebCams include Logitech, Sony, Cannon,
Kodak, D-Link, Hawkins and many others.
- WebCam Software:
Subscribe to PlayStream:
- Once you have acquired a WebCam, you'll
need special WebCam software to connect
your WebCam to the Internet. Some WebCams
come with software, though sometimes,
that software restricts you to only using
that manufacturer's WebCam site. Many
WebCam software products are freely available
on the Internet at places such as www.CNet.com,
etc. A popular favorite of our staff is
- Live Packages - Tired of the
traditional slide-show WebCam images?
Wish you could have real live action
video and audio? PlayStream's Live
Accounts enables you to stream (play)
live video and audio over the Internet.
- On-Demand Packages - PlayStream's
On-Demand accounts are great for playing
back prerecorded video from a streaming
account. They also include a HTTP
account that enables you to connect
a WebCam to deliver live images over
the Internet (the traditional method
of connecting WebCams).
Getting viewers to watch it is another challenge.
Fortunately, the Internet provides many emerging
alternatives for promoting your media. Many Search
Engines now provide multimedia indexing as part
of their services. Popular multimedia (Video,
Audio & Image) Search Engines to consider
- Provides one of the largest multimedia search
capabilities found on the Internet, with instructions
on how to submit your video and audio for
search engine indexing.
- This is an emerging Multimedia Search Service
that is powering some of the large multimedia
Web sites, like RealOne.com. Online instructions
are easy to follow in submitting your video
and audio for search engines.
- This popular search engine provides video
and audio search indexing.
- This popular search engine provides Image
indexing services for static images.
Multimedia Search - This search engine
provides multimedia indexing for video and