Okay, here's the deal: Say I have a house, and have somewhere between 6 to 12 cameras. I would want an unlimited amount of people to be able to watch these cameras. Basically I'm looking for a cost effective, yet reliable way to do this. Here's what I'm thinking so far, equipment wise: 1 decent powered PC at the house. 1 decent powered dedicated server. House PC captures and saves all video on disk (similar to a security system DVR). Dedicated Server polls the House PC every 1 second for an image update on each camera. Dedicated Server then serves the image up to any web user viewing it. I'm thinking the dedicated server can just cache the images in memory for 5 seconds, helping save CPU power. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED TEXT FILE FOR THE REST OF THE TEXT
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I currently have a dedicate server running FreeBSD. Most likely, any webserver would be linux/unix boxes. The "house" pc could be anything. In fact, if we can remove the house PC, that would work too. Examples of sites doing something SIMILAR. [url removed, login to view] (this one is COOL) [url removed, login to view] (not so cool)