1 Reply Latest reply on May 25, 2006 3:31 PM by SafariTECH

    handling webcam video

    Todd-Holtmann Level 1
      I'll be the first to admit that I don't know a thing about webcams, but I've got a customer wanting to have a CF site connect two webcam users together and allow them to converse with audio and video.

      Any thoughts or experience doing this?

      Thanks!
        • 1. handling webcam video
          SafariTECH Level 1
          Well CF, like HTML, is a static medium so you wouldn't actually do that in CF.

          There would have to be some clientware required (Flash, Shockwave, Java, ActiveX, etc) that could connect each client's webcam to the web. These in-turn could be run and processed via CF or HTML for a website.

          The connectivity for the webcams comes from the actual client interfaces though, and many times these are proprietary. I know of a widget for Shockwave that may help, but it's usually used as a desktop app. You could also check with various webcam vendors (like Logitech etc) and see if they have an SDK for such things.