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    I own a website and have a live webcam on the beach for surfers and beach goers. But I cannot figure out how to make my live streaming webcam on my website viewable on the droid network? I know you can download 3rd party apps and use them to view it but I would like it to be viewable on droid without having to downloan any 3rd party apps (like photon browser). Do any of you know any way around this problem. ((would like it viewable on iPhone too but wrong thread)) Thanks for any advice or ideas you may have.
     

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    Make it viewable on the web and publish the URL - then any web-capable phone can view it. Wgich is, as far as I can see from your description, what you're doing. So I can't see why there's any problem.

    Unless you mean that you want the cam visible on any Android device with no browser or app. Which is not only impossible, but logically impossible. Android isn't a network, it's an operating system. What you would be asking is like "how do I make my cam visible on the Windows 7 network?"
     
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    Rukbat, thank you so much for the response. Yeah I think you are right. I need to know "how do I make my cam visible on the Windows 7 network?" Yes I already have a website and my cam is already live but when I go to it I cannot see it because I need flash. I can download a third party app to view flash like photon browser but I don't want my viewers to have to download a third party app to view the webcam. Any ideas on how to fix that? Thanks so much for your help!
     
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    android does not support flash(officially) so you need to set the cam/website up to encode the video as HTML5 on your site which android and iOS will both support. There is no way to get your video to work on iOS as long as you are using flash plugins. Flash is basically a dead technology for mobile.
     
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    Thank you so much! You just helped me so much. Thank you thank you. Now to figure out how to do that. Hehe :)
     
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    this might help:
    HTTP Live Streaming Overview

    HTML5 Video
     
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    sdrawkcab25, that actually helps a lot. Thank you. Unfortunately, it is going to be way outside of my knowledge base I think after reading that. Grrr. Don't guess anyone knows of any programmers/web developers that may know how to do this? I did notice that I could stream my website on livestream for 50.00 a month but it is on their website instead of mine and they offer a script we can paste into our site for 400 a month but that is just ridiculous... There has to be a cheaper option. Thanks for all the help. Whoot! You guys rock!
     

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