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It's pretty neat, but I will say that I have had trouble connecting them to Wifi (they require a specific frequency that Xfinity routers don't allow), and I have had two AC adapters and/or Bloom Sky devices fail on me, so I'm concerned about their reliability. Host it from your Internet connection: It's not rocket science to figure out how to host an image or a live stream from your webcam on your own Internet connection, especially if your webcam has a web page showing the stream (then you just need to "port forward" it through your router). Use web hosting: This is what I do, and this gives you the most control.
ORIGINAL BLOG 11/18/2017: In a shock to the weather enthusiast community, Weather Underground discontinued their webcam upload and archive service today, after a 10-year run.
All functionality and images will be deleted on December 15, 2017.
The free account is limited to one camera, 24-hour archive but they have monthly plans for as little as /mo with more features including longer archiving and live streaming.
You can then embed those features on your website if you have one.
I tested nearly a dozen different webcams to find out which was the best.
I hope the links below will still help you in your weather webcam ventures. UPDATE 12/1: I added Bloom Sky as #3 & Camera FTP to #1 below. Travel is considering FTP services, if you are affected by the upcoming outage, take their survey so that Webcams. UPDATE 11/20: I have added an additional provider (Webcam Galore.com) to #2 below.
Time and time again, the c920 impressed me not just for the quality of its image in ideal conditions, but its consistent quality in all settings.
On two separate occasions, I streamed live sporting events from the middle of a field with nothing but the c920 plugged into my laptop and—from morning light to nighttime stadium lights with people sprinting through the frame—it didn’t miss one pass.
Unfortunately, when building a gaming PC, a webcam tends to be that component you only realize you’re missing after you need it.
There are a lot of webcams out there, and it’s hard to judge a camera’s quality without plugging it in and using it firsthand.