Tips for finding Webcam URLs:
When adding a new camera to the Webcam Screen Saver, the following dialog box appears requesting both a Cam Name and a Cam URL.
In the Cam Name edit box, you may enter whatever descriptive name you wish. The Cam URL is the Internet address of the actual image. The correct Cam URL must be entered in order for the screen saver to display the image properly .
The following tutorial describes how to find Cam URLs for most sites:
This page features a number of interesting webcams. We will chose, in this example, the Penguin Cam located at http://www.discovery.com/cams/penguin/penguinmain.html. This page opens a window with the Penguim Cam contained. To obtain the Cam URL, place your mouse cursor over the image and click on the right mouse button. (Note that you normally use your left mouse button). The following menu will pop up:
Select Properties at the bottom of the menu. The following information dialog will appear:
The third item on the list, "Address (URL)", is the Cam URL for the Penguin Cam. Therefore, http://www.discovery.com/cams/penguin/images/penguin.jpg?ct=3936b314 should be entered as the Cam URL.
What if that does not work?
A webcam window can usually be opened on a site by clicking on the "Open a Floating Window" option (sometimes referred to as a "Remote Window" or "Pop-up Window"). In other cases, a message is displayed which instructs the user to "Click Here" if they do not see an image. Once you are able to view the webcam image, try right-clicking on the image to find the Cam URL.
Finally, if all else fails, you can always send an e-mail message to the webmaster of the webcam site asking them what the URL of the Webcam Image is.
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