iPhone or Android App That Mimics Windows Media Player?

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(PeteCresswell)

I finally doped out how to make my IP camera server deliver a
stream that Windows Media Player can open up.

Seems like an improvement to me - at least the camera's image
comes up faster on my home PC.

The Question:

Is there anything that I can tell people to install on their
iPhones/iPads/Android devices that can render this stream?

viz: http://ExtremeSurfCam.DynDNS.org:8081
 
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Andy Burns

(PeteCresswell) said:
FWIW, it works with VLC on my PC.
Yes I made sure on mine first.

Maybe you could reduce the resolution from 1600x1200 for mobile
streaming ...
 
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(PeteCresswell)

Per Andy Burns:
Maybe you could reduce the resolution from 1600x1200 for mobile
streaming ...
I just changed it to 320x240.

Is there a better rez than that?
 
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(PeteCresswell)

Per (PeteCresswell):
I just changed it to 320x240.

Is there a better rez than that?

Just kicked it up to 640x480 to allow for some pinch-zooming.

The purpose of the cam is to allow people to see if windsurfers
on the bay have enough wind to plane.... so a certain amount of
detail is needed.

But I have no clue where detail ends and abuse begins on
somebody's iPhone with a data plan.

Can anybody give some numbers?
 
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Dave-UK

(PeteCresswell) said:
Per (PeteCresswell):


Just kicked it up to 640x480 to allow for some pinch-zooming.

The purpose of the cam is to allow people to see if windsurfers
on the bay have enough wind to plane.... so a certain amount of
detail is needed.
How about fitting a wind speed meter with the webcam and
then somehow overlay the readout onto the video image?
I've no idea if that's possible. :)
 
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Paul

Dave-UK said:
How about fitting a wind speed meter with the webcam and then somehow
overlay the readout onto the video image?
I've no idea if that's possible. :)
If the wind speed meter was positioned so it was in focus, and
placed at a distance to give the digits the "right size", you
could have it as a part of the actual scene. If wouldn't even
need to be digital, if you could find something with a
"speedometer" type output. This one, for example, needs no
power, and the galvanometer readout uses the power generated
by the anemometer. There is a light bulb in it, if you have
12V to run it with (but it doesn't say whether the light is
incandescent or LED based).

"HANDHELD ANEMOMETERS"

http://www.plastimo.com/catalogue/1/3230003.html

Paul
 
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Char Jackson

If the wind speed meter was positioned so it was in focus, and
placed at a distance to give the digits the "right size", you
could have it as a part of the actual scene. If wouldn't even
need to be digital, if you could find something with a
"speedometer" type output. This one, for example, needs no
power, and the galvanometer readout uses the power generated
by the anemometer. There is a light bulb in it, if you have
12V to run it with (but it doesn't say whether the light is
incandescent or LED based).

"HANDHELD ANEMOMETERS"

http://www.plastimo.com/catalogue/1/3230003.html
I'd be more inclined to go low tech, like the standard orange windsock
that you see at every airfield. If it's good enough for them, it's
probably good enough for this task. :)

Sample: <http://aerocovers.com/prod11_wind_sock.shtml>
 
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(PeteCresswell)

Per Paul:
If the wind speed meter was positioned so it was in focus,
Another windsurfer, who is also a pilot, suggested a few
calibrated wind socks. Apparently, you can get wind socks that
stand out at a certain wind speed.

But the bottom line for these people is how well other sailors
are planing. There's wind speed/direction, tide
speed/direction, average wind speed, peak wind speed, steadiness
of the wind... and on-and-on.
 

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