This HOW-TO will show you how you can setup your own DIGI Cam.
The steps required to setup your DIGI Cam:
- Create a DynDNS account.
- Download and install webcamXP
- Download and install ManyCam
- Configure ManyCam
- Configure webcamXP
- Configure your Internet Router
If ManyCam is not already running start the application. From the Sources tab, select Desktop. Select Custom desktop. This will allow you to draw a box around the area on your desktop that you want to share. This would typically be the application that you want to share, so in my DIGI cam this is the fldigi application. Remember, what ever appears in this window will be visible on your DIGI cam. Once you have selected the area, click the OK button. You should now see the area in the preview window in ManyCam. To the right of the preview window you should see a dropdown to set the size of the video. Select 1280 x 960 this will make the text much easier to read when viewed.
Click on the Effects tab, select Text over video and uncheck the “Show ManyCam.com Logo” checkbox.
You can now minimize ManyCam.
Select the Web/Broadcast tab. If the Internal web server is already running, click on the Disable button.
Enter the Host Name that you created when you setup your DynDNS account in the IP Address / Host Name field. You can either keep the Web Server Port value or change it to another value. I personally use the port 8050. Leave all the remaining values as is.
Click on the Activate button to start the Internal Web Server.
To verify that the web server is running and streaming the area of the desktop you selected open up your internet browser and enter http://localhost:<port> in my case as I used port 8050 I would enter http://localhost:8050 If everything is setup correctly in webcamXP and ManyCam you should see a web page streaming the content from the selected desktop area that you selected in ManyCam.
Configure your Internet Router
The final step is to configure your internet router to allow inbound traffic on the port that you specified when configuring webcamXP to the computer that is hosting webcamXP. On most routers this will be located in a Port Mapping or Port Routing section. Once you have configured your router a reboot of the router is typically required. You should now be able to view your digi cam stream from outside of your home network.