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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby ossendryver » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:17 pm

Saw it!!! :D

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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby vinkie » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:24 pm

ossendryver wrote:Saw it!!! :D


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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby Danie » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:17 am

As Lize said in an earlier post, the live video feed from Orpen is still in beta testing phase and changes are still being made to the video feed you are seeing via your browser. Compression, frame rates, bandwidth issues, etc. are all part of the video feed jargon!

A forumite asked earlier about live sound on the video feed..not available at the moment!

Enjoy this beta testing phase and lets hope for excellent cooperation from our four legged friends in Kruger National Park (Orpen) to show themselves on camera - they are after all now live on video and also part of the test..they should put their best foot/hoof/paw forward!

A special thanks to the whole team involved in making this happen - a milestone we have been waiting for a loooooong time! Thanks guys and girls! :clap:

Happy camming and viewing...live!
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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby Christy » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:37 am

This is great!

Thanks so much :-)
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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby in the north » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:04 am

WOW, thank you so much. :gflower:
It took me a while, but the live stream works. :clap: :dance:
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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby Lionspoon » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:17 am

Awesome stuff! 8) 8) 8)

Thanks to everyone who made this happen! :gflower:
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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby stevenjm » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:58 am

arks wrote:OK, I've clicked on the link, but I don't get any sort of cam image, just a button that says "save as latest highlight" but NO image :( Any idea what my problem might be? :wall:


tsk tsk, the server knows you don't want nice multimedia wallpapers, and is responding in tit-for-tat behavior :)

Arks, do you have any adblock software installed on your machine as per the posts within the forum problems topic? Are you able to view videos on facebook and youtube?
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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby picnic » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:15 am

Will it be possible to get a chat box next to the video? That would be great, then you can chat while watching the cam. :D :thumbs_up:

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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby bert » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:20 am

love the live action

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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby stevenjm » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:33 am

picnic wrote:Will it be possible to get a chat box next to the video? That would be great, then you can chat while watching the cam. :D :thumbs_up:

Hey picnic,

Its a nice idea, but I would be one to vote no for it on the simple basis it would detract from the forums, and the webcams are unison with forums, and would like to see it remain that way.
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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby picnic » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:45 am

:lol: I understand. :thumbs_up: But the web cam watchers would like to chat while watching the the waterhole. :roll: Why sit alone when you can have a chat with fellow web cam watchers? :? :hmz: We will chat in silence. :D I don't think that will effect the forum in any way. :wink: It can only gain members. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:02 am

Problem: spammers!
They will very happily use that. I don't think anyone is waiting for that?
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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby picnic » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:09 am

It was only a thought, you guys will know best.

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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby Wildlife4ever-Roy » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:36 am

Picnic, I would vote yes.
I think it's a great idea to have a chat with the cam.
I also don't think it will distract from the forum. I think most of the cammers aren't a forum member. So I think it's easy way for first timers to ask some questions and redirect them to the forum.
Another use of the chat is to learn something about the animals and there behavior. I can imagine that a lot people what's to now why certain animals behave like that.
And of course to have a little chat is always nice.

What about the spammers, I don't think it will be a real problem. Just make sure that there is some kind of banning system and than it will be okay.
I don't see a lot of spam on the forums, so why would it be different for the chat?

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Re: Orpen webcam live video streaming - beta phase

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:42 am

Wildlife4ever-Roy wrote:What about the spammers, I don't think it will be a real problem. Just make sure that there is some kind of banning system and than it will be okay.
I don't see a lot of spam on the forums, so why would it be different for the chat?

LOL! :lol:
Thanks for the compliment! :gflower:
Today only we have banned and deleted a dozen spammers, so we are more or less on schedule for the day. (We ban two dozen at least per day.)

A chat window would be impossible to monitor for the mods, and we do not have admin rights.....
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