I was wondering if there was some program which could basically capture images from a webcam at timed intervals then load them onto a server.
The webcam will be attatched to some old WinNT machine down where the robot is. Every so often the webcam will take a picture, then upload that picture to my linux server, where it can be viewed. The computer at the robot room is some old Pentium 1 junk running Windows NT 4.0; the server is running RedHat 9.0 (Apache 2.0.40, MySQL 3.23.58, PHP 4.2.2, FTP not enabled); and the webcam is an IBM USB Net Camera.
Also, if there is some program out there which would be able to remotely capture images, please let me know.
However, I would recommend that you get the AT32 Comedy Webcam. In addition to having a build in web server, the ability to upload via FTP, and the ability to save to a local file, it can do a whole bunch of image processing effects, such as adding a caption, the date and time, distorts (funhouse mirror, embossing, blurring, sharpening, etc), special effects such as chromakey and overlays, etc. There is a freeware version, but it puts “at32.com” in the corner of your images.