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Flash Webcam Tutorial

I made a tutorial video which explains how to find the JPEG image URL of a Flash based webcam which can be used with SlothCam. Unfortunately not all Flash webcams use jpeg images, but some do, and I thought this might be helpful to SlothCam users. Let me know what you think of the video, and I’ll try to make more like it soon.

SlothCam and Airplay / Apple TV support

I realize that some people have been having trouble figuring out how to enable the AirPlay / Apple TV feature in SlothCam. It’s easy, just turn on AirPlay mirroring and the app will do the rest. Normally when you mirror your iPad to an Apple TV you’ll see an exact image of the iPad screen on your TV. However, SlothCam will detect that mirroring is turned on and instead show a full sized image of the current webcam on your TV. You can also plug your iPad into a TV or display using an HDMI or VGA cable for the same effect.

I’ll try to post an FAQ on all of SlothCam’s features soon. I realize I haven’t done the best job in terms of documentation.

SlothCam 1.70 coming soon with new image series feature

Any day now, the SlothCam 1.70 update should go live in the App Store. This update features many improvements for the international versions of SlothCam (better translations etc) as well as a new feature - image series. Now you can save a series of any number of images to your film roll rather than just one single image. This feature will only work if you keep the currently selected webcam active after starting the image sequence. It also will not save images when SlothCam is in the background due to Apple’s multitasking limitations. If you use this feature to make a time lapse movie, please consider sharing it with me and I’ll post it in this blog.

Also, once 1.70 is approved, I can submit the next update, 1.71 to Apple. 1.71 is almost ready and includes iPad retina display support, and background task completion. With background task completion, the currently loading webcam(s) will finish loading when SlothCam is in the background. Stay tuned for this update in the next week or so after 1.70 goes live.

SlothCam 1.68 bug

I just discovered a bug in SlothCam 1.68. Basically if you try to add webcams manually in any language other than English it will fail. The bug has been fixed and the new version has been submitted to Apple. It should be online within 5 days or so. I am sorry for the inconvenience. If you’re using any language other than English, you might want to wait to upgrade until 1.69 is out.
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