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PiCamera - image/video viewer for Raspberry Pi Camera

PiCamera - image/video viewer for Raspberry Pi Camera

PiCamera is a free, simple and easy to use program to automatically save and visualize images from an ip webcam. The simple web interface can be used to take a look into the images, create videos or create time-lapse.



Installation

Install Ubuntu Server on your Raspberry Pi

Download and install the Ubuntu Server 20.04.1 LTS image on your Raspberry Pi in introduction to: https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/how-to-install-ubuntu-on-your-raspberry-pi

Install PiCamera on your Raspberry Pi

Download the latest version of PiCamera

wget https://sourceforge.net/projects/picamera/files/PiCamera.zip

Install unzip for unzipping the download

sudo apt install unzip

Unzip the latest version of PiCamera

unzip PiCamera.zip

Run the install script

bash src/sh/install.sh

Restart the system to run all services

sudo shutdown -r 0

Operating System Compatibility

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • macOS
  • Android
  • iOS

Raspberry Pi Compatibility

  • Pi 2 Modell B
  • Pi 3 Modell B
  • Pi 3 Modell B+
  • Pi 4 Modell B
  • also compatible with desktop pcs and notebooks

Example setup with Raspberry Pi 3b+ and IP Webcam for android

Requirements

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Android Smartphone
  • Network router
  • LAN cable

Install

Download and start the Raspberry Pi Imager.

Choose the Ubuntu Server 20.04.1 LTS image select your sd card and start writing the image.

Put the sd card to your raspberry pi, connect the raspberry pi with the lan cable to the router and start the raspberry pi.
Get the ip of the raspberry in the network and connect to your raspberry with ssh.

Download the latest version of PiCamera

Install unzip to your raspberry pi and unzip the latest version of PiCamera.

Run the install script.

Enter the username for camera access.

Enter the password for camera access.

Enter the host or ip address of your android phone.

Enter the port of your android phone ip webcam.

Enter the url of your android phone ip webcam to get an single image.

Enter the number of seconds between two images taken by PiCamera.

Enter the maximum numbers of images which the PiCamera should save (consider the memory size of your sd card).

Enter the language for the PiCamera web interface.

After installation restart your raspberry pi.

After restart you can open the web interface with the ip address to any device which is connect in the same local area network (maybe you should setup a static ip in raspberry pi).

Install IP Webcam on your android smartphone and setup the username, the password and the port.

Now start IP Webcam on your android phone (maybe you should setup a static ip in android).

Refresh the web interface and you should see the latest images.

Now you use the web interface on every device in your local area network.

Linux

Windows

Android

iOS

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