Monday, November 12, 2012

New "Live Stream" camera feature

I am trying out a new video streaming service that may provide us a view from the LaFarge Camera that gives us a real-time view with little delay.  The new display can be selected from the "Live Stream" image at the top of column to the right.

Please take a look at the view. I would appreciate any feedback as to whether or not the service would be worthwhile for me to purchase.

If it is something that works for most of us, then I will take a look at adding it to the other cameras in addition to the existing views.

22 comments:

  1. I don't mean to complain...you have done so much to give us a chance to peak in on such a beautiful place...but...the new Lafarge camera doesn't seem to have a "crisp" picture. Mine seems to have be rather "snowy".

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  2. Thanks for the feedback, it remains a work in progress.

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  3. Picture looks great. Thanks for another great "live" view of the bridge.

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  4. I love it! I enjoy watching the bridge go up and down with all the boats coming in. And I can check what the weather is like in Duluth since I live in the cities. Thanks for all you do!

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  5. I would *totally* watch this all day! It does seem to run for a few seconds then pause for a few seconds constantly. But maybe that's just my computer. Still...very cool. =D

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  6. Good video this morning, cant seem to center the video shot on my screen.? Just caught the Algoma Quebecois as she came in. Thanks for the great site Dennis.

    Marty O'
    White Bear Twp Mn.

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  7. I think it's great, I have not seen a pause yet. thanks.

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  8. Works great here. Very cool.

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  9. OMG! Like having a window to Duluth! I agree it isn't "crisp" but it's wonderful.

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  10. Looks really nice.

    From the beggars and choosers file, though, it'd be nice if the angle was changed a little to the right to see the boat's profile as she turns into the harbor.

    As always, thanks much,

    Dan

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  11. It's wonderful!I watched 2 boats come in and 1 exit the canal.The camera did stall out several times but came back to life fairly quickly.It's even fun to watch the traffic go across the bridge.I know I need to get a life.lol You are spoiling us rotten!Thanks so much for all the work you do on this site.

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  12. I just enjoyed watching 3 ships even thought I am in Illinois. Thanks! I love watching the bridge, too. :)I like the straight on view of LaFarge. Where's the like button? Thank you!
    A sailor's sister

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  13. Great view! Sometimes the stream has a couple second pause and then runs but still a fantastic service you are doing for those of us in landers. Thank you.

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  14. Thank you Dennis for the upgrades. It is my favorite website.I had problems with access for 6 months but switched to Google Chrome and am glad to be back. I especially enjoyed reading and the pics of HMS Bounty.

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  15. Thank you Dennis for your excellent website. I especially enjoyed your posting of the HMS Bounty visit to Duluth and subsequent tragedy. I had trouble with access with Internet Explorer for 6 months but after switching to Google Chrome am glad to be back.

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  16. Excellent idea. Thank you for the webcams to. Highlight of my day is visiting these webcams and now a live stream, I am over the moon. Thank you so much.

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  17. The live stream is working muuuuuuch better for me today--no pauses at all! Must be the little gremlins are gone! =D Thanks again!

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  18. The live stream is fantastic.... Any chance i can get a little lake breeze and a light spray of water while I'm viewing? Just kidding, it's really nice. Thank you for all your hard work.

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  19. A most excellent improvement, Dennis! Between the new LaFarge cam, and Ken's streaming bridge cam, it's almost like being there. Now, if we could get the ACOE to upgrade to streaming, then viewing would be awesome.

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  20. Wow, check out the second new live stream Ken added, complete with sound. Very nice resolution, this image looks EXCELLENT at full screen on my 23" monitor.

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  21. Oops, this would likely be Dennis' new cam, not Ken's. Thanks to both of you, we watch all the time. My 8 yr. old knows almost all the regular ships by heart, he just finished building the Roger Blough out of Legos, it's about 3 feet long!

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  22. Thank you Dennis for the great camera views , your comments, and especially your generosity! Your grace is superceded by only You Know Who! J is L!

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