It has only been possible to live stream from a webcam for a few years now and there are still many glitched that can hamper the streams.
How do the streams work?
A single camera connection is sent to a camera streaming service which then provides a stream link prepared for hundreds of internet viewers without bogging down to the individual camera.
The capability and quality of the camera stream depend on:
- Internal camera operations and programming
- The connection of the camera to an internet router - some of the camera must wirelessly transmit the video stream for a mile before it is received and connected to the internet router.
- Internet connection to the router must have available bandwidth and not be bogged down.
- Once the streaming service starts the stream going, other things come into play on your end.
- You must have fast enough internet speed to play the video.
- You must have enough available bandwidth the play the video.
- You must have a fast enough processor power and buffer memory to play the video.
If you are having trouble viewing the streams, try the following:
- Reset your device - this resets the memory buffers and gives more memory space.
- Try a different browser - browsers are always struggling to keep up with changes and may not work for a while when operating systems change.
- Try a different device - if you can check the stream on a different device to see if the issue is only with the one having trouble.
- Check other cameras -- all the cameras stream from the same location, so, if you can see one and not the other, it may be a camera problem -- let me know.
- Use the Puffin Browser -- it always seems to work.
Don't forget that the snapshot page is available and updated several times a minute.