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    Now that is cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O
    What about the feasibility of getting a user controlled cam like this one at Killington:

    http://www.killington.com/K1WebCam.html

    I'm sure bandwidth would be an issue, but they seem to be very popular.

    WOW, that is awesome, if we could get something like that from the summit perhaps and have the availability to zoom on from the summit down in different directions. I am not sure of the capabilities of something like this to how far they can zoom, I am not a tech guy, but that would be cool to be able to zoom in on Lake of the Clouds hut.
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    This is a little off topic, but if anyone is interested in viewing webcams in general all around the world, Google Earth is a pretty good source. If you look in the available layers and expand the Google Earth Community there are a few webcam folders. Checking the adjacent box will display them. There are even more available on the Google Earth Community website. I found one that has cams in Australia and Antarctica. A little voyeuristic I know, but fun to browse through, and occasionally very handy to check on traveling conditions before a trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O
    What about the feasibility of getting a user controlled cam like this one at Killington:

    http://www.killington.com/K1WebCam.html

    I'm sure bandwidth would be an issue, but they seem to be very popular.
    I proposed this about a year ago. My thought was to put a user-controllable cam on the railing of the parapet. It is on the list of features we would like to add to the Premium Content. I hope time and work-load allow us to implement the ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D
    I proposed this about a year ago. My thought was to put a user-controllable cam on the railing of the parapet. It is on the list of features we would like to add to the Premium Content. I hope time and work-load allow us to implement the ideas.
    That would be awesome. A 360 degree live view of the summit. Even if it was only up in the warm season it would still be great. Imagine being able to pan across the summit and watch the clouds dive into Tuckerman Ravine.
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    I have a couple of user-controlled web cameras at my cabin in Maine. In the winter I lock them down to protect the cameras. But, in the summer I allow viewers to move the cameras around. One is normally mounted along the shore on the lake. You can go about 155 degrees in pan. I do not have the microphone installed - but, that is an option too!
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    Many web cameras they use Java to deliver the image. If you watch them for an extended period of time the connection will drop and you ahve to reconnect. There is a "fix" for this.

    * Go to Start - Control Panel.

    * Double click on "Java". The Java Control panel will start up

    * Go to the Java tab

    * Click on the upper "View" - for Java Applet Runtime Settings

    * There may be multiple versions of the JRE listed. For each one past the following in the "Java Runtime Parameters" field. This is done as one long line from the minus sign to the second "5000". There is a space after the first "5000" and before the 2nd "-"

    -Dsun.net.client.defaultConnectTimeout=5000 -Dsun.net.client.defaultReadTimeout=5000

    - Click OK - OK

    This will change the timeout default that Windows has so that Java will continue to run. I can bring up a web camera at the cabin in the morning and it will still be running the next afternoon.
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    on the front of the Cog Railway Train- if that's even possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearse driver
    on the front of the Cog Railway Train- if that's even possible.
    Interesting idea and a bit of a challenge. I have been known to drive - with a laptop (always for Street Atlas and GPS) - Yahoo Messenger up and running - and a small web camera mounted on the dashboard facing front. Others can watch as I drive down the highway. Not sure why I did it, but it works fine.

    The key is to have a good cell signal - which does not happen on the Cog.

    To do this I have a Cingular PC Card in my laptop giving me around 1 Mbps download speeds anywhere around the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, NC area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    I have a couple of user-controlled web cameras at my cabin in Maine. In the winter I lock them down to protect the cameras. But, in the summer I allow viewers to move the cameras around. One is normally mounted along the shore on the lake. You can go about 155 degrees in pan. I do not have the microphone installed - but, that is an option too!

    Brad,

    I have a panasonic at my camp in Maine and I have left it on year round. It only is spec'ed to work at freezing or above, but I have never had a problem down to -15F. It is in an enclosure, but I did not buy a heater.

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