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Old April 10th, 2017, 09:10 PM
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Question Using Netcam with email or Pushbullet

My main query is related to deleting or replacing the currentimage.jpg file before taking a snap with Netcam. If I send snaps from 3 different cameras and one camera is off-line, Netcam sends the previous snap again. My guess is that it does not have the smarts to know a camera has a problem. It would be really nice if it generated some sort of offline image instead of showing the wrong image.

Would deleting the currentimage.jpg file help Netcam deal with an off-line camera or possibly overwriting the currentimage.jpg file with your own Offline.jpg image file at the beginning of a Snap sending event?

One other thing is the Netcam View function of the plug-in as I change cameras the larger snap to the upper right of the thumbnails shows the correct camera name but a different cameras image. I am wondering if there is some workaround that can be used to force updating of that snap.

Thanks for any ideas you might have to handle this.

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Old May 7th, 2017, 01:07 PM
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Bump - Anyone experience similar behaviour ?

140 view , no answers. I know Netcam is bad but someone must use it.
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Old May 7th, 2017, 03:14 PM
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My only suggestion is to try UltraNetCam instead. I made the switch a few years ago and haven't looked back.


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Old May 8th, 2017, 08:43 PM
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My only suggestion is to try UltraNetCam instead. I made the switch a few years ago and haven't looked back.


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Thanks for the reply Al. The need for Netcam was supposed to be a temporary. I did try Ultra's plug in and thought it was pretty good but I had planned to purchase Blue Iris so I thought the BI plugin might be a better choice. I am hesitating until I can get a fanless hot rod PC that will reside in a structured wiring box. Might be a bit of wishful thinking.
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