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12.6. Playback Control

At this point, you have a live video feed that you can view from anywhere on the Internet. The final component of this project is a tool that will allow you to switch between the cameras. It would make sense to use the same computer to switch between cameras, since you've already established a connection to it. However, the way you implement the control mechanism will vary depending on choices you made in earlier phases.

There are several different ways you can connect across the Internet to control your home computer. You could SSH into your home computer and issue commands. You could export your X session on a Linux system or use Remote Desktop on a Windows system. In my opinion, though, the simplest way to enable control is to set up a web server, and create a web page that makes it easy to view the video feed and that provides buttons to switch between cameras.


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