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Is there any kind of software that can convert the built-in iSight camera on a Mac OS X into an IP camera and serving it to a localhost? Preferably as static images, but any kind of stream is also accepted.

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Is this the built in iSight on your Mac, or the old now unavailable external iSight? – Chealion Jul 17 '10 at 15:36
@Chealion It's a built-in camera.. I updated my question to reflect that.. – Lipis Jul 17 '10 at 15:41
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If you are interested in just pictures every x minutes, you could roll your own script or use a program such as EyeSight. Just put the latest picture into your ~/Sites folder, and navigate to http://localhost/~username/NAME_OF_PICTURE.jpg

If you're looking at wanting to send actual video, you may want to look at QuickTime Broadcaster from Apple. It's not very easy to use but it does work.

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I'm not interesting in the actual video.. just static pictures..! So EyeSight will definitely work for me..! But you also said something about my own script.. can I grab an image via command line without downloading anything? Does MacOS supports that by default? (I'm using 10.6) I would prefer that actually because I'm writing an application for cameras in general :D – Lipis Jul 17 '10 at 16:49
With a quick search I found a command line tool, called iSightCapture that does it.. so for now I'm more than covered for what I want.. and maybe at one point I'll ask something more specific on SO if I run into troubles.. :) Thank you.. – Lipis Jul 17 '10 at 17:07
Unfortunately I'm too noob here.. so I can't even upvote yet..! – Lipis Jul 17 '10 at 17:07
@Lipis: FYI: Upvote is the up arrow above the number beside an answer. The checkmark is for marking a question as the answer. – Chealion Jul 17 '10 at 19:51

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