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I'd like to record a certain area of my house while I'm away from home.

I downloaded this app to turn my phone into an IP camera. I can then open up VLC on my computer and get a video stream from my phone's camera.

I'd like to be able to review recordings over the internet.

I'm thinking I could have VLC (or another app) record to a file on an ftp server so I can view it anywhere.

I don't know whether it's possible for one program to be recording to a file while the ftp server is reading that file, so it would help if the recording program saved the video in several video files, each 30 minutes long for example.

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hi,if you can put your PC on and if you dont need to recive live stream then you can use your PC as Server for example by using wamp server and then you can config your gateway for connecting over internet.if you want doing this way let me know to tell you with more details – Arash Dec 22 '12 at 8:13
I can do that, but I want to record the video, since I'm not going to be constantly looking at the stream. I want to view the already recorded video through the internet. – Hassan Dec 22 '12 at 8:15
then you can use programmes that just recording the desktop with audio ;) and access the files from network as you know – Arash Dec 22 '12 at 8:23
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I've found a solution. There is an app called vitamin d which watches for any movement on a camera, then records it. You can then view the recorded clips. I can also share the phone over the internet to get a live view. If you have another solution, please answer anyway, it may end up being better. Thanks.

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If this answer worked for you, please mark it as accepted. – neersighted Dec 22 '12 at 16:50

There is a good article on Webcam security systems here.

The first thing needed is iSpy and they have a very active community. I have been testing recently and the motion activation works well. I have a USB camera and an IP camera and both were easy to configure

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Thanks for the answer. Unfortunately, I needed the app to work for both Windows and Mac, but iSpy does look good. – Hassan Dec 23 '12 at 19:13

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