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Postby Mutzenhubel » 23 Jun 2013, 09:45

Since quite a number of days I always get the same picture (Lenovo laptop, VISTA) taken at noon. Am I the only one? Any suggestion how to solve the problem?
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Postby Allan » 23 Jun 2013, 12:04

No it's not just you, the webcam is faulty.

A new one is in the post and hopefully should arrive soon.
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Postby Gemma1 » 25 Jun 2013, 08:17

That's good news Alan. It will be nice to see a bit more 'action' in the harbour ;)
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Postby Allan » 25 Jun 2013, 15:59

We're hoping it will be on the Big Boat tomorrow - fingers crossed!
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Postby Andy W » 25 Jun 2013, 15:59

Yes, the people on that yacht stuck in the middle of the harbour must be running out of food and water by now.
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Postby Allan » 27 Jun 2013, 15:40

The camera arrived! Adriana has propped it on the balcony for the time being (I haven't made a mounting thingie yet) and after a bit of geeky fiddling it is showing on the website again.

Enjoy the view!

[img]http://www.symi.eu.com/sva_cam/image000M.jpg[/img]
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Postby Kojak » 27 Jun 2013, 17:07

At last a view of a real summer. So different to dear old Lancashire
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Postby maziemoo » 28 Jun 2013, 00:47

great picture Allan :)
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Postby Gemma1 » 28 Jun 2013, 08:00

Great to have the webcam working again :D
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Postby JeanW » 28 Jun 2013, 16:49

Still not working for me, I still have the boat in the middle of the harbour although the time and date are correct. :oops:
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Postby Allan » 28 Jun 2013, 16:54

Try refreshing the page Jean. Hold down the control key and press f5. See if that helps.
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Postby JeanW » 28 Jun 2013, 16:56

Many thanks Allan, that did the trick. :)
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Postby Allan » 28 Jun 2013, 17:06

Glad it's working for you.

Incidentally, in case people hadn't noticed, the image I posted above is 'live' so should show the most recent view. It doesn't refresh automatically though.
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Postby Gemma1 » 29 Jun 2013, 08:29

Yes I was very impressed when I realised 'your picture' was identical to what I'd just been viewing through the webcam. Clever stuff ;)
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Postby D and E » 02 Jul 2013, 21:58

I don't know if it just our imagination but the new webcam seems to provide much higher definition especially the night shot we just viewed - good work Allan.
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Postby Allan » 02 Jul 2013, 22:05

The definition should be the same. In fact there is a bug in the camera software that means the quality of the image isn't as good as it should be. I have new software to install when I'm there in September that should improve things.

But I do know what you mean about the night time shots, they really are much better than the old camera.
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Postby snoopy2 » 04 Jul 2013, 18:33

Hi Allan - any ideas on why i intermittently get cut off on visiting the Symi Vis site? I have been unable to get on for a couple of months now - happened before and same as before i suddenly got back on?? Ya veh its a mystery!!
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Postby maziemoo » 17 Jul 2013, 08:45

Hi Allan, don't think it's my imagination, I seem to have been getting the same picture for about the past two weeks, I don't seem to be getting the live updating, any ideas?
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Postby Allan » 17 Jul 2013, 11:11

It is updating OK Maz. The clock on the picture works now so you should be able to check that to see if you are seeing the most recent one.

Also, the picture I posted in this thread back on June 27th is still live so that should be the most recent one too.

If you see the wrong date on the picture try reloading the page by holding down Control and pressing f5 to see if that fixes it.
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Postby maziemoo » 19 Jul 2013, 08:49

must be a problem my end as no clock update showing and I still have a picture with a small boat sitting right in the middle of the harbour, doubt someone would have been fool hardy enough to do that for more than a short length of time....mystified.
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Postby Allan » 21 Jul 2013, 17:54

Did you try the Control/f5 trick Maz? It's worked for other people with the same problem.
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Postby maziemoo » 21 Jul 2013, 20:07

I did Allan but because I have a Windows 8 touchscreen laptop F5 disabled my touch pad. Anyway I've sorted it now by pressing CTRL and R instead...just a matter of getting my ahead around the different commands. :D
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Postby Always Baking » 31 Jul 2013, 22:12

Allan, You ask me, on another forum, what Webcam am l using'? (omg omg, l thought, with great embarrassment, l wouldnt know a webcam from a tin can! Me, a techno twit!) Please Allan...my Knight in Shining Techno Armour..educate me Webcam style! :cry:
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Postby Andy W » 31 Jul 2013, 22:28

Always Baking, it was I who asked you the question, not Allan - and it was what web browser you were using, not what webcam.
Web browsers are the software you use to look at the internet - could be Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera or quite a few more. They're all different and telling you to do something that works in one might not work in another.

Just in case anyone doubts that Allan and I are different people, ask anyone who was on Symi at Easter when we could both be seen at the same time at The Olive Tree most mornings.

I suppose it is confusing that there are two Symi Visitor team members (though with different roles) whose name begins with A. In fact there are more, but so far nobody has confused Allan or me with Adriana or Anna.
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Postby Always Baking » 31 Jul 2013, 23:01

Cheeky ! lt's just that when l'm about to start typing, l often need to flick back to check someone's name..when l flick back, l then lose what l've typed, and l have to start again ! Frankly, there's no techno hope for me..l'll stick to my name sake ! Talking of that, ''Hey Kojak, do you like fruit cake?''
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