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    Hiya, Noob here.

    I've been using Apple stuff for ever so not technically a switcher but i'm far, far, FAR from being technically minded. In saying that, i now want to tackle a new project of setting up a wireless outdoor webcam to stream to the internet. (apologies if i post this in the wrong part of the forum! Noob blooper!)

    Where do i start!?! I've looked on the net but theres' not much info specifically for mac's. Ive also had a search on here and can't find any threads. Happy for someone to point me in the right direction if they already exist.

    I will be hooking it up to a G5 Powermac but my question is:
    What would be the best webcam? Nothing ridiculously fancy. Its to film chickens! It will be in a sheltered position but still outside. Must be wireless.

    Thanks a bunch

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    Moved your post here as it really does not belong in "Switcher".

    As for an outdoor wireless Web Cam, do some Googling. But be careful in that anything you buy is compatible with OS X. And since your machine is rather old and can't support Snow Leopard or Lion, you may have a difficult time finding something.

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    This might be worth checking out.

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    Thanks chscag for moving it. The forum wasnt clear where i could dump this type of post and i knew someone would be helpful enough to move it. As for googling it, would you believe i have already done that? This wasn't my first port of call rather my last resort for some helpful advise perhaps from someone who has already done something similar. I also agree that the machine is old and we have more up to date machines in the house but for certain reasons this is the machine im going to be using so i'm sure someone will have helpful advise to get over this hurdle.

    EvenStranger, Very helpful! thankyou. Thats more or less what im looking for. Certainlly the right price and i'm loving the infrared LED's. Is it mac compatible? I'll take Chscag's advise i guess and head back to Google and keep prowling.

    Thanks everyone.

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    The Foscam is Mac compatable! :-D Awesome. Next step is to fork out some cash and work out how to stream it on a website.

    Sometimes the smallest bit of advise is the peice that completes the puzzle. Evenstranger, you've made my morning.

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    I've also just found out that the G5 powermac will actually run leaopard just fine.

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