Alternatives to WU Camera Service

All about the standard Meteobridge devices based on mobile routers from TP-Link, D-Link, ASUS

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Alternatives to WU Camera Service

Post by admin » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:48 pm

As you might now, WU is shutting down its camera upload service in December.
You find details here: http://help.wunderground.com/knowledgeb ... to-webcams

Some users have asked me about alternatives. The one that I found first is http://www.webcam.io. They have a free plan, but this is just holding pictures for a day. Longer lasting plans are provided on a monthly fee.

With just released Meteobridge version uploading to this service via FTP is rather simple. Please read description in the November 19, 2017 release notes: http://meteobridge.com/wiki/index.php/Forum

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It needs most recent Meteobridge software to feed the service as it cannot handle the standard Meteobridge upload technique, where the file is first uploaded at a temporary name and then renamed to the target file. Doing so prevents your upstream processing to be confronted with a partially uploaded file. Unfortunately, the needed delete and rename options are not provided by the webcam.io ftp interface. Therefore, a straight upload to the target file has been implemented as a special rule for all "webcam.io" ftp uploads.

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