I am currently stuck in my attempt to get my Pi's Camera to stream over my home (internet) network. I have been following the instructions from the below page:
On my Windows PC I have downloaded Netcat and MPlayer. I am typing into the PC the below line:
[Path to nc.exe]\nc.exe -L -p 5001 | [Path to mplayer.exe]\mplayer.exe -fps 31 -cache 1024 -
At the moment the Command Prompt appears to "hang" with the message:
Cache fill: 0.00% (0 bytes).
The below screen shot illustrates this
My questions are:
(1.) Is the computer supposed to hang on 0.00%? Otherwise, how am I supposed to view the Pi Camera streams on the Windows PC?
(2.) Concerning the Pi itself - do all I need to do to stream from the Pi is to type:
raspivid -t 999999 -o – | nc [insert the IP address of the client] 5001
Does this command switch the camera on at all times (I note there is no red light being displayed)? Or does the Pi only stream at other times such as utilising the raspivid command to make other recordings?
Thank you for any comments!