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Is it possible to record the webcam stream from the Ultimaker 3 to a file to play back later? I'm trying to see at what point my print is failing and can't sit and watch it for 3 hours.

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Posted (edited) · Record Webcam Stream

There are a few ways to record the webcam stream. If you are technical and know how to run Python scripts, you should look into this script:

https://github.com/unlimitedbacon/um3timelapse

If you are not technical, there's only one difficult step, and that is finding the IP address of your Ultimaker printer. You can get this from your printer's menu:

* Open the "System" section

* Now pick "Network"

* When you select "Connection status", the IP address is shown at the bottom. It will be 4 numbers with dots in between.

After you have the IP address, you can open this URL in your browser to verify it:

http://:8080/?action=stream

For my printer, that is http://192.168.0.151:8080/?action=stream

But for your printer it will be different.

Now there are a few options to record the video. The cheapest and quickest is probably to use Camstudio to grab the video from the screen. Camstudio is a free and opensource application that allows you to easily record anything on your screen. http://camstudio.org/

But there is software that will allow you to enter a URL and record it directly. This is much more reliable. The first hit in Google was this one, but I have absolutely no idea if this is a good product or not:

http://www.totalrecorder.com/background_recording_video.htm

Good luck!

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Posted · Record Webcam Stream

I discovered an easy way to record the stream: VLC media player. It records directly from the stream, unlike screen capture software.

I've written a bit about it on my blog: http://www.streamhead.com/recording-ultimaker-3-webcam/

There are a few ways to record the webcam stream. If you are technical and know how to run Python scripts, you should look into this script:

https://github.com/unlimitedbacon/um3timelapse

If you are not technical, there's only one difficult step, and that is finding the IP address of your Ultimaker printer. You can get this from your printer's menu:

* Open the "System" section

* Now pick "Network"

* When you select "Connection status", the IP address is shown at the bottom. It will be 4 numbers with dots in between.

After you have the IP address, you can open this URL in your browser to verify it:

http://:8080/?action=stream

For my printer, that is http://192.168.0.151:8080/?action=stream

But for your printer it will be different.

Now there are a few options to record the video. The cheapest and quickest is probably to use Camstudio to grab the video from the screen. Camstudio is a free and opensource application that allows you to easily record anything on your screen. http://camstudio.org/

But there is software that will allow you to enter a URL and record it directly. This is much more reliable. The first hit in Google was this one, but I have absolutely no idea if this is a good product or not:

http://www.totalrecorder.com/background_recording_video.htm

Good luck!

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