Thanks to everyone who visited the webcams yesterday. Briefly the analysis is that 44% of visitors saw the cams but unfortunately none with IE did. Checking the daily logs for the cams reflects this at 40% accessing the cams but I have no way of knowing which browser they used. Those of you who have tried 'live' video on their web sites will know of the difficulties involved. This is the second time I have tried Java applets but have been disappointed by their apparent limited browser acceptance.
I have re-instated Windows media on the web site, would you all be kind enough to visit the webcams and let me know if you see live video, remember to allow time for the buffering and also let me know which browser you used. "click here" Thank you for your help, grumpy old git.
Oops sorry , bremner. I loaded up the java pages in error. The windows media pages are up now. It looks like I will have use media player so people can see the cams, after all that is the reason for having them on a web page although my own preference would be the java applet option. Not sure what FE means by no more threads so I won't go in to the discussion of media player or applet, pity because I would like to know why supposedly cross browser applets dont always work!
Oh! I see, yes it would be confusing, got the picture now sorry FE. In that case does anyone know why if java is enabled etc why applets do not work accross different browsers. Everyone reported the applet did not work in IE and yet it worked on my computer IE and F/Fox. I am sure I can not be the only person trying to run live webcams and from my point of view Java is easier for me than Windows media (2 clicks of the mouse rather than 5) Seriously though there are other reasons why the applet is a better choice for me has anyone experienced similar frustration. Thank you all, grumpy old git.