posted 02-12-2004 10:48 AM PT (US)
Well, I've found a paragraph on Webcam32's FAQ which says:
Q: JavaCamPush used to work, so why do I now get an error - JavaCamPush.class not found?
A: There's a compatibility problem between Webcam32 and the latest version of Java (1.4.2), as Webcam32's implementation of the HTTP 1.1 protocol is not strictly compliant with the spec. For whatever reason, this wasn't a problem with earlier versions of Webcam32. There are two possible solutions:
2) install an HTTP compliant server such as Apache (www.apache.org) or WebcamSat (www.surveyor.com/upgrade_to_wcs.html) on your Webcam32 machine to deliver JavaCamPush.jar
Solution #1 doesn't work, at least not for me. Perhaps that is because I'm using the old non-expiring trial version, but I'm not changing that.
Solution #2 is, of course, ridiculous.
Solution #3, what some people have used here, is to install the old Java applet. In a million years I'd never recommend to anyone that they use old technology with something as important as Java; in fact, I suspect that doing so would probably be a security risk for your machines.
Anyway, I went to the SUN site to install the latest version of Java and now streaming isn't working for me.
I think that the solution is to find better streaming video software to recommend for CamChatting. I'll be looking - if you see anything out there that looks interesting, let me know, okay? :-)