posted 01-20-2003 12:44 AM PT (US)
In order to change the splash screens (those images that people see first when loading your streaming cam), you must change the loading.jpg and later.jpg files in the JavaCamPush.cab and JavaCamPush.jar files in Webcam32; well, not change them, really, but get them the smeg out of those cab and jar files and instead put the files that you want to use into the Webcam32 directory.
You can use one of two methods, but be forewarned that the first method might not work.
Find the JavaCamPush.cab file in your Webcam32 and rename them to something else (um, Webcam32 shouldn't be running when you do this); name them, say, "smeg.cab" and "smeg.jar" (note: I do not even have the ".jar" file in my directory - so, don't worry if you don't have it either). The only reason you're renaming them instead of deleting them is because if this method doesn't work, you'll need to restore them to their original names (you could just move them to a different directory instead of renaming them, as well).
After doing that, right click on the following link and save it to the directory where your old cab and jar files were. This file is the file which I manipulated according to the second method below, and it should work for you just as well as it does for me, unless you're using another version of the software - so, good luck:
Next, use your favorite graphics/paint program and create your two new replacement JPG images. Name one of the images loading.jpg and the other later.jpg. Make the images the same size as your normal video display image. For most folks, that's probably 320 x 240 pixels. Save the replacement loading.jpg and later.jpg image files in your Webcam32 folder. That's it - start Webcam32 and you should be up and running with customized splash screens. If not, delete the file which you just saved from here and rename the files mentioned above to their original names, then follow the procedure below.
Making JAR files, CAB files, Manifests, OSD files, etc., seems pretty difficult to do for most folks, but not to worry... Here is way that doesn't require you to KNOW how to do all of that. Just follow the simple instructions given below.
You'll need to acquire the JavaCamPush.cab and JavaCamPush.jar files. They're already available to you through your own Webcam32 software applet hurl channel.
Here's how to get them from Webcam32...
Assuming you have Webcam32 running and are using access port 8888, you should be able to right click on the links below and 'Save Target As..." to acquire the two files:
Save the CAB and JAR files on your hard disk, but DO NOT put them in your Webcam32 folder! Remember where you put them!!!
Once you have the CAB and JAR files, you'll need to acquire and install the following archiving software tools:
WinZip 7.0+: http://www.winzip.com/
CAB Dev-Kit: http://www.powerload.fsnet.co.uk/download/cab-sdk.exe
Open the JAR first...
Open WinZip 7.0+. Drag-n-drop the JavaCamPush.jar onto the WinZip window to open it in WinZip. Highlight and DELETE the two JPG files that are in the JAR file: loading.jpg and later.jpg. Close WinZip. Use Windows Explorer to copy the resultant JavaCamPush.jar file (sans JPG files) into your Webcam32 folder:
C:\Program Files\Surveyor Corporation\Webcam32
Call a CAB...
Doctoring the JavaCamPush.cab file is a little more involved, but not terribly difficult. Just follow along and you'll do fine. :-)
You'll need to open a MS-DOS window and CD (Change Directory) to the subdirectory where you have JavaCamPush.cab stored on your hard disk. Once there, enter the following 3 commands at the DOS prompt, (include the [path] to your CAB Dev-Kit subdirectory for CABARC below):
[path]\BIN\CABARC X JavaCamPush.cab [Enter]
REN JavaCamPush.cab JavaCamPush1.cab [Enter]
[path]\BIN\CABARC N JavaCamPush.cab *.class *.osd [Enter]
You can close the MS-DOS window. You're finished doing the hard stuff now. :-)
Use Windows Explorer to copy the new JavaCamPush.cab file (sans JPG files) in your Webcam32 folder:
C:\Program Files\Surveyor Corporation\Webcam32\
One last thing you need to do...
Use your favorite graphics/paint program and create your two new replacement JPG images. Name one of the images loading.jpg and the other later.jpg. Make the images the same size as your normal video display image. For most folks, that's probably 320 x 240 pixels. Save the replacement loading.jpg and later.jpg image files in your Webcam32 folder:
C:\Program Files\Surveyor Corporation\Webcam32\
TA-DA! You're all done!
If you've followed the instructions correctly, put all 4 files, (JAR, CAB and both JPG files), in the Webcam32 folder, your visitors will see your nice, new images when they open your JavaCamPush page instead of the ugly gray default images.
If you ever want to change the displayed loading.jpg and later.jpg images to something else, all you need to do is replace the loading.jpg and later.jpg files in your Webcam32 folder with new images.