Webcam viewer module document
Instructions for Use
Dowload after purchase:
After receiving confirmation that the order has been paid, the download link will automatically be enabled. To view the link you must be logged into the site and go to the user menu. From the user menu click on "Your Orders made". The list of orders will appear. Click on the order number with the webcam viewer module was purchased.The order details will open. In the "File" column, click on the entry "mod_webcamviewer-vxxx" as indicated by the screenshot.
After downloading the module's zip folder, make a complete backup of the site where the installation will be performed, for safety. Go to the extensions menu and then to management; click on Install. Select Install from the compressed package. Then upload the webcamviewer zip folder and wait for the confirmation message.
Return to the extensions menu and click on the modules. Look for the webcamviewer module. Select the location to publish and publish it.Then go to the parameter settings and follow the instructions in the tooltips that will appear by placing the module on each item to be set.
Text before time: Here you can write a text that will appear as a caption on the images before the time.
Show the time: You can choose whether or not to show the time the picture is taken.
Time format: You can choose the format of the time 12h or 24h.
Show the date: You can choose whether or not to show the date the picture is taken.
Date format: You can choose in which format to show the date. DD / MM / YY or DD / Month / year or day week / DD / month / year or YYYY/MM/DD.
Single or sequenced images:
- Single: select if the webcam sends different images but always with the same name.
- Multiple: select if the webcam sends each image with a different name in a daily folder, that is, the webcam creates a different folder every day in which all the images of that day will end.URL of the image or the folder: write the URL in which the images will be found.
-Rapid: This type of setting only displays the last image loaded in the daily folder. In this case, however, the refresh is only for the image and not for the whole page of the site. There will be a refresh every 5 seconds. With this mode it is possible to show more than one webcam each in a different module simultaneously.
-Bootstrap: basically it is like the Multiple mode but more performing . It Uses Bootstrap and Jquery libraries.
With Rapid and Multiple modality, it is possible to publish multiple modules with the same modality on the same page.
URL of the image or of the folder: write the URL in which the images will be found. For example, if the webcam sends images to the "webcam" folder located in the main root, the URL will be
- case single image: webcam/img.jpg
- case multiple images or rapid: webcam/
NOTE: in neither case should the domain of the site be written. In the case of multiple images with a longer path the url must always end with "/"; the form will automatically add the daily folder with the name created by the webcam.
SNC-441FBIFE hourly webcam system: select only if you have a SNC-441FBIFE webcam from Burg-Wachter or similar.
How many images are to be shown: The number of images the form will show. That is, the last x images that have been sent by the webcam will be shown.
Image changeover time: how much time, in milliseconds, that will elapse before the form displays the next image.
Style to apply: you can apply a CSS style on the images to give the images a frame and a shadow.
Refresh of the page with countdown: If a value is set here, in seconds, the page of the site will be reloaded at the end of the countdown. This is deactivated leaving the countdown to zero. It can not be set with the RAPID display which has its own refresh time.
Fader: in the Multiple mode, if you select it, a pleasant fading effect is activated during opening and closing during image changes.
Load Bootstrap: Only in Bootstrap mode, this must be enabled. You can try to deactivate it if there are conflicts / malfunctions.
Load Jquery: Only in Bootstrap mode, this must be enabled. You can try to deactivate it if there are conflicts / malfunctions.
Images scrolling : Only in Bootstrap mode, if selected, the transition between one image and the other will no longer happen with fading effect but with a scroll.
Enable zoom: If enabled, when the mouse cursor is over the image, the image is magnified. Valid for both Multiple and Bootstrap modes.
Enable indicators: If enabled, the image scroll bar will be displayed. Valid for both Multiple and Bootstrap modes.
The updates will be downloaded from downloads user area of this site. Then, you should upload your zip pack into the Joomla site.
There is a cronjob script that allowes to create an image always with the same name and the same url starting from the latest image uploaded via FTP by the webcam.
-1.1.0 Fixed small bug on html tag.
-1.2.0 Created page of instructions (Documentation) and Insert URL in the backend of the form.
-1.3.0 Fixed a deprecated notice. Fixed a bug that blocked the carousel script on some sites. Added two styles with the possibility to select them in the backend settings. Created demo page.
-1.3.1 Further improved of the carousel script. Style 2 improved, also.
-1.3.2 Added automatic refresh of the page where the form is published.
-1.3.3 Now, the auto-refresh works with the multiple images also.
-1.3.4 Ccountdown improved.
-1.3.5 Fixed a bug created with the update 1.3.4.
-1.3.6 Updated language file for the next update that must be done from download user area.
-1.4.0 Added the new type RAPID. It gets only the last image with a rapid refresh without download again the page.
-1.4.1 Improved caption settings. Now it is possible to deactivate it properly. The time settings in 24H and the date in the format yyyy / mm / d have been added. Fixed some small errors in the RAPID method.
-1.5.1 New version full of news.
- In the caption now you have full control of everything, date, time, background color and text.
- The image advancement bar has been introduced.
- CSS has been improved and made more responsive both in mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) and in small Joomla module positions (left or right bar)
- A zoom function has been introduced that allows you to enlarge the image when you move over the mouse cursor.
- 1.6.0 It has been introduced the possibility to publish more than one webcam viewer module on the same page also with the "multiple images" method. The possibility of using webcams of the type SNC-441FBIFE of Burg Wachter has been implemented.
-1.6.0bis In your download user area a new zip-folder has been added. It contains a script for cron-job that, starting from the last image uploaded via FTP from the webcam, it generates an updated image always with the same name and with the same url. This functionality is required by some weather forecast sites.