The camera purchased by Physics to track the STEM project, much like all Security Cameras, pumps out video as a multi-part JPEG (real old school) or RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol, almost as old), to which modern browsers say, “What?”
The current best-practice seems to be setup an Adobe Media Server or equivalent. These products grab the RTSP stream from the camera and reformats it to RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol) and/or HTTP streaming . Both RTMP and HTTP streaming are well understood by jwplayer, providing video on on the whole gamut of desktop and handheld devices.
Streaming Server Choices:
- Adobe Media Server 5, $800-$3600 depending on edition
- Wowza Streaming engine, $1500
- Red5, open source
After bashing my head against the wall for a day or two crying to make Red5 go, I went for the equivalent Wowza Streaming Engine. Installed free trial, resulting in this fine moving image:
Negotiations with ETS/SAA ended with them purchasing a perpetual license with 3 years support ($1696.75)