Western Wall Cams
Posted 29 June 2011 - 09:57 PM
(click the image to see it full-size)
This is the Western Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. I'm not Jewish but
this is a pretty important location according to Biblical prophecy.
There are 4 different cameras embedded in the multi-view program, give them a few moments to load.
There are 4 selectable channels in the single-view program.
You can double-click on any video to make it fullscreen.
Windows XP, Vista, 7+ (32 or 64-bit)
Windows Media Player (uses embedded version)
AHK_L (for script-only use)
Download latest version:
Western Wall Cams - Channels.ahk (AHK_L only)
Western Wall Cams - Channels.exe (recommended, works for all)
Western Wall Cams - Multiple.ahk (AHK_L only)
Western Wall Cams - Multiple.exe (recommended, works for all)
v18.104.22.168 - built beta script, looking for issues and improvements
v22.214.171.124 - fixed aspect ratio problem in XP and utilized CSS margins
v126.96.36.199 - Added buttons and button functionality, cleaned up code
- Resizable window, videos will also resize
Questions, comments, suggestions and insults are always welcome!
Posted 29 June 2011 - 10:18 PM
Posted 29 June 2011 - 11:12 PM
I'm approaching this Autohotkey language the same way as I should have originally approached the chessboard... it's nice to know what the pieces do before I lose a bunch of games. It's frustrating losing at chess constantly because usually there's no fundamental knowledge of how the pieces work and all the intricacies of the pieces' movements. After I lose a bunch of games, I might just win one or two. When more time goes by, I'll still lose but the lose:win ratio will be better. Eventually, with a keen hands-on understanding of how the pieces work, I'll start winning most chess games I play.
The channel-changer will happen... don't forget I started learning this language in February of this year... I'm a beginner.
I'm doing LOTS of reading and hands-on experimenting. This little pile of cams is only some of the many things I'm suddenly interested in.
lol yah when I conquer how to do it, the channel-changer will happen and so will the resizable screen. What I've done so far (and only to prove to myself it can be done) has been incrementally progressive...
- I started with a still-image interface and that gave me confidence.
- I did a multiple still-image interface and was successful.
- I did a Flash Player interface next because it seemed simpler than WMP
(I know both are easy now, I'm actually embarrassed it took me so long to figure out).
- I then did an embedded WMP and started remembering my html stuff so i messed with params lots to familiarize myself again.
Oh yah and margins and fixed-position CSS classes so I could place an animated loading gif behind the embedded player, just lots of odds and ends.
- I then did a multiple camera interface and messed around with margins and z-order and applying controls but I'm not very far with this stage.
I haven't even asked for help in days! yayyyyyyy
Posted 29 June 2011 - 11:16 PM
But is great to hear that you are making progress, and watching the cams can be fun. If I were to use them regularly, however, I would want channel swither first.
Posted 29 June 2011 - 11:33 PM
Like I mentioned though, I'm not just slapping cams down and calling it done. I'm doing the small detail side-stuff.
The Cache Creek Cam, as boring as it is, now contains a pretty slick Archival System. Every saved image (15 min intervals) gets a corresponding list entry on an HTML document, and the entries themselves actually become "relative links" to the images, so no matter where the archive folder is located, the images will always open up from the HTML document.
Posted 29 June 2011 - 11:53 PM
PS- Great analogy with the clutch thing. Poetic, even.