Live streaming form IP camera


I working on a website that will show live stream from an IP camera.
The web will serve end users in Africa, so the physical server must be in Africa. Meaning no cloud solutions can be implemented.

I think that actual video stream will not work well due to the slow internet bandwidth there.
If someone thinks otherwise, I will be glad to hear his advice.

So I plan to implement it with something like a GIF animation.
Can easily set the camera to save a photo in to a directory once a few seconds

I not a beginner to web development, but still not the sharpest one yet…

Will be very appreciate on an advice on how to approach this issue.


In theory, that should work. As far as I know, there is no limit on the number of frames in an animated GIF, so that won’t be an issue.

However, I don’t think it will solve your bandwidth problem. An animated GIF stores each frame separately, so I would expect the final file to be no smaller than a normal movie. It might even be larger, since the GIF format is not optimised for that kind of image. But you can easily test that for yourself by creating some samples and checking the size.


I have no familiarity with this, but Google search has many results:

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