In case of network cameras it's not a problem to connect a second time to the same camera, but for USB webcams or to clone a feed on the same PC, we better go through the ContaCam web server:

  1. On a second computer (which can also be the first one) open the ContaCam Camera - Network / IP Camera dialog and under Camera IP or Address enter the following URL:
    http://CONTACAM-PC1:PORT/CAMERA_NAME/poll.php
    or
    http://CONTACAM-PC1:PORT/CAMERA_NAME/push.php
    • Replace CONTACAM-PC1 with the host name or ip address of the first computer where ContaCam is running
    • Replace PORT with the HTTP Port set in ContaCam's Global Settings of CONTACAM-PC1
    • Replace CAMERA_NAME with the name of the camera you want to connect to
  2. If a higher frame rate is wanted: set the Take each rate to Fast in Camera Advanced Settings of CONTACAM-PC1
  3. If a lower video resolution is wanted: modify the above mentioned links to poll.php?thumb=yes or push.php?thumb=yes and set the wanted Thumbnail Size in Camera Advanced Settings of CONTACAM-PC1