Wildlife streaming to Windows 10 PC

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by lostpassword, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. lostpassword

    lostpassword MDL Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    I have a Windows 10 PC with 2 screens. I would like to be able to watch the birds on my bird-feeder. The feeder is not visible from the PC location.

    I do not want to broadcast to the outside World or Internet
    I do not need Infra Red Night Time or Motion Activation.
    It must be to the PC. I do not one of these new fangled Smart phones or tablets or Android etc.
    I do not need continuous recording.

    I would like continuous feed to my Win 10 PC screen, time at my choice
    I can provide a cable feed for power and data
    The camera will be outside, and has to be weatherproof.
    The viewing distance from camera to feeder would only be about 2 metres, and could be a fixed focus length if that was a lot more economical.

    The birds are red kites, who never actually land, but swoop down and grab a piece of meat. Other birds would probably learn, and they would perch on the table. Robins (UK variety) and Blackbirds are always ready for a free meal!

    Would some kind soul please tell me if a simple solution is possible. VGA would be good enough. Advice as to what hardware and software is what I need. On Aliexpress Cameras can be as little as $50, whilst other sites show $500.

    I think a video stream converter is also needed, but not sure with newer PC.

    Many thanks.
  2. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

    Jul 26, 2012
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  3. lostpassword

    lostpassword MDL Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Thanks for the replies. I will investigate them. With a bit of luck we will have some very happy red kites.
  4. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

    Jul 4, 2014
    I am curious to ask this question though. Are you an Ornithologist? I can barely list 10 birds and categorize them according to their nomenclature. I would like to see your livestream when done. Thank you.