One thing that every camera can produce is a JPEG.

Most do more, H264, MJPEG, MPEG4, various audio codecs etc. but in this uncertain world, it seems we can always rely on good old JPEG.

With that in mind, we’ve been surprised how much functionality we can achieve using just Jpegs and usually with a more robust, user friendly (i.e. no plugins) outcome than any of the other varieties.

With that in mind, I wanted to show just how easy it is to embed a live “video” (refreshing Jpegs) stream from ANY evercam connected camera …. it’s 3 lines of code and it will work on any browser that supports Javascript.

In the HEADER:

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.0.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="http://cdn.evercam.com/js/v1/evercam.js"></script>

In the BODY:

<img evercam="{your camera id here}" width="640" refresh="5000">

Just to prove the point, here’s an image of it working on a first generation Kindle: