Now the whole
wide world can see beautiful bettas live!
view our bettacam: Click on 'enter' and you will access our bettacam
page. Click on the green arrow play button under the cam
(left) to start viewing it quasi instantly :)).
It's as simple as that. When you are done, use the 'back' on your browser
to return to bettatalk.
I will try to
change the bettas on display as often as my schedule allows. If the bettas
on display are on the stock for sale page I will let you know and will let
you know their status. If sold it will be indicated. If for sale, I will
give you the lot number and a direct link to beam to the exact location of
the lot on the stock page. From there you can purchase the betta if you so
PS: I rule! hehehehehehehe...
If you are
unable to view the cam, hit control & reload. That oftentimes solves
the problem. Make sure to always do a full refresh (control / reload) of
the main bettacam intro page so to make sure you are looking at the latest
version. Important updates might have been posted since your last visit
(such as announcements regarding the webcam being on or off, under
You may not be able to access our bettacam if:
1)- If your
internet connection is too slow: the slower your connection the slower
the live cam will be. Dial in connections under 56K may not be able to
view the live cam at all.
2)- If your
computer is too old: Time to upgrade!!! ;) Stop being such a money
pincher and splurge a little LOL!
3)- If you do
not have JAVA: You can download JAVA for free :) here
(it is a fast download and super easy to install)
4)- If I am
not broadcasting: If you get an error message or a "page busy"
browser message, or if no video is displayed when you click on the green
arrow, it means that the webcam is currently not broadcasting or that it
lost its internet connection. Since it is on "automatic" pilot
all day, if the connection is lost, I will not able to fix it until I come
home (usually in the evening). Check back then.
5)- If too
many viewers are connected: There is a limit to what the system can handle
so if too many viewers try to log on at the same time you may get a page
busy message etc, try again later.
6)- If it is
after hours: The bettacam is OFF at night (cause bettas need to get their beauty sleep!).
I usually turn it on when I wake up (which can be anytime between 7AM and
9AM) and will turn it off when I go to bed (which can be anytime
between 10PM and 11PM). Sometimes I might shut it off earlier if I feel
the bettas need a rest.
7)- If the
webcam is shut down: for maintenance or to cool my server down or so I can work on
this website etc... etc...) I will try my best
to run it as much as possible but for now it is still on a "whenever
I feel like it" and "whenever I can" basis (deal with it
8)- If I am
having technical problems: A rare, but possible occurrence. Usually
the live cam is back the very next day.
8)- If I am
out of town: The bettacam is usually turned off until I return. But not to
worry, I would post a message to let you know I am out of town right on the
bettacam intro page. (so pay attention LOL !!)
10)- If the
bettacam Gods have a grudge against you LOL hehehehehehehe (try to be
nicer to them next time LOL)
that you should be able to access our live betta cam in the most excellent fashion ;). If you
are consistently unable to access it during normal hours and have tried
for a period of at least 3 days, report your problem here.
customize your viewing of the bettacam: place your mouse over the
webcam. Two icons will appear at the left bottom. Click on "Ivista"
(left icon). select the "adjustment" tab. Use the provided
sliders to adjust the bettacam image to your liking. You can control
brightness, contrast and compression :).
If the image
is too slow, you can speed it up by playing with your compression settings
(I'll explain how to do this in just a jiffy). However note that the
higher the compression, the faster the image BUT the less good the image
quality. So you'll see better motion but less details. Want to have it
all? Not on THIS planet LOL !!
OK so here is
how to play with your compression settings:
bettacam is running, place your mouse over it. Two icons will appear at the left bottom. Click on "Ivista"
(left icon). Select the "adjustment" tab. Select the
"compression" slider and slide it to the right to speed up the
image. Warning: make any compression adjustment SMALL, cause sliding that
thing all the way to the right will make the bettacam look like you have
had way too many drinks LOL. All blurry and stuff. So I do not recommend
going above 80% (and trust me, at 80% things are looking pretty fuzzy
already LOL). When done, click "apply" and take a look at what
you have done. If not happy with your fine work, do it again ;). Knock
bettas, click here.
lot information here.