First off, I love how my post says 'wrong forum! moved here' when i started it in this forum
Ok - It is not really a very good security system - it's a pile... my boss is just an imbecile. He purchased cameras from X10.com and expected them to be a 'cheap and efficient' security system.
The cameras are 'wireless' (despite the long wire running from the outlet to the camera..) and are each assigned a specific number.
The software used is crap - the timing is always off and it never takes good quality pictures (it tends to leave another camera switched on therefore causing interference)
Here is a what I have figured out from their filenames:
16 = Hour + 5
42 = Minute
10 = Number which increments by the set 'second' interval between captures, with each new picture file - Most likely just the
'seconds' number at the specific time
433 = ???? In most cases, number increases by 13 ???? May be the up time for the camera - they tend to overlap for a few
seconds, so basically impossible to preconcieve
0000 = Camera number (Last number is 0, 1, 2, 3)
0000000000000000 = String of 16 0's - always present, not sure why
lab1 = Assigned camera name
.jpg = File extension[/B]
I called their tech support to ask about the filename - they told me they'd email me about how I could maybe 'change' the renaming method... here's their response:
[B]I got an answer for you. Unfortunately it may not be one you prefer, but it is the only one I am permitted to give. The algorithm used to name the image files is proprietary and as such, we are not able to provide you with that information.
In reference to the question you gave me over the phone, there is no way to alter the names that the software assigns.
Sorry I can't provide you with more useful information.[/B]
In other words, I don't know what it does and I won't help you because our software is crap.
So basically what I would like to do is take the last modified file and rename it according to the 4 character name it has at the end of the file (lab1 in this case) and throw it into a folder for viewing with a standard webpage
Unfortunately, I do not know and VB or JS so I'm unable to figure this out on my own. Our in house programmers are to bogged down with other projects to help me out so I'm kind of stuck. If somone could even write a basic script for me and send it to my email, I would appreciate it sooo much (They need it soon because I'm leaving for school in 6 days).