I want to record a video, and stream it directly to the server while recording (i.e. the video should be saved on the server, not necessarily locally on the Android device). How can this be accomplished? The built-in camera app does not seem to offer this feature.

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    Apr 26, 2013 at 6:58
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    Partial solution: IP Webcam. I use this app to have fun from time to time. You can view live feed by accessing the phone's ip, it does not upload to a server.
    – yohlulz
    Apr 26, 2013 at 12:53
  • I am also finding the same solution for record and directly upload to server. Can anyone have solution for this ?
    – Mehul1000
    May 30, 2014 at 10:07

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A simplistic solution to your problem would be the following:

  1. Set up any one of the IP Camera apps on the Play store.
  2. Access the IP Camera app's web interface via the server.
  3. Set the web interface to record the video feed to its storage.

This would work; but you haven't specified if you own the server or not, what type of server it is, or whether you are on the same WiFi network as the phone.

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