I just got in my two Webplayers that I ordered from Ubid the other day, and these machines facinate me. What I want to do with at least one of them right now is to create a DOC-based (i.e. no hard drive) web camera server, so that I can place it at a lakehouse, point the camera out the window, and have it record images. Then, on a regular interval, have it dial up an ISP and dump photos to a server somewhere. This all seems relatively easy to do with a hard drive, but I would really like it to be "solid state", i.e. I don't have to worry about the hard drive crashing, etc.
Anyhow, here's my list of questions off the top of my head so maybe ya'll can help me out.
1) What Webcams have people had success with on the Webplayer? I see some mention of cameras in the forum, but not many.
2) Disk space: When Windows is booted off the DOC, does it simply see it as a C: drive? If so, how much extra space is left on the device after installing a Windows image? Is it accessible from Windows?
3) What type of problems do people have with overheating with the Webplayers? The lake house sometimes will have the A/C off and it could get sorta hot in there.
4) If accessing the DOC as a file storage device isn't possible, what experience have people had with ramdisks and the Webplayer?
5) Finally, has anyone done anything like this before so I don't have to invent the wheel?
Thanks for any info!