I read in the Raspberry Pi Official Documentation that you cannot preview the picamera using SSH and VNC. The doc states:

Note that the camera preview only works when a monitor is connected to the Pi, so remote access (such as SSH and VNC) will not allow you to see the camera preview.

But, I have googled, and I have found a tweak to preview picamera on PC running on Ubuntu. Here is the link. The tutorial uses NetCat on Ubuntu.

I cannot find NetCat for my Windows machine. Is there any way possible to do what I want on Windows.


Netcat is available for Windows. See: https://eternallybored.org/misc/netcat/

  • Do you have any idea how to use it. The doc is very bad. – Tes3awy Jul 26 '16 at 22:35
  • @OsamaAbbas The same way as nc on Linux – geek1011 Jul 26 '16 at 22:35
  • Not working for me on Windows – Tes3awy Jul 27 '16 at 17:17
  • @OsamaAbbas What is happening? – geek1011 Aug 2 '16 at 22:35
  • I have found another solution that I am about to post as an answer. Using motion for Raspberry Pi and Apache2 can do the job perfectly. – Tes3awy Aug 2 '16 at 23:52

After a long detailed research, I have found this full setup tutorial. It has some limitations though, that I've read in a review in another website, but it works very well for my job.

  • @geek1011 You should check this link. It might benefit you somehow – Tes3awy Aug 3 '16 at 0:39

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.