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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.

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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
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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

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