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David Mace
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While it's possible the solution requires Applets, I think it's more of an advanced question so I've posted it here instead of the Applets forum.

I have written a Java application which captures a user-definable portion of the screen. Now what I would like to do is the following: I want to be able to display this image on the web which essentially gives me a viewable workspace for my clients. The image files themselves can be stored locally and then I can take the http requests for that particular frame on my local machine thus eliminating ftp to transfer the images....which I think would give me far less frequent refreshes than I want.

Assuming adequate bandwidth (each image is approx 50k), I would like to achieve in the neighborhood of 5 fps. I also want to avoid any problems with firewalls from my clients.....meaning I would probably require serving the images over port 80 locally. Is writing a client-side applet the only way to achieve this? I mean, it doesn't seem feasible for the client's browser to refresh 5 times per second....even if the only thing being transmitted is the image, or am I wrong here? It's a little bit of a complicated problem to achieve the 5fps which is why I'm asking here....I don't want to waste the time coding ways which you all probably know won't work.

Ideas please?

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