The live web cam which is located on the Konginsplein in Amsterdam has been running for a decade in various shapes and forms.

The latest incarnation is a cloud based set-up which takes advantage of the new Youtube Live features to deliver the content.

This page describes the technical set-up.




Configuring the camera

The camera is an Axis Q1755, which is mounted outside our office on the 4th floor of Singel 468 in Amsterdam. 

The streaming server will request an RTSP stream, which is done over TCP port 554. So make sure the port isn't firewalled off.

Important settings:

Configuring the streaming server

The server is a VMware VM called, which runs Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and is located in the SURFnet datacenter in Amsterdam.

It runs Wowza Streaming Engine software (WSE). We have a perpetual license for the software.

Follow the instructions on and install WSE.

This howto explains how to configure WSE for YouTube live streams: