Ripper is an application that periodically grabs online images to create time-lapse movies. (Nimisis.com also has software for making time lapse videos using your own webcam connected to your PC.) Pictures are taken from the specified online webcam every few seconds, minutes or hours (whatever the user decides), then they are merged together as frames in a time-lapse video. Some cool videos can be made this way. For example, do a time lapse of Loch Ness and get a pic of the famous Loch Ness Monster or timelapse the pyramids in Egypt.
- AUTO_START_DIR is the default directory to store the frames (important when using windows task scheduler to run up Ripper automatically). Make sure you use back slashes, i.e. C:\Program Files\Ripper\. The folder must exist before starting to grab frames.
- AUTO_START_FRAME_COUNT is a counter for the number of frames that have been saved using the scheduler. Users don't need to worry about this too much except that they should reset the counter to zero if starting a new recording using scheduler.
- AUTO_START_ON_OFF is a flag - 0 for normal use, 1 if intending to use Task Scheduler. Ripper then knows when it has to close itself down and increment the AUTO_START_FRAME_COUNT counter etc.
- URL is the web address of the image to capture.