Not everything has to be about making The Detective happy. We humans have needs too! It kills our soul when we have to watch a laggy, jerky webcam feed. We want to treat our non-robotic eyes with some good'ol candies - the sleek webcam feeds for our beautiful prints!
That's why we have built two kinds of webcam streaming in TSD.
1. Premium webcam streaming
25 fps (frames per seconds), real video streaming. It is H.264 over WebRTC, similar to how YouTube videos are streamed. The premium video streaming is only available to Pro users (here is why).
2. Basic webcam streaming
Frame by frame, JPEG-based streaming. This streaming is up to 1 frame per 10 seconds. It is streaming only when the printer is printing. And it is available to both Free and Pro users. If you are seeing very laggy and jerky webcam streaming, chances are you are only getting this kind of streaming. Check this help doc to see why this is the case.