Our baby started to crawl and he did it fast: he would fall from a bed or such before one can hear him. Hearing him crying afterwards was no joy at all, thus an audio-only baby-phone was definitely not a solution. I wanted to get something up very quickly, w/o purchasing extra h/w or spending much time. VLC came at resque. Nevertheless it took me some time to get it right - that's why here's yet another "webcam streaming server how-to".
Note: I did it all on Linux machines. But Windows adepts must not be discouraged: VLC runs there very well too, and it's a truly free software!
My video-surveillance streaming client-server set-up
First of all