I know what you’re thinking. Not again one of these Webcam server articles.. and you’re right! I thought the same and decided to quit any upcoming search for this topic and write a 100% working solution by myself.
Lately I was having some troubles with saving an image sent from Flash to my server. I found a lot about sending the BitmapData to a PHP file and then (god knows why..) directly navigate to this URL, so PHP displays the image in the browser as a JPG-Stream. I really took some time to think about any scenario when this could be useful but yea.. anyways, I needed to save my bitmaps on the server and each file has to have a unique filename. So each time I press “Save” in my Flash-Application an image is uploaded to my server.