Emulate webcam streaming by showing a sequence of snapshots
A couple of reasons might be:
You want to use a browser that doesn’t support mjpeg streams (IE).
You want to reduce your bandwidth and cpu usage on your host.
You can reduce bandwidth and cpu usage by reducing the frame rate on mjpg-streamer, but perhaps the plugin is even lighter weight, try it out on your hardware and see.
The plugin has a couple of settings you can change:
Frames per second.
Fallback mode only.
The plugin only takes over and uses snapshots when the stream fails to load.