Video Spigot card tech problem (2)

The Marzio School (
Thu, 14 Aug 1997 20:54:38 +0000

This is the second time I'm posting the same message, only because my Eudora
crashed before I opened a dozen messages, which have been lost. Excuse the
repetition. If you wrote me a couple of days ago, please forward that
message to me. Really appreciate it.
Original message was as follows

Problem : How to get started on CUSeeMe before the one month demo runs out,
(using the video spigot capture card, manufactured in 1992, which now works
on my pentium in win 95 thanks to the drivers downloaded from Bill
Woodland's homepage).

After installing CUSeeMe demo version 3, and whenever I launch the program,
I get this message:
The video subsystem has reported the following error:"" (sic)

I think one of the problems I have is the fact that the Spigot outputs at
less than 160x120 or more than 160x120, and if I understand correctly,
output must be *exactly* 160x120 (??). Apparently, the CUDoodle won't work
with the card for the same reason. Other parameters seem OK. The 8-bit
palletized or YUV 4:2:2 non-compressed formats might be OK, but would my
Matrox Millenium graphics card add any problems ?

*On the Cornell U site, where all the compatible and incompatible cards are
listed, it says that some users have reported success with this card in
CUSeeMe, but I just can't find who or how. *

Anybody using this card, or any ideas for similar problem, I would greatly
appreciate an answer (it kills me to throw out any equipment when a little
bit of knowledge might get it working!).

Mike Marzio