Re: CU-SeeMe Gray Codec and the Connectix Color QuickCam

Bill Woodland (
Sat, 30 Aug 1997 08:59:52 -0500

At 02:17 PM 8/26/97 -0500, Jason Williams wrote:
>On Tue, 26 Aug 1997, Jay Schuster wrote:
>> Oddness: Under Windows 3.1, I could never get the *color* codec to
>> work -- I always had to use CU-SeeMe Grey Codec. Using the color codec
>> would give me a psychedelic local video window. Now, under Windows 95,
>> the color codec works perfectly, but I can not use the CU-SeeMe Grey
>> Codec -- I just get a blank, grey, local video screen.

I bet he was running 16 colors on win 3.1 and when he installed win95 it
got changed to 256 colors.

>My only guess is that it's some sort of palette problem running at 256
>colors. Make sure you're running at least 16-bit color to avoid the
>problems with the palette. Also make sure you have your video capture
>device is set to the right format (use the Video Format preference). I
>have to have my tv/cap card set to 15-bit RGB for it to work right using
>the Cornell CU-SeeMe Gray codec.

That should also help with CUDOODLE since it also has palette problems with
256 colors. I'd like to use CUDOODLE at times, but if I use more than 256
colors then my CLIPMATE captures are 64k or 16m color BMP files. Do you
know of any utility that can convert them to jpg correctly?

Bill Woodland (Squeek =A9) PC questions only, please.
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