IBM QuickTime

pstingley@smtpgate.ssmc.noaa.gov
Wed, 15 Feb 1995 17:41:22 -0500


I am publishing this question in the hopes that someone knows the
answer...

Several of us have IBM PS/2s which have microchannel expansion port
architecture (so the normal video capture boards will not work). The
only known boards in microchannel are approximately $1800.00 [which may
be more valuable than the PC at this point].

So I received from one of our fellow Cu-SeeMe'ers a version of
QuickTime that will work on the PC.

My Question is: Shouldn't the Connectix QuickCam work with an IBM PC
if said PC uses this software?

The Connectix camera plugs in to the serial port of a Mac and is able
to send video through these computers because of the Mac's built-in
QuickTime. But if the PC has QuickTime, why should the camera care
what processor is on the other end of the serial port? An RS-232c is
an RS-232c. It seems to me that it should work.

Let me know what you think and any experiences that have been had with
PCs/Quicktime etc. By the way to any Flamers who may be annoyed that
I'm taking bandwidth away from their IPhone discussion, I just changed
my e-mail address...

I'll give it to you, next time. Trust me.

Patrick T. Stingley