Grandpa Needs HELP

Robert Rutherford (
Tue, 27 Jan 1998 14:03:29 -0800 (PST)

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My grandson is to blame for this query; :) for he is the one that got me
started with CU-SEEME.

I hope someone can help me with the following problems. We attempted to
communicate directly this past Saturday with mixed results and I need to
know how we can improve our communication.

1. He has a Mac with a 56K modem and an earlier freeware copy of
Cu-Seeme and uses the Cornell gray codec for his video. (Camcorder)

2. I have a PC with a 28.8K modem and a Demo copy of CU-SEEME V3.1.
I don't have a video capture card as yet so will stick to audio until we
get things worked out.

3. I am able to connect to reflectors without any problem and get good
video and reasonable audio. When we met at one reflector station, I
could view his video just fine. As a matter of fact, his video was
better than all the others.

I mentioned, above, that we directed connected with mixed results.
Apparently, my audio was received just fine. I, on the other hand, didn't
get any audio or video from him. A video frame was displayed as was
indication that audio was being transmitted.......just no sound or picture.
I increased my audio volume just to make sure...but to no avail. We were
both using the 16 (Kbps) Delta-Mod audio Codec.

I wonder if available bandwidth using modems is our problem. My immediate
thought was "maybe he is using all the bandwidth on his video, and has
nothing left over for his audio. Does this make any sense?

I know this is a rambling dissertation, and not professionally correct in
many instances, but that is where I am at this point.....just beginning.

If anyone can shed some light on the problem, I will be greatly
appreciative. This is my first posting to the list. Hope I don't get
kicked off for being too verbose.

Thanks for any help!