Audio PC version -- when?

Gordon F. Ross (gfross@netcom.com)
Fri, 2 Jun 1995 07:48:14 -0700 (PDT)


Since there are millions more users of PCs than of Macs, I was wondering
why it's taking so long for an audio version of CUSeeMe for Windows to be
produced, especially since the Sound Blaster audio format seems to be
the standard for the PC and is thus in widespread use. In other words,
PCs have not, for quite some time, been limited to the tinny sounds
of the internal PC speaker but have been able to send sounds to one's
stereo speakers. It is thus not just the Mac that has audio capability.

No doubt I'm immediately displaying my ignorance of how audio is
transmitted over the Internet. :-) Yes, it is true. I am ignorant of
that. I'm an English teacher, not a computer engineer.

Nevertheless, I recall a CUSeeMe readme.txt file (or something like that)
dating from the fall of 1994 which said that audio for the PC version
should be available soon. Well, we are now approaching the summer of 1995.

Actually, this message arises from my eagerness to *hear* and *speak to*
the people I can now view and also from my envy of you Mac users, whose
machines have had this capability from the early days of CUSeeMe. :-)

In any case, forgive my impatience, you engineers and programmers who are
working, no doubt feverishly enough, to present us PC users with the gift
of CUSeeMe sound! I will hold my tongue.

For now. ;-)

All the best --

Gordon Ross