VideoBlaster FS-200 with CUSeeMe

Joe Mitchell (mitchelj@dmapub.dma.org)
Sun, 23 Jun 1996 12:28:58 -0400


Howdy!

I am trying to get CU-SeeMe to work with my Video Blaster FS200. I am able
to run Video Kit and Microsoft Video for Windows with no problem, but when I
run Cornell CU-SeeMe I only see static in my window.

The White Pine version 2.0.2.0b2 also gives me static, but also gives me an
error when I first load it: "The video capture device
cannot capture 24 bit images. You will not be able to send video using the
White Pine color codec". When I switch to the gray codec, I get the error:
"The video capture device cannot capture 4 or 8 bit images. You will not be
able to capture or send video using the CU-SeeMe gray codec".

The README file for the Cornell version states that for the VBFS200 under Windows 95 I need to:

"Edit your system.ini file in the /windows directory and, in the [drivers]
section, make sure there's an entry for msvideo=. For example, one user
with a blaster FS200 has the entry: msvideo=fs200cap.drv"

This was already done...then:

"Use the Win'95 Control Panel for Multimedia. On the 'Advanced' section,
double click on the Video Capture Devices icon. You should see an entry for
QuickCam. Double click on the icon for QuickCam. Make sure the "Use the
video capture device" choice is selected."

Under my Control Panel -> Multimedia -> Advanced -> Video Capture Devices, I
have "Video Blaster FS200 Capture Driver" not "QuickCam". If I absolutely
have to use QuickCam, then I am going to need the quickcam.drv file which I
do not have and have not been able to find.
I am using a Videolabs FlexCam NTSC color camera rather than a QuickCam.

If anyone has gotten the VideoBlaster FS200 to work with CUSeeME, please
let me know how you have it configured
Thanks in advance for the help!!!

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