Re: Windows video is slow

The mad Scientist! (
Fri, 28 Jun 1996 21:23:41 +1000 (GMT+1000)

On Thu, 27 Jun 1996, Dennis J. Streveler wrote:

> Hello Paul,
> No, you are not alone. The Color camera is a bit (?) of a hog it turns out.

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With all due respect, this guy didn't mention the QuickCam. He says he
has a capture card and a Sony camera. Other than that you appear to be
spot on with your info. It seems to me that you have really looked into
this issue. Good on you. Keep up the good work!

> At 09:36 AM 6/27/96 -0400, PAUL SLIWA wrote:
> >Windows video is slow
> >
> >Hello,
> >
> >I am desperately searching for some answers... my link is a 384K point to
> point running Enhanced CU with Winnov
> >capture cards and Sony cameras. Both machines are 100Mhz Pentiums with
> 16megs Ram. I used to have b&w
> >connectix with free Cu from Cornell. That setup got up to 15fps.... but now
> that I've upgraded to color, I am only
> >getting 4 to 5 fps. I am running Windows for Workgroups on both sides and
> am using TCP 32 WFW.
> >
> >I have adjusted my video settings to 256 colors on my video driver and
> toyed with the smeared l rate and the ME
> >search radius. I still only get a few frames per second.
> >
> >The weirdest part is sometimes if I leave the connection up for a few
> minutes, the frame rate picks up. Other times
> >it never goes above 1fps. My network is a totally self contained Ethernet
> 10Mbs and I am the only person on it. I
> >can't understand why this is so darn slow....