Re: Warning: Mac CU-SeeMe 3.1.0.xx

Eric Ochoa [NOL Staff] (cwizard@nol.net)
Wed, 4 Mar 1998 11:51:15 -0600 (CST)


On Wed, 4 Mar 1998, Jason Williams wrote:

> I've been exploring this a little over the last week.
> If the sender is sending with the grayscale codec on 3.1.0.25, anyone on a
> PC that's NOT using 3.1.0.25 sees a static screen unless they continually
> close and re-open the 3.1.0.25 grayscale sender. If everyone you CU with
> is using the 3.1.0.25 version, then there won't appear to be a problem.
> If you CU with anyone that doesn't use the 3.1 version (for whatever
> reasons...there are plenty), then it can be a problem.

Well I have to say that can't be true, when i'm on my MCPS, or one of my
favorite IRC cuseeme reflectors, everyone seems to see me just fine when
I'm using greyscale.. so I find it confusing that this problem is cropping
up like this.

> Brian Godette may wish to clarify this some more, but it doesn't seem to
> affect Mac Cornell users or Mac 3.1 users (I haven't found anyone to
> confirm or deny the problem using the WP Mac 2.0.0 version though I
> imagine it's will be a problem).

> The symptoms for the viewer:
> A static image that never fills in at all, yet the receiving kbps varies
> so you KNOW you are receiving their vid packets.
>
> The sender isn't aware of it happening since, to them, their vid looks
> perfectly fine. And contrary to what someone said on my public reflector,
> the White Pine MPCS reflector does NOT correct the situation. The only
> known fix for it that I'm aware of is within Brian Godette's Enhanced
> Reflector itself and only the latest 1.07b8 versions which are still being
> tested.
>
> I have to thank Brian Godette for designing a reflector to compensate for
> White Pine's buggy clients and for making it available to the public for
> free.

Nothing is ever a bug, it's just an un documented feature!

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