Re: cu-seeme and the mbone

Jason Williams (streak@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu)
Thu, 5 Mar 1998 09:51:59 -0600 (CST)


On Thu, 5 Mar 1998, Angel Luis Mateo [iso-8859-1] Mart=EDnez wrote:
> I would like to know if there is a way to receive video or audio from t=
he
> mbone and retransmit it by CU-SeeMe. I know that there is a way to tranmi=
t
> with CU-SeeMe to the Mbone with Reflector, but I don't know if there is o=
ne
> to do the inverse.

I haven't kept up to speed with the Mbone, but I believe it's main use is
with multicasting. You need to define what it is you wish to do. You can
send and receive to and from multicast addresses with a reflector that
supports it. But you still need a reflector on the other end, or if it
sends to a multicast address, a multicast-capable client (like NV) to
receive it.

Receiving data from the Mbone with relation to CU-SeeMe would require a
multicast version of NV I believe. I'm not sure if it would work, but if
the reflector is setup right, the older reflectors can receive multicast
NV clients (and send data to them as well). It's been awhile since I
messed with NV though since it's rather primitive. I've been sticking
with the Linux port of CU-SeeMe which has nice things like support for the
chat window and MJPEG/H.263 capabilities.

It's unfortunate that White Pine has dropped support for NV in MPCS. It
did come in handy at times but, from what I understand, never quite worked
completely and could easily hog the bandwidth of a reflector.

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