Re: color version of Cu-SeeMe
Fri, 26 May 95 14:35:04

In one of the latest MacWeeks, WhitePine software I believe bought the
rights (or a deritive thereof) to CUSEEME. The street price will be
about $100 US and they want to improve throughput, later add color,
application or sharing type interfaces, and better sound (and also
some sort of QuickTime integration). The most important thing is
throughput. It defines what happens when you are connected with low
speed line, what happens when you increase data traffic because of
color, what happens when you have a large number of users connected to
a single reflector, and what happens when you start adding advanced
features like application integration, etc.

By the way, the shareware verion supposed to continue to exist and be

Perot Systems Corporation

Just some observations, using CUSM under DOS and MAC for a few months I
have determined that using CUSEEME on a reflector site (i.e.
Cornell/NYSERNET etc) Audio is basically useless (I have my own 56k line
so its not my speed) unless the sender STOPS sending video when sending
audio the audio arrives garbled beyond recognition.
I recently went point to point with a site in Dallas where we both
experienced 43-45 kbps and 2 to 4 fps and still audio was totally
unusable without turning off video while transmitting audio.
My point you ask?
CUSM will need major overhauling to just get the concurrent audio and
video working so I wouldnt hold my breath for Color.
Am I wrong or have others had better experiences with Audio?