Re: PowerMac 8500 no video

Kevan Alexander (kevan@tlg.net)
Fri, 3 May 96 10:52:49 -0700


>I can't seem to get the PowerMac 8500 to recognize it has a Connectix
>QuickCam connected to it with free Cu-Seeme. The payware demo version is
>able to use the QuickCam. Is this a known problem in the free version?

I read somewhere that Open Transport, which an 8500 uses, is not yet
supported. I have had somewhat limited success using CU-SEEME on my
8500, though for short durations only. I have narrowed the problem I'm
experiencing down to either my ISP not being able to keep up the
bandwidth required for long durations, or Open Transport causing the
modem to ISP modem communications synchronized. I won't know which it is
until my ISDN is installed in May.

Also, RAM Doubler and Virtual Memory play havoc with CU-SEEME. I had
even less success with CU-SEEME until I turned both off (after I was
finally able to upgrade my Mac's memory).

And finally, you must use an RCA cable connected to the RCA video port
and a S-Video cable connected to the S-video port on a 7500/8500 PMac.
If your camera does not support s-video, then obviously only use the RCA.

Good luck!

Kevan Alexander