Miro Boards again

Hans-Juergen Bergmann (bergmann@wanda.sowi.Uni-Mainz.DE)
Tue, 7 May 1996 14:09:32 +0200


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> > Well, it looks like MIRO owners are out of luck with CU-SeeMe. According to
> > White Pines, it will not support MIRO PCI boards for Mac until a later
> > version. Anyone got any workaround ideas?
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> > Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile!
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> Its even worse, I desperately tryd to get a programming manual for the
> MIRO DC20 PCI adapter. I even sent a fax to the product manager.
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> No chance ! If you try and dare to use the board with any other OS
> than WINDOZE, your lost. They don't even let you write your own drivers.
> This really is bad policy. It would cost them nothing except a few copies
> (I would even pay for it) and pointers to some chips datasheets.
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> This is really bad since it is, according to tests a really fine capture
> card.
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> Another flaw: It does not support 8 bit palletized mode, like the current
> version of Cornells CUSEEME needs it, so you have to stick to the
> commercial WP software (which works quite well with it).
>
Last night, I found out:

It works, but you cannot connect to cornell clients and for the
Cornell compatible modes you still need the 8 bit capture mode
in the driver. So the conclusion is:

MIRO DC20 for WINxx is of little use out there in CUSEEME land.

If you connect in WP mode (color or greyscale) a cornell client will
only see you as a lurker.

Frustrated :

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> Hans-J. Bergmann
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