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Mark L. Bardenwerper (bardenwe@vbe.com)
Mon, 26 May 1997 17:13:23 -0500

Ron Riggi wrote:
> Hello, I'm new to this listserv, and new to the world of online realtime
> communication, and I could use some help. I downloaded CuSeeMe V2.0 and
> installed it OK to my Pentium 60 Mhz witrh 16 megs of RAM. When I went to
> run it I could access chat but no matter how many times I pushed the
> "transmit" button, and saw the visual scale indicating I was speaking,
> nobody (save one) answered me. I do not know if it works as a result. I do
> know that one individual, whose name was highlighted with a green box around
> his information when I saw the list of members in chat, was very upset with
> me and cursed me out. That was the only voice I got from anywhere, and I
> could not deselect his name from the list. I also get no video although once
> one picture of the earth came through partially from the NASA site. What am
> I doing wrong here? Can anyone help.
> I will be replicating this experience for my laptop (100 MHZ Pentium) with a
> video/audio capture PC card if ever I can get this program to work.
> Is the pay version any better/easier or is it the "time out" feature the
> only difference?
> Thanks for the help.
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and
> looks like work" (Thomas Edison)
> ------------------------------------------------------------
Check your transmit and recieve rates. You should not try to push the
software beyond the capabilities of your connection. For instance: if
you have a 33,6 modem, you are restricted to roughly 33. So, you should
set your transmit to 12. OK: 33-12=21. Set your recieve to 20 or 21. You
need to give recieve the larger chunk because there is one of you and X
of them. Set your minimums to 7-10. Sound is never going to be totally
streaming unless you have ideal conditions if you only have a phone
modem, so don't expect phone-like results. We mostly use chat.
Forgive the fool who cursed you. There are a lot of nuts out there. I
can't imagine that you had it coming. Download lists and keep track of
good, clean reliable ones. I hope you are not too shocked by some of
what you are going to find. This is a truly open and free forum. Have
fun and good luck.

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