Connectix QCVC, Winnov and Cornell CU-SeeMe

Alan Jarvi (
29 May 1998 13:05:08 -0400


I recently moved from a Connectix QuickCam VC system (Parallel
version) to a Winnov Videum Desktop (ISA version) on my home system.
I removed the Connectix software using the Connectix Uninstall,
installed the Winnov system and version 2.0 software, and more
recently upgraded to the Winnov version 2.5 software.

I am now experiencing very intermittent hangs when I start any of the
last three Cornell CU-SeeMe releases, ie. 0.92b2, 0.96a17, or 1.0...
Once CU hangs (and stopped using the Windows95 "Close Program"
window), I am not able to use the Winnov Capture system, NetMeeting,
or the Winnov Configuration system. They all report the video capture
device is in use. The only way I can recover is to restart Windows95.

Winnov tech support suspects legacy Connectix stuff in the registry,
but I have searched the entire registry numerous times for QCVC,
connectix, quickcam, cxcap, and believe I have removed all references.
I have also run Regclean and reloaded the three CU releases after
doing a cold install of the Winnov 2.5 release. I only see one video
capture device in the Windows95 'Control Panel -> Multimedia ->
Advanced -> Video Capture Devices' window.

Interestingly enough, when I fall back to the Winnov 2.0 software the
system is stable, ie. no hangs with CU, which tells me the Winnov 2.5
release is the problem.

Has anyone else seen something like this? Has anyone else had any
problems removing a Connectix system and subsequently moving to
another capture system had problems with CU? Are there other
references to Connectix in the registry that I may have missed? If so,
suggestions on what to search for would be appreciated.

I believe the problem is with the Winnov software, but I am not sure
how to definitely prove it to Winnov.

Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions...


Al Jarvi
Computer Specialist (Systems Analyst)
NOAA, National Weather Service
Office: 301.713.0386 Ext: 118