re: SPB error

Simon Biggs (
Sun, 23 Oct 1994 17:03:11 -0400

>In trying to use CU-Seeme .70b12 and previous versions, I get the
>following consistent error message on startup:
> SPBOpenDeviceFailed
> err=-227
>and then the app quits, and I often have to reboot.
> CPU is 660AV with sys 7.1, update 3.0 installed. Video depth is 256
>or thousands of colors, using built-in digitizer, S-video, NTSC and VCR
>filter, with or without camera attached. I haven't found a combination of
>seetings that works. I have no problems receiving on a 520c.
> I can't find the appropriate ReadMe or FAQ. Can someone point me to
>them, or tell me what I'm doing wrong. Please Email. Thanks.
>Gary M. Glickman
I discovered this problem immediately I started using. Second time around. I
downloaded a new version, but to no avail. Then threw away the prefs, and all
OK. What seemed to create it was fiddling with the audio controls. I'm only
guessing, but perhaps SPB stands for Sound Play Back. But that's only a guess.
But I believe that there is some problem with the implimentation of sound with
this program.

By the way, today is my first day using CU-SeeMe and also on this list. I
enjoyed watching live video from NY of a bird-mobile whilst in London. Boring,
but a hoot! Hello.

Simon Biggs
little pig productions
54 Heysham Rd
London N15 6HL
44.81.880 1805 (voice/fax)