Re: Lag from reflector - not reflector?

Claudiu Dan (
Sun, 15 Oct 1995 22:06:02 -0700 (PDT)

I have also been wondering that if you want to receive audio from only
one person...and turn everyone else off are you still actually receiving
the packets from the rest but hear only the ones from the one selected?
That would seem to be inefficeint use of bandwidth. I hope that is not
hte case.So it should be that your video should be faster on a modem if
you receive video and audio from only one person on the reflector
that the actual case?

On Sun, 15 Oct 1995, James Vincent wrote:

> Several people and I have noticed that as more people join a
> reflecor all video begins to lag at the user end. This seems normal and
> expected - bigger load more delay. However, it does not appear to be
> because the reflector is slowing down or because the reflectors network is
> overlaoded. The lag is only noticed by clients using modems. The lag does
> not appear on a client using ethernet on connected to the same reflector.
> So, the lag is due to a slow modem right? But there is a lag even when only
> one video window is open. Why would this cause a lag? The only reason we
> could come up with is that the video for more than one window is actually
> being sent, but only one is being displayed. Is this how things work? Is
> there some other explanation?
> Jim