Re video conferencing

Ross Binnie (
Thu, 2 Oct 1997 08:29:56 -0400

I would like to find a method or application for conferencing using POTS.
My thinking is to have a sort of client server setup. Server would paste a
photo on clients terminal. Client would send all monochrome video on one
phone link and voice on a parallel line.

Is there software available to do this.
What sort of frame rate could I expect using oneway video transmission.
What sort of video resolution could be achieved.

Due to cost factors and lack of service, ISDN et al is not practical for
this particular app.

Local telco switches handle 28800 with connect rates sometimes dropping to

Perhaps the dream is far greater than the reality here.