Re: Versions and Reflector Sites

Ross Binnie (dianaros@vianet.on.ca)
Tue, 14 Oct 1997 16:28:52 -0400


You may want to look at XIRLINK <www.xirlink.com>. They are getting ready
to market a USB video phone. Runs on the Net or Pots. Hope to give it a try
for my particular application. If I do I will let everyone know how it
works.

Ross

<dianaros@vianet.on.ca>

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> From: bgodette@idcomm.com
> To: CU-SEEME-L@cornell.edu
> Subject: Re: Versions and Reflector Sites
> Date: Tuesday, October 14, 1997 12:19 PM
>
> At 06:26 PM 10/13/97 -0400, you wrote:
> >>>30Fps digitzized in camera, no card, just the USB port. No extra load
on
> >>>processor.
> >>>
> >>>Gary
> >>
> >[...]
> >>For most cases it should have less CPU load than a PPort, but saying
"no
> >>extra load" isn't being realistic. Also remember that this is only an
> >[...]
> >
> >I've been proven wrong, and have fallen under the wrath of sales
> >literature. My apologies.
> >
> >Gary
> >
>
> Don't get me wrong, USB is a good step in the right direction for
supplying
> a common bus without resource conflicts for low-bandwidth peripherals
like
> keyboards, mice, joysticks, soundcards, and scanners. It's usability for
> video capture is basically dependant upon your application, which for
> something like CU is a perfectly reasonable use. However if your goal is
to
> capture real video clips the only viable solution is still a capture
card.
> I'm sure we'll be seeing things like Jazz & Zip drives on USB along with
> tape drives and CDROM, however I personally feel that would be a bad use,
> and if you really want external storage devices that SCSI is the way to
go.
>