Re: Modem users

Ross Binnie (
Tue, 14 Oct 1997 19:47:26 -0400

I agree with you! Internet and Cu-SeeMe is so slow that I just quit and use
some other proprietary system (such as Connectix) to establish a (slow)

> From: Nick Birkett <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Modem users
> Date: Tuesday, October 14, 1997 7:06 PM
> D@VID said :
> >Nick , you mean you aren't a cu-user?
> >its a neat way to meet folks and chat.
> >doc .
> I am using a 28.8k modem link to the internet.
> Well isn't it much easier just to use internet relay chat ?
> After much surfing around the various reflectors I have come to
> the conclusion that most people out there might as well use IRC.
> I even got told off for suggesting to use audio + video with cu-seeme.
> Forgive me, but if you can't use audio and video then there isn't much
> Especially as most of the time the video comes through at 1 frame per 1/2
hour !
> Yes I do use CU-Seeme, but in connecting 1 to 1 (don't need a reflector).

> If I use an extreme compression audio app - not CU-seem audio, but Speak
> Freely - in parallel with CU-Seeme video then I can get audio and video
over the
> modem link at something that approaches useability (1+ frame per second +

> full audio ) . Yes CU-Seeme is a miracle in this case and I give it top
> If you are using a high speed internet link, then VAT has been around for
> and gives audio and video (full color), so I guess CU-Seeme is really
only addressed
> to modem / low speed links or people who insist on using Macs/PC's.
> O.k you CAN use CU-Seeme instead of IRC, but then you can also use a
sledgehammer to
> crack a nut.
> Nick
> p.s don't all reply at once.