Re: Modem users

Ross Binnie (dianaros@vianet.on.ca)
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)
linkup.

Ross
<dianaros@vianet.on.ca>
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> From: Nick Birkett <nrcb@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
> To: CU-SEEME-L@cornell.edu
> Subject: Re: Modem users
> Date: Tuesday, October 14, 1997 7:06 PM
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> D@VID said :
> >Nick , you mean you aren't a cu-user?
> >its a neat way to meet folks and chat.
> >doc .
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> I am using a 28.8k modem link to the internet.
> Well isn't it much easier just to use internet relay chat ?
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> 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
point.
> Especially as most of the time the video comes through at 1 frame per 1/2
hour !
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> 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
marks.
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> If you are using a high speed internet link, then VAT has been around for
years
> 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.
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> O.k you CAN use CU-Seeme instead of IRC, but then you can also use a
sledgehammer to
> crack a nut.
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> Nick
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> p.s don't all reply at once.
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