Re[2]: PC audio with Quickcam
Fri, 1 Sep 1995 11:27:25 -0700

I also purchased the portable Sound Plus from DSP and have been using
for the last 8 months or so with my NEC laptop. It has a couple of
aberrations. Although it has a printer pass through, I have never
successfully been able to print while it was attached. Since it is
attached to the parallel port it has a lower priority and a lower
throughput then standard sound cards. When using it while I was still
running Drive Space, the sound tended to stop and start a lot and be
somewhat out of sync with whatever application was driving it. It also
tended not to be bi-directional. I was never able to get sound in
while it was putting sound out. As a lurker solution for CUSEEME it
work fine but a bit jerky. Since the QuickCam is also supposed to be
attached via the parallel port, I figured that if it was having that
much trouble with just sound through the port, that adding video also
would cause the poor thing to go into complete overload. I have since
switched to a PCMCIA based sound card from New Media that works 100%

Nothing against the Portable Sound. It was the best thing out there
for Laptops until the PCMCIA solutions got their act together.

Mark Holm
Analogy, Inc.
P.O. Box 1669 Phone (503)626-9700
Beaverton, Oregon 97075-1669 Fax (503)643-3361

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Subject: Re: PC audio with Quickcam
Author: at ccmail_internet
Date: 8/29/95 1:41 PM

Ok, but isn't the printer port where the Quickcam goes?

At 06:22 29-08-95 -0500, Roger Lee Boston wrote:
>There is a sound attachemnt for 130.00 which I bought and am pleased with
>. plugs into your parallel port and you can STILL plug in a printer. It
>is "Portable Sound Plus" from DSP solutions on the west coast.
>On Tue, 29 Aug 1995, Ian Carr-de Avelon wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> I have been thinking about what the advantages will be when we can
>> get the Quickcam for the Windows version. Obviously we won't need to rip the
>> PC appart to move the digitiser card to another office, or take it home. A
>> major advantage could be that you can use CU-SeeMe with laptops, which don't
>> have an expansion slot for a digitiser card, but how would that leave you
>> with audio?
>> Does the Quickcam built in microphone simply have a jack-plug for
>> the sound card? Are there laptops available with a built in sound card?
>> Yours
>> Ian
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>> * Ian Carr-de Avelon *
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>> * dept. of Physics Education *
>> * University of Amsterdam *
>> * Netherlands *
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* Ian Carr-de Avelon *
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* dept. of Physics Education *
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