Re: Mac PreRelease

Bill Ryan (
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 09:15:06 -0400


Try manually dialing yourself (i.e. use Manual Dial and an IP of
If you see local and remote video, you should be OK.
If you don't, let me know.

You will see "no video stream" as default frame until live video starts.
Currently, this does sometimes take a bit of time when in test your set-up,
connecting to self or to a reflector. During the initial connection
process you may see "no video stream" for a bit and then live video will
start to show. This is nothing to worry about as long as live video does
start to appear.

IF you are sending video in a format they do NOT understand (i.e. they can't
decode your compressed video since they don't support the video codec)
you will be a lurker to older White Pine 2.0, 2.1, 2.1.1 clients (both
platforms) as well as more recent Cornell clients. The 3.0, 3.1 White Pine
clients will make you a lurker as well and if you choose to "display" their
the video will appear as "Unsupported video codec" or some such text.

If you want everyone to see your video, the current video codec supported
by all clients (White Pine and Cornell) is the CU-SeeMe Gray codec.


P.S.: What video digitizer are you using (Color QuickCam, Apple Built-in
AV, or ?????)?

>>The Mac 3.1 Preview does not support pause local video.
>>This is planned for final release.
>>Bill Ryan
>>Principal Software Engineer
>>White Pine Software,Inc.
>I've had no luck at all with the pre-release mac version. When I connect
>to myself for testing purposes it says "no video stream" yet I can see
>myself clearly on the remote video. Also, when I do manage to connect to
>a ref according to the status bar I am a vid or audio. Any
>M Everett

Bill Ryan (
White Pine Software, Inc.
542 Amherst Street CU-SeeMe Reflector:
Nashua, NH 03063 PH: 603-886-9050 x351