Getting started

Levinson, Alex R (Alex.R.Levinson@lmco.com)
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 10:06:00 -0400


I just downloaded the .87b1 Mac version of cu-seeme. I have a 6100/66
running MacOS 8.0 with an AV card and a camcoder for a camera. I get
the video stream from the camera ok. However, when I try to connect to
anyone on the connect list I get no response. The Participant List
window shows all zeros. Something is wrong here. The no response comes
within one - two seconds from the connect. I know it takes longer than
that to time out on a non-existing IP. I can ping (with MacTCP Watcher)
OK many of the IP addresses that give me no response in cu-seeme. It
looks like I'm not getting thru the Open Transport protocol stack. Is
there a problem with the .87b1 and MacOS 8.0?

I tried the White Pine beta software. It works - sort of. I was able
to connect and to receive very poor quality audio and passable video
from the NASA 3 site. I connect thru an ISP at 28.8. The audio sounded
like poor quality CB radio without a squelch. I was able to connect to
a few others and get the video only. However, NASA 3 is the only one I
was able to get both the audio and video. It is very difficult to find
a site to connect to. Either no resonse or too many users. Is that how
it usually is?

I seem to be having a problem with my own audio input. I get no
response from my own mike. When not in cu-seeme the mike works fine.
Hmmm....

I would appreciate any help.

Thanks in advance,

Alex Levinson