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Typical Windows CU-SeeMe configurations

A variety of Windows system configurations that are used for running CU-SeeMe, courtesy of Bill Ryan of White Pine. If you're running CU-SeeMe on a setup not noted here (but is interestingly different), please let Bill know.

From: rbk1@cornell.edu (Rich Kennerly)

We now have available, via FTP, the updated ComputerEyes RT capture drivers that work with CU-SeeMe.

To get it, FTP to bearcat.cit.cornell.edu and log in as:

login: computereyes
password: cu-seeme

Get the readme.txt and rtvidcp.exe (binary self-extracting ZIP file). This driver is now shipping with new RT cards and is also available from Digital Vision's dialup download service.

I'd like any feedback on how this works with CU-SeeMe; this board (as well as the ProMovie Spectrum & Studio) has potential for being as good as the discontinued Video Spigot card and we'd really like to be able to recommend a board or two instead of just saying which ones apparently work or don't.

From: rbk1@cornell.edu (Rich Kennerly)

We have a driver written by Michel Carleer that does work with the Pro-Movie Spectrum (and I expect will work with the Pro-Movie Spectrum) that we're having integrated into CU-SeeMe by a third party developer. There is also a new driver that takes care of the palette problem but still results in the image being upside down (available from Media V.).

This being a nice, popular, inexpensive card should be perfect for the philosophy behind CU-SeeMe and we expect to be able to support it.

From: rbk1@cornell.edu (Rich Kennerly)

The new version of CU-SeeMe will have PAL support, tested already with the Video Spigot. It should work for any capture card whose VidCap has a PAL input option.

From: scott@tcd.net (Scott Rasmussen)

Computer Model/Name/Speed     : Computrend Premio/Pentium 66
Operating System (version)    : DOS 6.22
Make/Model/Cost of video card : Creative Labs FS200/$287.00 Dealer Cost
Make/Model/Cost of audio card : Sound Blaster Pro/$110.00
Make/Model/Cost of camera     : RCA CCD Camera from a Security system/???
Make/Model/Cost of microphone : Radio Shack/33-2001/$10.00
Version of CU-SeeMe used      : Windows .034b4
Name/Version of TCP/IP Driver : Chamelion TCP/IP 4.01
Type of Internet connection   : Dedicated 56k

Problems and solutions:

Can't use more than 16 meg ram on my system.

From: anonymous

Computer Model/Name/Speed     : Pentium/90 w/ 16M RAM
Operating System (version)    : Dos 6.2 w/ Windows for Workgroups 3.11
Make/Model/Cost of video card : Creative Labs Video Spigot
Make/Model/Cost of audio card : Sound Blaster 16
Make/Model/Cost of camera     : CCD electronic camera
Make/Model/Cost of microphone : Comes with Sound Blaster 16
Version of CU-SeeMe used      : 
Name/Version of TCP/IP Driver : Netmanag Chameleon/NFS and NCD PC-XWare
Type of Internet connection   : 

Problems and solutions:

The camera type seems to matter for the ComputerEyes/RT card, its unsteady with my tiny electronic camera.

From: arvell@bilbo.pic.net (arvell hairston)

Computer Model/Name/Speed     : acer 486 sx 25 & 486 dx2 66 
Operating System (version)    : dos 6.22/ WFW 3.11
Make/Model/Cost of video card : media vision pro movie spectrum &
                                studio $100
Make/Model/Cost of audio card : media vision pro audio spectrum &
                                studio $50
Make/Model/Cost of camera     : Spy cam 2 $90
Make/Model/Cost of microphone : labtec am-22 $10
Version of CU-SeeMe used      : pc34b
Name/Version of TCP/IP Driver : trumpet1.0,2.0b,Chameleon
Type of Internet connection   : 14.4 SLIP

Problems and solutions:

1. reverse polarity image (neg image) with cuseeme; soon to solved by exteral codec or by using a capture brd that has overlay functions or a built in tvtuner (feature connector).

2.no audio with cuseeme ;rescued by iphone.

3.no icons on cuseeme window;unable to access human interface files at ncsu.

4.Half video transmited:cuseeme does not like PPP connections.

From: cmsce@teak.shu.ac.uk (Chuck Elliot)

Computer Model/Name/Speed     : OPUS 486DX2 -50 16Mram
Operating System (version)    : DOS 5 widows 3.1
Make/Model/Cost of video card : N/A
Make/Model/Cost of audio card : N/A
Make/Model/Cost of camera     : N/A
Make/Model/Cost of microphone : N/A
Version of CU-SeeMe used      : w0.34.b4
Name/Version of TCP/IP Driver : Novell 4.2 + winsock + slip_ppp
Type of Internet connection   : 19.2 PPP

Problems and solutions:

occasional 'bind to udp port' error usually after crash

From: acaillet@dow.on.doe.ca (Alain Caillet)

Computer Model/Name/Speed     : Dell 486x50Mz
Operating System (version)    : DOS 6.2 - WFW 3.11
Make/Model/Cost of video card : SPIGOT (Creative Labs) & Can 349.00
Make/Model/Cost of audio card : Microsoft $ Can 160.00
Make/Model/Cost of camera     : B&G Spy cam $US 90.00
Make/Model/Cost of microphone : came with the card
Version of CU-SeeMe used      : w 0.34b4
Name/Version ofTCP/IP Driver  : FTP Software ver 2.3
Type of Internet connection   :

Problems and solutions:

Waiting for a more advanced version as this one does not support audio.

Error messages during transmission, require manual closing of the window where they display. Their existance or number should be made to display but they shouldn't interrupt the peration of the program. Splendid application!

From: slob@MINDSPRING.COM (Steve Loboyko)

Computer Model/Name/Speed     : clone 486DLC/40
Operating System (version)    : WfW 3.11
Make/Model/Cost of video card : Pro Movie Studio, $99.95 (capture)
Make/Model/Cost of audio card : SoundBlaster PRO
Make/Model/Cost of camera     : $90, BG Micro/$150 (module), 
                                BG Micro (2 cameras)
Make/Model/Cost of microphone : Realistic PZT, $60
Version of CU-SeeMe used      : 0.34
Name/Version of TCP/IP Driver :
Type of Internet connection   :

Problems and solutions:

PMS board driver shipped with product yields 4 bit negative image. New driver from their bulletin board yields 8-bit negative image. Cornell says board will be supported in next version; I may have a fix sooner. MediaVision will not fix problem.

I am working on software that will allow CU to be easily used over POTS.

From: RCOLLINS@leif.ucs.mun.ca (Richard Collins)

Computer Model/Name/Speed     : 486/50DX clone
Operating System (version)    : Windows4Work/Windows NT Workstation &
Make/Model/Cost of video card :
Make/Model/Cost of audio card : Sound Blaster 16 (120)
Make/Model/Cost of camera     : Telecamera(B/W) MD# NCK9102 $$200cdn
                                (not real$$$)
Make/Model/Cost of microphone : Sony $20
Version of CU-SeeMe used      : .34b
Name/Version of TCP/IP Driver : Trumpet 20b & MS stack
Type of Internet connection   : Slip/PPP and thin

Problems and solutions:

None reported.

From: drbf@cais.com (Bennett Frankel)

Computer Model/Name/Speed     : Compaq Presario/486sx2/66mhz
Operating System (version)    : Windows 3.1
Make/Model/Cost of video card : Video Blaster Fs200/ 188
Make/Model/Cost of audio card : Sound Blaster 16/?
Make/Model/Cost of camera     : TeleCamera 4000/200 approx
Make/Model/Cost of microphone : MS Video/free
Version of CU-SeeMe used      : b34
Name/Version of TCP/IP Driver : Int Box winsock
Type of Internet connection   : PPP/28.8

Problems and solutions:

Config my autoexec and config files.

From: allain@panix.com (John Allain)

Computer Model/Name/Speed     : PC-486/33
Operating System (version)    : DOS 6.3/Win 3.11
Make/Model/Cost of video card : Intel/Indeo
Make/Model/Cost of audio card : CreativeLabs/16 bit
Make/Model/Cost of camera     : Zenith (1986)
Make/Model/Cost of microphone : YGTBFK
Version of CU-SeeMe used      : 034.b4
Name/Version of TCP/IP Driver : InternetInABox (Spry) 03.06
Type of Internet connection   : PPP

Problems and solutions:

Indeo is not an 8-bit palletized card. Apply for CU-SeeME alpha test copy.

CU-SeeME error: "WSAAsyncSelect() blew chow. (10035)". Apply for CU-SeeME alpha test copy. -or- get a subdomain name set for myself.

From: anonymous

Computer Model/Name/Speed     : PC Clone 486/66
Operating System (version)    : MSDOS 6.22 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11
Make/Model/Cost of video card : Diamond Videostar Pro ($399 w/o MJPEG   
								$599 w/ MJPEG
Make/Model/Cost of audio card : Turtle Beach Multisound ($599???)
Make/Model/Cost of camera     : Sony TR101
Make/Model/Cost of microphone : Radio Shack ($39) 
Version of CU-SeeMe used      : Current Windows version.
Name/Version of TCP/IP Driver : Microsoft's Wolverine and Trumpet Winsock
Type of Internet connection   : 56K

Problems and solutions:

Works great... I just want SOUND!

From: damien666@easynet.co.uk (Ian Simmins)

Computer Model/Name/Speed     : 386DX 40MHz
Operating System (version)    : Windows 3.1
Make/Model/Cost of video card : Videoblaster SE  160 Pounds ($240)
Make/Model/Cost of audio card : Soundblaster  120 Pounds ($180)
Make/Model/Cost of camera     : VLSI Peach CMOS camera 99 pounds
Make/Model/Cost of microphone : Supplied with Soundblaster
Version of CU-SeeMe used      : 3.4B4
Name/Version of TCP/IP Driver : Trumpet Winsock 2.0B
Type of Internet connection   : SLIP over 14.4K

Problems and solutions:

Soon to have Mac PowerBook 520 with 28.8K PPP

From: markh@ccmailgw.analogy.com

Computer Model/Name/Speed     : NEC Ultra Versa 50MHz Laptop
Operating System (version)    : MSDOS 6.22
Make/Model/Cost of video card : Built in
Make/Model/Cost of audio card : Porta Sound on Parallel port
Make/Model/Cost of camera     : Still looking
Make/Model/Cost of microphone : Built into above
Version of CU-SeeMe used      : Windows .34b4
Name/Version of TCP/IP Driver : Chameleon 4.012
Type of Internet connection   : 128K at work, Dialup PPP both via a 
                                netblazer and direct via modem 14.4

Problems and solutions:

Since the Laptop is portable over half the time, I need to wait until the video codec is in place to get support for a PCMCIA based video card.

From: ddillman@igc2.igc.apc.org (Dick Dillman)

Computer Model/Name/Speed : AST Bravo LC 486/25 Operating System (version) : DOS v6.22 Make/Model/Cost of video card : None yet Make Model/Cost of audio card : Sound Blaster 16/$95 Make/Model/Cost of camera : Plan to use existing camcorder Make/Model/Cost of microphone : $0, old Sony I had around Version of CU-SeeMe used : Current Name/Version of TCP/IP Driver : Type of Internet connection :

Problems and solutions:

None reported.

From: Anonymous

Computer Model/Name/Speed     : 386 40
Operating System (version)    : Win 3.1
Make/Model/Cost of video card : Targa Plus
Make/Model/Cost of audio card : SB pro 
Make/Model/Cost of camera     : SVHS camcorder - panasonic AG455
Make/Model/Cost of microphone : 
Version of CU-SeeMe used      : latest pc version
Name/Version of TCP/IP Driver : Winsock 2.0b ?
Type of Internet connection   : Ethernet from GaTech

Problems and solutions:

Get Video for Windows from somewhere.. Get targa drivers...do not run targa windows program concurrently... CUSeeMe can handle it alone...Amiga's video out and nintendo video out seem to have horizontal rolling problem

From: zephyr@primenet.com (gordon whelpley)

Computer Model/Name/Speed     : Home Brew Pentium 60
Operating System (version)    : WFWG 3.11
Make/Model/Cost of video card : Video Spiogt, Swapped for
Make/Model/Cost of audio card : SB 16 SCSI, $125
Make/Model/Cost of camera     : RCA portable camera head (old)
Make/Model/Cost of microphone : Black, real cheap
Version of CU-SeeMe used      : latest? (4b)
Name/Version of TCP/IP Driver : Trumbet Winsock 2.0 (would really 
                                like to try something else. 
Type of Internet connection   : Dialup SLIP with 28.9K V.34 modem

Problems and solutions:

Get loads of "sendto" errors if I set max rate above 14K.

From: byron@in.net (Byron Thomason)

Computer Model/Name/Speed    : MM668
Operating System (version)   : Dos 6.22, Windows 3.1
Make/Model/Cost of video card: Cirrus Logic, Reveal TV 300 $274
Make/Model/Cost of audio card: Gallant SC 6000, came installed
Make/Model/Cost of camera    : GE CG684 VHS Camcorder $495
Make/Model/Cost of microphone: Realistic (el cheapo about $7)
Version of CU-SeeMe used     : The lastest on file at Cornell 
                               as of Feb 1st
Name/Version of TCP/IP Driver: Trumpet Winsock 2.0
Type of Internet connection  : SLIP

Problems and solutions:

For error, Write Packet sendto (10050) I lowered the kbps to 15 max.

From: ghughes@stargate.tardis.com (Gary)

Computer Model/Name/Speed     : 486sx25 (Packard Bell Legend 2000)
Operating System (version)    : OS/2 Warp V3 (aka OS/2 for Windows)
                                Windows 3.1 running with WinOS2
Make/Model/Cost of video card : n/a
Make/Model/Cost of audio card : Packard Bell MMP16P 
                                (aka Reveal Sound Galaxy Pro)
Make/Model/Cost of camera     : n/a
Make/Model/Cost of microphone : n/a
Version of CU-SeeMe used      : W34b4
Name/Version of TCP/IP Driver : IBM OS/2 TCP/IP V2 (also Trumpet)
Type of Internet connection   : SLIP dialup 14.4kbps

Problems and solutions:

Warp includes an Internet Access Kit, which is a subset of the full TCP/IP product (SLIP only, no servers). Otherwise they are functionally identical. OS/2 makes it's TCP services available to virtual DOS machines via a number of interfaces, including Winsock for Windows sessions.

After installing the most recent set of patches (aka CSDs), host name resolution was not working reliably from Winsock apps. In my case I ran the DNS product that is an addon to TCP, but name resolution SHOULD work if th host and resolv files are setup correctly in tcpip/etc and tcpip/dos/etc.

It is also possible to run Trumpet from a Windows session, although the network is only available to apps running in that session, and not to native OS/2 apps. I have run CuSeeMe with Trumpet in this environment, but there is noticeably more overhead than when using the OS/2 TCP code.

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