Video Capture box stability probs

Allan Bautista abautist at
Fri Jun 9 10:16:38 CDT 2000

Im having some problems with my video capture box.

dual p3 600's w 256mb PC100 mem
4 Hauppage wintv cards
3com 10/100 nic

Running RedHat 6.1, configured with Bob's script

Im constantly dropping transmissions from this box, all 4 feeds work fine
for about 3-4 min after theyve been started.  From there they will start
to drop out one by one till they are all gone.

Ive tried running 3, 2 then one feed to see how long they will last.
the longest transmission Ive had sofar is about 1 hour with one feed.

Now, during the Globus tutorials I was having the same problem, so I
manually started up vic sessions in the proper rooms and had better
stability with that.  Differences were quality settings, fps settings, and 
rate settings.  I usually had an fps of 30, q of 10, and set the threshold
rate at 500k.

Ive already reinstalled all the software so my vid machine is clean, but
exhibiting the same behavior as before.  Prior to installing the VV stuff,
"when all the feeds were manually typed in", the machine was stable, it
would transmit for days/weeks with no problems.  So Im not sure where to
point, hardware or software.  I think the hardware is fine, and since Ive
reinstalled clean I "think" the software setup is ok.  

The only thing close to an error message I get comes from the window I
spawned vrm-viewer from

	subprocess died: ag.VicVideo at 80de1a8
	delete returns false

Now Im just plain stumped.

any suggestions?


abautist at

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