Does anyone know anything about the present state of video e-mail?
If you want real-time video Sun has a product called ShowMe which has real-time
video, audio, and shared white-board. Its around $2K for the software, but
you also need their video capture board.
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There is a new product in the stores now (or soon) that enables you
to create video email to send over the internet (or Compuserve, or AOL, or...)
The picture quality is very good, and a frame rate of 20 fps is common at
a very high quality picture. The best news is that -- because of our
compression technology -- it is not a net hog like you might expect. For
example, I can create a video email (VMail) message 2 minutes long and it
will take less that 1 MB in space.
What's even better, is that when it creates the video message, it embeds
a player into the message, so that once the person on the other end receives
the VMail, they can just play it without special hardware or even
owning the software product that created the VMail.
The product is called AudioVision by Smith Micro Software, and in addition
to creating VMail, it is also a surprisingly good video telephone for your PC.
If interested, check out our web site:
or contact your local computer SW store.
12. Video Email
13. video e-mail