I'll look at using MS Windows Media Player as a replacement. However it fails to open the Mac streaming software we're using on the server end (URL rtsp://<ip address>/mystream.sdp). I'll have to also trim out all of the misc & unnecessary background tasks. But my fundamental question, is whether using a remote control program like PCAnywhere to display video within PowerPoint is pushing this kind of application outside of its capabilities or original design intentions. -----Original Message----- From: Timothy Mangan [mailto:tmangan@xxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 6:42 PM To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [windows2000] Re: Streaming video/remote control May be both. But let's address the non-LAN issues. QuickTime, especially any version before 5, is a CPU pig, eating up all available CPU. This tends to interfere with other software running on the machine - such as PCAnywhere that you need to get the video off of the machine. I had a similar problem with Softricity drivers getting locked out too much when QuickTime is running. This is solvable by playing with priorities, either manually each time, or via some add-on software I am fond of (see my website). tim Timothy R. Mangan - Founder, TMurgent Technologies tmangan@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:tmangan@xxxxxxxxxxxx> www.tmurgent.com <http://www.tmurgent.com> (+1)781.492.0403 _____ From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Condon, Mike Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 6:10 PM To: 'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' Subject: [windows2000] Streaming video/remote control We are looking at showing a live presentation at a remote building (still at LAN speeds - Gig backbone, 100mbps to the desktop), simultaneously having streaming video of the presenter via QuickTime on top of remote control software (at this time, PCAnywhere, XP/2000/NT version) showing the accompanying PowerPoint presentation . The results have been less than spectacular. The problem comes in when the PP presentation has video content within it. Are we overrunning the capabilities of PCAnywhere, or is the constraint on the PC hardware end?