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    Mpxplay and LCD

    Has anyone tried the new MPXPlay with LCD
    support?
    I use a 40x4 lpt display from Timeline and
    works fine with Winamp but not with the new
    MPXPlay. Thanks in advance.

    Aris

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    Aris,

    I haven't been able to get mpxplay to work either. I just get black sqaures on the LCD. Winamp works fine.





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    Try using mpxf (at http://mpxf.mp3car.com) It combines many nice features with capabilities for serial and parallel LCDs. Just unzip it into the same directory as mpxplay, setup the mpxflcd.cfg file and you're ready to go.

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    Hey guys

    I recon mpxplay doesnt support serial LCD or it could be wrong wiring or something. there is also three different types of LCD you can use with mpxplay. YOu also need to set the type at the end of the mpxplay.ini file.

    But for the best resaults use MPXF the best front end there is for the mp3player. YOu still need the mpxplay to run it. And im pretty sure it works with serial LCDs including 40x4 ones.

    Have fun.

    Fosgate

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    Low power MB with C7 CPU, DC-DC PSU, car ECU link, USB TV, GPS, 7" TFT, Wireless, Voice.

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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    I have tried MPXF and the characters are flickering and just don't look good. I think
    MPXF works best with serial displays. Moreover, if the MPXFTSR is running, MPXPlay chokes and the CPU utilization jumps to 100%.
    I'm using a Dell P100 MB with 80M of RAM.
    MPXF is a nice program but I think it needs
    a little bit more work in order for it
    to work reliably and with a variety of displays.

    Thanks again
    Aris

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    Coldblood optimized the display routines a couple of weeks ago for the parallel displays. You may want to try out the latest version, if you haven't already. Also, try sending him an email...he'll work with you to get your box running smoothly...he used to run only parallel displays and worked with me to add support for serial over the last couple of months.

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    Aris,
    I just added 4x40 support tonight (12/6/99), and I will be putting up the working version in the next day or so. I thought I had it working before, but there were many bugs with it. Its hard to get something working, when you don't have the hardware. Right Meatballman ? :-)
    The software works best with parallel port displays, as the only serial display it works 100% with so far is Matrix Orbital.
    As for MPXPlay jumping to 100% cpu, this really isn't a big concern since I've seen it play fine on over 200% cpu usage. But, I will warn you running a 4x40 LCD is going to take up a lot of CPU usage for the TSR with a low DelayFactor.

    Scott
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    Aris,
    MPXF now fully supports 4x40 LCDs. It should also be no problem on the CPU either, since I made the LCD routines faster. Go download version 1.1 on the web page and give it a try.

    Scott
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    Scott,

    MPXF looks very promising now. I've tried it
    last night and the display looks solid, Mpxplay's utilization jumps around a bit from 30% to 150% but at least it doesn't choke, it can play the entire song. The computer crashed afew times though and I had to reboot. This may be partially my fault since the computer is still not optimized and runs with its default settings.
    I will gladly register MPXF as soon as I have
    a good working configuration.

    Thanks
    Aris

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