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Thread: Problem with a 40x4 Parallel Port LCD

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    Problem with a 40x4 Parallel Port LCD

    Hey guys,

    I've had this 40x4 parallel port LCD for a couple years now. In my original mp3car that ran Windows 98, it ran fine with the LCDisplayer Winamp plugin.

    I've recently installed Windows XP for faster boots, streamlined 802.11, and hardware installation. However, Windows XP does not support direct and constant Input Output (I/O) to the parallel port, and therefore I get an error message whenever I try to start LCD Output from the Winamp Visualizations options.

    Has anyone had any luck in getting LCDisplayer or any other LPT accessing driver or software to work under Windows XP?

    I've tried DriverLINX, but it wasn't very useful. I also installed the Paraport driver from www.paraport.net, but that just gave me a different error message. (and yes I've searched the forums)

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Dunno if this will do the trick, but thats the "usual" answer to direct I/O problems for MS os'es since win 9x.

    http://www.markuszehnder.ch/projects...n/port95nt.exe

    Hope it helps. Check the plugin too, it really rocks, especially with the 40x4 that you got.

    http://www.markuszehnder.ch/projects...gin/index.html


    cvi

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    yes you need port95nt like above
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    I've installed Port95, but how exactly do I use it? It comes with two executables and no explanations as to how they're used.

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    Originally posted by cvi

    Hope it helps. Check the plugin too, it really rocks, especially with the 40x4 that you got.

    http://www.markuszehnder.ch/projects...gin/index.html


    cvi
    I've tried downloading that, but it looks like a bunch of C++ files that need to be compiled? Where is the download for the actual Winamp plugin? And I didn't see any support for a Parallel port 40x4 LCD.

    Thanks

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    It has support for parallell 4x40, take my word

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    Originally posted by jol
    It has support for parallell 4x40, take my word
    But where is the download link for the winamp plugin?

    There's just a bunch of compiler files in the download page? Maybe I'm not seeing it?

    Can someone help?

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    Alright thanks!!! So what do I do with the Port95nt program after it's installed?

    Does it work automatically after Port95nt has been installed?

    Thanks for all your help btw.

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    I dont know, I plan to run 98lite on my mp3player so I haven't dug into it... but someone else will surely help.

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