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    2 more questions on MPXF

    After days of hell with the normal DOS6 version of mpxp running under dos6.22 (memory errors etc despite having 615K of conventional and 26Mb of XMS free) I have decided to try the DOS4gw version - works perfectly - lovely. I LOVE mpxf's menu system, its the mutts nuts for simplicity. I almost switched to winamp, but I'll crack on with DOS for now.

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    One - will I still get my MPXplayer and MPXf output to a parallel LCD if I whip out my video card to reduce power consumption? If not is that because it uses vid card memory?
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    I cant figure out the command line switch usage I thought I was pretty competent in DOS but it seems not I am trying to use crossfading with fade in and out but I cant figure out the switches I can see the list of options but when it says:
    -AB[C/D/E] how do I enter C - is it:
    -ABC
    -AC
    -AB[C]?

    Syntax dear watson...I have not figured it. I'll keep hacking at it.

    Cheers peeps
    James

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    I dont know about mpxf but I do know that 99% of computers require that a video card be present, regardless of usage or not. Its something that the motherboard looks for at post, if it doesnt find it, it wont go any further. But like I said, its 99% of mobo's, you might just get lucky.
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    I think if you edit the MPXPLAY.INI, you can set the crossfading with fade in and out.
    So that when you run MPXPLAY from MPXF
    crossfading with fade in and out should work.

    I do not have access to my system to test this for you.

    Hope this helps

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    Cheers you two, I'll give the ini alteration a crack, i thought it was only command line driven - I should search more thoroughly before posting -sorry!
    And yup, the sys needs a vid card no matter what it seems, which is a shame 'cos the older mb I had didnt and I planned to use that until I dropped a monitor on it

    Cheers again,
    James

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    I ran MPXPlay in my first Carputer, and everything you can change with command line switches are available in the .ini file. I had edited mine to fade in and out, as well as remapping a few keys for keypad use. The help file and looking at the .ini file actually made it pretty easy to do the modifications, as well as the older posts on MPXPlay here on the board.

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    Cheers, yeah, it seems that (now I've ventured into the black magic world of CFG and INI files) that its actually quite simple!

    Oh well, soon I'll be getting stuck when my LCD arrives - expect to hear from me again

    Thanks again,
    James

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