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Thread: MpxPlay questions

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    Post MpxPlay questions

    Not actually using it yet but am investigating its viability.

    Thus, I have run into some questions:

    1. In order to have output to an LCD, do I have to have a video card installed?

    2. Does MpsPlay support ID3v2 tags?

    3. What's the slowest system that RELIABLY and REASONABLY runs MpsPlay? No skips, lags, etc.

    ...more questions to come for sure.

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    1. I would say yes, as most mobo's wont boot with out one.

    2. *shrugs*

    3. people say a p75. I would think this would be as low as any one would want to go. from memory the P60-66's had bad overheating probs.
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    Hornet:

    Thanks for the input.
    Another question.

    4. I've seen it posted that MPSPlay is picky about sound cards. Is it known if there are problems or NOT with the SB PCI 128 sound card?

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    I wouldn't think that it is pickie about the sound card. I think that it will work fine with any, just so long as you have the correct DOS drivers loaded. I Have a SB16 in my desktop, i dug out the original driver disks, loaded the original drivers and it works fine. I believe that it will work fine, as long as you have the right dos drivers, and loaded in config.sys and autoexec.bat files correctally.
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    5. Will MPXPlay work with serial LCDs?

    I'm looking at a M/B that has NO LPT ports and only 1 serial port and NO floppy controller. Built on video, LAN, Sound tho.
    I figure the only way to work with a controller on this m/b is to rig up some kind of controller that plugs into the PS2 k/b port.

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    Well, looks like a possible major setback for that m/b. Can't seem to locate DOS drivers for a SB PCI 128 or the Ensoniq version either.

    Anyone out there know if they exist?

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    <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ck42:
    5. Will MPXPlay work with serial LCDs?
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    Last time I checked, MPXPlay didn't have any serial lcd support built in. You'd have to load a tsr into memory and let it talk to the lcd, instead.

    Check on the MPXPlay page for links to various frontend programs. Note: The link to MPXF is dead. Go here instead:
    http://www.radioactivesoft.com



    [This message has been edited by bh76 (edited 02-05-2001).]

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    Ok..thnx

    Well, I found another m/b similar except it DOES have an LPT port.

    I'm still wondering about DOS sound card support tho from these various on-board sound cards.

    I'd REALLY REALLY like to make an on-board sound card work. If I could, this would mean I could use an all-in-one m/b for everthing I need which would allow me to make the box small enuf to fit in my glovebox easily(FlexATX format, ie SMALL 9"x7")
    PSU would mount on firewall behind the glovebox with power cables running to the mp3box

    But, if I have to use a separate sound card, then the whole box will be TOO tall....unless hehee!! where's my hacksaw? seriously, I'm thinking I could cut the sound card just where the connector goes into the PCI slot and then lay the sound card on its side and then solder the connections back together using wires. Once again, everything would be nice and FLAT!

    Wish I just had the $$ to spend on a nice SBC

    [This message has been edited by ck42 (edited 02-06-2001).]

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    why not just use a riser card, so that your cards will be connected horizontally?

    food for thought
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    Hornet:

    That's a possibility but if I can get a board where I don't even NEED to use a riser board, that just means the whole thing can be THAT much flatter...which means a little more room left over in my glove box with the MP3car box in there.

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