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    Lightbulb A new/old software Project...

    I found out las week that Attila Paddar released the source code of MPXPLAY ( I don't recall the version).

    As I remember, for the DOS environment this is a very optimized MP3 Player, so that a P75 is very much capable of serving MP3 quality audio at 256K, with some Surround effect.

    Now, the code for MPXPF is also out there. Then, after watching my Celeron pour some smoke out and finding my bank account a little stretched to go out and buy another MB/Processor I looked a P120 more like it...

    Is there somebody with enough C/ASM/Pascal knowledge to take both products and cook one that does the MP3 Car goal with a Serial or Parallel LCD (40x4), Keypad and Koystick support?

    I think that maybe we could put out a compact program to cover the DOS as a base OS for Mp3Car, as the COBRA app is THE app for the Windows 9x base. (got to stop Cenwesi from flame me again )

    I'll try to start translating some code, but I'm too rusted with C, and still have to find a copy of the compiler Attila used. Anybody?

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    I'm not the greatest at C. I'm good with pascal and not bad with asm. Where can i get the mpxplay source?

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    Sorry guys i jumped the gun and posted my own posting about the development of the MPXPlay before reading your post here. Im really intrested in cusomizing theMPXPlay and making it as one big program which will do everything that mpxf will as well as have somemore features which are required for mp3car.
    So how about we team up and create the standard DOS mp3car player... Im up to it anybody else?

    The compiler that is used for MPXPlay is Watcom v10... So if anyone knows where we can get it from or has it please let us know!
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    I've been programming with C/C++ for over 3 years...

    I'm gonna be busy with work and my project all summer, but I can answer questions / give advice

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    Good. It's moving. Have anybody here contact with Attila, so he or she can ask him if he gives permission to do this?

    I went to his page again and didn't see the source available. (I still got it, he )

    Then maybe we could start this as a SourceForge project... I can do some C, Pascal, too little ASM but can help anyway.

    BTW, is factible to translate the project to use that Turbo C 2.x that borland now gives for free? I can recall my old school days...

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    I will contact him soon but i dont think he will mind working on mpxplay as long as we send him the source code of the changes.

    Translating to Borland C/C++ or DJGPP compilers wont be easy... it will involve rewriting lots of code specialy the memory alocation and handelers routines as those compilers are different in this sence.

    At this moment of time our bigest consern should be finding the Watcom compiler...
    Can anybody help us here?
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    should we try astalavista?... maybe morpheus...

    Is that compiler out of the market?

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    The comipler is widly used in europe and very popular in the engineering world. Its an old compiler but still used by programmers. If im not wrong PowerSoft is the company which created the Watcom.
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    I did a search on Altavista las night, and found that the Watcom compiler is still alive as a commercial product, but is on its way to OpenSource. But don't expect it in the immediate future.

    So it's time for those underground searches...

    P.D. BTW the site to check is www.openwatcom.com

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