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    Question Need help with MPXF 1.4

    Okay, I got one for ya.

    I just got my machine all gathered together with my ESS 1868 sound card (ISA) loaded in DOS using MPXF 1.4/MPXPlay (on a Pentium 133 socket 7, Intel i430HX chipset). I tried it on the machine I am typing on now (P3-500 MHz), and the whole thing works good, but when I transfered the files to the player machine, it gave me:

    MPXF 1.4 Start
    Error opening MPXF.CFG

    Any idea what this is? It didn't do this on >THIS< machine, but just on my player....

    In case it helps, here's the details of my autoexec.bat file:

    Code:
    C:\AUDIODRV\ESSCFG.EXE /A:220 /I:7 /D:1 /B:330 /J:E
    C:\AUDIODRV\ESSVOL.EXE /V:8 /L:8 /W:8 /M:0 /C:8 /S:8 /A:0
    C:\MPXPLAY\MPXF.EXE
    Config.sys:

    Code:
    DEVICE=C:\AUDIODRV\ES1868.COM /A:168 /I:F
    STACKS=18,256
    Need help!

    [ 10-04-2001: Message edited by: DaPepster ]

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    Hi DaPepster,
    Make sure that MPXF.CFG is in the correct directory, and that MPXF and MPXPLAY are in the correct directory, and the PATH statement in Autoexec.bat has the correct paths in them.
    Mike

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    Okay, I did a little more playing around with this machine, and just for the fun of it, I just ran MPXF.EXE from the C: prompt, and it tried to load, but it said failure in XMS memory. Make sure you have himem.sys in your config.sys file.

    Tried that, and it did the same thing!

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    Thumbs down

    Can somebody just copy their config files into a .zip file and just email them to me? This is p***ing me off....

    You'd think that for one with a degree from NRI in PC Servicing I'd be able to figure it out, but I guess I'm not that good...

    ::shrugs::

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    i think the reason it can't find the config is because you run mpxf.exe as c:\mpxplay\mpxf.exe, which will cause the app to think the active path is c:\, where your config file clearly is not contained. try changing that line to:

    cd c:\mpxplay
    mpxf.exe

    that should at least fix the config problem. in terms of memory, try copying emm386.exe and himem.sys to the player and make a config.sys file. in this file, put:

    DEVICE=C:\HIMEM.SYS
    DEVICE=C:\EMM386.EXE

    that could take care of that problem as well. good luck.

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    Hi Nipkick,
    I think you nailed it! I remember having a similar problem at the beginning.
    Mike

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    nipkick: Okay, I got it to load the MPXF frontend without problem, now here's the NEW problem: every time MPXPlay tries to play an MP3, it freezes the computer. I even tried just loading MPXPlay itself and tried to load an MP3, and it still crahses.



    Any ideas...?

    [ 10-06-2001: Message edited by: DaPepster ]

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    The problem is you sound card setting most likely. Check the sound mixer (software driver) and change the IRQ/DMA setting and see if that helps.
    I think im using the same sound card in my setup so i know it should working without a problem.
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    Fosgate: Ahhh.....I think yer right, man. I'm looking at the autoexec.bat and I see the ESSCFG.EXE file taking IRQ7, DMA1 (that IS what the /I: and /D: switches mean, right...?).

    The parallel port is set to ECP mode, IRQ7, DMA3. ...I'll change one of these and tell you how it goes....

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    GRRR.....still crashes...

    Here's what my autoexec and config files look like:

    AUTOEXEC.BAT
    Code:
    C:\AUDIODRV\ESSCFG.EXE /A:220 /I:10 /D:1 /B:330 /J:E
    C:\AUDIODRV\ESSVOL.EXE /V:8 /L:8 /W:8 /M:0 /C:8 /S:8 /A:0
    C:\
    cd\
    cd MPXPLAY\
    MPXF.EXE
    CONFIG.SYS
    Code:
    DEVICE=C:\EMM386.EXE
    DEVICE=C:\HIMEM.SYS
    DEVICE=C:\AUDIODRV\ES1868.COM /A:168 /I:F
    STACKS=18,256
    I have the parallel port set to ECP mode with IRQ7 and DMA1.

    Alright, lemme ask this; has anybody else had problems with MPXPlay crashing upon playing a file...?

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