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« on: July 15, 2004, 10:41:29 PM »
Has anybody had any luck getting Mpxplay to work with an AC'97 sound card? I want to build a computer sound system for my car using a Via Mini-ITX motherboard running FreeDOS. I don't want to use Windows or Linux because I want something that isn't going to freak out if it just loses power. The reason for the Mini-ITX motherboard is because nearly all of the Mini-ITX cases come with a DC-DC SMPS that runs on 12 volts. I don't want to mess with old 486 or Pentium systems because I want to be able to use a large hard drive, but keep everything as compact as possible. I also don't want to have to use a power invertor. So, the Via Mini-ITX system seems to be the most logical choice.

matthias

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2004, 09:25:10 AM »
Lotīs of Via VT... Chipsets run with MS-DOS drivers like this:
C:DOSVIAVIAUDIO.COM
C:DOSVIAVIAFMTSR.COM
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 P330
So it works with mpxplay.  
But I donīt know if Free Dos works with those VIA drivers. Just try it.
If you donīt find those drivers mail me:

matthias_budde web.de

If you look for a small (Baby-AT) Pentium I Board with support for disks up to 128 GB look for Shuttle HOT 591P (e.g. at Ebay).
Iīve tested a Seagate 120 GB harddisk and it works fine. But I recommend to use a UDMA Dos driver to get speed on the disk

matthias

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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2004, 03:48:52 PM »
matthias_budde web.de  

Please write MPXPLAY in the subject

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2004, 08:19:32 PM »
moved the bios related posting to a new "Patched Bios's" thread.