With mpxplay now working, I am continuing with the quest to get a CD 
player working.

I temporarily installed a Win 98 hard drive on this machine and got the 
sound card working in Windows.  I also established how to connect the 
standard 4-pin audio CD connector on the CD-ROM drive with the 
non-standard 3-pin connector on the sound card, and CD Player then 
worked in Windows.

But when I returned to FreeDOS with this now-known-good cable 
connection, my two CD players still failed just as before.

I'd like to test with different CD players than CD-V and ACP. Suggestions?

On 6/3/2015 6:30 PM, John Hupp wrote:
> It turns out that mpxplay was not hanging as I thought.  It was 
> instead taking 30 seconds to load.
> It turns out further that the precise format of the BLASTER variable 
> is important here.  The Media Vision installer created SET 
> BLASTER=A220 D1 I5 H3 T4.  But mpxplay was choking on the fact that D1 
> was before I5.  When I edited the string to SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H3 
> T4 instead, the player loaded in a second or two!
> ==============
> So now all I need to do is get a CD player working.
> On 6/2/2015 3:16 PM, John Hupp wrote:
>> I have sound working now with a Media Vision Jazz16 card (aka Pro 
>> Sonic 16, an ISA PNP card) and DOOM, setting up the game to use the 
>> card's SoundBlaster emulation feature.
>> The Jazz directory also has a playfile.exe utility and a few test 
>> WAV's, and these work.
>> But so far I have gotten nowhere with playing mp3's or CD's. I'm 
>> starting with some apps that worked for me under FreeDOS 0.9 and/or 1.0.
>> Mpxplay just hangs the system immediately, before anything appears 
>> onscreen.  I downloaded the MPXP160D.ZIP version.
>> Likewise I have not gotten any audio CD player to work.  I tried ACP 
>> and CD-V (v19) so far.  ACP's screen appears with a track list, but 
>> hitting enter to to start Playing the first track does nothing. CD-V 
>> simply generates an "Invalid media!" error.  (I could add that the CD 
>> setup is fine for data CD's.)
>> Are there tips/tricks to get mpxplay to work?  What about a CD player 
>> that's known to work with FD 1.1?
>> I'm using a default FD 1.1 setup and selecting the first menu item at 
>> boot.

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