On 6/4/2015 7:43 AM, Rugxulo wrote:

On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 8:16 PM, John Hupp <free...@prpcompany.com> wrote:
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?
I haven't used a lot of CDs on my computers in recent years. So I'm
somewhat out of touch.

The two that immediately come to mind are these:

1). http://ericauer.cosmodata.virtuaserver.com.br/soft/cdrom2ui.zip

That one's cmdline only, extremely minimal.

2). http://www.6502.org/users/sjgray/software/sjgplay/sjgplay_dos.html

That's an old favorite (not that I ever did karaoke, but it's a cool feature).

With cdrom2ui, I ran these two commands:
> CDROM2 PLAY01 < F: >
> CDROM PLAY01 < F: >

In both cases it responded "Error reading from drive F: data area: drive not ready."

But the CD plays elsewhere. Nonetheless I tried another CD with the same result. This same drive works fine for data CD's, and it works fine for audio CD's in Windows.


With sjgplay, the auto-scan seems to fail. It uses drive a:, reports 1 track only, and the CD title is the generic CD000000.CD.

If I run sjgplay on the same hardware under Win 98 in a DOS window, it plays just fine.


So both of these players seem not to see the drive. And CD-V reported "Invalid media!"

Could all the players I tried be requiring MSCDEX, and failing with SHSUCDX?
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