Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
j0_77 BS: RealAudio OR M/S MediaPlayer comments (39) RE: BS: RealAudio OR M/S MediaPlayer comments 26 Sep 99

Boy is this a hot potatoe :) I will give it one more whirl as well as upgrade Mediaplayer. My experience of audio comes from my time with CreativeLabs - so mostly it's a little dated.

Thanx guys for the help and suggestions :0) History and conclusions - probably mistaken but conclusions nontheless.

Microsoft's Mediaplayer is designed to work with all the other services in Windows and so far I've never had a crash using it.

RealPlayer has a nasty habit of messing up several VxD functions in particular video. Hence the numerous 'page faults' also grabbing resources which the makers assume are free but are not, hence 'illegal operation'. So which resources? - 1 memory 2 irq 3 very rare dma. Memory grabbing - writing or trying to write to a000-ffff. Assuming that the sound card is on irq 5 when it is not and something else is. (Windows auto relocates IRQs as a Motherboard BIOS requires! Service name 'Configuration Manager' Registry Key/s 'Enum')

Files which Windows identifies as the problem PNEN.DLL - 9 times out of 10. Occasionaly realplay.exe.

Was RealAudio ready for release? I wonder.

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.