From: Mick McQuaid (mcquaid_at_u.arizona.edu)
Date: Mon Dec 02 2002 - 13:53:13 EST
I once used the test version of PowerDVD with a
300MHz 770X and it was fine. I ended up choosing
a different package for some reason I can't
remember. I think it was called SoftCine 99 or
something like that---doesn't seem to still exist
based on cursory web search.
... regarding a message from Simon Watson on Nov 30:
> I have a TP600 (2645-51U) with a 266 Pentium II. I also couldn't play DVD properly until I bought a Margi DVD-to-go card. I got a factory-reconditioned one direct from Margi (much cheaper than new) and it works absolutely fine. Some DVD playing software I tried didn't use the card but Windows DVD player on 2000 Professional works very well.
> Just a couple of tips about the card. First, it has to go in the bottom PCMCIA slot on your laptop or it won't work. Second, often the sound is switched off when you try and play DVD. Check the sound setting on your Windows volume control. Also check the sound setting on the Margi DVD Player that comes with the card. I agree with Steve that the player itself is poor but I found you have to install it and set up the sound settings with it even if you don't use it as a player.
> Setting up the card was a bit of a nuisance but my elderly TP plays DVD (and MPEG-2) really nicely with it.
> Simon Watson
-- Mick McQuaid, mcquaid_at_u.arizona.edu 520-621-4074 office / voice mail
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