If you use an ATI All-in-Wonder video card, you may
need to fix how it handles multimedia formats such as MP3, so these
files can be played by Showtime 2000.
Pangolin user Vernon Barry writes regarding his
I found a problem when using LD2000 version 1.32
with an ATI
All-in-Wonder video card. This problem will occur on all
machines and Windows 95/98/ME. It is due to the multimedia drivers
that are installed for the added features such as capture and DVD
The problem is that the
codecs get installed into the media player and prevent playback of
MP3 files within mplayer.exe (integral to Windows). This can cause
severe lockups and even crashes of Windows.
The solution is easy and
does not require you to edit the registry. You must first go to the
Control Panel under the Start menu and click on the Multimedia icon.
Next, go to the Devices tab and a listing of all device categories
will be seen. Select Media Control Devices and in the list the will
be three icons named Cinemaster C MPEG Device (Media Control).
Right-click with the mouse to select properties for each Cinemaster
device and a new box will open. At the bottom of the box select
Remove and then click Yes, then OK, then click OK again.
Do this for the remaining
two devices and then reboot. This does not affect DVD playback in
any way nor does it cause any bugs on any machine that I have tried
it on. This is the only way to allow MP3's to be played within
Showtime with an ATI All-in-Wonder media center installed.
I am also sending this to
ATI because their drivers are screwing up Windows!!! I hope this
helps because I spent about 12 hours trying to figure out what was