MP3 and DOS

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    MP3 and DOS

    Is it possible to write a MP3 player in DOS? (true DOS, not console)
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    Re: MP3 and DOS

    Originally posted by Magos
    Is it possible to write a MP3 player in DOS? (true DOS, not console)
    Doubt it, but not sure.

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    I know it is possible (heck, anything is possible) but it will require getting intamate with your Sound Card ect. So it wont be easy.
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    There is a CD playing program on my DOS drive, and it
    works fine. I imagine an MP3 program wouldn't be that
    much more difficult.

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    >Is it possible to write a MP3 player in DOS? (true DOS, not
    >console)

    Sure, why not? You need to know how to decode MP3 and how to control your soundcard. There are free, even open-source, MP3 decoders, which you can link to your project.

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    Thumbs up YES!

    There is one out there, I've had one running on my machine before in DOS, it was pretty cool, but of course, it could be the only thing running at the time, not sure how to make a better one though.

    Try looking on YAHOO for it.

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    I think it's already been done. I think it is called mpx. Not positive though, but it is very possible.

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    Thanks everyone, I'll try to find it
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    hm...

    I found a lot of MPX players, but no source code I could use in my program. Do you have a link to it?
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    A MP3 codec with source can be found here http://bladeenc.mp3.no/
    Thought they also had a DOS version of it.

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    Found something that might be useful

    Here's a link to a little program which will let you play a small wave file in dos. I guess this is a start, make a few changes and add a MP3 decoding algorithm and bobs your uncle, you have a dos MP3 player. (note source is in basic, pascal and assembly, im sure you can figure it out from there)
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