Adjust Graphic Settings
Platform: Windows 95/98/NT User Level: Beginner Submitted by: Joe Lagaseeno
You can adjust the graphic settings on your computer to reach optimal performance. To do so, click on Control Panel, then the System tab, then the Graphics button. Move the slider to different settings and see which one works best for you.

Better .Wav Playback!
Platform: Windows 95 User Level: Intermed. Submitted by: Joe Lagaseeno
As default Win95 uses SoundRecorder to play back samples, as you may know it takes an age with big wav files as it has to load ALL the sample in and creates a HUGE swapfile!! If you change the Wav File type to open with Media Player it will stream the audio from the hard disk! To do this Select FILE then OPTIONS in the VIEW Menu on and window, then on FILE TYPES. Scroll down to WAVE SOUND and click on EDIT. Click on OPEN then press EDIT and type the following in the box:- C:\WINDOWS\MPLAYER.EXE. Click OK. Select PLAY and click on EDIT and type the following in the box:- C:\WINDOWS\MPLAYER.EXE /PLAY /CLOSE. This will then associate all WAV files to the media player and you will gain a MAJOR performance increase when playing Wav Files! (Well Large ones anyhow!!)

Check your Multimedia
Platform: Windows 95/98/NT User Level: Beginner Submitted by: Joe Lagaseeno
If you have a sound card with wavetable support, it is not enabled as default. You have to go into Control Panel, then Multimedia, click on Midi and then choose the device that you have. The midi files will sound much more realistic and nicer.

Eject Your CD-ROM
Platform: Windows 95/98/NT User Level: Beginner Submitted by: Joe Lagaseeno
You can eject your CD-ROM by right clicking on the CD-ROM icon in My Computer and select Eject from the context menu. If your CD-ROM is open, this will close it.

Looking for Wave Quality
Platform: Windows 95 User Level: Beginner Submitted by: Joe Lagaseeno
"Start" button, "Settings", "Control Panel", "Multimedia". In the "Recording" you may specify the "preferred quality" of the recorded sound. (CD Quality being the best) or even customize it if you feel adventurous. Warning: Like in reality, to have the best you must pay the price in which case here it's space. CD Quality recording takes about 8Kb/s to 172Kb/s depending on the frequency and type (mono/stereo).

Play multiple .DAT file automatically
Platform: Windows 95 User Level: Advanced Submitted by: Joe Lagaseeno
If you want to play multiple .DAT file on VCD (especially Karaoke or Song VCD), just follow these steps: 1. Open NOTEPAD or EDIT to create a batch file 2. If You wish to play 5 file Type: @c:\windows\rundll amovie.ocx,RunDll /play /close %1 @c:\windows\rundll amovie.ocx,RunDll /play /close %2 .. @c:\windows\rundll amovie.ocx,RunDll /play /close %5 3. Save as, VCD.BAT To play files AVSEQ01.DAT to AVSEQ05.DAT, type on MSDOS Prompt: VCD AVSEQ01.DAT AVSEQ02.DAT AVSEQ03.DAT AVSEQ04.DAT AVSEQ05.DAT Then active movie will play the 5 files automatically. NOTE: You must install active movie first, and register the .DAT file as MPEG file to be played by active movie.

Playing AVI Files
Platform: Windows 95/98/NT User Level: Beginner Submitted by: Joe Lagaseeno
When an .AVI file is playing, you can bring up the Media Player by double-clicking the title bar of the .AVI. Double-clicking the Media Player title bar will make it disappear.

Quick WAV File Playback
Platform: Windows 95 User Level: Beginner Submitted by: Joe Lagaseeno
Have you ever downloaded a really big WAV file to your hard disk only to have to wait again for it to open? You could reconfigure your system to use Media Player, but here is a better way. Just right click the WAV file, select the preview tab, and play it. This way it opens instantly, streaming the file from the drive, and no reconfig is needed!

Video Performance
Platform: Windows 95/98/NT User Level: Beginner Submitted by: Joe Lagaseeno
If your video performance is slow, make sure that you are not using more colors or a higher screen resolution than you need to. Make sure that you are using the exact make and model of your video card. A generic driver will work, but may not work as well.

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