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Reply 20 of 33, by Mike1978

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Ok thanks will have a look to do this.

The box I have doesn’t have any images it’s a plain box, but heavily stickered with eBay label tape. So not much to see. There is evidence of the original address of CNF under the tape so I suspect it’s original and it came foam packed.

But as a image to share I don’t think it adds anything. But happy to do so if wanted.

Reply 21 of 33, by Mike1978

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Hi Lolo799, thanks for the PM. Yes sounds good I’d be interested. I’m a new member so unable to reply. If you can share a pm with an email address I’d be happy to reply and maybe suggest a proposal 😀 I’ll get those details posted soon

Reply 22 of 33, by Mike1978

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Here's the device drivers i've just added into a zip files as there's multiple files in the directory:

Image, with zip file attached containing these files:

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Pics of box to follow, I suspect it's an oem packaged box.

Reply 23 of 33, by Mike1978

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Box images:

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Reply 24 of 33, by Bondi

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Found this card - Simple Tech SimpleVision MPEG-1 Multimedia PCMCIA Card. There is no info about this card online. I'm wondering if it's a rebranded version of above mentioned cards? It's for sale on ebay right now, BTW.

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Reply 26 of 33, by Bondi

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386SX wrote on 2020-06-16, 09:24:

Interesting the idea of having that MPEG2 decoder card on a 386 with the PCMCIA to ISA card adapter. Would it works?

I think it won't work. These cards require Zoomed video port (a direct connection between PC card slot and VGA controller), which is not supported by ISA.

Reply 27 of 33, by lolo799

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Bondi wrote on 2020-06-16, 08:45:

Found this card - Simple Tech SimpleVision MPEG-1 Multimedia PCMCIA Card. There is no info about this card online. I'm wondering if it's a rebranded version of above mentioned cards? It's for sale on ebay right now, BTW.
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Interesting find, you're right, no mention of it on the
archived simpletech.com website.
The company sold a lot rebranded hardware, must be the case for that mpeg1 card too.

386SX wrote on 2020-06-16, 09:24:

Interesting the idea of having that MPEG2 decoder card on a 386 with the PCMCIA to ISA card adapter. Would it works?

Not only you would need a ZV port, as Bondi wrote, unless you use the tv out of the card only, it might work.
But you'd still need Win9x running the drivers and software, plus you'd need a fast enough hdd or optical drive for the mpeg2 data transfer, so on a 386, not sure you can, or going scsi all the way perhaps.

Feel free to try though!

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Reply 28 of 33, by 386SX

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lolo799 wrote on 2020-06-16, 09:49:
Interesting find, you're right, no mention of it on the archived simpletech.com website. The company sold a lot rebranded hardw […]
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Bondi wrote on 2020-06-16, 08:45:

Found this card - Simple Tech SimpleVision MPEG-1 Multimedia PCMCIA Card. There is no info about this card online. I'm wondering if it's a rebranded version of above mentioned cards? It's for sale on ebay right now, BTW.
mpeg-1 pcmcia.jpg

Interesting find, you're right, no mention of it on the
archived simpletech.com website.
The company sold a lot rebranded hardware, must be the case for that mpeg1 card too.

386SX wrote on 2020-06-16, 09:24:

Interesting the idea of having that MPEG2 decoder card on a 386 with the PCMCIA to ISA card adapter. Would it works?

Not only you would need a ZV port, as Bondi wrote, unless you use the tv out of the card only, it might work.
But you'd still need Win9x running the drivers and software, plus you'd need a fast enough hdd or optical drive for the mpeg2 data transfer, so on a 386, not sure you can, or going scsi all the way perhaps.

Feel free to try though!

I've always been a fan of the MPEG2 decoder cards in all their various solutions. Even if at the end they never get to find a perfect combination back in those days.
Maybe in a 386 would really be too much but it sounds so "extreme" as upgrade. Also lot of others PCMCIA cards would (beside the o.s. requirement for sure) be theorically possible.

Reply 29 of 33, by lolo799

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Found the existence of other models, happy hunting!

New Media made a 16bit PCMCIA SVGA card, model number J9MSVGA, it was only sold as an option for the Gateway 2000 Handbook486.

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On the Cardbus side, IO Data made the CBMLX and CBMLX2, both based on the Silicon Motion Lynx3D chip.

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The CBMLX works under Windows 95/98 and supports DirectX 6.1:
https://www.iodata.jp/products/graphics/cbmlx/index.htm

The CBMLX2 has drivers for Windows 98 upto XP a.d supports DirectX8.1:
https://www.iodata.jp/products/graphics/cbmlx/index.htm

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Reply 30 of 33, by lolo799

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And for MPEG1 decoding, Smart Modular sold a card under its Apex Data brand, the Media Express card:

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https://web.archive.org/web/19970111203637/ht … ta.com/mpeg.htm

The more famous Toshiba Noteworthy MPEG:

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Panasonic sold one as well:

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I'm not sure if that last one is a rebranded version of the other cards out there.

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Reply 31 of 33, by Bondi

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Another Cardbus video card AXELL AS51952 AG902

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