Know you're busy, but you might find this info useful:
1. Several days ago, I posted a compatibility report to you regarding
installing a Toshiba
SD-M1201 DVD-ROM into a PowerMac 7500 w/ Powerlogix 350 G3 ZIF card.
2. I also reported that while I couldn't get Apple's proprietary CD/DVD
driver (1.3.5 for
OS 9.0.4) to work, I did use the Fantom driver successfully.
3. I finally reported that I was awaiting a RAGE 128 card to see if I
could get DVD
movies to play.
Here's the rest of the story:
1. Discovered early that the Fantom driver won't allow Digital Audio
Extraction (DAE) from the Toshiba Drive. Everytime I tried (both with
Toast 4.1.2 and with freeware track extraction software), I got a Error
2. So, I took the plunge and bought the Intech 5.6 drivers. DAE now
works, although only at 2x speed (disappointing for a new-fangled
3. Got my Rage Orion 128 card today (used, but fully functional).
Installed in PCI slot nearest power supply. Booted up and ran all
normal video functions normally. Installed Apple DVD Player 2.2
software, and applied the widely available patch to allow older Macs to
4. BUT... I just can't get DVD movies to play reliably:
a. The best results I get is choppy, pixelated playback using
Intech 5.6 drivers. But it
usually hangs anyways after a few minutes.
b. I also tried CD/DVD Driver Tuneup 2.0.2 drivers from Software
Architects... but the patched DVD software wouldn't play despite the
fact that DVD's mount successfully.
c. Retried the Fantom driver, but got the same result as the
Software Architects driver.
Post anything you think is useful to others, including updating my
original entry in your compatibility database. Otherwise, any
My fear is that I may have bought the wrong drive... but I've had such
good luck with Toshiba stuff before. Maybe I need to go for a Pioneer
He later noted he was using RAMDoubler, so I asked him to disable that and test again.