How to install the Ravisent DVD Player 1.5 on Windows 2000

Version 1.31 - February 4, 2001
By Niclas Pennskog

For use with Hardware CineMaster C

Note!
If you have the Hardware CineMaster C 3.0 version you should install DVD Player 1.9 and new drivers for Windows 98/Me/2000.
It also seems like the DVD Player 1.9 will work for Hardware CineMaster C 1.2 cards using the drivers included with Windows 2000.
Download the drivers and player here.

Since Ravisent recently removed the old drivers for Hardware CineMaster C 3.0 the instructions have been modified and are now slightly more complex.

Windows 2000 includes drivers for Hardware CineMaster C 1.2 and 3.0. The simple Windows DVD Player works, but it isn't as good as the Ravisent DVD Player. The problem is that the Ravisent DVD Player 1.5 installer does not work on Windows 2000.

Follow these instructions to install the Ravisent DVD Player 1.5 on Windows 2000. The drivers are included with the OS.

You will need WinZip (for ZIP-files) and/or WinRAR (for RAR-files) to extract some of the files.

Remember that the graphics card driver must be Macrovision compliant or there will be no video on the monitor. The included driver for TNT based cards in Windows 2000 is not compliant. But you can download newer reference TNT-drivers from nVidia.

The TV and SPDIF out will also work by following the instructions below.

Coose one of the following two possible ways to install:

"HALF AUTOMATIC" INSTALLATION

  1. Download the Windows 98 drivers from Ravisent.
  2. Use WinZip to extract the files cinmst32.dll and dvdpld32.dll from the downloaded file to a temporary directory.
  3. Download the Windows 98 DVD Player from Ravisent.
  4. Use WinZip to extract the file data1.cab from the downloaded file to a temporary directory.
  5. Download i5comp (alt. link 1, link 2, link 3). Use WinZip and/or WinRAR to extract the downloaded file. Copy the extracted files icomp5.exe and zd51145.dll to the temporary directory.
  6. Download install2k.vbs, copy to the temporary directory and run it.
  7. Start the DVD Player.

MANUAL INSTALLATION

  1. Download the Windows 98 drivers from Ravisent.
  2. Use WinZip to extract the files cinmst32.dll and dvdpld32.dll from the downloaded file to a temporary directory.
  3. Download the Windows 98 DVD Player from Ravisent.
  4. Use WinZip to extract the file data1.cab from the downloaded file to a temporary directory.
  5. Download i5comp (alt. link 1, link 2). Use WinZip and/or WinRAR to extract the downloaded file. Copy the extracted files icomp5.exe and zd51145.dll to the temporary directory.
  6. Start the command prompt, go to the temporary directory and type:
    icomp5 x data1.cab
    All files in the cab-file should now be extracted.
  7. Copy the following files to a new directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\Ravisent\DVD Player):
  8. To enable the SPDIF button (for digital audio output) use the Registry Editor and add the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Quadrant International, Inc.\DVDPlayer\1.5\SliderMode = 4 (DWORD)
  9. If you have a card with TV output you can enable the video out dialog by using the Registry Editor to add the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Quadrant International, Inc.\DVDPlayer\1.5\HWVidOut = 1 (DWORD)
  10. Start the DVD Player (DVDPlayer.exe).

There will be a short delay every time the DVD Player starts until the application is ready to be used.

You can also install the Software CineMaster 2000 DVD Player for use with Hardware CineMaster C, but you will not get the settings dialog for SPDIF and TV out. You must install DVD Player 1.5 to set be able to up SPDIF and TV out before using the 2000 version.
If you install the Software CineMaster 2000 DVD Player remember to deselect the software decoder otherwise your card will not be used at all.
Software CineMaster 2000 is a commercial OEM product that is included with some graphics cards. It is currently not possible to buy it separate.
The CineMaster 2000 has been renamed to CinePlayer. Sonic CinePlayer can be ordered at www.cineplayer.com. This version has not been tested with the Hardware CineMaster cards.