I definitely will never change this mainboard! It is the last AT mainboard with ISA support for historical sound cards and Voodoo 1 graphics accellerator. I only might install a 2nd mainboard (Micro-ITX?) with Ultrabook-like hardware in the upper story of my Colani bigtower to support Windoze 8. I also can not install Ubuntu Linux or what ever because none of the regular linux distributions (those I can not download through my 44kbps analogue modem anyway) support AMD K6-3+ CPUs anymore, so I would need another computer and some weeks/months of compile time to build one from scratch to run any newer linux on it, unless there is a FineSSE equivalent for linux.
WebWasher 3.4 *does* work together with KernelEx 4.5.2; I only had to disable KEX support by rightclicking each of its 2 DLLs seperately.
I have now also installed FineSSE29 with this WIN.INI entry:
Debugger=E:\Programme\FineSSE\finesse29.exe -p %u -e %uNow GOM can even start its internal codecs without crash, however these only display the first 2 or 3 frames of the video and the rest is only still pictures because the K6-3+@550MHz is obviously not fast enough to emulate this reasonably. (With the normal codecs it still works.)
By the way, the newdefrag.zip is a dead link.
I have an idea how you can update that AT computer case to a more modern CPU. You could use an AT size 8 slot passive backplane and a SBC.
This company sells them but they are way too expensive for me. http://www.single-board-computer.com
There are lots of companies that sell them but I couldn't remember a name off hand this one popped up on search first. Used ones show up on E-bay, etc. Some go real cheap, but you have to play games with the auctions and stay up late to get them really cheap as there are too many who buy stuff for nothing and resell it. Many of the rack mount computers go cheap and have these kinds of boards which you could liberate for that old case but they cost a lot to ship.
There are even smaller motherboards than ITX like pico ITX, new ones are not cheap but used ones show up pretty cheap. I'll bet you could get a really small motherboard, mount it on a plastic 51/4 - 31/2 adapter(cut the 31/2 part off and put in a sheet of hobby plastic to mount the board on.) and put it in a 51/4 bay on that big case. You could use one of those pico DC-DC power converters to power the board off one of your hard drive power connectors.
What I used to do on videos that don't play right was to convert them to a divx3.11 avi, an mpg 1 or 2, or a old wmv file, depending on which type the original was. I ended up putting Linux on the critter as I got tired of waiting for a conversion to watch a movie that wouldn't play right. You can usually find an app that will convert a video even on an older machine, but it may not be real time, it could take much longer to convert to a format that will play right on that old system than the time it takes to play the original video. There are several reasons why the newer videos don't play on older hardware. The biggest one is the time between key frames or not having them at all. if a video doesn't have key frames it takes a lot more processor power to decode the video. Another problem is codecs that have special processor specific options(I expect that fineSSE29 fixes some of those problems. Another problem that is starting to be a big problem is video compression modes that are made for multicore processors as they have each video frame divided up into parts, these don't decode well on single core as the parts are meant to be decoded in parallel.
Also there are Linux Distros for older computers, I don't remember a name right off, but you can find out on Distrowatch or the Linux forums. Distrowatch will also burn a cd or dvd for you and ship it to ya, most are real cheap.