MPC Level 2 Specification definition multimedia
An improved version of the MPC Level 1 Specification
for Multimedia Personal Computers.
Minimum requirements are a 25 Mhz 486SX
with 4 MB of RAM and a 160 MB hard disk drive
. The CD-ROM
drive must support a sustained data transfer rate of 300 KB/s using at most 60% of CPU bandwidth
on 16 KB minimum block read size. Its average seek time
must be 400 milliseconds maximum. Capability Mode 1, Mode 2 form 1, Mode 2 form 2, Multisession. It must be CD-ROM XA-ready.
The computer must have 16-bit digital sound, an 8-note synthesizer, and MIDI
playback. A sample rate of 44.1 kHz must be available on stereo channels with more than 15% of CPU bandwidth.
A video display with a resolution
of 640 x 480 in 65,536 colours, and MIDI, I/O, and joystick ports must be provided.