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Subject: Re: LOW_WATER and high bitrates
From: Eric Linenberg (elinenbe_at_umich.edu)
Date: 2002-07-31


I think a good solution to this problem would be to have dynamic
watermarks. After learning what bitrate the song is at. Dynamically
adjust the watermark to reflect this. VBR file could be a bit of a
problem though.

-eric

AG> As I mentioned before I was getting skips on 320Kbit
AG> tracks. It got especially bad after last change to mpeg.c,
AG> so I went into mpeg.c and for experiment changed MPEG_LOW_WATER
AG> from 0x40000 to 0x160000 (0x80000 improved situation but did fix
AG> the problem completely). After that it seems to play OK. It takes a
AG> while to start playing though and probably is not easy on HD and
AG> battery. So probably other solution should be found.
AG> My wild guess is that for high bitrates disk reading just does not
AG> have enough speed to be faster then playing.
AG> Best...
AG> Alex



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