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Subject: Re: Buffer first few seconds of next song
From: Björn Stenberg (
Date: 2003-02-21

Mike Holden wrote:
> One quick fix is to increase the disk spindown time. This means the disk
> spins for longer after a disk access, so that if you quickly decide to
> skip when a new track starts, the disk is still spinning and access to the
> next track is very quick. It doesn't help your battery life, of course!

It doesn't waste that much batteries, actually. Once you have settled for a track, the disk spindown is disregarded and the mpeg thread will spin down the disk immediately after reading has finished. The spindown timeout is only used after user-initiated events (button presses).


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