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Subject: Re: Seen in IRC
From: David McIntyre (plugh_at_mudbarn.com)
Date: 2003-07-30


While I'm just driving or on the train and have selected my playlist, I could
just F1 and let it go. I may be able to eek another hour of battery life out of
it.
Or I could customize a wps layout that didn't show any info big enough to
scroll, so the only time updates would be performed would be between songs.
Since this happens every 5 minutes or so (sometimes longer with my listening
habits), I could have volume adjustment and track skipping available to me.

On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 03:37:12PM -0400, TP Diffenbach wrote:
>
>
> <scott666> wouldnt you get the same effect by just staying on the menu screen instead of the WPS?
> <hardeep> scott666: yeah, you would. Or by changing the wps to something that doesn't require updates (no progress bar, peakmeter, etc.)
> <scott666> and no tags that need to scroll
> <hardeep> yeah
>
> scott666 is (mostly) correct: staying on the menu screen would allow you to avoid most of the costs of thewps screen.
>
> That said, you wouldn't get wps updating when you did press the buttons, and the buttons wouldn't control playback (volume, fast forward/rewind, play/pause).
>
> You'd get some (how much is the contested question, but Daniel is probably right whewn he suggests that "some" is "most") of the savings using a non-scrolling, non-updating wps config, but you'd still be paying for save_settings when the track changed. And you wouldn't get scrolling and updating when you did want them.
>
> Sigh :)
>
> I should never have publicly announced how the patch worked. ;) Damn you idc-dragon! May St. George get you and your little dog too! ;)
>
> And then sold it with some "magic" dongle to be plugged into the headphone port: "Magic battery life extending headphone extender cord only $9.99! (requires special software build)".
>
> --
> Archos FM has a Rockbox!

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