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Subject: Re: Bug 949268
From: Manuel Dejonghe (limbus_at_gmail.com)
Date: 2004-09-08


On Tue, 07 Sep 2004 18:59:55 -0400, George H. Yeager
<archos_at_litenverden.com> wrote:
> Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> <snip>
> > Yes, the problem as I remember it is that Rockbox currently doesn't deal
> > with more than 16 songs in memory at the same time. Thus, this problem
> > only happens if you have 17 or more small mp3 files that Rockbox should
> > play.
> >
> > One dead easy work-around for you: build your own Rockbox and increase
> > the limit from 16 to 32 or something.
> <snip>
> This was discussed on IRC last night. I'll wait to see what the core
> developers do. The problem is indeed caused by having 16 songs in
> memory, but the solution does not appear to be simple.

well, the proper solution is not simple at all, but there is a very
quick and dirty solution. Increasing this magic number of 16 to 64 (32
is still a critical number if you are dealing with files of average
60kb, as you said on irc) would solve the problem for you and would
prevent you from wasting money on another device ;-)

For that, you'd need to get a personal build, best build by yourself.
If you totally dare to do so, you can certainly find somebody else
that is willing to compile such a build for you from times to times.

manuel
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