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Subject: Re: Rockbox Digest, Vol 13, Issue 33
Re: Rockbox Digest, Vol 13, Issue 33
What if we added this feature and allowed the user to turn it on or off with
the default off... like somewhere in "general settings"? I switch tracks a
lot and would enjoy the "almost instantaneous" song switching, but there are
some times when I would turn it off, like when I was just playing a
particular cd, instead of my entire jukebox.
> Message: 6
> Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 13:39:04 -0500
> From: "Noah Smith" <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: More Responsive Track Switching
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Message-ID: <email@example.com>
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Noah Smith wrote:
>>> What could be done, is to make a part of the buffer permanently
>>> reserved for the next track on the playlist. When the playing song's
>>> buffer first fills, so does the next track's smaller pre-buffer.
>> I don't like this idea. It grabs a piece of our buffer and only holds the
>> next track in buffer, and what is with the next but one track? It does'nt
>> speed up the song search much.
>> A main construction principle of rockbox was (if I remember right) a
>> maximum mp3 buffer.
> I realize that not everyone would find such a feature useful, but it seems
> that near-instantaneous song skipping would be nice, if not for every
> device, then for at least the ones that can afford it (8meg Recorders,
> I also understand Rockbox is geared towards best playing and buffer time,
> but I'm not suggesting that this be enabled for all devices, just an
> for those willing to give up some space or those who have more than enough
> to spare.
> If you think about it, for people who often skip tracks before they are
> finished, the scheme would be buffering more of what they actually hear,
> opposed to what they miss because of changing to another track.
Received on Wed Feb 16 22:21:57 2005
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