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Subject: Re: I miss thatlittle beep big time,

Re: I miss thatlittle beep big time,

From: Jens Arnold <>
Date: 2005-08-18

On 18.08.2005, Linus wrote:

> Ray Lambert wrote:
>> Maybe I'm missing something but, couldn't you play the
>> "Recording..." voice and then start the actual recording
>> immediately afterwards? That also avoids recording the voice.
>> I'm assuming that initiating a recording is not something
>> that is prone to failure and that the voice really serves
>> only to confirm the *record command*.

> Then the recording won't start until way after the button was
> pressed, and I'm sure that is an unwanted side effect. The
> worst case is when pausing and resuming a recording, where the
> audio buffer must be flushed to disk to be able to load the
> voice file. The resumed recording can be delayed by several
> seconds.

There are even worse cases:

1) Pausing a recording wouldn't be seamless anymore. For voice
   output, it would be necessary to put the MAS in playback
   mode, so the current encoder state is lost.

2) Prerecording would break completely.

Regards, Jens

Received on Thu Aug 18 22:36:31 2005

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