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Subject: Re: WAV Codec for Archos

Re: WAV Codec for Archos

From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing <linus_at_haxx.se>
Date: 2006-01-24

Neon John wrote:
> I'm afraid this is wistful thinking and to a great extent, polishing a
> turd. You're proposing to do surgery with a battleaxe. A WAV Codec
> will not solve the basic flaws in the JBR that degrade recordings. The
> major problem is, of course, hard drive whine. It's there regardless
> of the source of audio.

I don't think that applies to all devices, it may differ between Jukebox
models and production batches.

> I bet battery life will be really lousy with the main processor having
> to do the Codec math instead of having the DSP do it.

What math? We're talking about raw PCM here. All the CPU does it flush
the input PCM stream to disk.

Linus
Received on Tue Jan 24 10:20:44 2006


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