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Subject: Re: Playback Speed/Pitch

Re: Playback Speed/Pitch

From: Grant Hardy <grant_hardy_at_telus.net>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 17:15:00 -0800

Hello,

It's a feature we'd all *love* to have, but they tell us it's currently not
possible.

Grant
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alexandre Enkerli" <enkerli_at_gmail.com>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 3:08 PM
Subject: Playback Speed/Pitch

> Rockboxers,
>
> Sorry if it's an FAQ but it only seems to have a topic for discussion a
> year
> ago.
>
> Is there any way to increase playback speed (without changing pitch) by
> more
> than 2%? If not, is it a hardware limitation?
> Of course, we can increase playback speed to 200% (changing pitch by an
> octave at the same time) but the chipmunk effect is kind of annoying.
> One reason playback speed may be important is that it makes listening to
> podcasts and audiobooks a completely different experience. If it weren't
> for
> the 2% limitation, it'd be easy to sell Rockbox devices as the ideal
> podcast-listening tool (what with bookmarking, etc.).
> In fact, speed listening can have more positive effects than you might
> think:
> http://tech2.nytimes.com/mem/technology/techreview.html?_r=1&res=9A07E3D6163CF931A35753C1A9659C8B63
>
> (Using a mid-December Rockbox build on an iRiver H120.)
>
> --
> Alexandre
> http://enkerli.wordpress.com/
>
Received on 2007-01-06


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