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Subject: Speex on Cowen & iriver

Speex on Cowen & iriver

From: Conway S. Smith <beolach_at_xmission.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 15:23:03 -0700

Hey everyone,

Rockbox newbie here, still shopping for the best player to buy, and I'm
mainly looking at either a Toshiba Gigabeat or Cowen iAudio, or maybe
an iriver. The main draw to the Gigabeat for me right now is that on
the SoundCodecs page it's the only player that support realtime speex.
The main drawback to the Gigabeat is that as I've looked around over
the past couple days, I can't find *any* 60GB models for sale, only
40GB. On the other hand, I have been able to find 60GB Cowen iAudio
players, and the Cowen has a couple other nice features (recording, FM
radio); but those features aren't really important to me, and the Cowen
seems to not be capable of realtime speex playback, which is somewhat
important IMO.

So my questions are, how close to realtime are the Cowen (and iriver) @
speex decoding? Is it possible that at some point in the future they
might be optimised to be capable of realtime speex decoding? And if
they will never be capable of realtime decoding, how well would they be
able to play large speex files (AudioBooks, for example)?

Thanks in advance,
Conway S. Smith
Received on 2007-11-29


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