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Subject: Re: Disk access on Insert next

Re: Disk access on Insert next

From: Christopher Culver <>
Date: Sun, 06 Sep 2009 21:23:51 +0300

Paul Louden <> writes:
> The song needs to be in the buffer. Whether it's loaded now or later,
> it needs to be there, and you've invalidated everything past the end
> of the current song anyway. Why would you expect it not to load now,
> when for practical purposes now is as good as later? There's no
> practical way to know you won't insert further songs, and it needs to
> be preloaded early enough to ensure gapless skipping, possibly
> crossfade, and if it's loaded now it can ensure that if you skip
> tracks it will happen in a speedy manner.

All good points. But as this particular action kills my battery, but
automatic motion through the playlist from one track to the next
doesn't, I just wonder if something unusual is going on during that
disk access.
Received on 2009-09-06

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