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Subject: Re: Intelligent file caching.

Re: Intelligent file caching.

From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing <linus_at_haxx.se>
Date: 2006-02-15

gl wrote:
> One thing that's frustrating on HD based players are the pauses when
> skipping to other tracks. That could be improved by pre-emptively
> caching track beginnings.
>
> For example, the previous and next track's first few chunks could be
> cached, so that skipping tracks is instant. Or, in the file browser
> the same thing could happen with the currently selected file. All
> this could be done in the background with any spare CPU cycles.
>
> Any thoughts? Is there enough memory for this? -- gl

Memory, yes. But this will *eat* your battery as the HD would have to be
spinning all the time to keep up with the cursor when you're browsing files.

Linus
Received on Wed Feb 15 17:11:12 2006


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