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Subject: Re: Intelligent file caching.

Re: Intelligent file caching.

From: gl <gl_at_ntlworld.com>
Date: 2006-02-15

>> 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.

True, but it if's configurable some may be happy with the compromise - I
would use it. And generally you spend more time listening than browsing
right? You could also use small delays (time a cursor has to hover before
caching occurs) to optimize it a bit.

And playback caching (caching the previous and next track) is less of a
problem. If the previous track was actually played, you can just remember
its first few chunks, so then you're only caching the next track.

--
gl 
Received on Wed Feb 15 17:21:42 2006

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