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Subject: Some battery benchs....

Some battery benchs....

From: Johannes Linke <johannes.linke_at_gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 16:06:11 +0100

I did some battery benchs, as kugel and some devs said they could help.....

i did all with my sansa e280, r19396 and the default settings.

1. mp3 VBR ~192kbps, showing wps of cabbie v2: *22:28*, but its not
important.

2. .ogg VBR ~256kbps, cabbiev2, showing the main menu: *19:51*

3. .ogg VBR ~256kbps, cabbiev2, showing the wps: *18:03*

4. .ogg VBR ~256kbps, showing the wps of FreeState (a complex wps). i
added randomly 4 peakmeter tags to the .wps-file, in the wps 2
peakmeters were shown: *16:51*

5. .ogg VBR ~256kbps, showing an empty wps: *19:53*

6 .ogg VBR ~256kbps, showing the crippled FreeState-wps from 4., but
with http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/8523: *18:05*.

in short: runtime with a menu shown: 20h, with the cabbiev2-wps: 18h,
with a complex wps: 17h, the same wps with the patch: 18h, with a empty
wps: again 20h as the menu.

you see that showing a wps even when the backlight is off need power. a
"quick and dirty"-fix could be switching to a menu when the backlight is
off, switching back when its on again. but its not the prettiest solution :)

i hope this helps you a bit in improving the runtime of the players. if
the devs [and of course kugel ;)] think some more benchs with other
themes, patches etc. could be helpful, feel free to mail me
Received on 2008-12-22


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