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Subject: RE: search a string
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing (
Date: 2002-09-06

On Fri, 6 Sep 2002 12:27:20 -0400, John Wood wrote:
> With about 17k a second for MP3 data, that's about 80 search
> results. You probably need a fraction of that, so the wait will be
> well under a second.
> And that would be the WORST case scenario, how often will you
> search at the exactly the time when the decoder was reading at the
> very end of the buffer?

Have you even thought of how the mp3 buffer handling would be
implemented if the memory was dynamic? Have you considered how it
would handle a fragmented buffer?
Think about it for a while, and imagine the consequences, regarding
the DMA handler, the fast forward/rewind, the time calculations, the
disk reader, the track change detection, and...


Linus Nielsen Feltzing, on 2002-09-06

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