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Subject: Re: 'Flipping' through playlist songs takes a while

Re: 'Flipping' through playlist songs takes a while

From: Mike Holden <>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 13:53:09 +0100 (BST)

Björn Stenberg said:
> Charlie Rosenthal wrote:
>> I have a FM Recorder 20 and when I'm listening to a playlist and what
>> to skip over a song that has started to play (by hitting the 'Right'
>> button) it takes about 15 seconds or so for the next song to start
>> playing during which Rockbox appears 'frozen'. However, there is no
>> such delay when songs go from one to the next without my intervention.
> This is because when you hit "next", the next song has to be loaded into
> ram before it can start. When songs play as normal, the next song is
> loaded while the last part of the previous song is playing, and thus
> there is no delay.
> If you press "next" at the end of a song (when the first part of the
> next song has been loaded), you get the same quick transition as a
> normal track change.

I would however add that on my FM unit, skipping to next track (when the
next track is not already buffered) only takes a couple of seconds.
Certainly nowhere near 15 seconds.

Mike Holden
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Received on 2003-08-05

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