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Subject: Re: Rockbox Digest, Vol 13, Issue 33

Re: Rockbox Digest, Vol 13, Issue 33

From: Ezra <>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 16:15:38 -0500

What if we added this feature and allowed the user to turn it on or off with
the default off... like somewhere in "general settings"? I switch tracks a
lot and would enjoy the "almost instantaneous" song switching, but there are
some times when I would turn it off, like when I was just playing a
particular cd, instead of my entire jukebox.

> Message: 6
> Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 13:39:04 -0500
> From: "Noah Smith" <>
> Subject: Re: More Responsive Track Switching
> To:
> Message-ID: <cv03r6$dfp$>
> <> wrote:
>> Noah Smith wrote:
>>> What could be done, is to make a part of the buffer permanently
>>> reserved for the next track on the playlist. When the playing song's
>>> buffer first fills, so does the next track's smaller pre-buffer.
>> I don't like this idea. It grabs a piece of our buffer and only holds the
>> next track in buffer, and what is with the next but one track? It does'nt
>> speed up the song search much.
>> A main construction principle of rockbox was (if I remember right) a
>> maximum mp3 buffer.
> I realize that not everyone would find such a feature useful, but it seems
> that near-instantaneous song skipping would be nice, if not for every
> device, then for at least the ones that can afford it (8meg Recorders,
> etc.)
> I also understand Rockbox is geared towards best playing and buffer time,
> but I'm not suggesting that this be enabled for all devices, just an
> option
> for those willing to give up some space or those who have more than enough
> to spare.
> If you think about it, for people who often skip tracks before they are
> finished, the scheme would be buffering more of what they actually hear,
> as
> opposed to what they miss because of changing to another track.
> Noah

Received on 2005-02-16

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