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Subject: Re: More Responsive Track Switching

Re: More Responsive Track Switching

From: Tom Cole <>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 09:14:37 +1300

On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 13:53:32 -0500, you wrote:

><> wrote in message
>>>>Also, if the prebuffer is kept as short as possible, say 4 or 5 seconds,
>> then perhaps this won't be too much of an issue. People usually have to
>> hear
>> at least a few seconds before deciding to keep or skip a track.
>> Hi Noah,
>> only 5 seconds? why don't you set up the spindown time for the hdd to 10
>> seconds?
>> That means if you > skip the song during the first 10 seconds the hdd is
>> still running
>> when you skip.
>That still wouldn't be quite as fast as having the first part of a song
>buffered in ram already, which is what I was hoping for. On top of that, the
>idea wasn't just about switching tracks immediately after they start, but
>about quick switching whenever the need arose.
>Then again, since the prebuffer doesn't seem to be happening, I'll take what
>I can get. Thanks for the suggestion. =)
I don't think that this will work, as the spin-down time setting is only
operative when using the file browser. When disc activity is a result of
filling the MP3 buffer, spin-down is immediate.

Received on 2005-02-22

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