Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Anti-skip buffer question
Re: Anti-skip buffer question
From: Steve Bavin <pondlife_at_ntlworld.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 12:34:27 +0100
> The RAM is filled with audio data, the anti-skip buffer is the minimum
> level of audio data allowed to be on that buffer before a refill is
> triggered. Thus you have that many seconds of the HDD not being able to
> read before the audio will skip, if you are shaking the player as it
> starts a buffer fill.
OK - then I would think a larger anti-skip buffer value should result in
less frequent hard drive access (assuming normal listening, not skipping),
and hence longer battery life. This seems to be contrary to the manual.
What advantage does a small anti-skip buffer have? Why not just use as much
RAM as possible for this?
Received on 2006-04-27