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Subject: Re: Mpeg Player (Gigabeat)

Re: Mpeg Player (Gigabeat)

From: Ed Nickl <>
Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 23:17:40 -0400

I REALLY want to commend everyone that has worked to implement this, and
Rockbox in general. It is amazing work being done. As for the FF/RW, or
simulating chapters, I would love to have BOTH as an option, perhaps L-R is
RW-FF, and holding Menu+L-R is moving breakpoints/chapters...

The video quality if very good, the only complaint I would have to pick
something is banding. I converted all of the Star Wars DVDs including
animated Clone Wars 1&2 to wmv for my friend on his Zune, now I am
converting them to 320-240mpeg2 for my Gigabeat. (Yes, we both own them all)
They look amazing so far.

How do I do an official request for feature? I would love to help, but I
honestly don't have the modern programming experience.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Sevakis" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2007 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: Mpeg Player (Gigabeat)

> LOL...aright!
> It's time to focus and no more low level code for a bit unless some major
> problem comes up or it's a quick thing to do. I really want it working but
> I
> think this is like recording which just takes some time to complete and
> make
> sure one doesn't continue down a wrong path since it keeps leading me to
> stuff that looks awfully like the other two playback engines. Multiple
> streams seeking with all the constraints of static buffers and having to
> avoid disk spins makes not a pretty picture. Doing this for a desktop PC
> would be at least an order of magnitude simpler to get through. Also, if
> we
> want good frame accurate seeks, it's not as simple as just starting
> playback
> at some arbitrary byte in the file though that probably would actually
> work
> since it would all resync itself.
> Once things click they move pretty fast.
>> "jhMikeS is working on it, but he wants to finish something else first."
Received on 2007-05-13

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