Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Intelligent file caching.
Re: Intelligent file caching.
From: gl <gl_at_ntlworld.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 16:21:18 -0000
>> Any thoughts? Is there enough memory for this? -- gl
> Memory, yes. But this will *eat* your battery as the HD would have to be
> spinning all the time to keep up with the cursor when you're browsing
True, but it if's configurable some may be happy with the compromise - I
would use it. And generally you spend more time listening than browsing
right? You could also use small delays (time a cursor has to hover before
caching occurs) to optimize it a bit.
And playback caching (caching the previous and next track) is less of a
problem. If the previous track was actually played, you can just remember
its first few chunks, so then you're only caching the next track.
-- glReceived on 2006-02-15