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Subject: Re: How easy is it?

Re: How easy is it?

From: mat holton <>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 12:05:59 +0100

mat holton wrote:
> Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
>> Dave Hooper wrote:
>>> There's no 'easy way', no. And yes, to port or write a codec for
>>> Rockbox you would need to understand how the Rockbox codec system
>>> works - and also either how the .tzx file works, or how the iPod
>>> linux codec works -- but take a look at the source code for a
>>> "simple" codec in Rockbox (e.g. wav?) and it shouldn't be too hard.
>> Besides, is it really a codec you want to do? Wouldn't it be simpler
>> to write a plugin?
>> Linus
> Would it be easier to write a plugin? What are the disadvantages of
> writing it as a plugin or codec? What are the advantages?
Well, I reckon loading the data from the .tzx file into an appropriate
structure will be (relatively) simple - and I can crack on with that
pretty much straight away. I think you're right that it will be more
easily achieved using a plugin. After I've done that I can figure out
how to convert that data into sounds.
Received on 2006-08-10

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