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Subject: Re: discussion regarding adding settings (PLEASE add your 2 cents)

Re: discussion regarding adding settings (PLEASE add your 2 cents)

From: Paul Louden <>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 18:20:55 -0500

alex wallis wrote:
> Hi. because, what happens if a user wants to change a setting that
> impacts on how music is played back they wouldn't be able to do it
> if settings was turned into a plugin and battery bench was left in
> its current state.
> They would therefor have to disable battery bench, change the
> setting, run battery bench again and restart playback, you must
> admit that would be a very annoying situation.

The entire point of battery bench is that you should NOT be doing
anything to trigger the backlight, change what's on the screen, spin the
disk, or otherwise tax the player above and beyond basic playback
preferably with the default WPS once you start the plugin. That would
include changing settings. Taking a plugin's size from the audio buffer
is exactly the opposite of trying to get an accurate benchmark (by the
way, I doubt it's 512 bytes, it may not use the whole 512 kilobytes of
the plugin buffer but that sounds extremely small). I mean all you'd be
doing by moving the battery bench into the audio buffer would be making
it even easier to create inaccurate battery benches, because they start
of biased slightly toward a worse time than you'll normally see.
Received on 2008-10-28

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