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Subject: Re: Future 3.14 release

Re: Future 3.14 release

From: Franklin via rockbox-dev <>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:59:15 -0400

> If that can be explained briefly, what are the differences/reasons to choose between SW & HW codec ?
> Especially and in relation to the specs of a given player how will it affect the sound quality, which one will be more optimized in terms of CPU & internal memory AND ultimately battery life.

HWCODEC refers to a small group of devices that rely on an
external chip to perform audio decoding, rather than doing it in
software. Only the original Archos devices fall into this
category as far as I know. All other targets are referred to as
`SWCODEC', and perform audio decoding in software.

> If by "it" you mean the release, then yes It will have an impact on the
> manual because if the manual is still required, there are lots that need to
> be created.

I don't think the manual is "required" as much as it is nice to
have. We can certainly have a release without having complete
manuals for all targets.

Received on 2017-04-13

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