View Full Version : OGG VORBIS Support in Firmware

Christian Pernegger
2005-03-16, 16:06
>Minimal, yes - but it needs to in real time at least enough to keep
>the buffer fed.
>On my 2Hz athlon machine - I occasionally get skips when playing mp3
>if I'm doing something else (such as transcoding mpeg2 to DivX - or
>the opposite, going from DivX to mpeg2)
>Especially when fetchmail pops my pop account and then has to pass it
>through SpamAssassin.
>Just streaming the mp3 without unencoding is a lot easier on the cpu.
>It's true that most cpu cycles are thrown away, the problem is when
>you are utilizing the cpu and the process needs to be relatively real
>time to keep the buffer fed.

Are you sure you're cpu bound and not disk bound? The 2.4 disk elevator is a
nightmare and the 2.6 default is not perfect either.