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bmccall
2006-09-20, 18:17
Is native ogg going to be available in slim 6.5 only in 2 & 3 and not in 1? If so, why are we who supported you early and requested ogg long before slim 2 being neglected?

Ben

Jacob Potter
2006-09-20, 18:33
On 9/20/06, bmccall
<bmccall.2egnfc1158801602 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> Is native ogg going to be available in slim 6.5 only in 2 & 3 and not in
> 1? If so, why are we who supported you early and requested ogg long
> before slim 2 being neglected?

I don't think it's "neglect" so much as that the hardware just isn't
capable of it. I remember that Slim Devices attempted to get FLAC
working on the SB1, but it didn't have the CPU power. If FLAC is too
much, Vorbis definitely won't work. The MP3 decoding is done in a
dedicated chip which can't be changed.

That's probably part of why they moved to the all-software
architecture for SB2/3/Transporter.

- Jacob

funkstar
2006-09-21, 05:01
This page has a good summary of the hardware differences between all the players SD have produced
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?HardwareComparison

SB1 uses a Ubicom IP2K series at 120 MHz and a dedicated decoder chip. The SB2 uses a Ubicom IP3K series at 250 MHz, which is powerful enough to run the graphical display, downsampling from 96Khz and MP3, FLAC, Ogg and WMA decoding.

So it's not a case of being neglected, some things just aren't possible on the older hardware.

Marc Sherman
2006-09-21, 05:33
bmccall wrote:
> Is native ogg going to be available in slim 6.5 only in 2 & 3 and not in
> 1? If so, why are we who supported you early and requested ogg long
> before slim 2 being neglected?

I think that the hardware differences are just a smokescreen, and they
actually made this decision out of personal spite against you, Ben.

- Marc

jeffluckett
2006-09-21, 06:12
Think of it this way.

It's the same reason you can't run WinXP on the same machine you used to run Windows 3.1 on ... even though you were an early adopter and have been supporting the company since early on.

Improved capability requires improved hardware spec. Your early box just ain't up to the task.