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Re: Double dare ya, Fedora! And your art sucks!

Subject: Re: Double dare ya, Fedora! And your art sucks!
From: Ralf Ertzinger
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 12:20:36 +0200

On Tue, 28 Mar 2006 21:26:48 -0800, Per Bjornsson wrote:

> Tremor is the now BSD-licensed _fixed-point_ Ogg Vorbis decoder,
> specifically geared toward processors which don't have any
> floating-point capabilities. The units that do play Ogg Vorbis are not
> necessarily any more powerful than the others

>From what I've read decoding Vorbis takes more power than MP3. Maybe
not much, but there usually are no cycles to spare in a player.

And, of course, you can buy cheap MP3 decoder chips, which do all the
heavy lifting for you, so your main CPU can be quite flimsy. I do not
know whether there are commercially available ogg decoder chips.

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