[All] To build a better music player

Helge Hafting helge.hafting at hist.no
Wed Feb 4 12:02:09 CET 2009

Dylan Reilly wrote:
> I am still in the process of making changes, but I have some packages
> if anyone wants to try it. This version has the option of using a
> gstreamer back-end (the default with the packaged config file) instead
> of mplayer. By using gstreamer, CPU and memory load have been reduced,

Before, mplayer took 40%-50% of cpu according to top.
Now, pythm-bin uses 48%-49% instead. This when playing stereo .ogg
The transitions are perfect though. Good for "The Wall", where 
background sound sometimes go on from one song to the next.
> [1] http://atariland.net/~dreilly/openmoko/audio/pythm_0.5.1-dmr-20090129_armv4t.ipk
> [2] http://atariland.net/~dreilly/openmoko/audio/mutagen_svn-4350_armv4t.ipk
> In the mean time, I will keep hacking away at it.
Thank you for doing this - the player is getting really good now.

Helge Hafting

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