Re: Misc

From: Richard Atkinson (
Date: 1999-10-01 11:50:10

On Fri, 1 Oct 1999, [ISO-8859-1] Marko Mäkelä wrote:

> Could part of the MPEG2 Layer III decoding be done in the 1581 drive?  Or
> would it still be way too slow (like 1% of the required performance)?  On
> the other hand, the SID only plays 4-bit samples, which should require
> much less computing power than performing the inverse DCT with e.g. 16
> bits.

I think an mp3 player for a C64 with an REU might be practical. The mp3
files could be reduced so that they fit into 512K, with a reduction in
quality to suit 4 bit samples and whatever sample rate was possible
instead of 16 bit 44.1kHz.

Well it's a nice idea :) I just got into trouble at work for having mp3


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