Marko Mäkelä wrote: > > On Fri, 1 Oct 1999, Nicolas Welte wrote: > > > But a C64 without a _fast_ hard disk will probably be even to slow to > > supply the MP3 file at the needed speed. What are popular rates for > > MP3s? 128 and 160kbit/s? A 1541 won't do this ;-) > > Doesn't it have a spare parallel port on one VIA? Connect the MP3 player > module to that port. Then you could just do OPEN1,8,15,"P:FILE.MP3" to > play a file while the rest of the system is available for other uses, like > decoding JPEG files from another disk drive. :-) Okay, maybe the speed of a 1541 is okay if data is directly read from disk and then sent into the MP3 decoder. But how long would a 1541 disk play for a 160kbit/s MP3? Ten seconds? I'm not even sure if a 1541 can read _that_ fast from a disk. It's 300rpm with 35 tracks, so one track needs 0.2s per revolution and all tracks need 7 seconds. The time for stepping is not included yet, so this is just on the very edge of what a 1541 could do. But it would be pretty cool ;-) Nicolas - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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