Yeah, it's overkill. My faithful P166MMX never has any trouble playingQuote:> the neat thing about the mobo is that it takes EITHER a slot-1 OR
> socket-370 celeron chip. overkill - but I didn't want to worry about
> underpowering this beat with a lowly pent-1 chip ;-)
> Yeah, it's overkill. My faithful P166MMX never has any trouble playing
> MP3s. The MP3 decoder only starts complaining when it has to timeshare
> with, say, gcc. (:
> Peter Samuelson
Pauses may be averted by having a suitably large buffer; the system fillsQuote:>A general purpose system can't be fast enough at any speed. I still get
>pauses playing mp3 on my dual pentium II 350, when copying files over 100T
>link. On the other hand, a strip down P120 work fine by itself. Even a
>100MHz 486 sounds OK with Mono at half frequency. Anyway, I am not
>talented enough to tell the difference in sound quality.
mpg123 -b 1024 whatever.mp3
uses a 1MB buffer; that tends to be a couple of *minutes* worth of buffer,
and thus quite adequate for smoothing out any minor variations in data
"If Bill Gates had a dime for every time a Windows box crashed...
.... Oh, wait a minute, he already does."
> I'm investigating 'green frog linux' as well as 'muLinux'. any others
> to look at?
In other distros (Knoppix for example), I am able to play mp3 using the
simple command line command play (e.g. play my.mp3)
By in redhat8, things are different, since they do not include mp3
capability be default. I have install the mp3 plugin for xmms, but play
still can't play mp3.
Can anybody share your experience how you enable play to play mp3 under
RH8? I'm sure may people would be interested in your experience. thanks
8. UNIX FAQ?