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Re: MP3 playback in XMMS



On Sat, 10 Jan 2009 11:56:43 -0200, Paulo wrote:


> > > Version 1.4.5 is kind of old.
> > >
> > > The current version  is: *1.5.1* (released May 23, 2008).
> >
> > $ rpm -q audacious
> > audacious-1.5.1-5.fc10.i386
> >
> > Also take a look at the package changelog.
> >
> 
> Do you mean
>
> * Thu Nov 27 2008 Ralf Ertzinger 1.5.1-5
> - Disable SSE2

No. I only pointed out that 1.5.1 is available for a sufficiently recent
release of Fedora. The package changelog often [albeit not always] reveals
details about when version upgrades have been prepared and whether there
have been any problems (which required more testing as well as patches or
upstream-fixes prior to publishing Fedora packages).

> I am on F8. 

Well, in my opinion it is a false expectation to use an aging distribution
release and hope to get always the very latest applications as updates.
Audacious in some releases has had API/ABI changes, too. Packagers need to
be careful with such changes after the release of a distribution.

Anyway, shouldn't be of much concern to you if you prefer XMMS. ;)

I'm not interested in the performance differences between these
two. Audacious uses a different threading API and very likely differs also
internally, whereas many of its plugins have been ported from XMMS and
BMP. Perhaps the performance differences are related to pre-processing and
post-processing of sample buffers (such as mixing, over-sampling,
queueing and support for visual effects), and GTK2. 
Minimizing Audacious' main window, disabling auto-scrolling of the
song name and other visual effects, reduces the average CPU usage.


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