[rescue] Perverse Question

Frank Van Damme frank.vandamme at student.kuleuven.ac.be
Tue Jun 10 16:46:38 CDT 2003

On Tuesday 10 June 2003 20:49, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
> Oh for crying out loud.  There have been assembly optimized MP3 decoders
> for a lot longer than there have been MMX chips.  An old one free for
> non-commercial use that comes to mind is amp (which was once used as the
> decoding engine for winamp, and also was used for numerous command line
> programs).
> There have also been realtime mp3 decoders for lots of older, low clock
> rate Motorola platforms, like the Amiga, the Next machines, and probably
> Mac OS.

Perfectly possible. I don't know crap about assembly (or even programming :)
), the only thing I said was that x86 cpu's like the pentium mmx and better
have instructions made specifically for multimedia.

btw, I find winamp pretty cpu-hungry...

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