Join Date: Feb 2003
> As far as Audioplayer goes, it seems it processes separately from the main processor
Exactly. The MP3 decoding is done in the TEAK DSP, separate from the main CPU.
> ...Why dont they code PT to use the built in mp3 decoder when possible, so we could get longer playtimes?
The DSP version of the MP3 decoder is not as general as the 3rd party PocketTunes/AeroTunes/MMPlayer software decoders. The known problems with the AudioPlayer not playing VBR or funny sample rate MP3s are because of these limitations.
It is possible to write a new user interface to the existing audio player (ie. like FullMoviePlayer does for movies), but that's only a small portion of why people use PocketTunes (or other 3rd party players). It would have the same limitations (ie. CBR not VBR)
FWIW: If all your music is in proper CBR format, and you don't need features like streaming, I recommend sticking to the built in AudioPlayer, perhaps with AlbumSwap to help with organization. Amazing play times on the TH, and even longer on the VZ.