[Mplayer-users] dirty ideas to speedup libMP3

Felix von Leitner leitner at convergence.de
Mon Jul 23 13:40:10 CEST 2001

Thus spake Christoph Lampert (lampert at math.chalmers.se):
> I found that on slow CPUs (and I mean slooooooow like mine), MP3 Audio
> eats a lot of CPU time (up to 50%, it can't skip & often no MMX and/or 3dnow) I 
> am looking for a way to speed this up. 

How can you expect good video playback when half your CPU is busy with
mp3 playback?  Get a decent CPU, I say.

An Athlon 1330 MHz currently costs <200 Euro.  This is so dirt cheap,
there is really no excuse to have crappy hardware anymore. ;)


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