QUOTE(nicologic @ Sep 16 2006, 06:03 AM)
So, do you suggest to use my Zaurus (I've already it) also for listening mp3 in train (it's an example) or is it better in you opinion an USB key or similar for this purpose? Many thanks.
Personally I would use the Z's battery for something else like browsing the web or something and leave the music playing to a dedicated mp3 player.
QUOTE(portalgod @ Sep 16 2006, 11:58 PM)
Playing MP3s with the LCD off and "downclocked" to 143Mhz will last ~24 hrs according to the following benchmarks :
Not sure how practical that is. At that speed even if it can play properly you probably won't be able to do anything else. In my tests on a C3100 (running IceWM):
- at 104MHz (lowest speed) the music doesn't play in real time
- at 208MHz it plays OK, but when you do anything else (like switching windows or even switching tabs on mrxvt) the music will stutter
- at 312MHz the cpu has enough power to play the music and multitask (albeit slowly), but for some reason, at this particular speed the screen sometimes flickers (doesn't flicker at lower speeds)NB this is using mplayer. XMMS doesn't play without stutter at lower than normal speed (416MHz).
Obviously YMMV if you use a different WM and if you don't use X even.
But like I said at the beginning, it's a shame to relegate the Z to a dumb single tasking music player when it could be doing some better