[techtalk] MP3's and my laptop

Laurel Fan lf25+ at andrew.cmu.edu
Sun Jan 23 18:26:53 EST 2000

Excerpts from linuxchix: 23-Jan-100 [techtalk] MP3's and my laptopTerri
Oda at ottawa.com (970*) by 
> My thought was that it had to
> do with the decryption algorithm used in these varying players, but I
> really don't have any way of knowing... And, of course, is there
> anything I can do to make things work correctly in any player?

mp3's are compressed (not encrypted), and wavs are not. Therefore, it
takes cpu to uncompress them.  That might be your problem.  However,
I've been able to play mp3s (barely) on a 486 with 36M of RAM.  Celerons
do suck, but I certainly hope they can outperform a 486...   

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