[Coco] Some CoCo ideas to ponder...
Theodore Evans (Alex)
alxevans at concentric.net
Sun Feb 8 14:07:16 EST 2004
On Feb 8, 2004, at 1:33 AM, Bob Emery wrote:
> Next question... I'm sure I'm not the first to wonder if the CoCo can
> play MP3s. Specifically (I want to be realistic here) could it play a
> 32Kbps encoded mono MP3 and sound about as good as my cell phone
> playing the same MP3 (as a ringer)? Would there be any possibility of
> the MP3 size not being limited to RAM size? Granted, hard disk would be
> preferred over floppy for this, and so in RSDOS disk size is the
> limiting factor... could the MP3 span a few HD drives?
It may be possible, but consider that uncompressed 8 bit audio at 8 kHz
(telephone quality) is only 64 kbps and using the form of delta
encoding traditionally used for phone calls this becomes 32 kbps.
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