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gumby5647 Aug 26, 2001 07:35 PM
dumb duo 2300 question
ok so the duo 2300 has a PPC 100Mhz processor in it. in theory it could pay mp3's right? but is is worth it?

is it true that the bigger the bit rate you encode at, the less the processor has to work? 128 as oppose to 192....

bluedog Aug 26, 2001 10:17 PM
OOoh, I'd like to know. I've got a 2300 sitting around and was thinking it was only good for marginal web use and just small portability for typing and such. I'll be trying it in a bit, but I'm guessing itunes is out of the question.

Anyone know if an MP3 player that supports playlists, but doesn't tax the processor more than it needs to for playlists? I'd love to drop this puppy in my car and then use it for fahrvergnügen! :)

Anyone... Anyone?
gumby5647 Aug 26, 2001 11:22 PM
well, in theory you could load OS 9.0 on it or 8.6 and use iTunes. I wouldn't try encoding mp3's with the duo, that would take forever.
gumby5647 Aug 27, 2001 12:30 PM
would you be interested in selling your 2300 to me? :)
Atomic Beat Boy Aug 27, 2001 06:31 PM
I've played MP3's on a 75MHZ Performa 5200, so a 2300 should be fine. OF course you'll have to use a MiniDock to get sound output. I'm not sure whether it has stereo sound output - I know the docking connector supports this, but not whether the chips do (My 230 doesn't).
Atomic Beat Boy Aug 27, 2001 06:42 PM
I'd recommend Sound App as a player.
bluedog Aug 28, 2001 05:35 PM
Cool. I'll have to configure it for an auto MP3 player. My other option was to have an in-house color photo/mp3 controller. The car audio sounds cooler now that I have a B/W photomac.

See the photomac in the mods forum here.

I haven't taken the time to put together more on this, but there's only so much time to do soo many projects!
<Bugsi@macDOTcom> Aug 31, 2001 07:34 PM
I've tried using my duo 2300 as an mp3 player. Yes, I'd recommend SoundApp, but the 2300 is only *just barely* able to play mp3 files without a hassle, if any other process is going on, it will pause while it crunches on the mp3 file. Lots of little pauses here and there. In short, it isn't the ideal system for using as an mp3 player, it's marginal at best.
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