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Media player that loads multiple songs into memory one time?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Kirbalicious, Nov 26, 2007.

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  1. Kirbalicious

    Kirbalicious Thread Starter

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    The thread title's poorly worded, but I don't know how else to describe what I'm asking.

    Is there any sort of media player (windows) that will load multiple songs into memory at once for playing so that the HDD won't have to turn on every time a new song is played? I'm asking from a battery life viewpoint; imagine you've got your laptop in the airport, doing some word processing and listening to music. Would it significantly increase battery life to load an entire playlist of songs into memory and just access the HDD once time in a few hours vs every 3 or 4 minutes? Just a question that popped into my head as I was falling asleep last night. Thanks!
     
  2. caraewilton

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    Hi. I am not sure if it would actually save on battery time. Further to this you would need a massive amount of ram.
     
  3. caraewilton

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    Mmm, on further reflection, I think this is why people have ipods and mp3 players.
     
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    Too that point, you could try loading the songs you want on an a flash drive and playing them off that. Again it would not solve the battery economy issues as usb uses power, but then you would not be accessing the harddrive, rather the flash.
     
  5. Kirbalicious

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    Yeah, just a random thought I had. Thanks guys!
     
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