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Old 27th December 2001, 16:20   #66
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seems that most of people misunderstand the latency display thing.
this is absolutely normal and should stay close to size of buffer (but will never actually exceed size of buffer). it shows how much data is buffered at the moment (time difference between decoding position and output position). all output plugins do the same (ever wondered why EQ changes never take immediate effect ?). you can obviously lower latency by reducing buffer size, but that will hurt skipping protection; there's no way around it. if you don't mess with DSP stuff and want max skipping protection (eg. use Winamp in background while playing Quake), you should keep latency as high as possible; i use latency display for tweaking sourcecode to keep as much data buffered as possible with given buffer size.
about differences between various out_wave flavours - see out_wave read_diz.txt file.
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