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Battery Life

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:50 pm
by greno
I've been using Presto for a while now, and it has been very reliable on my Droid Incredible with Beyond Pod. I use it all the time, but my only complaint is the huge amount of battery it uses. If I look at my battery usage, the only app that ever shows up in the list is Presto, using somewhere around 8% which is quite a lot.

Are there any plans to reduce the battery usage?

Thanks,
-Gregg

Re: Battery Life

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:39 pm
by aocate
No, because it's impossible. Decoding audio means using the CPU. Changing the speed of audio means using the CPU. Both decoding and changing the speed are necessary to change the speed of an encoded file. Using the CPU means using power. Using power, when disconnected from the electric grid, means using battery. This allows one of two options: Use battery or don't support changing the speed of encoded files.

Re: Battery Life

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:03 pm
by greno
Sure, I understand it's impossible to not increase CPU usage. Even with the extra battery usage, its still worth using. I was just hoping it might be made a little more efficient.
-Gregg

Re: Battery Life

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:40 am
by seroy
I have a simple idea for improvement, presto sound library uses cpu even if speed is 1.0, but in this case changing the speed actualy no need. Looks like it is easy to improve, may be you fix it.