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Billy intentionally doesn't support MP3 id-tags and doesn't show the playing time from each song. Though this may seem a big disadvantage, you could ask yourself how often you really need those two things. Especially when looking at the speed you win.
1st time load/read of 4000 MP3-tagged files
|Winamp 5.03||77 sec|
|Winamp 2.91||78 sec|
2nd time load/read of 4000 MP3-tagged files
|Winamp 5.03||6 sec|
|Winamp 2.91||0.5 sec|
Network load/read of 4000 MP3-tagged files
|Winamp 5.03||107 sec|
|Winamp 2.91||48 sec|
|Winamp 5.03||~13.8 MB|
|Winamp 2.91||~9.8 MB|
Billy uses Bass (Un4seen) as its decoding engine. This engine has awesome quality and uses 28% less CPU than winamp's decoding engine. Measured with Intel VTune.
Main test system
Intel Pentium IV Prescott 3.00 GHz
512 MB memory
7200rpm 8MB cached harddisk
23.6 GB of 3924 MP3 files in 364 (sub)folders
Network test system
Intel Pentium II 266 MHz
128 MB memory
Hey everyone, I just opened a twitter account for any questions or idea's. Although I have no concrete plans for future updates, this might be a handy for the future.
Thank you for your support!