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Old 8th December 2006
axelm axelm is offline
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Default Saving battery on notebooks by reducing access to hard drive

I've been using BSPlayer for the last 4 years. Currently I'm still using 1.37 since it's adware free.

Two weeks ago I was flying from Bogotá to Buenos Aires (7 hr flight) on a plane that did not have anywhere to plug my notebook in. I wanted to watch 90 minute Xvid movie I had on my hard drive running on batteries.

When the movie started playing, I saw that the hard drive access light was constantly on. BSPlayer was not doing read-ahead, which was possible since my notebook has a Celeron 1.4Ghz / 1.25 GB RAM. It could have read the Xvid file in 50-100 MB chunks to avoid eating my battery, which ended up lasting only 45 minutes.

Just a suggestion, congrats for your great product which I recommend to all my friends and relatives.
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