[vorbis-dev] Fixed vs. Floating Point primer. was: Implementi ng Vorbis in hardware

Jack Moffitt jack at icecast.org
Tue Jan 23 09:52:42 PST 2001

> I admit I am rather ignorant of the ARM. But I do know that it is more of a
> GPP than a DSP.  
> Why is it popular for MP3 decoding?  Is it mainly a case of overall
> popularity of the chip and availability of tools?

Because the ARM guys wrote the optimized MP3 code for that chip.  So
it's damn fast.  Get another chip, you're likely to be writing your own.
Now which is a company going to do?  :)


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