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Old 30 June 2016, 06:02   #29
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Originally Posted by Thorham View Post
That's one way, but it would be better if it wasn't necessary for user software to mess with OS structures too much.
Pure user software doesn't have to. But system tools have.

Originally Posted by Thorham View Post
I don't see how message passing using pointers is a problem.
Who does that memory belong to ?
For the others it's not visible. If you have full memory protection (paged) then even the address is wrong (may map anywhere in your process). And there are eventual pointers in the message itself.

Originally Posted by Thorham View Post
Yup, a CPU is only so fast. In the case of audio, why not just use WAV on the Amiga instead? Great quality, low overhead and actually leaves CPU time free for other things (even on a 50mhz 68030). I don't see the need for heavy real time audio decoders on 68k, to be honest.
I don't use WAV because i don't want to waste disk space. Btw AIFF is more suited for the Amiga (no little endian to convert).

Anyway you can't do that for video.
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