Why design ever bigger carts just for this purpose when you have IDE devices currently available which can handle 128GB disks?
I agree that HDD like devices (IDE, CF, SD, USB Stick) are best way to go as we head down this path. Imagine if the iPod had required flashing a severely limited memory footprint device when downloading music, I doubt it would have been very successful. Even cooler still would be on-the-fly MP3 to PDM conversion from a FAT directory, although the current PDM player that Jon made is pretty darn good, and likely the most practical approach due to hardware limitations/CPU speed.
Feature Request for PDM Player:
- ESC key to allow exiting a currently playing song and go back to the main menu (also exits/deactivates shuffle mode -- see below).
- CTRL+Right/Left Arrow key to skip to NEXT, or go back to PREVIOUS song in directory. The order of which could either be by a numeric PDM file name and/or alphabetical order.
- CTRL+S = enable 'shuffle' mode playback (random automatically load & play songs in directory)
On a side note; I notice that many of the PDM files have an ever so slight background 'crackle' when playing quiet passages. Is this to be expected? Perhaps a limitation of the available dynamic range?
Also thinking that perhaps some additional hardware audio filtering might help things out .