27. June 2010 01:05
Great developments on the VorbisPlayer. To reduce the download time of Slengo, the bitrate of all sound in the game was reduced from 44.1Khz to 16Kh. Although the quality of the sound is lower, it still sounds quite good. 1.87Mb of data was reduced to 0.99Mb.
Another advantage is that the VorbisPlayer uses less CPU at this bitrate, and performs much better. On high-end machines, people did not have much problems with performance, however on lower end machines the sound could stutter. With a lower bitrate, this problem solved for low-end machines. The VorbisPlayer was modified to allow for lower bitrates.
A new release of the VorbisPlayer has been uploaded on CodePlex: