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Tremor is a fixed-point version of the Ogg Vorbis decoder for those platforms that can't do floating point math.
== Platforms ==
== Texas Instruments TMS320C55x DSP Family = ARM CPUs ===
You will probably want to use the Tremor main branch. You can check it out here: svn co It contains some optimizations for ARM and the overall lowest computational complexity. It should run on most devices with a few hundred KB of codec RAM. The configure script should automatically enable ARM assembly code on ARM systems, however you can also force it by defining _ARM_ASSEM_. === Coldfire/MIPS/other === Tremor currently does not have CPU specific optimization for less common embedded CPUs. In this case the main branch will probably give very good performance if CPU optimized fixed point multiply and complex multiply functions are added.  === Texas Instruments TMS320C55x DSP Family === Download the generic lowmem source using [ Subversion]. This is probably the version you want to start working with for a DSP, but may be slower on normal CPUs.
svn co
There is also a [ no-byte branch] for platforms whose smallest data unit is larger than 8 bits.
Required / Suggested Changes to the code as downloaded:
* Roland Wintersteller's various fixes
See the [ mailing list entry]
* Johannes Sandvall's performance improvements
See the [ mailing list entry]
* alloca removal
The TI compiler does not support this.
* misc compiler warning fixes
* hooks to TI DSPLIB functions cfft3216_NOSCALE and cbrev32
These are part of the TI DSPLIB which can be [ downloaded] from the TI website.* [ 64-bit math functions]* converting all ints assumed to be 32 bits to ogg_int32_t == Memory Usage == The exact memory requirements for Tremor depend on the file to be decoded as Vorbis allows encoders to use different features in different files. Typical Vorbis files will need several hundred KB of memory (this includes the binary as well as malloc buffers) in the main branch, and somewhat less in the lowmem branch. Some very old (and rare) files may need 500KB or more to decode. Systems with much less then 250KB of codec memory should probably use the slower low memory branch, and should take care to fail gracefully if a call to malloc fails. This will result in the overwhelming majority of Vorbis files decoding correctly. == Links == * [ Tremor Main Branch]* [ Tremor Low Memory Branch]* [ Tremor Mailing List] - lots of info here, but have to wade through a lot!* [;a=tree;f=lib/rbcodec/codecs/libtremor Rockbox Optimized Tremor Fork] - Highly optimized version of Tremor for ARM and several other embedded CPUs

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