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That sounds miles slower.

You're missing the point entirely, it could be done in hardware (I'm sure they would be happy with a PR) - but Haiku can do stuff in software that other OSes simply can't; media is just one of the better demos. It follows very strongly from the BeOS demos from the mid 90s[1].

[1]: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BsVydyC8ZGQ

Most of us get your point, I'm sure. :-) Some people just go against everything in their comments.

To me this sounds unlikely. The CPU will spend all its time in codec library code here so how much of a role will the OS get to play? More likely the difference is coming from some departure from fairness in how the software codec was compiled

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