MP3AudioFormat and memory usage


#1

This feels like a bit of a naive question, but I’d like to know if loading a potentially long mp3 file (20-30mins or more) into an AudioFormatReader would use the same memory footprint as a WAV file of similar length when using AudioTransportSource - does the whole thing get decoded, or does it stream and decode the file as it goes along?


#2

It does scan the whole file, but that’s just to find out the length, it doesn’t store all the data.