author Ryan C. Gordon <>
Tue, 15 May 2018 01:04:11 -0400
changeset 11987 0c284754e25b
parent 11811 5d94cb6b24d3
child 12503 806492103856
permissions -rw-r--r--
audio: converting int32 to/from float shouldn't use doubles.

The concern is that a massive int sample, like 0x7FFFFFFF, won't fit in a
float32, which doesn't have enough bits to hold a whole number this large,
just to divide it to get a value between 0 and 1.
Previously we would convert to double, to get more bits, do the division, and
cast back to a float, but this is expensive.

Casting to double is more accurate, but it's 2x to 3x slower. Shifting out
the least significant byte of an int32, so it'll definitely fit in a float,
and dividing by 0x7FFFFF is still accurate to about 5 decimal places, and the
difference doesn't appear to be perceptable.
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