Here's what interests me:
More on libmad:http://offog.org/code/potamus/
Potamus is a lightweight GTK-based audio player with a simple interface and an emphasis on high audio quality.
For MPEG audio playback (including MP3), it uses libmad's high-quality decoder to produce dithered 24-bit output.
I've got a good set of speakers on my system and I am curious as to whether it really does improve mp3 playback quality.http://libzplay.sourceforge.net/LIBMAD.html
Because MAD provides full 24-bit PCM output, applications using MAD are able to produce high quality audio. Even when the output device supports only 16-bit PCM, applications can use the extra resolution to increase the audible dynamic range through the use of dithering or noise shaping.
Can Potamus be added to a repo?