[MPlayer-users] High CPU use with v0.90 GUI
swsnyder at insightbb.com
Sun Aug 3 04:16:31 CEST 2003
The MPlayer v0.90 GUI seems to consume a lot of CPU above that of just
I'm running MPlayer v0.90 on a somewhat marginal machine. My environment:
OS: RedHat Linux v9
XFree86 device driver: VESA
Because this machine is borderline unusable for playing video, I pay close
attention to CPU use. I noticed today that playing a video clip with
mplayer causes 60% CPU use while the same clip played with gmplayer shows
90% processor utilization. (I repeated the comparison several times to
ensure that caching did not play a part in the difference.)
That seems like a lot of overhead for controls that are not being actively
used. I mean, without user intervention, all the GUI is doing is
scrolling the title, right?
I built the MPlayer on this machine (with GCC v3.2.2), and it correctly
detected my processor's capabilities. I am using the default skin on the
GUI. If it matters, my MPlayer output device is "-vo x11" as this gives
the best performance in my environment.
I have no complaints about the video decode/display given the hardware
I've got, but it sure would be nice not to have the MPlayer GUI impose
such a high cost in processor use.
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