On Sun, 26 Jun 2005, Niall O Broin wrote:
> I just started using amaroK and first impressions were favourable - I like the
> UI, and having installed the appropriate "Multimedia Option Pack" under SuSE
> 9.3 it plays MP3 files, which is a damn handy thing for a media player to do.
>> However, it is just south of absurd for an MP3 player to take 90% of CPU on an
> AMD 64 3200+. Its hunger for CPU is in the FAQ and there is discussion about
> using different engines. However, as it is on my SuSE box there engine option
> was blank, and the only choice was aKode. I selected this and it made no
> difference, so I suspect it may already have been using that.
>> Do any of you have experience with tuning amaroK for reduced CPU usage,
> specifically on SuSE 9.3?
On Ubuntu, it wouldn't play sound at all until I installed the engines
mentioned at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=37110
Apart from that it works well - although the library building / directory
scaning bit took absolutely ages the first time round, and was the only
time it taxed the CPU.
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