Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 506022
pulseaudio always high cpu playing audio
Last modified: 2009-06-29 08:43:10 EDT
Description of problem:
pulseaudio high cpu usage:
mplayer video 15% : with alsa only 5%
xine skipping or delay audio
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open mplayer with mp3 audio or xine or rhythmbox
2. watch top process and listen to audio for skipping
cpu usage high also causes cpu load high
smooth playback with low cpu
Pulseaudio is NOT improved linux sound server. Actual fact worst than esd and look at how many bug report are here! absolute useless! Expected to be workable without any workarounds or tweaks. Now I dont have a gnome volume control applet, because why the heck it only works with faulty pulse?! Skype doesnt work either. Alsa is flawless.
disabling pulseaudio by removing it. Everything returns to normal.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 506021 ***