Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 803506
Playing video uses up all CPU
Last modified: 2012-03-24 02:55:52 EDT
Description of problem:
Playing video on my machine (in totem for example, but other players as well) uses up 75% to 90% of CPU (as reported by top).
I'm not sure how to diagnose this, but am happy to provide further information.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Linux stef-desktop.thewalter.lan 3.3.0-0.rc7.git0.3.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Mar 12 18:40:17 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
This is on a fully up to date Fedora F17. It's not clear to me which packages are involved, but I'm happy to provide further version information.
I imagine this is perhaps dependent on my video card driver?
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Play video in totem
Computer is extremely slow and unresponsive during video playback.
Video playback should not load the system.
Yes, it probably does depend on your video driver to some extent. What hardware are you using?
This problem went away when I updated to the latest kernel yesterday. In the past I think this problem came and went between Fedora F17 updates. I'll close it now, and reopen if the issue appears again.
BTW, I'm using an NVIDIA with nouveau:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G92 [GeForce 8800 GTS 512] (rev a2)