Bug 827415 - High CPU usage in totem
High CPU usage in totem
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: totem (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Bastien Nocera
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-06-01 08:15 EDT by Stephen So
Modified: 2013-07-31 16:36 EDT (History)
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Description Stephen So 2012-06-01 08:15:08 EDT
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Totem seems to be uses much more CPU than other players (and even the totem of F16, from memory).  Playing a 640x480 xvid avi in totem uses ~20% of CPU  while gst123 uses about 6~7%, VLC uses 7-9%, and mplayer (using xv) about 7%.  Playing a 1080p H.264 video uses over 100% in totem, 60% in VLC and 65% in gst123.

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Comment 1 Stephen So 2012-06-01 20:20:01 EDT
I've downgraded to Totem 3.2 and the problem exists as well.  Downgraded to Totem 3.0.1 and the CPU usage is back to normal values.  I suspect it is because of clutter-gst, because totem 3.0.1 used Xv. 

This is becoming a real issue with the use of clutter-gst in totem.  I've posted before in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=753022 on stuttering videos in totem due to clutter-gst.  I just can't see the benefit of using it if uses considerably more CPU than Xv.
Comment 2 Stefan Jensen 2012-12-08 01:32:01 EST
Same for me here on a i686.
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