vlc takes more CPU time than xine

Jeffrey W. Baker jwbaker at acm.org
Sat May 19 04:08:18 CEST 2001

Will someone please explain why vlc uses so much more CPU time than xine
does?  vlc, when playing a DVD chapter from hard disk, uses 25-35% of the
CPU.  Xine, when playing the same scene, uses only 1-2%.  X uses
approximately the same CPU on both.  Overall, vlc uses about 60% CPU
time while Xine uses about 40%.

This is on an Athlon 1.1 GHz, using the ALSA and Xvideo output plugins.


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