Video now eats up CPU on EEE PC M8.5

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Video now eats up CPU on EEE PC M8.5

#1 Postby chatan » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:23 am

>>> EEE PC 900 (Celeron) running MEPIS 8.5

It has never been a speed demon with M8.5, but everything worked. Now at some point in the past 2-3 months I have video issues where the video causes 100% CPU and degrades performance: Examples:
- Kplayer plays video files choppy (but Vlc plays videos OK ??)
- Skype video works but causes the audio to cut out (audio OK with video off) because CPU spikes.
Composting is off. I re-ran sgfxi to install the intel video driver.

Suggestions what to look at next ?
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Re: Video now eats up CPU on EEE PC M8.5

#2 Postby Eadwine Rose » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:06 am

Do you get anything from the konsole when you start kplayer from that?
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Re: Video now eats up CPU on EEE PC M8.5

#3 Postby chatan » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:34 pm

Eadwine Rose wrote:Do you get anything from the konsole when you start kplayer from that?

Actually I meant kmplayer; and also performance seems to depend on the particular video file. Anyway, here is konsole output from kmplayer - ( doesn't seem to give clues):
[user@mepiseee Desktop]$ kmplayer testfile.mp4
mplayer -wid 48235070 -slave -vo xv,sdl,x11 -ao alsa,oss,sdl,arts -framedrop -contrast 0 -brightness 0 -hue 0 -saturation 0 '/mnt/sdb1/user/Desktop/testfile.mp4' -identify


Anywho.... I did re-run sgfxi and it looked like it pulled some new intel drivers and xserver stuff in. Now skype seems to behave (still CPU is at or near 100%) --- but at least audio wasn't breaking up in my limited testing while doing video. kmplayer seems to behave better also.

Pending on more testing I'll mark as solved !

...Of course the real solution is to upgrade the EeePC 900 ;) but I'm holding out as long as I can.


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