audacious %CPU

July 27th, 2010 by Romeo Anghelache


Recently, I noticed that audacious (ver. 2.3.-2) is gulping my CPU resources (~25%CPU according to top) and today I discovered, on my Debian Linux (sid), that the culprit seems to be the combination between audacious and ALSA: once I installed pulseaudio, and set audacious to play through pulseaudio, the audacious dropped to 3%CPU (top says Pulseaudio takes about 1%CPU on my box).

cheers 😉

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