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
ALSA: once I installed pulseaudio, and set
audacious to play through
audacious dropped to 3%CPU (
Pulseaudio takes about 1%CPU on my box).