iTunes CPU usage

Discussion in 'macOS' started by subzero, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. subzero macrumors newbie

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    Hello MacRumours

    I've been wondering if something is wrong with my iTunes or not.

    I've got 2700 songs added to my playlist and iTunes is consistently utilizing 8-12% of my cpu-usage - and even approx. 25% when switching between tracks.

    Is this normal for iTunes?

    As I run it on my powerbook, it seems like alot of cpu-usage and thus battery-time spent on iTunes.
     
  2. Whyren macrumors 6502a

    Whyren

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    Sounds normal (even a bit low) compared to my computer...though I have an older computer. I find that iTunes and Safari tend to suck up a lot of CPU.
     
  3. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

    TheMonarch

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    Unfortunately, it true. iTunes on my PB uses about the same as you. Its just the way it is... Oh and guess what? Activity monitor uses about 26%!, sometimes more! :eek: <- look for a process called pmtool [It belongs to activity monitor] and watch it suck down a quarter of your CPU.
     
  4. subzero thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright - I'll just have to keep my ears open to alternative audioplayers. I think that iTunes is lacking some nice features I had in Windows before I switched to mac.

    Audion doesn't seem that genious either.
     
  5. subzero thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Blaskillet, Activity Monitor seems to utilize approx. 2,5% and pmtool 1,1% constantly.
     

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