audio files using cpu

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by satan4u, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. satan4u macrumors newbie

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    when I open a single audio file it says its using 10 -20% is this normal?
    I tried songbird, itunes and vlc and they all stay around that mark while a single file is playing
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    That depends on what audio file you play and on what Mac with what CPU.

    An .mp3 file played in VLC on a 2GHz C2D CPU gets VLC 5% CPU activity.

    So what do you play on what with how much?
     
  3. satan4u thread starter macrumors newbie

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    white macbook 2.26ghz intel core 2 duo with 4gb ram
    audo files are ripped at 192kbps bit rate
    and I mostly use songbird since all my music is on an external hard drive
     

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