audio files using cpu

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

  1. satan4u macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2010
    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


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    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

    Mar 27, 2010
    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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