iTunes 9 - anyone with high CPU usage?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by colkilgore, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. colkilgore macrumors newbie

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    After installing iTunes 9 I've noticed that my MacBook fans were getting pretty loud, so i've looked in Activity Monitor, and saw that iTunes while playing a regular mp3 is using around 30% of CPU. When I disabled the visual equalizer in now playing window it goes down to around 5-10% which is still too high for a simple task like playing an mp3. I don't think it was that high in iTunes 8.



    The problem occurs on both my machines, an older white MacBook, and a new unibody MacBook Pro, both on 10.6.

    I've also already experienced one crash with iTunes 9. Here's hoping for 9.0.1 soon.
     

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  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    Mine is running about the same so not sure what problem you are having? Is it updating your genius results or doing anything else apart from playing music?
     

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  3. marioman38 macrumors 6502a

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    Between 12 and 14 percent. Reasonable, I'd say.
     
  4. Surely Guest

    Surely

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    I'm up at around 30% as well, and scrolling through the grid view is really jumpy.

    I think it's because iTunes is still analyzing my library.

    Update: It just finished analyzing, and it's smooth now. My CPU usage is around 10% while playing a song.

    All's well.....
     
  5. celticpride678

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    Yeah. It seemed like after a genius and library "check" and finally, restart of the app, it runs pretty smoothly now. Much better than iTunes 8 so far.
     
  6. tongteh macrumors 6502

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    you guys should be happy!! i have got this!
     

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  7. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Nothing like that here, iTunes isn't taking two percent of my CPU power.
     

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