VlC = Zero % CPU? MBP 2011

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  1. ztrafe macrumors member

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    VLC use only around 0% CPU when watching SD/HD-video? On my mac iStat reports it does? WTF? :D Possible? Confirm? :confused: Hardware accelerated?

    Have an MBP 15 2011 2,2 QUAD. Same resultat on both the IGP and GPU.
     
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  3. ztrafe thread starter macrumors member

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    I meant Activity Monitor as in the below quote:
    This is a screenshot of the iStat Pro widget:
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    Maybe the widget is broken? Have you tried reinstalling it?
     
  5. ztrafe thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, i know. but Activity monitor widget in the corner.

    It reports 8-10% (of 800%?) in the activity Monitor
     
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    Ah didn't see that. What about the actual Activity Monitor window?
    As you have 4 cores with 8 threads, the total load for a movie inside VLC is very low, especially with an SD film. I have a dual core (1 thread per core) C2D CPU with 2.8GHz, and even my VLC Player does not hit more than 40% with a normal 720p .mkv (out of 200% available CPU).
     
  7. ztrafe, Apr 20, 2011
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    Here. Yes it´s SD.

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  8. ztrafe, Apr 20, 2011
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    720p test

    720p
    Cpu usage = (20% / 8 threads ) * 2 (2 threads @ CPU Core) = 5 % CPU USAGE(?).
    iStat 0% ACtivity Monitor 2,69 %? I think iStat is to optimistic when it come to CPU usage

    Hardware Accelerated?

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    off topic, but how come your chrome icon looks different?
     
  10. ztrafe thread starter macrumors member

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    It´s the Chrome 11 beta icon. :)

    Here is the icon if somebody is interesting
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MM8MK35C
     
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    Sorry but I don't think VLC for Mac OS X has any hardware (GPU) decoding.
     
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    cougar town is the best show ever!!!! haha sorry i had too.
    by the way, if you like cougar town you'll love modern family!
     
  14. ztrafe, Apr 20, 2011
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    Haha :D I just watched the latest episode of Modern Family :rolleyes: I think modern family are one of the best comedy shows right now!


    Are you sure? In any case I think the cpu usage on VLC are pretty impressive! 720p HD about 5% CPU (0% on iStat, 2,69% on Activity Monitor). If only Adobe Flash would decode HD that good! On stage Video the CPU usage is much much higher and that is with hardware encoding. But that are better the nothing. Youtube unfortunately dont support Flash Stage Video yet.. I think you guys know the rest....
     
  15. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Then again it's a 64-bit app so maybe VLC are using GDC to take advantage of all CPU cores. But i could've sworn they're doing hardware decoding.
     

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