Old 3rd March 2007, 15:38   #1
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large cpu usage issue

hi!

i dunno if its my settings but whenever i play some of my mp3s (over 10 mb) my cpu usage suddenly rockets to 100%


even when i stop the file


can anyone help?

comp specs (if needed)
p4 1.6
512 ram
80 gb hdd
ati radeon agp
win xp sp2
winamp 5.33
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Old 3rd March 2007, 17:22   #2
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See if these DirectSound output tweaks help.

Tried checkmarking 'Enable cpu-usage control' in DirectSound config?
(see 1st screenshot)

If no luck, have a look here:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....d=161361#specs

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Old 4th March 2007, 02:28   #3
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siebe83: tried all that already...no luck

this problem only happens to some files (very few actually) and most of my other mp3 files work fine
http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/394/otherxf3.jpg

here's my log files...

might the problem be with the mp3 file? but other programs (wmp and vlc) seem to work fine with those affected files...
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Old 4th March 2007, 02:40   #4
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Hmm, strange. I can't see any problems (or anything that could be causing it to happen) in your log files.

Note that you shouldn't need to checkmark 'create primary buffer' in out_ds config (unless you actually notice any major differences), because that option is mainly for really old soundcards. However, I doubt if that's the cause of the problem either.

Could you possibly upload one of the problem mp3's to sendspace.com and post the download link here?

Let's see if we can reproduce the problem first...
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Old 4th March 2007, 13:27   #5
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here are some of the files...

1. http://www.sendspace.com/file/wn6uvo
2. http://www.sendspace.com/file/s9x5fv
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Old 4th March 2007, 15:14   #6
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Thanks for the samples. As I suspected, I can't reproduce the problem.

cpu-usage never rises into double-figures for me, and stays mostly at "0".

At a guess, does it only happen with titles that contain any non-standard characters, eg. any characters that aren't standard ansi english alpha-numeric characters?

(eg. the ë in: DJ Tiësto)

You can tell these because the font is displayed differently in the main window (as in your screenshots), ie. it changes from the built-in bitmap font (all caps, digital square lettering) to whatever font you've got selected in the Winamp Prefs:

Winamp > Prefs > Skins > Modern Skins > Font Rendering tab
(maybe post a screenshot of that page here)

Also, if you changed it from the default, maybe also copy+paste your ATF string here (Winamp > Prefs > Titles), just incase you're using anything beyond the norm which might cause the problem to occur when there's any unicode characters in the titles.


Does the problem occur when you use the classic skin?
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Old 9th March 2007, 06:21   #7
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aah...okay...so its my fault...i just selected 'allow use of bitmap fonts' and deselected the TTF fonts thing...and it worked...thanks for your help!!
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