[CentOS] CPU usage

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Mon Sep 11 04:10:35 UTC 2006

I had a similar problem setting up xine for use with MythTV. The solution was 
to make sure you have proper drivers for your video card installed and then 
run xine with the correct "-V" parameter to make use of those drivers. Running 
"xine --help" will give you a list of drivers available.

Specifically in my case I am running X on a Hauppauge PVR-350. I had to 
compile and install the X-driver for the IVTV module driving the Hauppauge 
(which was achieved after the death of thousands :)) and then run xine with 
"-V xv". I've been happily watching DVDs sans-chop since then.

Hope this helps.

Kirk Bocek

John Newbigin wrote:
> DVD Sounds to me like DMA.  Which xine are you using?  Have you run 
> xine-check?  Are you using SATA?
> John.
> c5050 wrote:
>> Does anyone have an idea why cpu usage varies constantly, from as low as
>> 4.X % to as high as 20+%? All that I have open at the time of running
>> "top" is the gnome-terminal. The reason why I'm hunting this, is that I
>> just can't seem to play DVD's (using Xine) without choppy playback
>> (sound is fine). I know my laptop is aching - running CentOS 4.4 with a
>> Celeron 800 and 256MB RAM (DMA's turned on), but still - I think it
>> should be able to play DVD's, or not? I have the feeling that the more I
>> can tweak CPU usage, the better my chance of success will be. Any advice
>> would be appreciated.
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