Re: [As-users] Re: Xmms - afterstep problem

Sasha Vasko (
Mon, 14 Aug 2006 15:25:03 -0500

I'm guessing that the problem comes from XMMS changing its title to 
reflect what song is played and/or progress. I'll investigate it.
Thanks for reporting.

Sasha Vasko

Volker Ossenkopf wrote:
> Hi Justin,
>>Actually, I've had this problem consistently since I started using
>>Afterstep in January '06 (using Debian packages).  I'm fine for roughly
>>the first hour using xmms, then when certain files come up on the
>>playlist, the CPU utilization problem happens while the file plays- if I
>>pause xmms, CPU utilization goes back down.  Do you notice the bitrates
>>changing during playback?  The problem files typically are shown having
>>a variable bitrate or low bitrates (< 100 kb/s).
> almost all files that I use have variable bitrates. In the xmms
> window I see the frequent switching between different bitrates in
> one file while playing, but this happens all the time while the
> afterstep problem occurs only after e.g. an hour.
> Why should afterstep know and care about the bitrate in xmms or about
> details of the audio driver? It is not xmms which starts to use the
> CPU, but the afterstep load goes to 9x%.
> Best wishes
> 		Volker

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