I copied a ton of MP3s onto a USB stick tonight and noticed:
- I couldn't umount because totem-video-thumbnailer was busy processing the MP3s and
- Each file was taking forever to process and
- No network traffic was happening
- A fair amount of CPU was being used
What gives? If it's pulling artwork from ID3, then it should be speedy. If pulling from the 'net, it should have traffic and not use CPU (maybe slow if e.g. waiting for response/DNS/whatever).
So what's the thumbnailer doing on MP3 files? I can understand a fair amount of work processing videos, but audio files?