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My high-end gaming PC with vanilla Ubuntu 16.10 has some issues with Amarok and Clementine. They are both using around 20 % of cpu time without any visualizations active etc. Amarok is currently using the VLC backend.

My CPU is i7-6700K@4GHz and my sound card is Cambridge Audio DacMagic+ in USB audio mode.

I mean this can't be right?

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Did you change pulseaudio settings? My players eat a lot of CPU if I crank pulseaudio frequency or resampling algorithm too high.

  • No really. I tried to raise the default-sample-rate from 44100 to 48000, but that made the situation even worse. – Bob Gallahan Nov 18 '16 at 7:38

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