Totem uses ~50% CPU and skips during playback of FLV/MP4 files

Bug #560538 reported by James Gregory-Monk on 2010-04-11
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Won't Fix
gst-plugins-ugly0.10 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

While playing back MP4 or FLV files in Totem, the player will constantly use around 50% CPU, and will also appear to skip forward with the video playback (the audio will continue correctly) randomly or when another program is run in the background.

This doesn't appear to happen with Ogg Theora video, so I assume this is a problem with the MPEG and Flash decoders.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly 0.10.14-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-19.28-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-19-generic i686
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: 8d04b64f44e7afa0f67a8094f41da0ac
CheckboxSystem: 669b662da410063cc918e0f60cf6cddf
Date: Sun Apr 11 09:21:11 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Beta i386 (20100318)
SourcePackage: gst-plugins-ugly0.10

James Gregory-Monk (jamgregory) wrote :
Changed in gst-plugins-ugly:
status: Unknown → Incomplete
Changed in gst-plugins-ugly0.10 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

I noticed in the upstream bug that you are using an Atom dual-core 1.60GHz. I'm using an old Athlon XP 2700+ 2.17GHz (333MHz FSB) and when playing back MP4 and FLV files in Totem CPU usage is around 40% but I don't see any skipping. Are you able to borrow a faster Atom system and test?

Changed in gst-plugins-ugly:
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
Changed in gst-plugins-ugly:
importance: Unknown → Medium
madbiologist (me-again) on 2013-08-17
Changed in gst-plugins-ugly0.10 (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
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