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Old 02-26-2007, 08:03 AM   #1
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Amarok and xine output... Slow.


Amarok cuts and shakes the played music every time I do even the simplest write or read to disk. Is there a way to make Amarok's and especially Xine buffer bigger ? I have a lot of free ram, and I wonder why it works such badly ? It is difficult to work normally and listen to music at the same time... Xmms is far better in buffering currently played music.

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Old 02-27-2007, 02:31 AM   #2
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Well, you did'nt post your computer specs.

I suspect you either have something running in the background using up resources or you have a small or inadequate processor. If you have amarok visualizations, that uses up allot of resources, so does amarok as it is a resource hungry app.
I seen this happen with Windows Media Player on a computer with a P4 2.6Gz processor when the monitor was plugged into a cheaper nvidia graphics card with no memory of it's own, when I plugged the monitor in a better nvidia card that had 128mb of it's own memory it would not happen. The music did'nt skip like yours but the graphics lagged severely when I would move windows around on the desktop, suggesting the processor is near maxed out, but when I minimized the Media player into the panel (not showing the visualizations), again, that would help. The visualizations use allot of resources.
Old 02-27-2007, 07:33 AM   #3
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Interesting but processor isn't maxed out... heh... Maybe Amarok is just too big But despite that it's the best music player I ever used.


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