Watching video's sucks CPU usage. 14 replies

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#1 8 years ago

Um, another question by me:

Lately, YouTube's been lagging at random moments. Not only YouTube btw, apparently every website where you can view videos on will be lagging (for example the WeGame website where I posted my Javelin video, see the SD card thread). What might be causing this? Please check my signature for hardware related question about my PC.




Mr. Pedantic

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#2 8 years ago

Update flash? It shouldn't be taking too much out of your CPU, flash allows GPU acceleration. On my 920 playing flash video takes up maybe 2-5% CPU, it's mostly on the GPU.

Your javelin video plays fine for me.




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#3 8 years ago

Are you assuming it's taking up lots of CPU usage, or have you actually monitored it via Task Manager or some other app?




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#4 8 years ago

Flash is notoriously CPU intensive, but it shouldn't be maxing out your CPU. Could it simply be that it's not streaming fast enough?

(Possibly to obvious, but always worth checking...)




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#5 8 years ago

I'd have to go with Mr. Pedantic and say update flash. If that doesn't work, well then, hey, you can cross it off the list at least.




D3matt

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#6 8 years ago

Do you have a CPU monitor on your desktop? In windows sidebar for instance? Use that to see if it's actually using all your CPU time or if it's just not loading fast enough.




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#7 8 years ago
D3matt;5392202Do you have a CPU monitor on your desktop? In windows sidebar for instance? Use that to see if it's actually using all your CPU time or if it's just not loading fast enough.

Yeah, I do have something like that, and when I try to watch a video, the usage goes from 2 or 3% to 20-25%. I think updating Flash did the trick btw.




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#8 8 years ago

Your complaining because something is using 25% of your CPU? Are you watching 240p videos or something?

Or was that what it comes to now?

Actually, I haven't used a meter in a while. Is that 20% of a core, or is it bogging down an Entire core?




D3matt

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#9 8 years ago

Depending on the meter. The default W7/Vista meter just lobs all the cores into one "overall usage" meter plus a ram meter. So 25% is 25% of the total available processing time as registered by the system. Basically 100 - System Idle Process.




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#10 8 years ago

No it doesn't. There's an option to separate out the cores. And in any case, you can look at your individual browser's process. Right click, Properties, and there's a tab in there somewhere that shows you memory and CPU usage graphs.




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