Amarok and Pulseaudio

Myriam Schweingruber myriam at
Thu Nov 1 09:27:20 GMT 2012

Hi JD,

On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 2:52 AM, JD <jd1008 at> wrote:
> Using amarok-2.6.0-3.fc16.i686
> and    pulseaudio-0.9.23-1.fc16.i686
> and    kernel-3.6.2-1.fc16.i686
> While playing tracks from a disk directory, Amarok freezes
> and audio stops.
> So, I opened a terminal to see why the system was not responding.
> Ran top.
> Saw that Pulseaudio was eating 90% of cpu.
> This never happens with any other media player such as vlc, ffplay,
> mplayer, xmms, smplayer2, ... and many others.
> So, I killed amarok, and the system returned to normal.
> This happened twice in a row, so I gave up retrying.

I never heard about that one TBH. Try using the phonon-backend-vlc
instead of the gstreamer one and see if that still happens.

Since Amarok doesn't use Pulseaudio directly but through Phonon I
subscribe the Phonon developers to this.

Regards, Myriam

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