[Flac-dev] Optimizing FLAC decoding

Josh Coalson xflac at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 15 14:21:09 PST 2002

--- Henrik Pettersen <Henrik.Pettersen at shazamteam.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to run the FLAC decompression at optimal performance, but
> the
> CPU utilization averages only around 60%. I have a suspicion that
> this is a
> desired behaviour to enable run-time decompression without slowing
> any other
> programs (i.e. players) down.
> There should not be any IO bottlenecks on the machine that I am
> using.
> Can anybody confirm my suspicions? Are there any workarounds?

I haven't looked at CPU utilzation much, but it's dependent
on your system.  it could be that the decoding is fast enough
the the disk reads are actually a limiting factor.

none of the currently code attempts to limit utilization.  it
may be a side effect in some of the players though.


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