[gst-devel] gst-ffmpeg vs ffmpeg

Jaap Haitsma jaap at haitsma.org
Tue Apr 19 10:33:39 CEST 2005

Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> Hi Jaap,
> On Mon, 2005-04-18 at 22:44, Jaap Haitsma wrote:
>>With totem + gstreamer-ffmpeg 0.8.4 cpu usage is 100%
>>With ffplay only 30%
>>Why is this?
> Depends on arch, versions, package, etc. And yes, we currently eat more
> CPU than mplayer, although a ~350% increase is ridiculous, I agree. Some
> more info may help to pinpoint the problem.

I'm running Debian Sid on DELL laptop PIII 750MHz.
Of ffmpeg I have the following installed
I've got the gstreamer-ffmpeg of ubuntu installed

For the rest (totem gstreamer) all the debian unstable packages

I just repeated the experiment with a mpg movie from a camera
load with ffplay 25%
load with totem 75%


BTW is there anyway of configuring gstreamer such that it will use 
mpeg2dec i.s.o. ffdec_mpeg2video or vice versa??

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