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Amarok performance problems in Windows

hariskar
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Amarok seems a great player but:
-It makes about 26 seconds to open on my Core2 Duo 3GHz PC with 4GB ram (the PC has just started and there are no other programs open)
-When it finaly opens, it is slow, sluggish and heavy
-It uses about 190MB memory with 4 processes open besides Amarok itself, when Clementine uses 33MB and foobar 14MB
-The installer is 87MB big

All above make this player, although it has a great potential, not competitive for Windows. Al least in my opinion.

Do I do something wrong, can it perform better?
Is there any plan for a normal size installer and for making the player lighter and quicker?
Thank you!
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How many tracks do you put in your playlist? As for the delay on first start up: we are working on it. Now if we had more than just one developer for the windows build that could speed things up considerably...


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hariskar
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Thank you for quick reply!
In my playlist I usually put about 10-15 tracks.
But even if the playlist is empty and Amarok is not playing music, when I try to open some category in my Local Music tree or right click on some mp3s to choose "Replace Playlist" the response is very slow.
My collection has 4988 tracks.
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That is indeed not much. I assume you use latest 2.6 build from our download page, don't you?


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hariskar
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Yes, I use 2.6.0 from you download page (not with kde installer).
If you need a beta tester I could help.
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Well, there currently is no beta for 2.7, but we will sure advise you if a newer build is available. I will ask our developer if there currently is a possibility to test the git instance.


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hariskar
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Thank you, is there any roadmap for all these performance issues? Is there a plan for a small installer that is not dependent on kde processes?
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Try Amarok 2.5 it works much faster for me than 2.6
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Hello,

Great job of porting Amarok on Windows !
I agree with fbohr, windows based Amarok suffers from performance issues. Is it normal that Amarok lunch 5 instances of console host (conhost.exe) ?
Moreover when i quit the application, amarok forget to kill 3 console host process and the 4 KDE process plus the dbus daemon process.
I don't use others KDE programs, and i use windows 7 (64bits version).

Thank you ;)
Alva.

PS : Amarok create 5 or 6 conhost.exe process, it appears to be random. I have 2 others problems on starting the program (but Amarok still work properly after that).
A message box say that "GREPME MySQLe query failed (1034). Incorrect key file for table lyrics [...]" and an other message on my taskbar that say that my default playback device don't work. But i can listen music on Amarok anyway.

PS2 : i use the lastest version of Amarok
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I have the same Error Message in 2.6 The 2.5 Version doesnt have this issue
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fbohr wrote:Try Amarok 2.5 it works much faster for me than 2.6


Thank you, I installed (arch) linux and run Amarok there. Start is slow (desktop is LXDE), but after that it performs great!

 
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