Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Aug 2007 22:21 UTC
Windows A curious network performance reduction noticed by many Windows Vista users of the 2CPU forum that became the talk of Slashdot last week has been identified as having been caused not by DRM, as Slashdot users expected, but by a curious prioritization 'feature' of Vista that's intentionally biased toward Media Player at the expense of network and system resources.
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RE: makes no sense
by Bending Unit on Tue 28th Aug 2007 04:44 UTC in reply to "makes no sense"
Bending Unit
Member since:
2005-07-06

I want as much priority as needed to my music so it plays without problems. You're acting as if music is getting more CPU than enough (which isn't possible) or you want your music to skip. Strange fanboy reasoning.

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RE[2]: makes no sense
by Carewolf on Tue 28th Aug 2007 09:51 in reply to "RE: makes no sense"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

Playing MP3s takes up about 1-2% of the CPU-time on a SINGLE core. Even at top-priority, it shouldn't significantly affect anything else.

The issue here is probably more that other silly parts of WMP than just playing music gets a useless amount of CPU that disturbs the rest of the system.

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