View Full Version : [ubuntu] Weird Problem With FLAC and LAME

June 14th, 2009, 12:52 AM
Jaunty Desktop 64 Bit on AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.2GHz Quad-Core with 8 GB of ram.

I'm trying to convert a large library of FLAC files to V0 MP3s.

I'm decoding the FLAC files using "FLAC -d *.flac"

While they are decoding conky shows flac as using anywhere from 6-25% of my CPU and 0.02% Memory. But if I try and do anything else while its working the other programs (firefox for example) freeze. This is really annoying as I have a couple thousand files for it to go through and if its not going to use all of my resources to go through then I should at least be able to search the web. Anyone have any idea why this happening?

This also happens when using LAME to encode them, it seems anything running from a terminal involving music renders my system useless.

June 15th, 2009, 09:59 PM
bump for any ideas?

after some more monkeying around with this i've narrowed it down to being just the FLAC conversion, LAME seems to be fine.