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Old 02-08-2008, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default Resource hogging?

TO be honest, i've used Vent for over a year and been very happy with it. However, just today something came to my attention. I was playing warcraft, and I noticed I was getting an obscenely high framerate compared to what I usually get, on the order of 50+% higher. Naturally, I was confused as I had not updated anything recently. So I spend a little while trying to figure out what had changed, to no avail. I start up ventrilo to talk to one of my guildmates -

- and my framerate immediately drops to the original level.

After a bit of experimentation, it was only when I actually connected to the server that my framerate would drop significantly.

I realize that Ventrilo has encoding and decoding to do, and my computer isn't exactly state-of-the-art (1.5GHZ G4 powerbook, 2GB RAM), but is it so significant as to eat up that much of my computer's power, and is there any way to reduce the load?
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:06 PM   #2
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what is the speex format setting?
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:32 AM   #3
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Currently 32/7.

Going to run some tests and report on what I see as the difference. Baseline will be vent off completely with headset plugged in but unused.


Baseline - 28 fps (all framerates are average over an identical 3 minute timetest)
Vent open - 28 fps
Vent connected, using builtin mic - 24 fps
Vent connected, using USB headest - 21 fps
(builtin mic for all below)
Channel codec changed to 16/9 - 24
Channel codec changed to 32/5 - 24
Channel codec changed to 16/5 - 24
Server codec changed to 16/5 - 24

Seems like my USB headset was partially to blame, but vent is still killing ~12% of my baseline framerate regardless of codec quality. (used to be the 21 fps number, vent off 28 fps = ~35% increase. My original post was a result of me rounding the numbers, 20->30 is a 50% increase)

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