video problems in Ubuntu

Johnny candj01 at
Wed Jan 18 00:28:38 UTC 2012

I found that when rendering I am using between 80 and 100 percent of 
CPU. How long is it running using this much of your CPU? Install 
Xsensors or Psensors and see what your temperatures are. Both are in 
Ubuntu 11.10 Software Center.

On 01/17/2012 06:59 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
> On 01/17/2012 03:33 PM, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 17 January 2012 18:01, Douglas Pollard<dougpol1 at>  wrote:
>>> On 01/17/2012 09:56 AM, Douglas Pollard wrote:
>>>> On 01/16/2012 11:25 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>>> On 17/01/12 15:07, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>>>> OK, my understanding of "rendering" (vs CIA's definition of 
>>>>>> "rendering")
>>>>>> is to improve the contrast quality or picture quality of a video; 
>>>>>> yours is
>>>>>> to add a sound/audio track to an existing video track - spmething
>>>>> ..........
>>>>> I don't know, but only supsect, that the file you downloaded from the
>>>>> "internet archives" maybe the culprit to beging with
>>>>> ................
>>>>> It may be using some sort of 'copyright protection'. How about 
>>>>> telling us
>>>>> which is the file and the URL of the archive you downloaded the 
>>>>> file from so
>>>>> that some of us could try it out.
>>>>> Ahem, sorry about the typos :-( . (And I even use a spell-checker 
>>>>> as I
>>>>> type :-) .)
>>>>> BC
>>>> I suspect that worrying about spelling in these post is not very
>>>> practical. I write a short story now and then for publication and 
>>>> edit 10
>>>> or20 times and the editor still finds spelling and gramatical 
>>>> errors. If we
>>>> did that on email posts we never would solve any problems. I have been
>>>> spending som time on a boating list and they top post and really 
>>>> give ne
>>>> hard time for bottom posting so now I am forgetting and top posting 
>>>> here.
>>>> Forgive me guys.  I'll do better.                               Doug
>>>      I found that when rendering I am using between 80 and 100 
>>> percent of
>>> CPU.   Also zero swap and 57% of memory.  I will get more ram today 
>>> Probably
>>> 4 G .  Does anyone think this will make a difference?  I now have 
>>> one gig
>>> and really only 875 that is usable.    If I can figure out how I 
>>> thought
>>> maybe I could raise the allowable temperature of the processors . 
>>> Does that
>>> make any sense.   Thanks, Doug
>> If it is not using the swap (assuming some is configured) then you are
>> not running out of ram, so I don't think that is it.
> It blows up during that magic moment when he tries to render, not 
> while he's watching some log file. Rendering is very memory intensive. 
> VERY! It's taking several separate streams and combining them into 
> one. (rendering) So, he has a video file in memory, a sound track or 
> two in memory and they are being smushed into one, with all of the 
> different codecs in play at the same time. All in one gig of memory? I 
> don't see it happening, not without a LOT of swapping going on. So 
> much so it gets lost and blows up. If the OP is going to be doing much 
> of this sort of thing, a hardware upgrade is in order.
> If it is
>> overheating then that suggests a cooling problem.  Are all the fans
>> spinning smoothly?  Check whether any of the heatsinks are blocked
>> with dust.  A vacuum cleaner, used carefully, can be used to suck the
>> dust up.
>> Have you looked in syslog to see if there are any rude messages at the
>> point of crashing?
> With a sudden crash, it's doubtful anything had time to be logged.

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