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itunes , the cpu hog

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hello, i am on a powermac blue and white g3 upgraded from 350mhz to a g4 450mhz, my problem is that itunes when playing music tends to make the rest of my comp sluggish, it takes up way to much cpu usage it seems. does anyone knwo of a way to perhaps solve this issue? i thought somewhere i read that it had something to do with the sound card built right into the mac but i dont remember it all exactly. any help is much aprichiated, thanks!
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Don't think you can do much about it but switch mp3 players (afaik, though I'd like to quell itunes myself). On my DP1250, iTunes takes <10%, but with visulization it takes a ridiculous 100% (one whole processor).

You can try renicing itunes to be "nicer" and not hog cpu using, in terminal:

renice +20 <PID>

Where PID is itune's process id (use "top | grep iTunes" to get the id (first number))
And +20 is the nicest, -20 is the hoggiest, 0 is default.
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