Skylake Desktop with iGPU
Fedora Linux with KDE
My Question or Issue
I am evaluating Spotify Premium to be installed on multiple Linux desktops.
The issue I am facing is quite high CPU usage due to animated bars indicating that the song is playing. If I scroll down so it is not visible, the CPU goes down to 3-5%. Otherwise it oscillates at around 20% single core usage.
Note that this is very high and it's comparable with youtube playing video. Therefore when running in background and working with e.g. browser, it slows down the CPU considerably due to heavy context switching and load on two cores.
I think it would be not difficult to make this animation much slower, with changing it to 2x slower animation, and this would lower cpu usage by 8% on single core and it would be a lot. This could make every spotify fan PC faster, consuming less energy and be environment friendly, in these hard times.
I understand that the image on the UI is like a something special to hundreds of millions of people, and chaning is no easy, but as today Boris Johnson said, going green can be very easy for everyone.