I love the Spotify app and its music, and I was wondering if the app takes up more processing than the webpage because I want to listen to my music while using applications that take up at least half of my processing power, making most other applications in the background affect the performance of the one being used in the foreground.
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Now that's the kind of question that requires a bit of testing. 🙂
The web player depends on the browser of your choice. I've found one that releases memory as soon as a tab is closed (Mozilla Nightly). As far as I can tell, Nightly uses up to 8% of my CPU (it might be a lower % for you if you have a more capable processor; I have an old machine) when the web player is playing something.
The desktop app is lightweight too, to be honest, both on memory and CPU usage.
I suppose you'll have to try both, fire up the Resource Monitor and see which uses less CPU.
If you have more questions, feel free to ask. 🙂