Huge CPU-load with QML AnimatedImage .gif

  • Hi,

    i traced down a huge CPU usage on my (embdedded) Linux based System. using eglfs the listView is invisible. Qt 5.1.1 QtQuick 2.0


              id: commandsView
              anchors.fill: parent
              clip: true
              boundsBehavior: Flickable.StopAtBounds
              delegate: ProgressDelegate {}

    in delegate:

        id: busyAnimation
        anchors.leftMargin: 8
        anchors.left: parent.left
        anchors.verticalCenter: parent.verticalCenter
        source: "/images/bg_Busy.gif"     // from
        visible: false

    Could the Problem be that the delegate does not know the length of the listView generating thousands of AnimatedImage?

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    I can't really comment on the CPU-load however 5.1.1 is rather old now, can you check again with Qt 5.5.1 or even 5.6 RC ?

  • I'll try.

    In fact, i just Need to outcomment the source: "/images/bg_Busy.gif " and everything is fine.

    tried adding the property:
    playing: visible

    this works fine.
    I would suggest to make this the Default value. :P

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    Do you mean that if it's invisible and you start playing the gif it burns down the CPU ?

  • I set the playing property to visible (which is false). However if it is visible, CPU is still running high (20% instead of 0.4%)

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    You should test against a more recent version of Qt, there's been optimization done in between. Current is 5.6 RC

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