I've discovered that the problems I had with judder on my HTPC machine
when doing video playback was being caused by slimserver. Stopping the
slimserver daemon removes all judder on my machine.

What is the slimserver process doing hogging the cpu like that when I'm
not playing any music?

Is it possible to run the server with a higher nice level in order to
reduce cpu usage? My HTPC box runs fedora core 3 with custom kernel.

Torgeir Veimo <torgeir (AT) pobox (DOT) com>