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Rekordbox 5.6.0 - high CPU - process "windowserver"

I use a macbook pro, late 2013 and mojave 10.14.3.

To dj I use a ddj RR and Rekordbox 5.6.0. 

I recognised that Rekordbox uses a lot of CPU usage. Sometimes it's about 150%. At the same time there is always the process "windowserver" in the acitivity monitor. 

My Macbook is also getting very fast warm, so that the fan runs on 6200 rpm.

I scanned the Macbook with Etrecheck. Has anybody an idea?

I think RB should run without any problems on my macbook?

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EtreCheck version: 3.0.1 (304)

Report generated 2019-07-06 14:01:40

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Runtime 9:11

Performance: Below Average

 

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Problem: Computer is too slow

 

Hardware Information:

    MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)

    [Technical Specifications] - [User Guide] - [Warranty & Service]

    MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro11,1

    1 2,6 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 2-core

    8 GB RAM Not upgradeable

        BANK 0/DIMM0

            4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok

        BANK 1/DIMM0

            4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok

    Bluetooth: Good - Handoff/Airdrop2 supported

    Wireless:  en0: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

    Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 463

 

Video Information:

    Intel Iris

        Color LCD

 

System Software:

    macOS 10.14.3 (18D109) - Time since boot: about one day

 

Disk Information:

    APPLE SSD SM0512F disk0 : (500,28 GB) (Solid State - TRIM: Yes)

        EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB

        disk0s2 (disk0s2) <not mounted> : 500.07 GB

 

USB Information:

    Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad

    Apple Inc. BRCM20702 Hub

        Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

 

Thunderbolt Information:

    Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus

 

Gatekeeper:

    Mac App Store and identified developers

 

Unknown Files:

    /Library/LaunchAgents/at.obdev.LittleSnitchHelper.plist

        /Library/Little Snitch/Little Snitch Helper.app/Contents/MacOS/Little Snitch Helper

    /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.GC.AGM.plist

        /Library/Application Support/Adobe/AdobeGCClient/AGMService -mode=logon

    /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.GC.Invoker-1.0.plist

        /Library/Application Support/Adobe/AdobeGCClient/agcinvokerutility -mode=logon

    /Library/LaunchAgents/com.bjango.istatmenus.agent.plist

        /Library/Application Support/iStat Menus 6/iStatMenusAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/iStatMenusAgent

    /Library/LaunchAgents/com.bjango.istatmenus.status.plist

        /Library/Application Support/iStat Menus 6/iStat Menus Status.app/Contents/MacOS/iStat Menus Status

    /Library/LaunchAgents/com.microsoft.OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.plist

        /Applications/OneDrive.app/Contents/StandaloneUpdater.app/Contents/MacOS/OneDriveStandaloneUpdater

    /Library/LaunchAgents/com.microsoft.update.agent.plist

        /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0/Microsoft AutoUpdate.app/Contents/MacOS/Microsoft AU Daemon.app/Contents/MacOS/Microsoft AU Daemon -checkForUpdates

    /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.bjango.istatmenus.daemon.plist

        /Library/Application Support/iStat Menus 6/iStatMenusDaemon

    /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.bjango.istatmenus.fans.plist

        /Library/Application Support/iStat Menus 6/iStatMenusFans

    /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.bjango.istatmenus.installerhelper.plist

        /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.bjango.istatmenus.installerhelper

    /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.OneDriveStandaloneUpdaterDaemon.plist

        /Applications/OneDrive.app/Contents/StandaloneUpdaterDaemon.xpc/Contents/MacOS/StandaloneUpdaterDaemon

    /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.OneDriveUpdaterDaemon.plist

        

    /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.autoupdate.helper.plist

        /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.microsoft.autoupdate.helper

    /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mingjie.mjrecorder.agent.plist

        /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL/MJRecorderDevice.driver/Contents/MacOS/MJRecorder-agent

    /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.bluetooth.PacketLogger.plist

        /AppleInternal/DevTools/Hardware/PacketLogger.app/Contents/MacOS/PacketLogger

    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.driver.eficheck.plist

        /usr/libexec/firmwarecheckers/eficheck/eficheck --integrity-check-daemon

    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.driver.ethcheck.plist

        /usr/libexec/firmwarecheckers/ethcheck/ethcheck --integrity-check-daemon

    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.duetknowledged.plist

        /usr/local/libexec/duetknowledged /var/db/DuetKnowledgeCollector/Internal/events.db /var/db/DuetKnowledgeCollector/Internal/

    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.jetsamproperties.Mac.plist

        

    ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.GC.Invoker-1.0.plist

        /Library/Application Support/Adobe/AdobeGCClient/agcinvokerutility -mode=scheduled

    ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.cisco.videoguard10.plist

        sh -c $HOME/Library/Cisco/VideoGuardPlayer/VideoGuard10/VideoGuard10.bundle/Contents/Resources/setupServer.sh

    ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.cisco.videoguard10.uninstall.plist

        sh /Users/johanneswolf/.cisco/VideoGuard/uninstall/cisco_videoguard10/condUninstall.sh

    ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.cisco.videoguardmonitor.plist

        sh -c $HOME/Library/Cisco/VideoGuardPlayer/VideoGuardMonitor/VideoGuardMonitor.bundle/Contents/Resources/launch.sh

    ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.dropbox.DropboxMacUpdate.agent.plist

        ~/Library/Dropbox/DropboxMacUpdate.app/Contents/MacOS/DropboxMacUpdate -check periodic

    ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.google.keystone.xpcservice.plist

        ~/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resources/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent -runMode xpchost

    ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.movavi.converteragent.startup.plist

        open /Applications/Movavi Video Converter 19 Premium.app/Contents/MacOS/ConverterAgent.app

    26 unknown files found. [Check files]

 

Kernel Extensions:

        /Applications/FlowSync.app

    [not loaded]    com.joshuawise.kexts.HoRNDIS (8 - SDK 10.6 - 2018-12-29) [Support]

 

        /Applications/Toast 17 Titanium/Live Screen Capture.app

    [not loaded]    com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower (1.6.7 - SDK 10.7 - 2018-12-04) [Support]

 

        /Applications/Toast 17 Titanium/Toast Titanium.app

    [not loaded]    com.roxio.TDIXController (2.0 - 2018-12-04) [Support]

 

        /Applications/eqMac2.app

    [loaded]    com.bitgapp.eqMac2Driver (2.0 - SDK 10.13 - 2017-12-02) [Support]

 

        /Library/Application Support/CleverFiles/BackService.app

    [not loaded]    com.cleverfiles.SecureDisk (1.0 - SDK 10.12 - 2019-07-02) [Support]

 

        /Library/Extensions

    [loaded]    at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch (4.2.4 - SDK 10.11 - 2019-02-13) [Support]

    [loaded]    com.pioneerdj.driver.DDJ-RRAudio (2.0.0 - SDK 10.10 - 2019-02-13) [Support]

    [not loaded]    com.pioneerdj.driver.XDJ-RX2Audio (1.0.0 - SDK 10.9 - 2019-02-13) [Support]

    [not loaded]    com.realtek.driver.AppleRTL815XComposite (1.0.13 - SDK 10.9 - 2019-02-13) [Support]

    [not loaded]    com.realtek.driver.AppleRTL815XEthernet (1.0.13 - SDK 10.9 - 2019-02-13) [Support]

 

System Launch Agents:

    [loaded]    com.apple.bluetooth.PacketLogger.plist (2018-10-05) - /AppleInternal/DevTools/Hardware/PacketLogger.app/Contents/MacOS/PacketLogger: Executable not found!

    [not loaded]    9 Apple tasks

    [loaded]    184 Apple tasks

    [running]    105 Apple tasks

 

System Launch Daemons:

    [loaded]    com.apple.driver.eficheck.plist (2018-10-06)

    [loaded]    com.apple.driver.ethcheck.plist (2018-08-18)

    [failed]    com.apple.duetknowledged.plist (2018-10-02) - /usr/local/libexec/duetknowledged: Executable not found!

    [not loaded]    com.apple.jetsamproperties.Mac.plist (2018-11-01)

    [not loaded]    35 Apple tasks

    [loaded]    185 Apple tasks

    [running]    111 Apple tasks

 

Launch Agents:

    [running]    at.obdev.LittleSnitchHelper.plist (2018-12-28)

    [running]    at.obdev.LittleSnitchUIAgent.plist (2018-12-28)

    [not loaded]    com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist (2018-10-09) [Support]

    [failed]    com.adobe.ARMDCHelper.cc24aef4a1b90ed56a725c38014c95072f92651fb65e1bf9c8e43c37a23d420d.plist (2018-08-24)

    [running]    com.adobe.GC.AGM.plist (2018-10-09) [Support]

    [not loaded]    com.adobe.GC.Invoker-1.0.plist (2018-08-28) [Support]

    [running]    com.bjango.istatmenus.agent.plist (2018-11-29)

    [running]    com.bjango.istatmenus.status.plist (2018-11-29)

    [failed]    com.microsoft.OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.plist (2019-05-11)

    [loaded]    com.microsoft.update.agent.plist (2018-12-29)

    [loaded]    com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist (2018-08-21)

 

Launch Daemons:

    [running]    at.obdev.littlesnitchd.plist (2018-12-28)

    [loaded]    com.adobe.ARMDC.Communicator.plist (2018-08-24) [Support]

    [loaded]    com.adobe.ARMDC.SMJobBlessHelper.plist (2018-08-24) [Support]

    [loaded]    com.adobe.agsservice.plist (2018-11-02) [Support]

    [running]    com.bjango.istatmenus.daemon.plist (2018-11-29) [Support]

    [running]    com.bjango.istatmenus.fans.plist (2018-11-29) [Support]

    [loaded]    com.bjango.istatmenus.installerhelper.plist (2018-09-04) [Support]

    [running]    com.cleverfiles.cfbackd.plist (2019-07-02)

    [running]    com.microsoft.OneDriveStandaloneUpdaterDaemon.plist (2019-05-11)

    [not loaded]    com.microsoft.OneDriveUpdaterDaemon.plist (2018-12-29)

    [loaded]    com.microsoft.autoupdate.helper.plist (2018-12-29) [Support]

    [loaded]    com.microsoft.office.licensingV2.helper.plist (2018-08-04) [Support]

    [loaded]    com.mingjie.mjrecorder.agent.plist (2019-01-20)

    [loaded]    com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist (2018-08-21)

 

User Launch Agents:

    [loaded]    com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist (2018-08-21) [Support]

    [loaded]    com.adobe.GC.Invoker-1.0.plist (2018-08-28) [Support]

    [loaded]    com.cisco.videoguard10.plist (2018-10-22)

    [loaded]    com.cisco.videoguard10.uninstall.plist (2018-10-22)

    [running]    com.cisco.videoguardmonitor.plist (2018-10-22)

    [failed]    com.dropbox.DropboxMacUpdate.agent.plist (2018-12-16)

    [loaded]    com.google.keystone.agent.plist (2019-05-07)

    [loaded]    com.google.keystone.xpcservice.plist (2019-05-07)

    [not loaded]    com.movavi.converteragent.startup.plist (2019-06-26) [Support]

 

Internet Plug-ins:

    AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: 17.012.20098 - SDK 10.13 (2018-10-24) [Support]

    QuickTime Plugin: 7.7.3 (2019-02-13)

    AdobePDFViewer: 19.008.20080 - SDK 10.13 (2018-10-24) [Support]

    JavaAppletPlugin: Java 8 Update 211 build 12 (2019-05-24) Check version

 

3rd Party Preference Panes:

    Java (2019-04-25) [Support]

 

Time Machine:

    Time Machine not configured!

 

Top Processes by CPU:

        76%    rekordbox

        19%    WindowServer

         6%    coreaudiod

         5%    kernel_task

         0%    logd

 

Top Processes by Memory:

    2.09 GB    plugin-container(8)

    885 MB    rekordbox

    631 MB    firefox

    270 MB    mdworker_shared(14)

    213 MB    kernel_task

 

Virtual Memory Information:

    70 MB    Free RAM

    7.93 GB    Used RAM (1023 MB Cached)

    119 MB    Swap Used

 

Diagnostics Information:

    Jul 5, 2019, 05:11:34 PM    Self test - passed

    Jul 5, 2019, 04:45:26 PM    /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/rekordbox_2019-07-05-164526_[redacted].cpu_resource.diag [Details]

        com.pioneerdj.rekordboxdj - /Applications/rekordbox 5/rekordbox.app/Contents/MacOS/rekordbox

    Jul 5, 2019, 02:51:46 PM    /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/rekordbox_2019-07-05-145146_[redacted].cpu_resource.diag [Details]

    Jul 5, 2019, 01:44:14 PM    /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/rekordbox_2019-07-05-134414_[redacted].cpu_resource.diag [Details]

    Jul 5, 2019, 01:30:00 PM    /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/rekordbox_2019-07-05-133000_[redacted].cpu_resource.diag [Details]

    Jul 5, 2019, 12:38:39 PM    /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/rekordbox_2019-07-05-123839_[redacted].cpu_resource.diag [Details]

    Jul 3, 2019, 09:39:51 PM    /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Toast Titanium_2019-07-03-213951_[redacted].hang

        com.roxio.Toast - /Applications/Toast 17 Titanium/Toast Titanium.app/Contents/MacOS/Toast Titanium

    Jul 3, 2019, 08:29:12 PM    ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Spotlight_2019-07-03-202912_[redacted].crash

        com.apple.Spotlight - /System/Library/CoreServices/Spotlight.app/Contents/MacOS/Spotlight

    Jul 3, 2019, 08:29:09 PM    ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/QuickLookUIService_2019-07-03-202909_[redacted].crash

        com.apple.quicklook.QuickLookUIService - /System/Library/Frameworks/Quartz.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/QuickLookUI.framework/Versions/A/XPCServices/QuickLookUIService.xpc/Contents/MacOS/QuickLookUIService

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Johannes Wolf Answered

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For starters, WindowServer is the process that "draws" stuff to your screen. As your computer is a 6 year old dual-core i5 with the default Intel Iris graphics adapter, it's not exactly what I'd consider a "powerhouse" computer. That said, as it's trying to keep up with the high draw rate of rekordbox, it's having to work hard. If you want to try and reduce the workload, open the preferences and change the waveform drawing rate to a lower speed:

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Thanks for your answer. Is it normal okay, that the waveforms seem to freeze? They dont run smooth and evenly. It's hard for your eyes to watch them, especially in the horizontal wave forms.

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Looking at your original post, I see several applications which are sitting in the background (eg. Adobe, Microsoft), and I see the Firefox Plugin Container is chewing up 2GB of your RAM.

Seems there's other things you might do to optimize the system first.

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Just look at the list above and find things that you either know you don't need running (eg. Adobe / Microsoft), or shouldn't be running (eg. the Firefox plugin container - especially if Firefox isn't running), or things you don't recognize (Google them to find out) and either terminate them or disable them. There are plenty of instructions online, both in our own forums and in general, to optimize your computer.

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