1080p H.264 Video Playback

This is a test profile that will record the CPU usage while a 1080p H.264 video sample of Big Buck Bunny is played back for several minutes using MPlayer.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark video-cpu-usage.

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

8 June 2014

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

1 Second

Average Run Time

6 Minutes, 57 Seconds


100k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEvents1080p H.264 Video Playback Popularity Statisticspts/video-cpu-usage2010.122011.042011.082011.122012.042012.092013.022013.062013.102014.022014.062014.102015.022015.062015.102016.022016.062016.102017.022017.062017.102018.022018.062018.102019.022019.062019.102020.022020.072021.012021.052021.098001600240032004000
* Uploading of benchmark result data to OpenBenchmarking.org is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data current as of 25 October 2021.

Revision History

pts/video-cpu-usage-1.2.1   [View Source]   Sun, 08 Jun 2014 11:58:04 GMT
Update VDPAU support.

pts/video-cpu-usage-1.2.0   [View Source]   Sat, 07 Jun 2014 16:02:32 GMT
Update video-cpu-usage with download links and other changes so it is back to working well.

pts/video-cpu-usage-1.1.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 15:34:32 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

Performance Metrics

This test profile is too new - it does not have enough data available on OpenBenchmarking.org yet to provide any detailed metrics.