High CPU in 18.5 on Ubuntu 18.04
Update: I have good news and bad news. 

The good news is that Kodi is running well again, with "idle" cpu around 25% and cpu under load (watching tv at 1920x1080) around 40%.  

The bad news is that I don't know exactly what the cause of the problem was.  Here is what happened:
- As part of troubleshooting, I renamed the userdata and addons folders and ran Kodi - without any addons or media libraries, it ran fine, no CPU problems.
- At one point, I mistakenly restored the userdata folder but not the addons folder.  When I restarted Kodi, I realized the mistake because the skin & addons weren't restored as I had expected. 
- So I stopped Kodi and restored the addons folder, but now the addons and userdata were out of sync.  Kodi continued to appear without any of the addons etc enabled, but I was able to go in to Settings/Addons & see all my installed addons, which were now all disabled. 
- I enabled the "important" ones that I can't live without, and kodi continued to work properly.  It's now fully usable again.

There are still a slew of addons that are disabled.  Most of these I am not familiar with, and didn't specifically install.  And I don't know what they do - I seem to have full functionality without them.

Conclusion: the problem is with an addon, but I can't pinpoint which one.  

@jackh maybe this could help you, good luck!

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High CPU in 18.5 on Ubuntu 18.04 - by jrmcfly - 2019-12-20, 15:59
RE: High CPU in 18.5 on Ubuntu 18.04 - by jrmcfly - 2019-12-21, 16:18

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