Suddently high CPU load with Mediaportal after some minutes playing video (1 Viewer)

applebee1

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Hi,

I have a strange problem which never occured in 8 years usage of Mediaportal...

I haven't touched changed the configuration for month and I am on version 1.8 pre.
PC runs normally but after starting MP and watching video - the CPU load increases from 8-12 % in the first minutes of watching video towards 100% with a complete freeze of the PC. When I am able to shut down MP (often not possible due to complete freeze) the CPU load is normal and PC is working again.

I am on Win 10, 760 GTX Geforce and LAV with HW acceleration on.

My feeling is that this problem could be caused by a defective graphic card.
Could this realy explain the sudden rise in CPU load over time - again not in the first 2-5 minutes - and make the PC freeze? (CPU max temp 72C/160F, GPU max 58C/136 F) ).
Strange enough - when playing video in VLC - everything runs for hours, and MP was running for years with the same HW configuration.
Without video running in MP - there is no freeze with PC.

Is there any other possibility with HW oder SW? - other ideas?

Thanks for any hint
 

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    Try running MP in windowed mode so you can run task manager alongside it. Check what process is creating all the CPU load - it might not be MP.
     
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    applebee1

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    Hi Owlsroost,

    It is MP - starting from 8-12% and after some minutes going steadily to 100% (and staying there) and freezing the PC. When I am able to shut down MP via task manager PC runs normal without problems.

    I am investigating and did roll backed from a windows system backup 3 weeks ago:

    Still a freeze - sometimes even when showing the home screen without playing video.
    What I did lately was disabling all plug ins - now it is running since 40 min. without problems.

    I will investigate if that could be the reason and then what plug-in caused this high CPU all of a sudden until freezing PC (even grahpic card stress test didn't freeze the PC).

    Thanks...
     

    mm1352000

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    You might save yourself some time if you could attach full log files collected by the Watchdog tool. ;)
     

    applebee1

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    Problem solved - if anyone has a similar problem - 100% CPU and PC freeze was caused by a plug-in (strange enough).

    Still have to find our which one - but after disabling all plug ins - CPU stays below 15% and stayes there.
    I will enable now one by one an see what is the root cause.
     

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