CPU overload on view *.flv files in finder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by uniquepito, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. uniquepito macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2009
    On Snow Leopard, since 10.6 and still in 10.6.1, I've noticed too high CPU overload after I open folder which contains even one flash video (flv file - downloaded from web using firefox addon DownloadHelper). The name of process which does the overload is: QTKitServer-(243) Quick Look Helper.
    This process uses almost 100% of CPU, makes it hot and often leads to black screen, when is not possible see anything, except: I can see mouse cursor, make keyboard commands but due the black screen the only solution is to turn off my MacBook 13" - alu, late 2008. If I am lucky and close Finder window very quickly, this process disappears and overload is gone. Does anybody else have same/similar problem?

    See attached capture from activity monitor: [​IMG]

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  2. SHankara macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Finder and quicklook have always had this quirky problem with iffy movie files and previews,Yes it will put an overload on th cpu just becuase finder is trying to the load the preview into memory.

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