When I play a flv file on VLC media player, it consumes a lot of CPU. Whenever I try to fast forward, the player just locks up, and I will no longer be able to fast forward or backward. Even if I close the player, it stays in Task Manager with huge CPU load.
and I will have to kill it from Task Manager.
Since VLC gives me more benefits, I just don’t want to switch. So I go online, one post here says to enable “fast-seek”. When I go in to the preferences of VLC media player:
I don’t see “fast-seek” here. However, I do notice the “Hardware-accelerated decoding” is set to “Disable”. I change it to Automatic,
And try again:
Now it’s all good, it’s running low on CPU, and I can fast-forward or backward.
One issue still here is that I can’t pause it, when I do, the CPU again goes up, and I no longer can close it in the usual way.