100% disk usage when watching 4k videos.

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  1.    28 Jan 2018 #1

    100% disk usage when watching 4k videos.

    It started a couple days back. Whenever I try to watch any 4k video on my system the video lags, system goes slow and disk usage is at 100%.

    I have Radeon HD 6670 and 8gb of ram. Should I reinstall windows just for this?

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       28 Jan 2018 #2

    It all depends on what program you are watching it on. If your CPU is running at 100%, then the load is too much and it is also doing the right thing in keeping up with the data that it has to process.
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  3.    29 Jan 2018 #3

    Tried potplayer in HW mode and vlc both lags. Trust me it wasn't like this couple of days back. Now I've noticed cpu is at 100% usage while disk usage is not.
    Last edited by Evil Nemesis; 29 Jan 2018 at 05:49.
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  4.    02 Feb 2018 #4


    Have you tried to update your graphic card driver ?
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  5.    02 Feb 2018 #5

    Yes, it was the only thing I tried but unfortunately 6670 doesn't have much options. I'm gonna reinstall if I can't play 4k videos anymore.
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  6.    02 Feb 2018 #6

    I suggest you to take a trace with WPR (it's a built in tool in Windows 10). And we can see exactly what's causing your video's glitches. Here is the steps;

    • Open a command line as an Administrator;
    • Type this command "wpr -start generalprofile -start CPU -start gpu -start video"; this will start trace recording.
    • While recording the trace, try to work on your system (launch a video) for 1 or 2 minutes max.
    • Then type this command to stop trace recording "wpr -stop C:\Temp\MyTrace.etl". Make sure the folder where you record the trace exist.
    • Compress the resulting file ( VeryImportant)
    • Share it through https://www.transfernow.net/en/ or any other file sharing platform.

    I'll analyze your trace file and give you a feedback.

    See you
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  7.    02 Feb 2018 #7

    Thanks alot man, I'll do it tonight and post here. Thanks again.
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  8.    03 Feb 2018 #8
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  9.    03 Feb 2018 #9

    The potplayer is using 100 % of CPU ! Have you tried to read your videos with others media players ?

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  10.    03 Feb 2018 #10

    Tried MPC-Home Cinema, VLC, and some other too but only player which is bit better with 4k is : SMPlayer but as I told you before, it was working fine before even on potplayer.
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