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dllhost.exe taking up an insane amount of ram.


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#1 pog12156

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:28 PM

Every time i open up my videos folder dllhost.exe pops up in the processes in the task manager. The longer i leave it there without ending the process the more ram it uses and at one point, while i was not watching it, it rose to 8.5 gigs (screenshot). I've tried searching online for other people that have had the same error but i couldn't find anyone that was able to solve it.

 

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:39 PM

When you just open video folder or when you actually play some videos?


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:28 AM

Just opening the videos folder. 



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:48 AM

8 GB's? That's crazy. How many movie files are in there and what type of file are they? I've read other posts where Windows 7 would crash users who were opening folders with lots of .mkv files inside. Apparently Windows explorer was trying to generate thumbnail images for all the movie files and used most of their memory trying to do so. I have no idea if it could leach up to 8 gigs of memory though. On the off chance that this is the problem though, try changing your folder options to "always display icons, never thumbnails" and see if that makes a difference. 



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:52 AM

That should do.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 01:51 PM

Yea most of them are mkv files and turning off thumbnails did stop dllhost.exe from popping up although now my videos folder is just full of traffic cones (vlc media player's icon) haha. So is there anyway to get windows to show thumbnails without eating up all my ram or should i just leave it be. At least now i wont get the low memory error anymore :).



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:03 PM

If you want thumbnails split those movies across several folders.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:11 PM

sorry for the late response but It didn't seem to work tho in the process i found the source of the problem. There's a single .mp4 video about 35 megs in size that crashes VLC and refused to be deleted. Its in my videos folder under C: and its the only file thats there, everything else is under F:. just opening the folder its located in causes dllhost.exe to rise so for the moment i just removed C:/videos from my library locations and that seems to solve the issue



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:15 PM

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:28 PM

Hi,

I just recently had the same problem where a single video was causing issues with dllhost.exe and I was having trouble deleting the video. The video that was causing problems was a duplicate video which was named "blahblah(1)"

Renaming the video fixed the problem for me.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 04:57 PM

I ran into the issue where it was taking up 14GB of my 16GBs of RAM, it was only when Disk Check was running, as soon as I cancelled that it went away.






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