what is the BackgroundTranscoder.exe task? RRS feed

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  • Hi everyone,  the BackgroundTranscoder.exe has been running for days, and taking most of the CPU, when i look at the CPU its at 100% all the time.  does anyone know what is BackgroundTranscoder.exe

    it takes me about 15 minutes to get into the console app.

     i have the EX485 with 2 x 1tb drives


    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 11:34 PM

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  • Can you find out where that program is on your server's hard drive? Usually that will give you a good hint as to what it is. :)

    That said, I would guess it's additional software installed by HP.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Thursday, May 6, 2010 12:11 PM
  • thank you for the suggestion.

     BackgroundTranscoder.exe lives in c:\program files\windows home server\

    its copyright is HP, i posted the same question on the http://www.mediasmarthome.com/forum and i guess no one at HP monitors that forum or they dont know what it is.

    its been runnig for days now taking 60-90% of the CPU and slowing down everything else.

    Thursday, May 6, 2010 10:56 PM
  • I don't have an HP, but my guess is that it is a media transcoder ... ala it is used for HP's media streaming. You could try to disable that streaming function
    Thursday, May 6, 2010 11:19 PM
  • sounds reasonable that its a media streaming task, but i dont stream any media.

    Friday, May 7, 2010 12:09 PM
  • If you have media on your server, it may be busy indexing it. As Evaders99 suggested, turn off streaming (both Microsoft's and HP's) if you're not using it.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, May 7, 2010 11:57 PM
  • well the server is back to normal, but i dont know why.  i did not put any new media on it, and i had streaming turned off.

    thanx everyone for your help.

    Monday, May 10, 2010 12:09 PM