Quote: Originally Posted by Anakunda
sometimes I get this icon in my tray :
. I guess it belongs to MC. I think it eats my resources
I believe you're seeing the "Guide update" service which normally runs every 12-hours. There's one at 3AM and another in the afternoon.
It's part of the automatic update function required if you use WMC to make scheduled recordings via TV tuner cards or hardware. It's based on your TV signal/guide setup that describes your zip-code location and service provider (one or more of either digital cable, satellite or OTA/ATSC digital).
Yes, this service DOES take a while to run (maybe an hour?) and DOES seem to use a fair amount of CPU. But it's required to keep the GUIDE current, assuming you've configured WMC to do TV recording/viewing which therefore requires an onscreen GUIDE... and this is the twice-daily automatic update of that Guide data. You will thus see about 11 days into the future on the Guide cells, at all times.
Is this description not pertinent for you? Are you NOT viewing/recording TV on your system with WMC?
At some point you must have wandered into this setup dialog for WMC and activated automatic updates for GUIDE, because that's the only way that could be happening. I have two machines of my own, one of which is my WMC/HTPC (with Ceton tuner card) and the other is not. I see this twice-daily Guide service icon on my HTPC but not on my other non-HTPC machine.
Can you recall doing this?