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I have Windows 7 Ultimate, and recently, when i try to play a song off of my Twonky Media Server/Windows Media Connect (based on an HP WHS with an Atom), it plays choppily. When i open Resource Monitor, it shows that after ordering the music to play, memory usage rapidly spikes to consume most, if not all, of the available memory on my system (excluding a couple hundred megabytes in standby). Why does it do this and is there anything i can do to stop it?

Edit: it happens when I attempt to browse the server's music, not just when i play music.

Edit 2: the "ehshell" process is what consumes the memory, appears to me something specific to media center. Moreover, the ehshell process doesn't die in this case.

Edit 3: It only happens when browsing my Twonky library, and not my Windows Media Connect.

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Does this happen if you use Media Player? –  jasonh Dec 4 '09 at 7:37
    
Nope. (15 chars) –  RCIX Dec 4 '09 at 7:38

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You are correct, ehshell is the core component of Media Center. Where the bug lies, I really couldn't tell you. However, unless there's something you need from the Twonky version, why not just use the WMC version?

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This is a good point, but i want to know WHY it does this –  RCIX Dec 4 '09 at 8:01
    
It appears that ehshell is used by MCE to record/encode/transcode. –  Saxtus Dec 4 '09 at 10:07
    
Ehshell is actually the center of the action in MCE. It presents the interface, manages the recording processes, etc. –  jasonh Dec 5 '09 at 4:04

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