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What is VTEncoderXPCService and VTDecoder under Activity Monitor

VTEncoderXPCService (most times) and VTDecoderXPCService (occasionally) are showing up in my Activity monitor and show using 176 %CPU! and causing the fan to run full blast. Any help would be appreciated.

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Do you add or remove images within the Photo's app a lot?

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I add Photos that I've taken yes.

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VTEncoderXPCService is a file extension for a Photos process. The way to fix this is go into preferences then disable the iCloud Photo Library connection.

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I've de-selected everything under iCloud in Photos and it's still doing it.

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there could be a few apps / programs causing the problem. firefox is a big offender if you have that installed, followed by Photos, messenger, safari or itunes. without seeing the errors its difficult to pinpoint which one is causing the problem. did you install any software prior to this happening? it really sounds like a video encoder is causing the problem.

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