Mac Beta 6.1 - Laptop fans go crazy when dl'ing

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Mac Beta 6.1 - Laptop fans go crazy when dl'ing

Postby clandestino » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:54 am

I've just downloaded the Beta 6.1 for Mac. I did this because 5.x was crashing non-stop all of a sudden.

1. A few things that I noticed. I use Little Snitch (Alert Mode) and as soon as . PopcornTime app, Little Snitch asked me to deny or accept a few domains that Popcorn wanted to connect to. I remember seeing this before on a previous version, no big deal. I accepted. But after I accepted, I had to deny/accept a barrage of random "Node" IP addresses. This was new. The Node IP's seem to be endless. I tried denying, but then Popcorn would not dl. If I accept, the IP addresses never end. I'd have to click on accept forever!!! So now I have to place Little Snitch on passive mode eeeevery time I want to use Popcorn. Sure I can probably figure out an allow rule for the app, but that's something I did not have to do before :cry:

So I placed Little Snitch in Allow all Connections (not my preference). Finally, we're getting somewhere. Movies begin to dl completely.

What happened to the DENY connections window we use to see when Popcorn opened in 5.x????

2. After that ordeal, I noticed my fans started spinning like crazy during the dl process almost immediately. I checked my CPU/RAM usage, and it's negligent. CPU not even 30%, RAM is flat. But Network packets showed more or the same packets going out/in. This is also new.

So I quit Popcorn. And low and behold. Packets just about flat (packets in obviously, packets out is my concern). Fans back to normal. . Popcorn again and same thing. Easily duplicated.

Yes, fans have all sorts of reasons for spinning, mainly heat, but that doesn't explain why they go silent when I quit Popcorn. Something is making it work too hard in this version that was not present in the previous.

3. I've restarted. Deleted Popcorn using AppCleaner. Reinstalled. No joy. Happens on/off VPN.

4. Is anyone else having this issue?? Any chance Popcorn can archive previous versions so we can install and test in instances like this.

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