Handbrake is using 100% of my CPU

I recently purchased the premium version of MCEBuddy. It seems to do a good job of cutting the commercials from the videos I record using PlayOn.

The problem is HandbrakeCLI.exe is using 100% on and off.

I am using version 2.5.4.1

My computer stats are

Windows 10
Intel i5-9400F CPU@2.90GHz 6 core
8GB Ram
Windows version 2004
Nvidia Geforce GTX 1660

I have 3 drives a Sata drive with windows on it 110GB

The second drive is 930GB drive

I also have a Seagate Backdrive that is 8TB

Thank you for any help.

How much CPU is used depends on many different factors. For example, if your profile is using hardware encoding with a supported hardware encoder (you logs will tell you that), the core conversion may be handled by the GPU. However if your profile is asking for asks like say decoming or deinterlacing which you GPU many supports, then it falls back to the CPU for that. Then there are other tasks, like metadata processing, remuxing, commercial removal etc which are purely CPU intensive tasks. GPU’s for the most take off the bulk of encoding processing from the CPU.

For the rest of the CPU work you can still limit how much CPU MCEBuddy uses using the tools as explained in this post so it doesn’t impact the responsiveness or resources available for other tasks in your computer: