Well, I am not so sure about this being normal. I did not upgrade PS3MS to version 1.50 until recently and was happy with the performance. I was able to stream with virtually no dropped packets even 1080p files (wired network). Now, after the upgrade I also see abnormal levels of resource utilization by jawaw.eve, mencoder.exe. Combined they seem to always use up 100% of CPU resources which slows down the PC that was working just fine before the upgrade. Even if I terminate the server, jawaw.exe and mencoder.exe seem to linger in the process tree (not killed automatically). Often I cannot even shut down the PC: an error about PS3MS pops-up, then Explorer fatal error occurs, so I have to manually terminate the system. I am strongly considering downgrading to the earlier version unless I figure out how to make things work soon.