I want to toggle a skia video on and off, to free up some gpu power if I need it somewhere else. After some time playing, the GPU power jumps up to between 30 and 50% (depending on the system). When I disable play or delete the videoplayer node, it won’t free up the resources. I also tried putting it in if or cache regions, even exchanging the skImage to a placeholder while idle. Stopping and restarting the patch is the only thing that makes the gpu load go back down.
I tried two mp4 videos, high and low bitrate encoded, on two different machines. They both start at those 10% but after some playing time they go up to 30-50%. Just using the vlc player with nothing else running.