Loading some 50 videos in as many jit.qt.movies

    May 26 2013 | 10:10 pm
    I'm trying to prepare a video editing patch for a live projection. I have some 50 videos ranging from 3 to 15 seconds. I created as many jit.qt.movies to load them all up, I made sure that their autostart value (in the inspector) is set as 0 so they dont start playing unless requested.
    As soon as I hit the bang to read all my videos, my CPU goes to 225% and Max slows down like crazy.
    Am I just asking too much? Is there a way to make this efficiently? I don't need all of them to play at the same time, I just need them available to be played on the spot, at the stroke of a key.
    Any suggestion would be welcome. Thanks!