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Yes, the entire movie is decrypted before playing – AxCrypt is not always optimal for encrypting/decrypting large streaming media since the decryption process does not support streaming consumers such as video players.
That it’s faster the second time is due to AxCrypt not having cleaned up the decrypted file. You should have a red ‘Broom’ icon in this case, and if you over over it you’ll see an explanation. AxCrypt cannot wipe and delete the decrypted file until it’s sure that it’s no longer being used by the ‘receiving’ application, and sometimes this even means you have to manually tell AxCrypt when is a good time to clean up by clicking the broom when red.