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With the way you asked it, that question doesn't have an answer.
It's kind of like asking "Is air responsible for keeping us alive"? Well, yeah, but it takes a lot more than that to keep me alive!

The System Process is just one of the process that has to be running to play music. Don't forget that the "computer" has to keep running too. And a lot depends on what software and components you are using.

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I'm having issues with one of my VMs where playing an mp3 file will occasionally cause the System process to spike to almost 100% CPU usage, resulting in either a moment of silence or ear-piercing screeching.
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