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Old 06-28-2011, 06:01 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by musicbynumbers View Post
Should be a sticky or wiki

Airon, did you ever find reaper slowly eating your memory when playing back h.264 files on reaper 32bit but win 7 64?
I actually have one such session right now. Let me check.


First impression. Yes, the memory consumption steadily grows.

The video specs:
Length: 25:31.843
Video: 1920x1080@30.00fps, Aspect=1.00, Decoding format=YV12
Audio: 44100Hz 2ch 16bps

Using FFmpeg DLL decoder v52.61.0 (--enable-shared --disable-static --enable-memalign-hack --cross-prefix=i686-mingw32- --cc=ccache-i686-mingw32-gcc --arch=i686 --target-os=mingw32 --enable-runtime-cpudetect --enable-avisynth --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --enable-bzlib --enable-libgsm --enable-libfaad --enable-pthreads --enable-libvorbis --enable-libtheora --enable-libspeex --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libxvid --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libx264 --enable-libopencore_amrwb --enable-libopencore_amrnb)
Video: h264, yuv420p, 1920x1080 [PAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 6994 kb/s
Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, stereo, s16, 253 kb/s
It grows quite slowly. Will report back after the full video has played.


Full video has played. RAM compsumption grew by 50 MB over the course of playback at a steady burst of a little here and some there. It was not entirely continous.

After a while of having stopped playback, RAM consumption fell by around 20 MB, and has so far remained steady.

Reinitiating playback has RAM usage jumping by an instant 10 MB, and a few seconds later by another 10 MB.

I started playback from the start and the RAM consumption is continuing to climb in the same fashion so far.
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