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Old 11-27-2019, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default VLC decoder uses considerably more RAM than ffmpeg

I noticed that with the project I'm currently working on which contains only video items and jpg's, when I use ffmpeg as decoder it (according to Task Manager) consumes ~1GB, while with VLC it consumes ~4.7GB.

Is this whopping difference normal/expected?

using ffmpeg:

same project using VLC:

Video info (same item):
using ffmpeg:

using VLC:

(I only have 8 GB installed, so Windows warned me about running low on RAM when using VLC, that's how I noticed.)

Last edited by nofish; 11-27-2019 at 04:32 PM.
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