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Re: memory usage

Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:28 pm

I was wondering about how much memory is used during a 1080p video playback. for low-end programming and small-footprint linux distributions, 128-256MB RAM is a good enough size. has video playback been measured via RAM? could I also run a few things while I watch 1080p anime or the likes?

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Re: memory usage

Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:17 pm

Since I don't have a board yet I can't give you exacts but I do know that the xbmc people have shown that the GPU really shines on video play back.  A lot of it is all handled in hardware and doesn't eat much RAM, so you might very well be able to run a couple things while having a video playing in the background. (though it ultimately depends on how much of a memory hog the *other* processes are )
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Re: memory usage

Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:17 pm

a10112 said:


I was wondering about how much memory is used during a 1080p video playback. for low-end programming and small-footprint linux distributions, 128-256MB RAM is a good enough size. has video playback been measured via RAM? could I also run a few things while I watch 1080p anime or the likes?


I think its in the Wiki somewhere, but I think  for 1080p playback about 70MB of the 128 or 256MB total needs to be allocated to the GPU.
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Re: memory usage

Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:22 pm

I was thinking about maybe a torrent client and quassel-core or irssi.

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