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Old 20-01-2007, 04:43 PM   #1
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I'm in need of one that uses little RAM. I've tried VLC but I have issues with it. The quality on it is terrible and it uses 10-12mb of RAM. Someone told me it used less than 2mb but he was wrong. So, got any media players (or even just music) that use under 10mb of RAM?
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Old 20-01-2007, 07:18 PM   #2
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Why are tou so concerned about RAM usage?
As long as it's available, programs should use it, unused RAM is wasted RAM.

on my system (FreeBSD) mplayer uses ~80MB of RAM playing Dr. Strangelove, which is all the free RAM there is.

You should be concerned about CPU Usage.
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Old 21-01-2007, 08:43 PM   #3
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Carpet Smoker is right it's all in the cpu usage. You should try and get one that uses a maximum of 40 percent but you will be able to get way less for but only once the programs loaded then it wont need much to play the music I don't think.
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Old 22-01-2007, 01:14 PM   #4
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Winamp 2.91 works well even on low RAM. At least from my experience.
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Old 22-01-2007, 08:00 PM   #5
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Never had a trouble with win amp when I used it on my old computer, it's good.
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Old 23-01-2007, 02:57 PM   #6
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one of first first winamps worked well on WIN95 with 32MB ram and 486/80Mhz processor.
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Old 23-01-2007, 03:38 PM   #7
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I had Winamp 2.81 working on 486 DX4/100 with 24 Meg of RAM. Worked well, but playing high-bitrate Mp3's wasn't quite smooth.
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Old 24-01-2007, 08:47 AM   #8
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I know that WinAmp is able to replay video files, but would you really recommend it?

Or is this just about audio? Cause I only use Winamp for audio-files...
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Old 24-01-2007, 10:09 AM   #9
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Generally speaking, it's not the ideal for video playback, but if you're looking for a low-spec player then it will do in a pinch.
It has some issues with some of the newer video codecs, but these require a good amount of CPU power and RAM memory anyway so I don't think that's what Duss.T intends to use his player for.
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Old 25-01-2007, 01:47 AM   #10
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Using Winamp 2.76.. had i've been using that for many years on many platforms.
Right now it's playing a 3 hr mp3-file (250 MB) and uses 7,6 MB ram.

As for video; Look at it like this: The lower RAM-usage, the higher CPU-load it will carry, and it usualy varries depending on that file you'r playing, as xvid will take alot more CPU-power to decode then a RAW-video-file that on the other hand will need a HUGE buffert in the RAM.

Either you put strain on either thing.
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