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 Windows Media Player - The Ultimate Resource Hog!
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Justin
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:08 pm (14 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

This is a very nasty bug in Windows Media Player 9, to make it eat up all of your RAM, and all of your virtual memory, do the following steps

1) Start Windows Media Player 9
2) Put it in Media Library Mode
3) Leave for 5 hours
4) Take a look at the memory usage

You then should get something like this:

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I wondered why my system started slowing up a lot of days in a row and seeming to be low on RAM, now I know why. Something Microsoft needs to fix methinks.
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Daniel
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:53 pm (14 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Wow, sure is nasty. Luckily for me I rarely use Windows Media Player - I like Winamp much better Very Happy

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SfCommand
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 10:18 pm (14 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Yeah. I always use winamp. Only ever use WMP to play movies (have yet to find a decent movie player to use Very Happy)

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adam
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 10:51 pm (14 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I personally use XMMS and GXine Very Happy hehe

why would you leave it running in library mode for five hours?

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Justin
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 11:59 pm (14 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I went out and I left WMP running in the list of music I had on the PC, you wouldn't have thought a static list would have took up 300MB or Ram, cos it doesn't actually do anything, but still.
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jayant
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2003 6:40 am (14 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

for movies I use linux os.
i dont know if geeks tweaked something that all the pr0n looks very good in tux but not so good on windows (uptil xp). xp does have better support, but still lacks the quality that linux gives me Very Happy

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adam
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2003 10:53 am (14 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

lmao..."Linux, the number one OS for porn!"

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2003 3:13 pm (14 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Windows Media player has never done that for me, but I still use Winamp, for EVERYTHING. Video or audio otherwise.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2003 9:36 pm (14 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I hate WMP and love my QCD Very Happy

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