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FS#20949 - [handbrake] chews up RAM/SWAP unnecessarily

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Jonathan Steel (jsteel) - Sunday, 26 September 2010, 11:21 GMT
Last edited by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Tuesday, 28 September 2010, 00:53 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Upstream Bugs
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


HandBrake chews up RAM/SWAP unnecessarily when using the queue; it seems to hoard data for future encodes. Should it not just concentrate on one video at a time?

Additional info:
0.9.4-3 64-bit

Steps to reproduce:
Open HandBrake (which uses about 14MB RAM) then select a source (DVD) and it consumes approximately 100 - 200MB. If you queue this and add another source, an additional 100 - 200MB is used and so on. Once I have about 3 or 4 queued items my 1GB of RAM is gone.

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Closed by  Eric Belanger (Snowman)
Tuesday, 28 September 2010, 00:53 GMT
Reason for closing:  Upstream
Comment by Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera) - Sunday, 26 September 2010, 17:46 GMT
  • Field changed: Summary (HandBrake chews up RAM/SWAP unnecessarily → [handbrake] chews up RAM/SWAP unnecessarily)
  • Field changed: Category (Packages: Extra → Upstream Bugs)
Do you think reporting this to upstream? Does not look as packaging issue.