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Old 6th February 2012, 22:24   #79
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Hi DrO,

The original issue in this very long thread, is why does WA allow RAM usage to climb to the point of an app crash when processing a lot of album art (such as when rebuilding the library of a large collection of files with embedded art, or an original scan of a large collection needed for making a Gracenote playlist based on a selected track, or just scrolling through a lot of art).

Other apps allow the OS to swap part of their RAM data to the hard drive (virtual memory techniques) to keep excessive RAM usage crashes from happening. WA does not seem to allow for such data swapping in this case. If there is no way for the cache system to release memory of art that is not actively being displayed, then it may be better to reread and convert the active images as they change.

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