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Is there a maximum buffer~-size?

February 16, 2007 | 1:13 am


February 16, 2007 | 9:07 am


February 16, 2007 | 9:42 am


February 16, 2007 | 1:31 pm

Lea Piontek wrote:
> Yes, that is the question I would like to ask.

Free main memory + free diskspace for swapping (OS dependent). Though if
you exceed the main memory size you might encounter difficulties to play
it back… (Always avoid swapping, better buy more ram…)

Stefan


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February 16, 2007 | 1:40 pm

Quote: Stefan Tiedje wrote on Fri, 16 February 2007 14:31
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> Lea Piontek wrote:
> > Yes, that is the question I would like to ask.
>
> Free main memory + free diskspace for swapping (OS dependent). Though if
> you exceed the main memory size you might encounter difficulties to play
> it back… (Always avoid swapping, better buy more ram…)

I experienced that it is better to have a maximum of 2 GB ram. The reason is that max simply crashes if it tries to use more. It’s better to let max swap to harddisk if it exceeds the 2 GB. Much slower, but at least no crash.

Mattijs


February 16, 2007 | 3:38 pm


February 16, 2007 | 7:21 pm

Mattijs Kneppers wrote:
> I experienced that it is better to have a maximum of 2 GB ram. The
> reason is that max simply crashes if it tries to use more. It’s
> better to let max swap to harddisk if it exceeds the 2 GB. Much
> slower, but at least no crash.

lucky man, the maximum I could ever afford is 768 MB…

And yes, I guess the maximum a buffer can handle is probably limited to
the 32-bit adress space, and that might apply to tho whole available ram
including the app and OS… might change with 64-bit processors/OS’s…

(We’re talking about several hours of sound by the way…)

Stefan


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February 16, 2007 | 10:02 pm

Quote: Stefan Tiedje wrote on Fri, 16 February 2007 20:21
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> Mattijs Kneppers wrote:
> > I experienced that it is better to have a maximum of 2 GB ram. The
> > reason is that max simply crashes if it tries to use more. It’s
> > better to let max swap to harddisk if it exceeds the 2 GB. Much
> > slower, but at least no crash.
>
> lucky man, the maximum I could ever afford is 768 MB…

I -am- lucky. Oh, and I work hard ;)

>
> And yes, I guess the maximum a buffer can handle is probably limited to
> the 32-bit adress space, and that might apply to tho whole available ram
> including the app and OS… might change with 64-bit processors/OS’s…

Mac OS X.4 and the Xeons are both 64 bit.. unluckily Max isn’t.

>
> (We’re talking about several hours of sound by the way…)

But much less uncompressed video ;) When is someone going to come up with a good compressor that supports alpha?

Mattijs

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