iTunes 7.0.1 drawing more memory than Photoshop?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by onthat, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. onthat macrumors regular


    Feb 26, 2006
    Ruston, Louisiana
    Since when does a media player require 174mb of active memory?
    Photoshop 9 is only using 124mb...does this sound strange to anyone?
    Is there any way I could free up some of that memory by changing settings?
    I don't use the album art or video functions.
    Can I use another media player?
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    You can use Songbird, though I found it to be very slow. If you have the RAM free and don't need it for other things it doesn't really matter.

    FWIW on my iMac G5 (with 2GB RAM total) I'm using 70MB RAM for iTunes atm.

    There aren't many (if any?) other media players for the Mac as virtually all Mac users love iTunes (it's IMO, apart from bloatiness, the best media player on any platform) so there aren't many alternatives, however you should also be able to recompile/run any linux media player I'm sure you'll find one of them that satisfies your needs.
  3. Soulstorm macrumors 68000


    Feb 1, 2005
    here's what happens with iTunes:

    Have you noticed the new CD Cover browser? When you view that, all your CD cover images are loaded into the RAM, thus, drawing memory. If you don't activate the CD cover browser even once, iTunes will not draw so much memory. For example, in my iMac G4, it only uses 40 mbytes. Sucky version in terms of memory management, imo.

    EDIT: I just saw that you don't use the album art. Sorry. Ignore my post.

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