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Subject: Re: Memory use on iPod 5g 30Gb

Re: Memory use on iPod 5g 30Gb

From: Jean-Philippe Monteiro <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 07:28:07 +0700

On Sunday 21 January 2007 10:39, David Hall wrote:
> Jean-Philippe Monteiro wrote:
> > Hi Community
> > My issue: not enough memory sometimes. Browsing the rockbox web, I found
> > patches & discussions, but I don't know for sure if I need to apply the
> > patch. The boot-up sequence is pretty fast, but it seems rockbox only use
> > 30mb of memory, and runs short for slideshows during music playback (and
> > shows low framerate for these low-res video)
> A - The 30 GB iPod "video" models only have 32MB of memory, all of which
> is used by Rockbox. It is the 60/80 GB models which have 64 MB of memory.
> B - That said...RAM in Rockbox is not used as I think you believe it
> is. More RAM will not help with video framerates. Most of the iPod's
> RAM is used for audio buffering (so the hard drive spins less often) and
> the additional 32MB offered by the other models would only increase this
> buffer.




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