[FFmpeg-user] Increase ffmpeg memory footprint?

Moritz Barsnick barsnick at gmx.net
Tue Dec 15 23:42:09 CET 2015

On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 12:01:12 -0800, Ned Rockson wrote:
> I am trying to increase the max footprint of memory for ffmpeg. I see an
> option in -help output called max_alloc but it's not in the man pages. I'm
> curious if there's any more documentation on this or perhaps a different
> option that I'm missing.

May I ask what you're trying to achieve?

Very seldomly any program at all is trimmed/trimmable to be able to
consume *more* memory.


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