[ubuntu-mono] [Bug 365630] Re: Banshee streaming video podcasts leaks memory... a lot!

Michael Martin-Smucker mlmartin13 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 19:08:09 GMT 2009

I was unable to reproduce this issue using Banshee from Git with the xml
podcast subscription mentioned in the original report.  Banshee's memory
usage was originally around 55MiB for me.  I subscribed to the podcast
that was mentioned in the report, downloaded the most recent 5 episodes,
and watched the video podcast for a little over 10 minutes.  Banshee's
memory usage leveled off at about 73MiB for me and any growth while
watching the downloaded podcast was negligible.

For those who are seeing this issue:

Are there specific podcast subscriptions that cause this issue for you?  I'm more than willing to test other subscriptions.
Is it always video podcasts, or do audio-only podcasts cause the issue as well?
At what point is the memory leaking?  when you download the podcasts?  when Banshee switches between podcasts? during playback?
If the issue is happening during playback, as the reporter said, how many megabytes are leaking per minute?

If you're experiencing this issue, it would be helpful if you would
download a development build of Banshee, more recent than 1.5.1.  If
you're using Karmic, you can update your Banshee by adding the Banshee
Daily PPA[1] to your Software Sources and checking for updates.  In my
experience, the development version of Banshee is very stable, but if
you want to be safe, you may want to back up your Banshee database
before updating (run in terminal "cd ~/.config/banshee-1/ && cp
banshee.db banshee.db.backup" without quotes).

[1] https://launchpad.net/~banshee-team/+archive/banshee-daily

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       Status: New => Incomplete

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