[vlc-devel] VLC and dbus

Edward Wang edward.c.wang at compdigitec.com
Mon May 21 18:56:24 CEST 2012

On 12-05-21 12:47 PM, Peter Tap <ptrtap at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Folks,
> Anytime we play a movie through VLC, the dbus daemon starts consuming more and more memory. We have 8G of RAM but hardly any memory is left after an hour of usage.
> I could probably rebuild VLC with '--disable-dbus' '--disable-dbus-control' options. However, I am not sure if this is a good idea.
> I would appreciate any help in understanding why VLC interacts with dbus and if is it okay to build vlc with dbus disabled.
> We are running VLC on Ubuntu 11.10.
> Thank you in advance for your help.
> Regards,
> Peter
It's basically a message passing system used for "Ubuntu's sound 
indicator for instance, or GNOME's mpris extension, KDE's now playing 
plasmoid, etc..."

        Edward Wang

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