Info-beamer pi H265 multiple video instances

We were really happy to see the standalon h265 version and already tested it, to full success :slight_smile:

One question: there is now a limitation that there is only one decoder slot, so it’s not possible to preload the next video. Do you plan to add more slots or we need to work around this?

Thank you

I’ve moved this into its own topic, as I feel it deserves one :slight_smile:

Correct. Right now, only a single instance of the decoder is possible. This is due to corruption that occurs if multiple decoder instances run at the same time. It’s still unclear to me why that happens. See also this Pi forum thread. Hopefully this will improve in the future, but I cannot make any promises at the moment.

Also multiple decoders use a lot of memory. For a 4K video, one will easily consume 64MB + 8*16MB or so. This adds up quite fast.

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