I am trying to solve DLNA connection issues and I have read in several posts on this topic that I should reduce the maximum “output buffer” size to avoid virtual memory swaps.
Regardless from my DLNA problems, I’d like to understand the impact of the buffer size. Does it define the maximum duration of a song that can be played at a given sample rate ?
Sorry, if the term “output buffer” is not correct, I use a French version where this buffer is called “Mémoire maxi allouée aux données audio décodées” and I do not know how it states in the English version of the software.
Will it be of any use to increase the installed memory ?
I am a bit puzzled because I currently have 4 GB memory on my Mac Mini and, with the buffer set to 2,4 Gb, my MacOS system monitor indicates that Audirvana uses only around 800-900 Mb (current value on the track the I am playing) and that the total memory used on may MacMini is around 3Gb. So there does not seam to be any shortage of memory !
Still, I do have virtual memory swap syndroms when using Audirvana with Qobuz and DLNA.
My System :
Mac Mini mid 2015 Intel i5 2,5 Ghz
4Gb RAM that I could extend to 8 Gb
2 To SSD drive (third party upgrade in place of the initial HD).
MacOS 10.3.6 High Sierra (mots recent OS available for this Mac)