god, I cannot recognize a single artist in your screenshot, superboyAC
Yeah, I'm pretty old school. I'm mostly into jazz, but have nostalgic ties to good country, classic rock, and a pop tune occasionally.
I do use foobar as my library, tagger, transcoder, and ripper smiley
I think one explanation for the high memory usage is that I may still have some album art in tags; but I think I read in one of the threads that Lashiec posted that these are completely ignored.
Just about all my mp3 files have album art embedded in the tags (I don't do the whole keep the jpg file in the folder business). I don't know if I've ever noticed the memory usage being high. Sometimes it goes high, but I don't why, and it's only temporary. Then again, I don't have my whole library loaded into it, usually just a couple albums or maybe 100 songs or so.
In fact my current library (a small one on a 2.5 HD!) is about 1242 entries (most of it cue sheets) and foo is using 45mb of RAM + 37 of virtual memory.
I wonder why that is...
I have about 700 songs loaded right now, it's 15 mB RAM. Cue sheets?! What are you playing, lossless files? Or do you keep your albums as one file and navigate the tracks through the cue? That's pretty hard core.