250Mb in RAM (Windows)


I made an application which loads some about 10 QT movies. Each movie is quite small, around 10 seconds.

Task Manager tells me that the application takes around 300Mb RAM. I tried to load only one movie and it was around 50Mb.

300Mb is a lot of Mb just for playing a dozen movies. And Actually I’d like to load around 20-30 movies which probably will need even more RAM.

Why is this so, if the movies aren’t actually being fully loaded into memory? Is there any way to reduce the amount of RAM needed to run this application?