Video Codecs & Memory Use
I just got a new laptop for work, and though it's not highest-tech, it'll do. Does anyone know if installing codecs like DivX, Xvid, DirectShowFilter (ogm) increases system RAM comsumption? On my home computer, XP Home (explorer) eats a lot of memory (full codecs installed & no viruses or spyware... just crappy XP). I want to keep my laptop (XP Pro) fairly clean, but I'd like to watch an occasional anime episode, too. I do a lot of CAD style mapping and need every kb of RAM I can get. Before another 2-3mb of RAM goes to DivX, etc., I thought I'd check in with AO.