MPV: Limit cache size and cacheable playback interval

By default, MPV has too high values for cache usage which can cause a large consumption of memory when playing a video, for example from YouTube. This note is about how to limit MPV cache usage and reduce memory consumption. Limit cacheable playback interval The first option is –cache-secs <seconds>. This sets how many seconds […]

Install NVIDIA proprietary driver, replace nouveau using apt

By default, in Debian-based systems (Ubuntu, Mint, Debian) nouveau driver is installed. It is free and open-source, perfectly compatible with other open-source applications and exports a large amount of information in /sys. But in some applications, especially in video games, nouveau often has weak support and is inferior in performance to NVIDIA proprietary driver. NVIDIA […]