heap memory issue, related with garbage collection

John <xsli2@yahoo.com>
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:41:40 -0800 (PST)

My standalone Java program displays a series of PNG files in a JFrame. Those PNG files were screen shots captured earlier with several seconds interval. There are hundreds of those PNG files.

The code is like:

    //the method below is repeated called with some interval: displayPic(++count);
    //so the PNG files are displayed one by one without stop -- like viewing a movie. The only problem is that after displaying about 100 PNG files, out of heap memory error occurs. If I increase heap memory: java -jar -Xmx2024m myJar.jar /pngFolder/
   //I can play more PNG files, but the error still happen eventually. I hope I can do some garbage collection to really solve the problem. Thank you.

    private void displayPic(final int picCount)

        String pngFileNameWithPath = xxx; //get PNG file name based on int picCount
        final ImageIcon imageIcon = new ImageIcon(pngFileNameWithPath);

        final JLabel picLabel = new JLabel();

        final JPanel picPanel = new JPanel();

        _jPanel.add(picPanel, BorderLayout.CENTER);




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