Large music collection

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thoru
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Large music collection

Post by thoru » Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:10 am

Hi,

I'm trying to import a large music collection (+24000 files). Getting the library up to date takes about 1 hour. Play is mostly unresponsive of this and the progressbar also doesn't show any usefull action. Are there any plans on improving the file handling mechanisms to improve performance on large collections?

Kind regards,

Remco Poeltra

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Re: Large music collection

Post by sbooth » Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:28 pm

Yes, I am interested in improving the performance. Can you provide more details on your collection? Specifically, the type of files and their (rough) organization on disk?

thoru
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Re: Large music collection

Post by thoru » Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:57 pm

Hi,

I thought I had added all music, but I had added only the sorted part (18000 files). Adding the Unsorted afterwards made Play never come back from the "adding music" sheet.
The structure in my music is as follows:
/
Sorted
Albums
0-K
0-9
A
<artist>
<year> - <album>
or: (single disc album)
<tracknr> - <title>.ext
or: (multidisc album)
CD <CD nr>
<tracknr> - <title>.ext
B
.
K
L-Z
L
.
Z
Compilations
<genre>
<year> - <album>
CD <CD nr>
<track nr> - <artist> - <titel>.ext

An example would be Sorted/0-K/A/Arena/1996 - Immortal?/06 - Moviedrome.flac

Qua statistics:
45% mp3
47% flac
6% ogg

Anything else you need to know?

Regards,

Remco Poelstra

thoru
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Re: Large music collection

Post by thoru » Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:59 pm

Hmm, indentation is lost.
If it's not clear, please let me know, I'll try it another way.

Regards,

Remco Poelstra

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