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Nikk0
2006-09-25, 17:03
I have around 22.000 songs and 1600 albums in my library.

As I installed the latest 7.0a nightly yesterday and did a wipe-and-rescan as always, I noticed that the scan stalled at around 4000 songs. More rescans produced wildy varying results, between 3000 and 7000 songs, but still far away from the entire library.

I uninstalled 7.0a1 and reverted to 6.5.0, to no avail -- still stuck around 4K songs after a wipe-and-rescan.

Since I add albums to my libray almost daily and had been using 6.5.0 for a few days (and various nightlies before that) without a problem, I figured the issue was in my library somehow. I moved the last few days' worth of mp3s outside of the library and did a full rescan -- same problem.

I'm not too sure which variables to check in the Debugging settings to find out where the scanning process chokes -- I tried d_scan and d_info, but the log is barely a few lines long with nothing suspicious as far as I can tell.

Any ideas?

Nikk0
2006-09-27, 18:49
Never mind, found the culprit.

shabbs
2006-09-27, 19:37
Never mind, found the culprit.
Care to share your solution?

devin
2006-09-27, 19:37
Never mind, found the culprit.

Don't keep us in suspense, what was it??

Nikk0
2006-09-28, 06:49
I used "scanner.exe --d_info" and found out that I had an erroneous file that caused the scan to terminate abruptly (apparently a badly encoded MP3 file that showed up as 18 minute-long and 32Kbit/s when it was supposed to be 4 min and 192K... Dunno what caused that, but not surprisingly, scanner.exe couldn't extract tags from it and promptly died.)

Anyway, problem solved. :)