View Full Version : scanning issues - are my playlists an issue

rick's cafe
2006-10-03, 09:51
I recently upgraded from 6.3.1 to 6.5.0

I have roughly 26,ooo tracks, 6000 albums and 2500 artists

Scaning always has been a bit of an issue - in so far as my Win XP machine takes a couple of hours to complete its scan. I have always wondered if this is to be expected or if my set up causes the longer process.

DIrectory structure is basically

F:/Music/personal folder/genre/artist/album/track

When I upgraded to 6.5.0 and decided to browse playlists I noted that it brought up all playlists in the Music folder.

Generally speaking I only had about 7 or 8 medium size playlists (circa 100 tracks each) which I had saved on my system before the upgrade. All of a sudden I now have roughly 300 recognized playlists. When I investigated this I then saw that in a number of my album folders I have a playlist file for the cd which was ripped - and these playlists make up the bulk if not all of those lists which I unexpectedly discovered.

Doers anyone have an idea on the changes made to recognition of playlists and on whether having these in my directory would cause the scan process to take as long as it does.. or is it reasonalble to expect a library of my size (mostly MP3's @192kbs) to take upwards of 4 hours to to a full scan

thoughts appreciated