Old 25th January 2008, 18:20   #1
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Winamp vs. Mediamonkey library rescan speed

I've noticed that while it takes a long time for both Winamp and Mediamonkey to initially created a library for a lot of files, there is a very large difference in the time taken to re-scan each library.

Mediamonkey 3.0 rescans your library for changes at every start of the application and normally completes the task between 30 and 60 seconds. Winamp 5.52 can take up to 20 minutes on the same set of files (~20k).

This can be a pain when you've added new music to a collection, and you'd (ideally), like to be able to rescan your watch-folders and quickly see an updated library instead of waiting 20 minutes.

I generally use Mediamonkey for organising my music. Tag from Web and auto-organize are fantastic tools, and Winamp could definately look to implement something similar if it's not already in the pipeline.

Just wondering if there are plans to speed up the NDE (Nullsoft database engine) rescan times?
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Old 21st March 2008, 00:39   #2
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BUMP!

I love how fast Winamp can search through my collection and sniff out missing files.
Perhaps use the same technique for general adding of tracks, and then if the user wants, then you can do a more thorough scan checking for updated tag info etc.

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Old 21st March 2008, 02:45   #3
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Winamp 5.53 Beta

* Improved: [ml_local/nde] Background scanning & database optimizations
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Old 25th March 2008, 11:06   #8
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Guys seriously, great job with the new NDE scanning optimisationsin 5.53 Beta. Now Winamp is up there with Mediamonkey.
Now, any chance we could copy (imitate) Mediamonkeys incredible "Auto-tag from Web" (Amazon) feature?
It's incredibly useful. That and their "Auto-organise files" feature. If Winamp had both, I would never have to use Mediamonkey again.
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Old 25th March 2008, 13:02   #9
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Use Mp3tag (google it) to make sure all your files are correctly tagged before you put them in your Winamp library.

You can not only get data from amazon, but discogs, last.fm, musicbrainz (and you can even make your won script to get data from somewhere else).

It is hand down the best tagging software you can find, and it's free....

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Cheers Panda. Will check it out.
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