[faq] Initial scanning of huge libraries

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[faq] Initial scanning of huge libraries

Postby hakko » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:45 pm

During the scanning of your library, there's an upper limit of the number of artists being updated from last.fm. The reasoning is to avoid a too long initial scanning time for huge libraries, and to allow you to get started listening to music as quick as possible.

  • All (but maximum 3000) of your artists who lack biography, similar artists etc are picked, and last.fm information is fetched.
  • 3% (but maximum 1000) of your artists who have biographies, similar artists etc are picked (chosen by having the oldest information), and the last.fm information is updated.

This means that if you have a library of thousands and thousands of artists, biographies, pictures, similar artists etc might not get fetched for all artists during the first library scanning. To get information for all artists, you'd simply have to scan your library again.
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Re: [faq] Initial scanning of huge libraries

Postby Nikonerik » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:01 pm

So in time the library will get filled in . . .

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Re: [faq] Initial scanning of huge libraries

Postby kingmos » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:28 pm

Hi hakko,

took me all day to figure that out :D Maybe you should mention that in the configuration (xxxxx/3200 artist relations, yyyy overall, rescan to add them)

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Re: [faq] Initial scanning of huge libraries

Postby hakko » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:22 pm

I started summarizing recurring questions over here: http://dilerium.se/musiccabinet/#faq

But yeah, user friendliness and transparency hasn't been top priority so it can definitely be improved.
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