[Music] - Improve Handling of Playlist Imports with very large amounts of music

Discussion in 'Improvement Suggestions' started by Chuckyy, January 25, 2010.

  1. Chuckyy

    Chuckyy Portal Member

    Joined:
    January 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Home Country:
    Germany Germany
    Show System Specs
    Hi,

    Started on: 2010-01-25
    last update: 2010-01-25

    Summary:

    Call it bug or feature: When you want to import a large amount of music files into your playlist Mediaportal takes endlessly to add them. This could be more bearable if there would be any information about what MediaPortal is actually doing.

    Area:
    Music, Look&Feel, Playlist

    Description:

    When you want to import a large amount of music files into your playlist Mediaportal takes endlessly to add them. This could be bearable if there would be any information about what MediaPortal is actually doing. And by that I mean, that you get some information on the screen, like a status bar or something like this. It's just right now you dont know nothing. If you hit the playlist option for the first time and you're one of the impatient types, you might assume MP crashed, if you don't look or even have no hard drive led indicating heavy load.

    It's especially annoying if you hit the option accidentally and end up waiting half an hour for MP to complete the Import. So in this case best thing would be to have an option to abort the process.

    I know this is a rather unimportant Improvement and I don't want to hear anything about workarounds like a different order for my music files.

    Large amount in my case means: ~35GiB, 700 folders, 9500 files



    Thanks for reading
    Chuckyy
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  3. zOnk.oNe

    zOnk.oNe Portal Member

    Joined:
    September 24, 2008
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I agree. I've been using MP for about 3 years now and have always shut down MP to play music...which really defeats the purpose of a "media portal". I usually load every music file I have at once into Winamp and then let them shuffle. MediaPortal has never handled music very well. I recently tried MP with music again, and a quick Google search brought me to this post. I kinda expected a cool 'fix' or solution.

    It would be great if the above comments were addressed.

    peace,
    zOnk
     
  4. jameson_uk
    • Team MediaPortal

    jameson_uk Retired Team Member

    Joined:
    January 27, 2005
    Messages:
    7,258
    Likes Received:
    2,228
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Data Warehousing Consultant
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Ratings:
    +2,403 / 0
    Home Country:
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Show System Specs

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  • About The Project

    The vision of the MediaPortal project is to create a free open source media centre application, which supports all advanced media centre functions, and is accessible to all Windows users.

    In reaching this goal we are working every day to make sure our software is one of the best.

             

  • Support MediaPortal!

    The team works very hard to make sure the community is running the best HTPC-software. We give away MediaPortal for free but hosting and software is not for us.

    Care to support our work with a few bucks? We'd really appreciate it!