- March 10, 2006
People keep comparing MovingPictures to the speed of MP-TVSeries, but you are forgetting one major difference.I have >2300 movies and it takes approx 35 seconds to load. Is this normal? I don't want to keep comparing with TVSeries plugin, but I have a very large collection of tv shows and that plugin seems to load very quickly.
You can have 15,000 episodes in MP-TVSeries, but they are all put into a 'categories' alike structure via 'TV Show title' -> 'Season' -> 'Episode'.
So the maximum that MP-TVSeries usually has to deal with is say 100 'TV Shows' to list.
Now disable the 'All Movies' category for MovingPictures and any other >100 listing and create the same MP-TVSeries alike structure with a maximum of 50 movies per listing and you too will be amazed by the super fast speeds.
But the reality is that during launch MovingPictures has to sort/order/fill in those >2300 movies into single categories, possibly even more and that takes time. If those movies were then also put on networked storage it would really take time, and that has been dramatically improved with this new version. I'm sure down the road optimisations could be made to the initial loading of the list, perhaps some asynchrone way, but that might add a lot of extra problems as well, so you can also build a faster computer
All kidding aside, an SSD dramatically improves the loading speed of MovingPictures during the initialisation part. I've also seen people go crazy and configure things to run from a RAMDisk (not for the faint of heart). But the easy thing is to simply limit the full listings to smaller categories or for the time being use the extra loading time to toss a bag of popcorn into the microwave