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Windows 7: Music Library EXTREMELY slow

31 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Music Library EXTREMELY slow


I am starting to rip CDs onto a drive devoted to music. I have loaded a TON of music files so far, about 315GB. I ripped a few with Media Player, others I uploaded files off of a external hard drive a friend borrowed to me. When trying to play music from the Music Library, MC seems like it is trying to catalog everything first, hence it basically locks up MC. Should I just let MC do its thing until it catalogs everything or is there a setting in MC or the registry which will allow me to speed the process up? Inquiring minds wnt to know...

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01 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Hello dvelleuxm

By now you may have your answer, but it will take a long time to catalog all that music. I don't have anywhere near that much music, but when my collection was much bigger (around 10GB), it could take as much as 5 minutes to add it all to the library.

I would let it do its thing. There's not much you can do about it.

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01 Feb 2010   #3

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
Music centre is not the best system for either cataloguing or playing music files.

I ripped mine with Winamp to FLAC (14,187 tracks 250 GB - around 800 CD's).

I've been juggling these around into a few different folders - I've got I folder per category and within the category 1 folder per CD.

I'm making a MySQL DB so I can juggle the tracks around -- but I want to keep links to the original CD's the tracks came from.

You can play with Winamp or VLC without having to create playlists etc.

I'm also creating a Music server so I can play anywhere in my house without needing the main computer left on.

Once I've built the MySQL DB I'll post the SQL / table data definitions so you can use that as a model.

MySQL will retrieve data incredibly quickly - even for complex queries so I could for example create a quick playlist saying "Cello music 1700- 1850, recorded between 1990 and 2006, composer Dvorak, Brahms, Beethoven, Cellist xxxxxx. Orchestra yyyy". Then just play the playlist.

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