I have a bit of an issue with re-indexing...
I have a music library of around 150000 items.... many of these are podcasts. New podcasts get downloaded nearly every day. I need to re-index regularly so that the bluesound player can access the new files.
however, when i go to settings - reindex music collection - i find that this takes an extraordinarily long time. There is also something odd happening. It reports progressively that it is indexing 1000, 2000, 3000 songs etc. when I know that I have only added about a dozen new files since the last time... so it seems strange that it picks up a larger number.
It is more than several hours before reindexing it finishes. and this is only to gain access to a few podcasts that have been downloaded during the day. This is really not acceptable for me. (My oppo player just goes right to the smb share and plays whatever is there - easy).
One thing that might be important is that i have a lot of m3u playlists. Actually every single directory in my music collection has it's own m3u playlist of all the files in that directory in alphabetical order. this has been the case for a long time for reasons other than bluesound.
Could it be that bluesound is re-indexing every single m3u file - even those that have already been indexed? could this large number of m3u files be causing another problem that slows down re-indexing? I would have thought not since they do not really change very often.
I wonder if the number of items that it reports being indexed includes playlists, not just songs, which would explain the 33000, 4000, etc. when i look at the log, it does seem to be importing playlists over again, even during a reindex. so maybe that is the issue.
I think that with reindexing, playlists that already exist should not be re-imported by default, with an option to toggle on the re-importing of playlists on reindex. Thoughts?
From my perspective, re-indexing needs to be very fast indeed because it is going to happen quite often with my collection.
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