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just found the new version (1.4.2) is uplaoded yesterday :-). Great that
this piece of software is getting better and better.
Just one thing bothers me since version 1.3.2 and that is loading time
when I start CoverJuke until it first shows on the screen.
For this I believe I have to explain my setup a bit ...
I have ~800 cd's saved on my network device that is sorted by
"Artist - cdname\*mp3" where in the same directory is also the corresponding
Now something changed between version 1.3.0 and 1.3.2 that made it
start up slower when using the network folder. This was no problem with
the minor release - I just stayed on 1.3.0. But now with the 1.4.X releases
I would like to use them instead of the older ones.
I just timed the different versions on my system:
1.3.0: ~1 Min. it shows up on the screen
1.3.2: after ~2Min it tells me "no data found in "dir" - edit coverJuke.ini
1.4.2: ~5 Min. it shows up on the screen and still needs onother 2 Min
to load alll the pics for the cds until itv is ready for use.
Maybe you should think about implementing some kind of caching
mechanism either with flat files or a database ?
Either way I would appreciate your effort very much.
P.S. I love this program
Mikael LE BERRE
I'm going to add a new mode with a database in XML for the next version of coverjuke.
Thank's for all,
just tested 1.43 with the XML database over the weekend and that's a whole lot better now :-). Thanks for implementing ...
It still takes quite some time to modify the database and also for loading the jpgs and the music data but now
at least the window pops up at once indicating something's going on ;-).
I know that this is network dependent in my case but speeding up that process would be nice anyway.
Don't know if there is any possibility of optimizing that code though?
Mikael LE BERRE
At time I've no idea to speedup the loading.
Maybe the next step is to put cover in cache...
But it's a little bit difficult!