[mythtv-users] Scan for new music locks up at 75%

Craig Partin cpartin at gmail.com
Sat Sep 2 15:09:14 UTC 2006


On 9/1/06, Justin The Cynical <cynical at penguinness.org> wrote:
> Michael Lenth wrote:
>
> > When scanning for new music to add to the library, the first pass or
> > getting files goes to 100%, Then on the second pass it will start
> > importing the id tags.  The bar will lock up at 75%,  It locks the GUI.
> > I have to reboot from the prompt.
>
> *snip*
>
> > Is there a limit to the number of songs that the library will handle?
>
> I've not seen a limit.  I've got over 13000 files on my server and it
> sees them all...  with a few exceptions.
>
> I had a similar problem and I narrowed it down to a few files that would
> cause the SQL insert to 'hang'.  I've not looked closely yet to see why
> they stopped the import, but I'm guessing it's a bad ID3 tag.  I'm going
> to rewrite it and try the import again when I find the time.
>
> Try running the frontend with SQL verbose turned on and see which file
> it's stopping on.  Move them, try again.


I had a similar problem and it was corrupt files.  They wouldn't play
in any software player so I just deleted them.  IIRC the myth log was
where I found which track was borking the import.


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