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Title: How many files in the library
Post by: dwreid55 on 2018-09-01 07:42:27
I have a simple question prior to using this software. I did search for the topic before posting so I apologize if it's been answered before and I didn't find the answer.

I have about 76,000 mp3 files in my library. I've found that a number of programs, especially iTunes as well as some others, simply can't manage a library this large. They slow down or take a very long time to load or, in the case of iTunes, it took over 3 days to load and then 15+ minutes between songs to play a playlist. I'm hoping to avoid this mess proactively.

So my question is, will this software handle a library of that size without any problems or should I be looking elsewhere? On the Linux side I've been using Rthymbox and it works fine but it doesn't run on Windows and at work I have to use Windows.

Thanks in advance for any feedback or discussion. I do appreciate it.

David
Title: Re: How many files in the library
Post by: jaybeee on 2018-09-01 08:24:25
I have a simple question prior to using this software.
what software program are you referring to? Foobar2000?

If so, my library of over 54,000 files is handled with ease in foobar; no slow down of the system. I can't remember how long it takes to scan the library, but it's an hour or so at the most, and certainly not days.
Title: Re: How many files in the library
Post by: Porcus on 2018-09-01 13:55:31
what software program are you referring to? Foobar2000?

If so, move the thread ...

At that size the OP mentions, one might expect library searches to be a bit slow, depending on what fields are indexed.
(The initial indexing of course takes its time.)
Title: Re: How many files in the library
Post by: Alexander Ostuni on 2018-09-01 19:57:27
I have 74.441 Files and Foobar2000 (together with facets) handles them perfect without any gaps or hanging.
Title: Re: How many files in the library
Post by: BoraBora on 2018-09-01 21:31:43
246 000 files here and no problem whatsoever with Foobar2000.
Title: Re: How many files in the library
Post by: tomstephens89 on 2018-09-18 15:21:52
10,522 all FLAC. 300GB in size. I can safely say that I own either the CD, Vinyl or HDTracks download of every single one. The size of the libraries I see people bragging about online a lot does make me wonder how they obtain such a collection :-)

I love ordering up CD's from the likes of MusicMagpie or Amazon. Record Fayres, eBay.... Anything as long as its Physical so I know what I'm getting. Only downloads are high res albums from HDTracks for a select few of my favourite albums that I had to give 24/96 a go with.

I spend a lot of money on music.... So when I see collections measuring into the TB's and over 200k tracks I just wonder....
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