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  • MediaEngine Slow

    I have media Engine Installed on a XP box running an Epia 800

    I found that MediaEngine is very laggy and unresponsive. The pc itself isn't that slow.

    Anyone else got the same issues? Does it use a lot of system resources?
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  • #2
    I'm using ME on an M10K system, and it runs great. The only time the performance really seems to lag is if I'm browsing media in a directory that has a lot of entries. For example, I have something like 24,000 songs, and if it has to update the database, it gets real sluggy. Also, if I'm navigating to a folder with a few hundred songs or subfolders, it slows down appreciably.

    Do you see the 'Busy' text a lot when changing directories? Have you set database refresh to manual?
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    • #3
      Laggy in what sense? If you're loading a big playlist, it will take a little while to load, and it just looks frozen. This is different from when you actually select a song and it displays "loading" while loading that folder. For instance, if I go to browse my playlists, and I select my "Rock" playlist (about 2000 tracks), ME "freezes" for a few seconds before it displays the list. The same will happen if you select "browse all media" for a comprehensive list of all songs (depending on how many tracks you've got). Aside from that, I haven't noticed any slow-down.

      And yes, manual database refresh is a must. I didn't even think of that slowing you down, because I set mine to manual right when I first installed it.
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      • #4
        yeah i do have a lot of media.. it does take ages to audit the media but i mean just going from menu to menu it still lags and takes a while to switch... could be that it chews up the CPU on my pc..
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        • #5
          It shouldn't, it's a pretty basic program. It may just be the volume of files you've got in each folder or something. No other processes running in the background? You've got it set to manual database refresh?

          If you want to check if it's eating your CPU, open your task manager, open the 'performance' tab, and then mess around with ME, and see what kind of CPU usage it's doing. Or do the same thing, but watch the 'processes' tab (sort by CPU usage) and see what's going on. You may have to disable "always on top and in focus" in MediaEngine to alt-tab to the task manager.
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