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  • Pre-built databases

    2 things

    First off, Is it possible to incorporate pr-built databases for music and video in mediacar? I've seen this in other software where you dont have to wait 15 seconds for your 50 folders of music and or video to load up so you can browse through them. Can this be done in Media Car? please coyote??

    speaking of which, coyote hasn't posted for 30 days straight..
    what's going on man?
    mobo $130 ; 150wOpus-$200 ; 256mb pc2700 -$10 ; 120gb HDD 7200-$70 ; Lilliput TS 7"-$265 ; USB LAN-Free AR ; Rikaline 6010 GPS-$34 ; ShuttleXpress-$37
    Total = $746....Carputer = Priceless

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    If I were the author of MC I would not go as far as using a database, which would speed things up, but would instead do something along the lines of:

    - first startup: scan media and build file based XML Database. generate a checksum for every folder, something simple like the the total size of that folder.
    - while running, use windows change notification on folders to add/del from XML
    - subsequent runs, check only the checksums and traverse into folders that fail to match the checksum.

    Alternatively, you could upgrade some of the hardware to solve the problem, make sure the disk is optimized etc. I presume you are using XP, if not the NTFS is much faster than the vfat FS of win98.
    .//Daren
    (Epia M10000/C134) (C137/MII 10000) Liliput /Opus 150W/DVD/512MB/80GB/Hummer H1
    MediaCar/CoPilot7/Routis

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    • #3
      uhhh... yeah,

      do what mobileh said, thats basically what i meant,
      he's just a lot smarter than i am.

      instead of constantly having it checksums, just have a refresh button that would check and, update the database.

      and yeah i'm using xp
      mobo $130 ; 150wOpus-$200 ; 256mb pc2700 -$10 ; 120gb HDD 7200-$70 ; Lilliput TS 7"-$265 ; USB LAN-Free AR ; Rikaline 6010 GPS-$34 ; ShuttleXpress-$37
      Total = $746....Carputer = Priceless

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