I was working on a way to organize by Genre where it just opens the first song of each album that it finds, but there have been problems. Lets say you have 500 singles in a single folder. The program would have to go out and open the first 200 characters in the filename where the ID3 tag is stored. The program would then have to record what it finds either in a temporary grid or database. It could either store it or it could rebuild the grid at each startup or when the user opens the Audio module. In any of these cases, it would take a tremendous amount of time to build, and update, or time to open, etc. I felt that it would be easier to have the user just simply organize their music in Genre folders or by artists/then albums, or by albums, or however they preferred. This would save people from having to go through and make sure all of there ID3 tags are filled out and correct. There are also about 250 or more Genres alone in winamps list. So not only would it take time to read the files in, it would also take time to translate the Genre as it doesnt store a word, it stores a number which would have to be translated to Rock, or Alternative or whatever it happens to be.Originally Posted by senseless228
I have about 150 albums on my carputer and it takes about 5 to 10 seconds to build the Album art list, which is acceptible, but I tested the same type of thing for genre and it took at least 60 seconds just to do several albums. This obviously isnt an acceptible delay. I have tried several of the other front ends features that can sort by different ID3 tags and every single one of them either have a tremendous delay or they dont sort completely where there are missing files, etc. True it would be extremely nice to be able to hit a button for Albums, and it gives you an alphabetical list, or hit an Artist button, or Genre button and it does the same, but like I said the only way that this can happen is if the program does a search and then stores the information in a database. I think most people would prefer to organzie the folders instead or having to rebuild the database everytime they add or remove music. What does everyone think about this? Please let me know. Thanks.