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    another prog great!

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    Odyssey: I thought database search is generally limited by the harddrive speed, not as much as the processor.

    For an incremental database build, if I delete a few songs here and there, (instead of one large directory,) would it take much longer?

    Database is indeed pretty powerful. I can select such things as "Ozzy between '80 and '85" or search for "Hayden performed with electric guitar." Perhaps I should think about readapting my hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crippy
    Odyssey: I thought database search is generally limited by the harddrive speed, not as much as the processor.
    Not if your database lives entirely in memory, as mine does.

    Database build is typically less than 1 minute (1500 songs), database load is less than 1 second. Running on a P233 MMX under DOS 6.2.

    I organise things by directory, where each directory is one CD (I choose CD then song on my system). Kinda like a hierarchical playlist (playlist of playlists).

    Wasn't sure at first how you would get away without a playlist/database - you have to have a list of songs somewhere, otherwise how do you know what songs are available to play? Even the directory structure on disk can be considered a database.


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