[mythtv-users] Mythvideo takes long time to scan

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Sun Dec 12 21:08:18 UTC 2010

On 12/12/2010 16:01, The GUIGuy wrote:
> On 13/12/10 00:45, Raymond Wagner wrote:
>> On 12/12/2010 07:24, The GUIGuy wrote:
>> The only previous issues like this I've heard before have been people
>> using CIFS to share a very large media collection, and running MythVideo
>> in browse mode. In browse mode, MythVideo has to scan your entire tree
>> from scratch each time, as opposed to the couple seconds normally needed
>> to build from the database. Additionally, the only time the database is
>> updated is when you run 'Scan for Videos'. Not when you simply enter
>> 'Watch Videos'.
> Thanks for that Raymond. I am using CIFS and it is a large collection.
> Sorry to seem so obtuse, but where do I find the "Browse file" mode 
> switch/ flag? I see "Browse by metadata", but that's about it in the 
> video settings on the front end.

In the 'm' menu, there is an 'Enable File Browse Mode' which turns this 
on and off.  It's basically a switch between acting as a dumb file 
browser, and functioning as a full media library.

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