not to rescan all after adding a Genre
Each time I allow a new Genre to Bliss starts rescanning every single file.
Even if there is a good reason for that I suggest it does so only if requested.
Andy Fox commented
Would definitely like to see this feature implemented. Have just gone though much pain as a result of several genres not being in my allowed list.
Matt Jenkins commented
A simple database lookup would be fastest. Record details of all the tracks and their genres, along with all the other details about them, and then you just look up from that database the tracks / albums that require assessing against the change you made. Maybe with a "reassess all" option for if you have made changes outside of bliss.
Yep, that would be another solution.
Another workaround, and this is a bit crappy but, is to note down all the genres you want to allow and then add them yourself to the allowed genre list ( http://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2011/07/05/new-release-20110628-from-genre-tree-to-genre-list/ ). Adding them in one batch at least means there's only one rescan.
But yeah, that's a pretty tedious workaround.
I have the same issue; perhaps a "commit to changes" button which puts changes into effect, prior to which there's no rescan? As it stands it'll take me weeks (due to all those rescans) to do what might otherwise take hours (or minutes, if I had a smaller library).
I understand that this is a pain and it takes a long time, so I agree with your point. The reason it works this way is that (at the moment) it's the only way of asserting that all albums obey the new rules.
A few options that would speed this up:
- Record which genre each album falls into, and only re-assess those with the genre that has been added
- Only re-assess genre, not cover art, files etc