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Loading up albums - speed issues
#1
Hi all,

Sorry still on a steep learning curve and need a little help please.

This is my first installation (thats how new I am) but I've done some reading and came across DeZtiny's easy Moode installation (April 2018, which is good), but can't find exactly what I'm looking for.

Here's the issue....

I have copied some flac files to my Moode hardrive last night from my server. I did this by connecting it to my PC usb and just a normal copy/past.
This took over 7 hours last night while catching up on some badly needed shuteye.

I've now connected the HD to Moode and in the process of scanning/uploading it into the Moode library, but its saying its going to take another 2186 hours, or 91 days or 3 months Unless this is the total playing time). 
Huummm , I'm thinking this can't be right can it. And how can you tell when its completed its scanning as the round revolving circle top right of the screen has stopped and there are a lot of albums that are empty is this because its still uploading, if so why as the revolving circle stopped ?.

Not sure if this is useful to know, all my files are FLAC and I'm running a PI 3B, connected to a 2TBHD,  and managing all of this via my networked PC.  Any help or comments would be very much appreciated. 
Thanks All
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#2
<< This is my first installation (thats how new I am) but I've done some reading and came across DeZtiny's easy Moode installation (April 2018, which is good), but can't find exactly what I'm looking for. >>

@Lodgemoorlad

You are not saying which MoOde version you've installed (and configured). I've searched the Forum for DeZtiny's post and, indeed, it is a nice write-up with comprehensive installation and configuration instructions; lazy as I am I gave up reading the whole content so I cannot comment whether there is anything else that needs modified/updated (apart from the MoOde version).

The latst MoOde image can be downloaded from here http://moodeaudio.org/ and the Setup Guide can be obtained from here https://github.com/moode-player/moode/bl.../setup.txt

If one has not have previous experience with MoOde installation/configuration (or any other headless distribution) probably it is best one configures the RPi as the Player (no HAT or USB DAC) and testing while using internal Audio Test, the RADIO and an USB memory stick with a few music files ALL done with the RPi connected by an Ethernet cable to the LAN. Once everything is satisfactory one can test the same over a WiFi connection and if all is good one should add a HAT or USB DAC and configure the new hardware set-up in MoOde accordingly. NO updates/scripts/modifications should be done to the MoOde installation YET should one be tempted to try some new 'add-on' features that are not part of the MoOde version.

After powering down and re-attaching the LAN cable one can connect the USB storage device containing the music files (the music files get copied the fastest only when the USB storage device is plugged in directly to the original storage PC... copying via the LAN from the source PC to the RPi/DAC/USB Storage combo is the SLOWEST). Power up and nce the USB storage device is recognised by MoOde one can start to start the Library Scan following the SETUP GUIDE and attempt to do NOTHING until the scanning is carried out and gets completed..

Once the Library database is built and one can test satisfactorily the music in the Library one can again test the same via WiFi if needed.

Initial scanning takes the longest and it is depending on the network connection (LAN connection being the best choice) and the amount of data. You will know that the Library scan is completed when as you say, << the round revolving circle top right of the screen has stopped >>. Bad tagging/no tagging of the music files may cause problems, the Forums has quite a few threads with references to Library scanning problems.

If you are not sure about one or more aspects of the initial installation/configuration I would suggest a fresh installation/configuration.
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#3
DeZtiny's easy Moode installation hasn't been updated by the O/P since 2018.

Download the current MoOde image 6.7.1 and write to a uSD-card with Etcher then use it to boot MoOde and use the configuration tabs to set up via the UI.

http://moodeaudio.org/
https://www.balena.io/etcher/

Mike's advice is good   Wink
I am a professional finder with the memory of an elephant.... a curse but a useful curse :-)
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#4
(07-28-2020, 10:02 AM)CallMeMike Wrote: << This is my first installation (thats how new I am) but I've done some reading and came across DeZtiny's easy Moode installation (April 2018, which is good), but can't find exactly what I'm looking for. >>

@Lodgemoorlad  

You are not saying which MoOde version you've installed (and configured). I've searched the Forum for DeZtiny's post and, indeed, it is a nice write-up with comprehensive installation and configuration instructions; lazy as I am I gave up reading the whole content so I cannot comment whether there is anything else that needs modified/updated (apart from the MoOde version).

The latst MoOde image can be downloaded from here http://moodeaudio.org/  and the Setup Guide can be obtained from here https://github.com/moode-player/moode/bl.../setup.txt  

If one has not have previous experience with MoOde installation/configuration (or any other headless distribution) probably it is best one configures the RPi as the Player (no HAT or USB DAC) and testing while using internal Audio Test, the RADIO and an USB memory stick with a few music files ALL done with the RPi connected by an Ethernet cable to the LAN. Once everything is satisfactory one can test the same over a WiFi connection and if all is good one should add a HAT or USB DAC and configure the new hardware set-up in MoOde accordingly.  NO updates/scripts/modifications should be done to the MoOde installation YET should one be tempted to try some new 'add-on' features that are not part of the MoOde version.

After powering down and re-attaching the LAN cable one can connect the USB storage device containing the music files (the music files get copied the fastest only when the USB storage device is plugged in directly to the original storage PC... copying via the LAN from the source PC to the RPi/DAC/USB Storage combo is the SLOWEST). Power up and nce the USB storage device is recognised by MoOde one can start to start the Library Scan following the SETUP GUIDE and attempt to do NOTHING until the scanning is carried out and gets completed..

Once the Library database is built and one can test satisfactorily the music in the Library one can again test the same via WiFi if needed.

Initial scanning takes the longest and it is depending on the network connection (LAN connection being the best choice) and the amount of data. You will know that the Library scan is completed when as you say, << the round revolving circle top right of the screen has stopped  >>.  Bad tagging/no tagging of the music files may cause problems, the Forums has quite a few threads with references to Library scanning problems.

If you are not sure about one or more aspects of the initial installation/configuration I would suggest a fresh installation/configuration.

Hi CallMeMike, really really appreciate your help and time as your invaluable support is going to save me a lot of time and frustrations..I will certainly take note of your advice and when I get home I'll look at the instructions in more details via the link you have kindly copied into your reply. It feels like Christmas, can't tell you how how exciting this is. And, Moode certainly looks like its going to fit the bill for my needs,  so thanks again for your time and help. LML
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#5
(07-28-2020, 10:16 AM)DRONE7 Wrote: DeZtiny's easy Moode installation hasn't been updated by the O/P since 2018.

Download the current MoOde image 6.7.1 and write to a uSD-card with Etcher then use it to boot MoOde and use the configuration tabs to set up via the UI.

http://moodeaudio.org/
https://www.balena.io/etcher/

Mike's advice is good   Wink

Hi Drone7,
Sorry for the late reply I was driving. Right, thanks for noting and letting me know about the update !!!..More time saved with this little gem.
When you're new to forums, like me, by default, you know nothing or very little about the project/topic etc, so to get help from those who do know is a massive help for an newby. So thanks again and I dare say I' might be back again over the next few days if I get stuck Smile Smile...
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