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Problems with a large collection
#1
Hello,

I have an Rpi 3B+, powered by a 5 amp SMPS and an Allo Boss 1.2 DAC powered by a 1.5 amp linear power supply. I have a large music collection mounted on a Qnap TS453A NAS. The Pi is connected via 2g wifi to a router and the router to the NAS by cat 6 cable. (LAN not WAN) The collection on the NAS is approximately 1.4 TB, mostly flacs.

mo0de (4.4) runs fine until I point it to the collection on the NAS, after which it is essentially non-functional exhibiting long load times, failed loads, long wait times, crashes, stuttered playback, non-functional interface, etc.

I have tried three clients, a phone, a tablet, (both Chrome) and a pc running Linux (Firefox) all with similar results. I have checked the loads on the Rpi, the NAS and the clients and they are all nominal. I have also checked memory everywhere and there is plenty to spare.

Even when mo0de is non-functional I can play music by sshing into the Rpi and using a command line client like mpc.

I sent this report to Tim and he asked me to post it here with as much detail as possible. If you need any more info let me know.

Best,

John
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#2
Hi John,

How many tracks?

Examine MPD log and post a sample of any errors that appear related to MPD database update.

Code:
cat /var/log/mpd/log

-Tim
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#3
(12-24-2018, 12:51 AM)Tim Curtis Wrote: Hi John,

How many tracks?

Examine MPD log and post a sample of any errors that appear related to MPD database update.

Code:
cat /var/log/mpd/log

-Tim

Hey Tim, I'll write a little script to count them and have a look at the logs. Back tomorrow.

    John
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#4
(12-24-2018, 01:15 AM)Listener Wrote:
(12-24-2018, 12:51 AM)Tim Curtis Wrote: Hi John,

How many tracks?

Examine MPD log and post a sample of any errors that appear related to MPD database update.

Code:
cat /var/log/mpd/log

-Tim

Hey Tim, I'll write a little script to count them and have a look at the logs. Back tomorrow.

    John

There you go: 'exception playlist too large'

    John
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#5
Are u trying to add your entire collection to the main Playlist ???
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#6
(12-24-2018, 02:51 AM)Tim Curtis Wrote: Are u trying to add your entire collection to the main Playlist ???

No, well, errr..., maybe. I wanted to shuffle a portion of my collection so I clicked on a directory and selected clear and play. I now gather that creates a play list. Is there another way to shuffle a large collection?

     John
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#7
(12-24-2018, 12:51 AM)Tim Curtis Wrote: Hi John,

How many tracks?

Approximately 32,000 in that directory tree.

     John
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#8
(12-25-2018, 08:08 PM)Listener Wrote:
(12-24-2018, 02:51 AM)Tim Curtis Wrote: Are u trying to add your entire collection to the main Playlist ???

No, well, errr..., maybe. I wanted to shuffle a portion of my collection so I clicked on a directory and selected clear and play. I now gather that creates a play list. Is there another way to shuffle a large collection?

     John

Try Auto-shuffle :-)

Turn it on in Audio config, then on the Playback panel click the Random button. You should also see the consume button light up.

If you want Auto-shuffle to play only a portion of your collection then open the Customize screen and enter  an Auto-shuffle filter string.
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#9
(12-25-2018, 08:19 PM)Tim Curtis Wrote: Try Auto-shuffle :-)

Turn it on in Audio config, then on the Playback panel click the Random button. You should also see the consume button light up.

If you want Auto-shuffle to play only a portion of your collection then open the Customize screen and enter  an Auto-shuffle filter string.

I see, said the blind man. Smile

    John
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#10
...and he bumped into the wall….
 Angry
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