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Topic: Add to DB not going well...
I've used VirtualDJ for a fairly long time and, in the past, have had no trouble scanning (add to DB) the "karaoke" folder on my hard drive or on an external drive. I've tried to migrate to an external SSD and am having to browse the drive before each search. My understanding is...


<HTML>
<ol>
<li>r-click on Karaoke</li>
<li>point to Batch</li>
<li>click on "Add to Search DB"</li>
<ol>
</HTML>


...should add all sub-folders of the Karaoke folder. I've also "removed from.." and added again. the browser window is empty as all my media is in subfolders. When i execute a search, no results come up. If I...

<ol>
<li>r-click on Karaoke</li>
<li>Click on Recurse</li>
<li>r-click on Karaoke</li>
<li>point to Batch</li>
<li>click on "Add to Search DB"</li>
<ol>


... a very fast file count happens. Here's the thing, when i execute a search, the interface shows a browsing file count before displaying results. Here's the thing, I have another folder called "Music" and ,if i select it and do the same routine, when i go back to karaoke, i have to repeat the process.

I did find a suggestion on the VirtualDJ support site for checking r/w permissions; however, the external drive is formatted in extFAT. What am i doing wrong?



 

Posted 5 days ago @ 7:45 pm
How do i delete the first version of this???
 

Posted 5 days ago @ 1:56 am
I've used VirtualDJ for a fairly long time and, in the past, have had no trouble scanning (add to DB) the "karaoke" folder on my hard drive or on an external drive. I've tried to migrate to an external SSD and am having to browse the drive before each search. My understanding is...

r-click on Karaoke ->point to Batch->click on "Add to Search DB"

...should add all sub-folders of the Karaoke folder. I've also "removed from.." and added again. the browser window is empty as all my media is in subfolders. When i execute a search, no results come up. If I...

r-click on Karaoke->Click on Recurse->r-click on Karaoke->point to Batch->click on "Add to Search DB"


... a very fast file count happens. Here's the thing, when i execute a search, the interface shows a browsing file count before displaying results. Here's another thing, I have another folder called "Music" and, if i select it and do the same routine, when i go back to Karaoke, i have to repeat the process.

I did find a suggestion on the VirtualDJ support site for checking r/w permissions; however, the external drive is formatted in extFAT. What am i doing wrong?
 

Posted 5 days ago @ 1:57 am
What's your "REAL" issue ?

I mean, the count number you see while searching is not an issue and most likely it's a quite different thing than what you may think it is.

So, the question remains:
What's your issue ? You search for files and they don't come up ?
Something else ?
 

Posted 5 days ago @ 9:27 am
THANK YOU!

When I enter a search term, the results are not quick. It seems that the browsing count happens every time I change folders. I want to add files from two folders to the DB and have it be persistent. Did that clear it up?
 

Posted 4 days ago @ 11:45 pm
Slow search results could be happening for various reasons.
Song counting on status bar could be happening for a lot of reasons as well.
So, are you 100% sure that your tracks "don't stay" on search db ?
Because most likely your issue is elsewhere and not on the search db itself.

Do a test:
Start VirtualDJ, load a track from the given drive, make a few new hotcues and shut down VirtualDJ.
Start VirtualDJ again, load the same track again and check if the hotcues you created above are present.
If they are then your database (and search db) is working perfectly and your issue(s) derive from something else.

Before we start speculating what it may be, let us know if the database is working fine.
 

Posted 4 days ago @ 7:10 am
Hot cues persisted; however...

Both times these results

1. Start VDJ
2. Search for kraus
3. No result

1. Start vdj
2. + on the ssd drive
3. Click on Karaoke folder
4. Search for kraus
5. No result

1. Start vdj
2. + on the ssd drive
3. Click on Karaoke folder
4. r-click on karaoke folder
5. Click on recurse
6. Search for kraus
7. Karaoke and Music files displayed



 

Posted 3 days ago @ 12:53 am
Click on the button next to the search box (search options)
Based on your description, I assume "Search in current folder" is already selected. (If not, select it)
Then based on your description it seems that "Search all local files" is not selected. Select it!
Now try again..
Does the search issue resolve itself ?

PS: I also assume that you have already checked the settings "showMusic", "showVideo", "showKaraoke" and you have set them according to your desire.
 

Posted 3 days ago @ 10:15 am