Old 21st March 2007, 16:25   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1
Realistic maximum number of songs

I have a collection of over 36,000 songs, spanning over 1,000 CD's. I haven't found a "juke" that will handle the numbers gracefully. Can anyone tell me if Winamp can handle the load? The problem is most 'jukes add a tag for every file, and each tag takes memory, so if you are using 1.3K per song (not uncommon) for the tag, and there are a boat load of songs, that can lead to a 45 - 50 mByte cache hanging around. The OS does not like to swap a chunk that big, and ends up spending more time moving memory than playing the song, if it can keep track that is.

Enough bitching, does anyone know the practical limit to the number of songs Winamp can handle? It takes days to load a 'juke, and it would be nice to know ahead of time.

dwurmfeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd March 2007, 03:02   #2
Hiding in plain sight (mod)
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 9,910
should be fine in winamp, it will only take a long time to load, if your computer is slow and its set to read metadata on load.

mind you, its pretty retarded putting that many files into a playlist, because you'd never get through them at any one time.

using the media library would be the best solution for you(if their local files) so you can just pick and choose what you want to listed to.
Rocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd March 2007, 09:02   #3
DJ Egg
Winamp & Shoutcast Team
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 35,857
I have over 30,000 files in my media library, and in my main playlist, and Winamp (5.34 beta) loads them pretty fast here (and I'm not a retard, lol).
DJ Egg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th January 2012, 22:57   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2
I have over 80,000 songs and it can't take anymore

I have over 80,000 and it stopped adding them after that. Can anybody help me to see if I can get it over 80,000.
SStevens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th January 2020, 13:10   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 1
Hi all,

My collection isn't as big... (about 25k) songs.
Seems like WinAMP is crashing even then.

I also set the properties to read the file contents only upon playing the file.... Still crashes.
Folscher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2020, 20:52   #6
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 1
mine is about 30k and i have no problem
thantokak22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2020, 20:57   #7
Forum King
MrSinatra's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: WKPS, State College
Posts: 5,689
Send a message via AIM to MrSinatra
I have over 80,000 and I'm sure I'd have np over 100,000

Keep ur DB small by keeping ur tags clean and stripped of unnecessary info:


Also use mp3val.

PENN STATE Radio or http://www.LION-Radio.org/
BUG #1 = Winamp skips short tracks
Wish #1 = Multiple Column Sorting
Wish #2 = Add TCMP/Compilation editing
MrSinatra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2020, 15:08   #8
Junior Member
Alrock's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 41
117533 items [365days+6:13:26] [693.46 GB] & counting.
Alrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Go Back   Winamp & Shoutcast Forums > Winamp > Winamp Technical Support

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump