Old 23rd November 2007, 01:00   #1
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Media Library Crashing

Winamp / Media Library / Local Media / Watch Folders

When I scan a root directory with lots of sub-directories and files/folders without fail Winamp will eventually crash. Is there a limit to the number of files/folders that winamp can scan?

I've uninstalled/removed all traces of winamp and reinstalled and it still happens.

If I scan smaller folders I don't have any problems.

I have everything sorted by genre, I really don't want to move things around just to index them.

Maybe as a wish request, if the folder hasn't changed (number of files/size) then skip it during rescan? That would speed things up quite a bit. (if the folder has changed, then scan it)
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Old 23rd November 2007, 03:49   #2
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i'd say its crashing on a corrupted file(s), or the paths to get to the mp3 is too long.

their is no limit, but their is a limitation in some windows versions as to how long the path can be before it decides its errenous.
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Old 23rd November 2007, 04:45   #3
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I'd think they'd just code the program to skip corrupted files (or better yet flag them), the same with long file paths/names. could this really be what's crashing it?
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Old 23rd November 2007, 07:51   #4
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Did you try the in_mp3 update patch?
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....=278538#update

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