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  1. Didn't work. Program did not allow me to enter a 0 before single digits, i.e. 01. After saving and then rechecking the disc number was still showing as 1.
  2. Thanks, will give that a try. Makes a good deal of sense.
  3. All the disc number fields had already been filled 1-52 and still it doesn't work correctly 1 then 11 etc.
  4. Thanks Bob, I agree it should be easy to fix and will try and notify Damien. With respect to removing all vestiges of the program before re-installing; I agree and in fact have done so from my ~library. the main Library and even from the System library. Includes all files that have been mentioned as well as from private/var in the system Library. Non of that helped with being able to import/sync with the Music Folder and have all the music imported. The frustration is that I had everything synced correctly before the database file declared itself "offline". So not being able to get back to that point is something I can't understand/ Thanks again for all your responses.
  5. I have been using Audirvana for several years and recently encountered a problem I can't resolve. My music library has grown considerably since I first imported it into Audirvana and last week when i opened the program (after adding 12 new albums to my Music Folder) it failed to sync the new music and when I then went to the Library preference tab the sqlite file was shown as "offline" and was greyed out and would not respond when I clicked on "sync". Tried many things to no avail. Finally I decided to do a fresh import of the entire music folder. I uninstalled Audirvana and all associated files and re-installed followed by selecting the Music Folder in the Library pref and allowing the program to sync the contents. Took two days to sync and when I looked it had missed over 1200 albums from what should be there and had been before. Again I uninstalled and deleted all associated files and tried again. This time after another two day sync it was missing about 850 albums. Not only is it failing to sync to the Music folder fully it is failing differently each time I sync. I suspect it is choking on the size of the Music folder which contains just over 50 thousand albums. Any thoughts as to how to get a full and consistent sync? Music folder is on a six disk external RAID array of 6tb drives. Also, as an aside, one other frustration I am having with Audirvana's library management is that I can't find a way to view a 52 album boxset sequentially. Instead of listing them by their album names (which are identical except for the disc number 1-52) they are displaying disc 1, disc 11 and then when you get to 2 it is followed by 20 etc. Any thoughts on how to get Audirvana to count sequentially 1 through 52? All music files have completed metadata which shows fully in either iTunes or JRiverMC. And on both those programs album totals and song totals match exactly. Also on both those databases the ABC of the Blues albums show sequentially 1-52.
  6. I am not syncing to iTunes, merely using it for entering metadata. I am directly syncing to an external drive which holds my music folder. Making the changes in the view menu bar is not being reflected in the metadata of the tracks or albums. But regardless of the fixes within AV, the broader question is why, when one does a full sync of the music folder, do the changes to diacritical characters fail to be reflected in the Audirvana database.
  7. Further, I can't find where to change metadata for album artist. Is there a way to change album artist within the view metadata column?
  8. That may address sorting issues, but does not fix the issue of diacritcs not being recognized during syncing. Nor does it fix the names of the artist or album artist. Maybe I am missing something.
  9. I noticed a recent issue of diacritics not being recognized in syncing the library. I had previously added three albums from the artist Cheikh Lô, only originally had spelled it Cheikh Lo. Later I made the change in iTunes to replace artist and album artist with the correct spelling of Cheikh Lô. When I did a later sync in Audirvana 3.0.3 it failed to recognize these changes and left the names as Cheikh Lo throughout all the albums. Any thoughts on how to prompt AV to recognize the changed name?
  10. I have posted before about problems I have had syncing with my music folder. Since then I have experimented by using different sized library folders and at least on my system, I have found that music library size is a major determinate as to the time it takes to sync. With a folder (small music library) that contains 11,000+ albums on a single 6tb drive it takes A+ almost 9 hours to complete the syncing process. Even when adding only one new album the program still takes the same amount of time to work through the process. While that is happening the application is functionally unusable as any movement of the cursor initiates a 'beach ball' that forestalls any further action. Yesterday I added a new Aaron Neville album and because it starts with a double Aa I saw Audirvana sync with it early in the syncing process and the song count grow by 12, which is the number of songs in the album. But even after the album had been added, the syncing progress bar remained blue and the program continued to sync for another nine hours before it completed the process and I could play music. I assume that it is progressing to plod through each album folder looking for any possible changes and that the timing is determined solely by the number of songs it has to sort through and the speed of the underlying database application utilized by A+. If I am wrong about these assumptions or if anyone can make a suggestion as to how I might alleviate this issue I would welcome all thoughts and ideas. In contrast to A+, JRiver MC takes about three minutes to import, analyze and re-sync to the folder after adding the one album. While I prefer the sound of A+, having to wait 9 hours each time I add music or make modifications to the existing music folder is a burden, when compared to the expeditious treatment in JRMC. And the use of my large library would be unthinkable. BTW, this is using a mac mini i7 processor and 16 gigs ram with a 240 Crucial SSD internal drive and a 6tb HGST external using USB 3. Dedicated audio machine running no other apps.
  11. "It may not be what you want to hear, but A+ speed improved significantly when I upgraded my 2009 iMac to an internal SSD. I highly recommend this step to anybody with a significant library size." Have had an internal SSD for several years, 16 gigs of ram and an i7 processor. If you read the original post (695) you will see that the issue is transient. Works fine after I trash the library and reimport all songs but once I add even once additional song after the rebuild of the library the sluggishness returns.
  12. one thing to remember is that you can't have the original music HD with "organize' checked and a clone of it with the same 'organize ' checed as well or they will alternate redoing everything to correct file path issues. When you had it working I suspect that the organization option was only checked for one of the drives. Which should allow it to work as you want it too. At least to to extent I understood your issues.
  13. Freann... I think you rare right, time to bite the bullet and wipe the slates, importing the newly named hard drive from scratch. And I think it will work. BUT the fear here is that as soon as i modify the new mint library by adding music or changing metadata the sluggish behavior will reemerge. And while I can experiment each time I restore the testbed back to a responsive state, the fact that to do so takes a couple days to do the fresh music import, makes it an issue I would like to explore little before having to go through two many iterations of instal/remove/reinstall to try and nail the issue down,
  14. Thanks Freann for the suggestion. I am using a mac mini i7 with 16 gb of ram and an internal SSD (256gb). The machine is dedicated to audio. I have been running it with up sampling set to none and have tried various combinations of exclusive mode, direct mode and integer mode and the sluggishness remains in all configurations. Just timed a switch from one song to the next (using the skip button) and it took just over fifteen seconds. About six seconds before any reaction (original song just kept playing), then beach ball for about seven seconds (silence) and another two seconds as you could see it preparing to play the next song.
  15. Thanks for the suggestion; tried it and it didn't help. Still switching between songs takes a very long time. Unless someone has another suggestion I will trash the entire library database and re-import all music again. I suspect this may help, as it did before (see message #695) but if it subsequently slows after the next time I import music, then I am back to where I was unless the cause can be determined. Perhaps, it is simply an issue of library size, although other music apps are not similarly affected.
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