I'm importing my library to noise (there are about 12000 songs in my library, and it's been going 3 hours so far. It's about half way through, so likely to be totalling in the region of 6 hours. Is there anything I can do to speed up the process short of submitting a pull request to thread the library import?

  • I'm having the same issue. I love the look and feel of Noise, but it takes too long to import a big library (~140Gb of music files, some in mp3 and the others in flac). This is the only thing that keeps me from using Noise. : ( Rhythmbox completes the scanning in less than an hour. I have an i7 (notebook) and it uses ~95% of one of the cores of the processor, and slows the response of the SO. This is not problem on it's own, but is a core used at high load for really long time, so it becomes a little anoying. PD: Sorry about my english, I'm a little rusty.
    – Marcos
    Commented Sep 19, 2016 at 16:09
  • It does seem to be purely because the app is single threaded. I might look into threading it myself if I can find where the source is hosted... I guess this question becomes a feature request now :)
    – XtrmJosh
    Commented Sep 20, 2016 at 23:11

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That bug/feature request is the way to go. In fact, one exists, so please subscribe to the bug report here for when the devs need help testing solutions. If you want to give the open source devs some extra incentive, try putting a developer bounty on the task. And of course, if you're interested in writing it yourself...

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