Is a more precise progress bar / readout available?

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    doubleTwist Support

    Hello,

    Thanks for the feedback. We appreciate it.

    Changes to the user interface have been suggested by other users so we are evaluating all of the suggestions for the future roadmap.

    Feedback like yours helps us to prioritize our future development plans. I've sent your comments on to our product manager.

    Thanks.
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    doubleTwist Support

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  • Dr. Twist

    Unfortunately, there's currently no way to pre-fetch the total number of songs in order to display a precise import progress bar. This is because we use specific cloud provider APIs to search for mp3s and other audio formats and they usually don't provide us with a precise total upfront. Also, some providers are slower than others. For example, OneDrive usually performs quite well while Google Drive can take 2-3 seconds per file. The bulk of the time is because of the metadata extraction. CloudPlayer extracts music metadata such as album,track and artist info, as well as artwork, from each song in your library which is an intrinsically slow process for large libraries.

    In the future, we may offer the option to do some of this work on a doubleTwist server, which could make the process faster.

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  • Travis Illig

    I could be misunderstanding or maybe not explaining well, but... I see it already knows how many songs it's synchronizing ("Adding 18819 songs" sits right below the progress bar) and I have to assume that it'd be possible to keep a counter that just increments as songs are completed in the synchronization, so... maybe you can't get how much longer it will take, but I can't imagine that if the total number is there and you know how many you've done so far that showing "# completed / total" would be that difficult. If the data isn't there, like in a cloud sync or whatever, don't show it; if it's there, show it.

    It'd also know why it takes some songs so long to sync - for example, I know some get copied straight over and some are getting transcoded to play on my Android phone. Seeing whether it's transcoding or just copying would also be interesting.

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