Slow library search

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This isn't really a problem, but there is no delay at all from when you start typing in the search box and the player starts searching for artists in my collection. If you added like 0.25 seconds delay I wouldn't have the problem with the player searching on "Col", "Cold", "Coldp" before it searches for "Coldplay". It makes the searching very slow compared to that in iTunes.
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This is one big problem especially noticeble in large libraries.
The issue is well known and should be fixed in this release.
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Same problem here, takes seconds to search every character, the problem becomes very obvious when Songbird is compared to other programs.
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I hate having to admit this, but I've switched back to iTunes :/ I don't understand why it's taking so long to fix this problem, gosh, it's not rocket science.
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I've got the same problem. A small delay in returning the search results would solve the problem for me as well.
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Followup: I've tried the 20081011 nightly build. Search has improved a lot, but it still hangs now and then.

On the other hand, updating my library (re-importing) has become lighting fast so I'm hoping searching will be as well some day :)
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Indeed, I tried it with the 20081012build and it became much faster, still somewhat slow with sorting after each character, couldn't it be set to search only after enter is pushed. I think that would feel faster

Thanks a lot, looking forward to the next stable release,
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Hello, I've downloaded the latest version and I have a slow search problem... My library is over 60 GB in size just so you know...
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I'm having the same problem.
how is the status of this bug?
if i use the itunes library in songbird it works really faster.
i like the idea of songbird and its wonderful that it's open source. but this delay is a fatal cause to swich back to itunes.
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since i've installed rc 3, the search works fine.
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sb1 rc3
50,000 songs
super fast searching
happy
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Using the 1.0 and 1.1b1&b2 clients on a Mac (2.16 GHz, 2GB RAM, OSX 10.5.6) I'm seeing huge hangs when searching my library (30,000 or so songs). It's pretty inconsistant, sometimes a library search will only take a couple seconds and other times it will hang for 30 - 90 seconds and completely lock up the program. I can't seem to find a pattern for when it will take a long time, but it's becoming a headache trying to use this program on a daily basis.
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@Logan +1 with 1.20a a littler faster...
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I also got this slow search bug. It takes too long in my opinion
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Using 1.1.1, Build 1018 and having a 100gb library my searches are taking minutes (upto 5!!!). This is a showstopper.
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Enjabain

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I have this problem on my mac with 1.1.1 as well
I have a pretty big library, 15,000 songs, but Ive seen much larger libraries work faster
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SB 1.1 freezes totally when Is each my library of 28k items.

@Rymdkakor: nice nick :) old Super Play-times <3
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Erikw: Thanks ^^ They have a nice name them boys :P I'm Rymdkakor on Loading.se aswell, and I used that nick back when superplay.se was the shit, which it certainly isn't nowadays ;D
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OT
:D Some days ago I actually thought of that time. Do you remember kaktusligan & Kimmoa :P
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Yeah haha, I still have the papers somewhere from when I reported Kimmoa's ass to the police for harrassing my email xD
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Same problem for me... searches taking around 10 minutes.
I first thought that Songbird crashes, but yesterday I went eating with songbird "crashed" and 10-12 Minutes later suddenly Music started to play...
I mean even Winamp or WMP are able to manage searches on my library.
And I atm have only about a quarter of my songs in my Songbird library (around 130GiB).
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you can fix this temporarily by typing your search in something other then songbird and copy/paste it into the songbird search bar. I hope that the new release will be there really soon because it is annoying! :)
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Still not fixed. A media player is only as good as it's ability to search and play your media without locking up or crashing at the 'search' part. Songbird is a joke if you have a moderately sized collection.
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@anavrintobin: I totally agree. This should be prio #1!
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Lito

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This issue should be fixed ASAP ... Sometimes my 40K library is freezing for 10 minutes if I search for an artist, sometimes it does its job within seconds.. It's really irritating. Is there a bug to vote for in bugzilla?
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hmm... I don't know.. it seems to me, that it depends on the artist you search for... search is very fast for 311, but needs minutes for ZZ Top...
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Search, and general application performance, will be greatly improved once Bug 11831 is fixed.

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