“……Did you place the library on the laptop or on the NAS? Even if you aren't using tags, MC 12 is using the library”
Pardon my ignorance, but, uh, So what? What does it matter where the actual Library is located?
BTW… even that word Library in MC is counterintuitive… to me. Isn't a library is wehre all the books are… in MC it’s merely it’s data base… and not the actual physical locations of the books.
Those denotative discrepancies continually crop up viewing the Options panel settings.
Look for info on Portable installs! Good luck.
My two wired desktops have it on site, where ever JR puts it by default.
The laptop is not different in that regard.
All the files I access routinely are on the NAS. Only the Vista 32 bit SP 2 unit has troubles . It’s one difference? It’s a wireless connection… using an Intel Prowireless 3945 ABG connection card.
It’s a bit quicker hooked up via wire.. not a lot though. Cuople of seconds maybe.
Ultimately I figured out this… if all the files are at the exact same location only one library (database)needs be used… so I used one pc to intake the files names and locations… and after a day or so non stop of that action, I cloned that Library to the other two PCs, one desk, one laptop.
Ituens does the 14K tracks in about 10 minutes or less. Not 20+ hours. (not bitching mind you, just pointing out some diffs which have added to my grief.)
See this post here for more info:
…and this one at J Rivers forum:
…it was recently merged with another by Jim H. So I hope that link works for you.
I’ve also posted at the “Computer Audiophile”. Likewise, with about the same success, albeit lots more input.
My SN every where is the same as here. ‘blindjim’
“……Win 7 isn't relevant to your problem. Nor is MC 13. You need to diagnose your problem and solve it!”
Duh. Looks like till now, if I didn’t do it no one could... or would.
If you check out the dates for all these posts, and consider I got the NAS up and running around JAN. 10 09… have made 3 calls now to Iomega support… and spent most if not all of the past two weeks crawling around the net seeking solutions, reading white papers on Intels pro wireless cards, Vista tips, networking, and MC’s online info… You would see the import of this action to me.
I’d say devoting the better part of every day since, to divesting myself of this issue seems noteworthy enough an effort.
Me solving it, as you said, is nothing less than my main focus. But of course you couldn’t have been aware of my efforts entireity, or the time I’ve put into it on my own… but if you don’t know where to look to begin with it takes time… if you can’t go as quickly as once you didd it will take still more…and the frustration as you see here and now, keeps growing.
Sorry if I seem adversarial. I bare no malice to you. The wound is new and redressing it uncovers lingering agitation
I’ve found out these items for certain…
It’s not the NAS
It’s not the ROUTER
Other software media players, like WMP & iTunes work with immediacy, regardless the personal confuser being used OR it’s connection methodology.
The problem as I now kknow it is at odds with the Vista + MC config or some incompatibility therein.
I suspect it is the MC setup on the Vista. I think it needs to be set differently with the items I have in use with it now inclusive of the Vista laptop.
Adding a wireless USB adapter to an XP home desktop pc, I experienced near the same delays with initiation of track playback.
Where? NAS OR ROUTER?
My current thoughts are now to install MC onto the NAS itself, but those efforts last nite failed….
I did ask Iomega first, if I put a server onto the NAS WOULD IT CAUSE ANY PROBLEM ELSEWHERE They said they didn’t think so.
SO I CREATED A FOLDER THERE, left it unprotected, and tried to install it, but something went awry. Probably when I tried to update an older version of MC prior to inputing my key for it.
So It ain’t for lack of trying on my part Bill. Perish the thought. I’m sick over all this expenditure of time and well, some money… But mostly time though… and the lack of insightful spot on help from MC forums, especially.
It seems if you don’t keep up with the changes and maintain the current version you get overlooked… or something. Don’t know. Don’t care… but it do suck not getting help.
Consequently, I’ve posted here where other’s are more open to providing input…
So thanks very very much for your thoughtful input on this matter. It is more than appreciated. It is sorely needed.
You are more than welcome to contact me off thread by what ever means. Shoot me an email and I'll tell you there.