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Info windows for albums/artists don't make sense in default installs - joebrady - 2013-01-24

Problem: in a default setup it doesn't make sense to have the info window for albums or artists as there is little to no meta data available on fresh library imports.

Solution: We have a setting to automatically download additional meta data on import, but it's disabled by default. Enable this by default BUT don't scrape this information during library import, but queue a job that does this after the initial import has finished. (same probably for actors)



RE: In a default setup it doesn't make sense to have the info window for albums - jmarshall - 2013-01-24

Agreed, this requires the music scanner is rewritten to use a jobqueue for the artists/albums.

Once done we can certainly enable the setting by default, though I think we'd also need to consider prompting on first scan to ensure user gets a chance to change the default scraper stuff.


RE: In a default setup it doesn't make sense to have the info window for albums - Martijn - 2013-01-24

The Heimdall scraper engine was supposed to do this iirc?


RE: In a default setup it doesn't make sense to have the info window for albums - jmarshall - 2013-01-24

IMO we shouldn't rely on something that isn't yet fully realised. We need to fix up what we have in concert with doing something new.


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