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[feature request] rescan/reindex function for the media library in standard player [answered]

asked 2014-11-10 22:22:48 +0300

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updated 2014-11-11 00:19:03 +0300

Not the first time: I occasionally run into some indexing problem of the media library of the standard player app (new mp3 files on the external sd card not or only partially recognized after adding a new album in my case). Up to now the only workaround seems to be to reset the media library cache with tracker-control -r (on the command line) and then restarting the media player (or running tracker-control -se) and hoping it will correctly reindex the music collection. Not a big issue but somewhat irritating.

I would greatly appreciate having an option (pulley media entry) to rescan and reindex all the media files from inside the standard media player app. Ideally you could even give a set of folders to scan and/or to skip. Additionally, the progress of the scanning and indexing process should be displayed with a bar or percentage.

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Agreed, or sort the tracker service to work properly.

On Openrepos, there is an app by Schturman called 'Tracker-control refresher', install it and make the app as a pulley shortcut.


Edz ( 2014-11-10 22:38:37 +0300 )edit

@Markkyboy, @nthn and @r0kk3rz: yes, true, there are some other workarounds, nevertheless it should be a standard feature fully integrated in the standard media player app, including progress bar and folder selection.

melg01 ( 2014-11-10 23:06:18 +0300 )edit

@melg01: tracker indexes more than just music files. Having it integrated in Settings is the best possible solution. The entire point of the Settings app is to have all settings for all apps in one place (although currently this is only the case for first party apps).

nthn ( 2014-11-11 00:48:03 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-11-10 22:47:16 +0300

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In update (and further), after installing 'Sailfish utilities' from the Store, there is an option in Settings to clear the tracker database.

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cant find any "sailfish utilities" app in the jolla store :/

mlatu ( 2014-12-03 18:37:04 +0300 )edit

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