Initial Add/Rescan

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Initial Add/Rescan

Post by chrisjj » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:42 am

Suggestion: change the post-install initial Add/Rescan to offer My Music, rather than c:\ as currently.
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Re: Initial Add/Rescan

Post by nohitter151 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:33 am

A good suggestion as scanning all of C:\ can add quite a few unwanted audio files to the library.
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Re: Initial Add/Rescan

Post by Dreadlau » Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:47 am

Great Idea. Will be more simple for novice users.

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Re: Initial Add/Rescan

Post by Lowlander » Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:51 am

Yep, and doesn't have them wondering what all the system sounds are doing in the Library.
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Re: Initial Add/Rescan

Post by nynaevelan » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:04 pm

I give my support as well along with the possibility not to have all hard drives ticked.

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Re: Initial Add/Rescan

Post by GeraldB » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:56 pm

Excellent. Would have prevented me from getting sound effects and other junk in my MM library.
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Re: Initial Add/Rescan

Post by Eyal » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:50 pm

Useless if the music is in another folder(s) or an external hard drive(s).

It's standard behaviour to offer to scan ALL folders/drives for an initial add/scan.
But it should prompt the user to select/unselect locations to scan first.

Novice users sometimes don't even know where their music is stored.
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Re: Initial Add/Rescan

Post by chrisjj » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:10 pm

> Useless if the music is in another folder(s) or an external hard drive(s).

No. It has the same use as when the music is in My Music - it eliminates junk.

> It's standard behaviour to offer to scan ALL folders/drives for an initial add/scan.

"Standard"? What standard??

(EDIT: It is not standard on e.g. Window Media Player. V9 by default scans "C: excluding program folders")

> Novice users sometimes don't even know where their music is stored.

It is a lot easier for them to later scan additional locations than to scrape out the junk scanned by the current behaviour.
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Re: Initial Add/Rescan

Post by Lowlander » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:20 pm

Actually MediaMonkey does show the locations dialog so the user can select/deselect the folders/drives required.

And I yeah I think most media software asks to scan everything as they would like to manage everything on your machine.
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Re: Initial Add/Rescan

Post by Dreadlau » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:12 am

Come on poeple.

This idea goes towards novice users.
And it makes sense.

I don't have my music in "My music" but I know that
novice users usually have it there.

I don't know if it's because of Itunes or Wmp,
but that's what I usually see with my friends.
They have almost all their music stored in "my music"

User's who don't have it there are generally more advanced and they know how to
set the add rescan.

And who really cares if it's not standard.

chrisjj wrote:>
> Novice users sometimes don't even know where their music is stored.
It is a lot easier for them to later scan additional locations than to scrape out the junk scanned by the current behaviour.
Exactly.
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Re: Initial Add/Rescan

Post by nohitter151 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:41 pm

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Re: Initial Add/Rescan

Post by chrisjj » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:56 pm

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