When I picked Artist it would take a little time but load in the initial Artist, and I could scroll down to the end say C if still loading, then it fills in and I could scroll further to say G, then it would be blank, and so on.
I don’t have a super-massive library, so I might not be the best candidate to test… but I was able to scroll quickly from # all the way down to Z. While it did take a moment for artist names to appear once I did that, I scrolled to the end of the artist list with no delay, and the letter separators showed up where they should (i.e. a couple of V’s, a couple of W’s, a Y, and a Z).
I have the list separators but the list is still the whole list and takes the time to load everything down to Z.
What i was thinking was actual filters so that it doesnt have to load all artist.
First it just loads A-Z
Then you pick a letter and it load only those artist.
Yes it works, its just very slow with a big collection so that it might still not have G loaded in a minute.
Also some issues could be my NAS, my Plex setup, and network. So not saying it is pure Plex issue.
Just looking for ways to enhance the user inerface. Loading all vs just one letter will always be quicker.
I also have 80% of the tags set up nicely but the other part not. That also may be affecting things.
That is why a folder implementation would be nice also like the Sonos Music library one. That way tags have nothing to do with it. And i could split to folders to make loading manageable also on my own.
On a side note, playing around yesterdday, i picked the Right Click Info. You can get the Artist Info they build in the Plex database. Really Awesome!!! Also the Artist picture is updated to what the Plex adds. Another nice enhancement over the Sonos Music Library which doesnt do that. Also the Popular Tracks feature is sweet!!! And Recently Played and Recently Added is nice also. Overall this package is nice!!!
I think Plex is going to be my solution to music library. So hoping to add some ideas to even make better!!!
I travel alot, but in the future using it for Video and Pictures (Really its first purpose) will be a winner!!!
Like mentioned above, i started adding folders one by one nstead of just the music folder. And was able to get them scanned much better. Made it o G before leaving for business. When back next week i will continue and see if that helps with some of the issues. That and cleaning up tags hopefully will clean up speeds some.