the startup code and whatnot should be more or less the same when running with/without transcoding, right ?
and I do not see a stalled instance of the script, or whatnot.
I guess I don’t understand the problem you are having.
Are you saying it hangs when scanning playlists? Is the cpu high? Is there disk activity? What playlist is it scanning when it does that?
I thought this was some kind of transcoding related issue? No?