A thought that occurred to me as I was experimenting with Winamp’s playlist generator….
It would be convenient if Firefly provided a way to do a quick “playlist-only” db scan. In other words just scan playlists and nothing else.
On my slug, it only takes a minute or two to complete a db scan (just over 8000 songs), so this really isn’t a huge deal; but (being the impatient sort 🙂 ) it seems that if I could tell the scanner to just look at playlists, it could be much quicker (ie. seconds??), when all I did was create or modify a .m3u playlist.
Yeah, well firefly at least handles a normal (as opposed to a full) scan rather clever.
If the timestamp of a file/folder etc hasn’t changed, its skipped during rescan.
That way even on a slug with a huge database, the scan is actually not that bad.
But I third that statement, and I know there are a couple of script-based implementations around here. For the time being, I’m ok with scanning though. 🙂