Turn off indexing

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Re: Turn off indexing

Post by wayfinder » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:21 pm

Hahah you know what setting the Indexer to Idle also fixed? The thing where Collect All And Save would stop updating the dialog after the third or so file and freeze for a few minutes. God how I don't miss that. The Indexer really seems to be the weakest point of Live, code-wise? It's also the reason we don't get to see symbolic links any more.

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Re: Turn off indexing

Post by Angstrom » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:51 pm

I've noticed that if a song is taking minutes to load, and "disk buffering" light is on, and the little status bar at the bottom is crawling 20%, 21%, 22%, showing samples loading... in slow motion (It happens a lot to me)

I've found that killing the indexing process makes the song load instantly!
the samples loading progress bar suddenly goes from 23% to " done".

That indexer is shit.
Why the hell is it scheduled to index while urgent music making disk processes are trying to complete?
Imagine that happening in front of an audience! Just let me open up task manager a moment. Now we can have music. WTF Ableton.

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