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Topic: Scanning Hangs/Lock
Tried to scan whole root location of dedicated kj drive.
Then I tried smaller chunks of say 100 tracks at a time selecting and a right click to analyze for bpm.
It doesn't freeze the gui, but I cannot close vdj completely nor do anything else, it appears in TM stuck at 400k memory use.
I cannot end task in TM either and when it appears closed with an X if I click on the icon it says its already running.
This keeps windows from shutting down properly till I disconnect the drive which corrupts the database.
Open it again, let it fix the database, and its off to the races again with no issues for another 15 minutes of scanning.
Posted Sat 16 Feb 19 @ 7:27 pm
Posted Sun 17 Feb 19 @ 10:35 am
Since End Task in Task Manager doesn't work, that does indicate the lockup is at driver level though, possibly when trying to read a file the file system failing or being very slow to respond for some reason. (Possibly bad disk?)
Posted Sun 17 Feb 19 @ 11:33 am
It might be file specific, but not skipping over it.
I just loaded 100 to scan and it immediately hung, but moments later the scan moved through the files a little more and stopped again with bpm and key harmonic displayed properly.
Then it did 2 or 3 and stopped again.
Some of these files have OTS url in the comment field and may be OTS converted but not sure what that software actually does in their scan conversion process.
Posted Sun 17 Feb 19 @ 1:51 pm
Posted Sun 17 Feb 19 @ 2:22 pm
Posted Sun 17 Feb 19 @ 2:53 pm
I've Id'd tracks and then restarted and they scan individually fine.
Posted Sun 17 Feb 19 @ 3:40 pm
These are all zipped karaoke (mp3+cdg) ?
Posted Sun 17 Feb 19 @ 3:45 pm
I've tried waiting it out and it never shuts down.
This forces me to power down which corrupts the database and pisses Windows off where it does a scan on boot up to recover from improper shut down.
Posted Sun 17 Feb 19 @ 4:18 pm
So rather than power down, I unplugged the drive which stopped the hang.
At least if I corrupt the database it can be fixed quickly without messing with Windows.
Then I scanned each one of the unscanned acdc tracks individually and not an issue.
So not convinced its a file specific problem.
Posted Sun 17 Feb 19 @ 4:30 pm
Adion wrote :
Possibly bad disk?
Have you checked that the drive itself is healthy?
Posted Sun 17 Feb 19 @ 4:41 pm
I just loaded one that hung after a restart and it loaded.
The wave loaded about 85% and it played audio till that point and the graphics continued.
So it looks like the mp3 is incomplete or corrupt.
Posted Sun 17 Feb 19 @ 5:23 pm
Posted Sun 17 Feb 19 @ 5:25 pm
Recently I posted about flags on files (possibly historical) that VDJ had detected as bad, and I'm sure Adion said VDJ doesn't (or wouldn't) perform checks.
Ah, here we go - post five in this thread.
Posted Sun 17 Feb 19 @ 5:31 pm
It may be that a zipped kj file is part of this problem whereas one file is ok but the other is not, I dont know.
Posted Sun 17 Feb 19 @ 5:34 pm
Posted Sun 17 Feb 19 @ 5:38 pm
Posted Sun 17 Feb 19 @ 5:38 pm
What is the path these days to upload to?
I can clearly see the problem now, but not sure why we're not flagging files in some way.
Loading one of these up would certainly raise some hell live at a gig.
Pretty savvy with Serato also, which uses a lighting bolt indicator.
Now I seem to remember problem paths generated an "error" on the deck load up.
Is that a possible solution to this, hate to think about mixing in fear of this happening live.
Posted Sun 17 Feb 19 @ 6:11 pm
I'm discovering quite a few corrupt files among the 86k in this drive.
Writing them down for deletion as I narrow them down.
Posted Sun 17 Feb 19 @ 6:16 pm