MM locking during conversion

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NWDreamer
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MM locking during conversion

Post by NWDreamer »

Just wondering if anyone else is having this issue (a quick search did not find my exact situation).

Very often, when I'm convert a batch of tracks from .mp3's greater than 192 kbps to .mp3's at 192 kbps, that somewhere during the batch MM will lock or freeze. After killing the app I'm often left with a Decoder process that also needs to be stopped before I can try again. I never get stuck on just one track and it seems kind of random, but when I take about 1,000 tracks in batches of 150 (which I found aborts less), I'm still getting two to three lockups. More wasted time!
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Re: MM locking during conversion

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Have you tried running File > Maintain Library with complete optimization? Are you doing many other things in MediaMonkey during this process?
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Re: MM locking during conversion

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More information. When I right-click on the MM icon in the task bar and select close I get a "stopped working" dialog box and the additional information is as follows:
Description:
A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: MediaMonkey.exe
Application Version: 4.1.11.1783
Application Timestamp: 56b2350d
Hang Signature: 199b
Hang Type: 1
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Hang Signature 1: 199b2a3096f41ea420965dc0d2fc2849
Additional Hang Signature 2: b431
Additional Hang Signature 3: b4313b84fa183bc449b31830ed5e8eb0
Additional Hang Signature 4: 9c58
Additional Hang Signature 5: 9c580ba5b8531ce4e40243c732a912d4
Additional Hang Signature 6: 05b1
Additional Hang Signature 7: 05b1090ca1aa8d5c628e7ef83d2cfc51
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Re: MM locking during conversion

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Lowlander wrote:Have you tried running File > Maintain Library with complete optimization? Are you doing many other things in MediaMonkey during this process?
I did this after you brought it to my attention last week (when I was having lag due to Magic Nodes - since uninstalled for now). During both importing and conversions it's impossible to do ANYTHING else in MM so I don't try (i.e., the importing or conversion process seems to take up all available MM resources - I can do non-MM things just fine).

After how many imports should I re-do the complete optimization of the library?


Here's the information about my PC:

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Re: MM locking during conversion

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NWDreamer wrote:After how many imports should I re-do the complete optimization of the library?
It depends. Did it seem to do any good after you did it? If so, did the import/conversion process eventually start locking things up again?
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Re: MM locking during conversion

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I tend to do it when things seem slow/hangy. Generally once every few months.
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Re: MM locking during conversion

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Ok, thanks!

My usage is far from normal at the moment as I'm slamming thousands of tracks into MM. I'll remember to perform the maintenance more often until I'm just playing songs.
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Re: MM locking during conversion

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I'm doing a complete optimize prior to converting each batch of tracks, but I'm still getting program hangs with leftover Decoder processes. Sometimes after 300, sometimes after 4 (like it just did).

I'm currently running it on an old version of Windows 7 and am about to install a fresh copy of some OS (either 7 or 8.1). Maybe that will help.
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Re: MM locking during conversion

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Then I'd capture it in a debug log (step 4b) and send it to support: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=69
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Re: MM locking during conversion

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Ok. I usually just keep closing and restarting the program deleting any leftover Decoder processes until everything is converted so I'll be ready to create a log on my next batch.

Thanks.
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