Album Art not populated until a song from any given album is played first (art embedded in ID3 tag)

Bug #1215558 reported by GonzO on 2013-08-22
This bug affects 19 people
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Bug Description

Like it says on the tin.

I have ~85G of music. After waiting the 30-60 minutes for it to scan and populate the noise database, I noticed two things:
1. Noise was frozen, and taking up 100% of one of the CPU cores
2. Not a single album cover, from any album or single, was visible

After restarting the product, I played a song. About 4 seconds into the song, the ablum art showed up, and remains visible to this day.

I'm not sure if this is planned behavior or not, but since noise already scans all of the files' metadata to populate the DB, would it not make sense to also scan for the cover and populate the DB (or .local/cache/noise directory) with the covers in 1 shot? I think I would have been OK with waiting slightly longer and seeing all of my album art when the scan was done as opposed to how it works right now, where I've been playing songs on shuffle and only have the albums who's songs have played be populated with art.

GonzO (gonzo) wrote :

Also: Just to be clear, I do not do not think the ~30-60 minutes to scan and create a database is all that bad. This was being done in a VM, and both Banshee and iTunes are not that much faster (though iTunes seems to magically get all the album art right off the bat, whereas I have to wait for Banshee's art-populating thread to finish).

Robert (rgiyf) wrote :

I'm on Freya and this bug is affecting me. My music library (90Gib) is on ntfs partition /mnt/media/Music. And sometimes even after playing song from album not helping( see screenshot below). All of my mp3 files is containing cover in metadata and also cover is presented in folder with every album.
 P.S: About scanning library folder. It's too slow. For comparison Clementine scanning it about for 5 minutes vs more than 20-30 with Noise(((

Jano (jherder) wrote :

This is still present in beta2 and very annoying.

Same problem here, after scanning my library (60GB on a ext4 partition) only few album arts were automaticly shown, and i did not play that albums. All my album covers are in my id3 tag too.

Changed in noise:
status: New → Confirmed
zin (zdravko-nikolov) wrote :

Same here on Freya. No album art is shown from embedded tags (mp3 and flac).

Changed in noise:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Ewerton Wandalen (ewandalen-9) wrote :

Besides taking up a great deal of cpu, it also takes a lot of ram as the scan goes on. And i think it does take a lot of time to scan the entire library. My albums art dont show up after playing a song for a few seconds.

Ryan DeBeasi (rdebeasi) wrote :

Potentially related bug: #1624087

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