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pdp
November 14th, 2010, 03:39 AM
I don't understand how BB is taking forever to scan my local content. When I had the same external plugged into my pc using boxee, it found everything within minutes. I left it on overnight and checked on it this afternoon to find that barely found anything. I even tried removing the source and adding it again thinking something went wrong. After an hour it still only showed a few of my shows and movies.

Now a few hours ago I restored it back to factory and then updated it again. Added the source again and I'll check back on it during the morning to see if it went anywhere. It's currently identifying but I haven't seen anything change yet.

I'll update sometime in the morning or afternoon whether it worked or not.

marcel
November 14th, 2010, 03:57 AM
Are you using the latest version 1.0.1.16125? What scanning type are you using?

pdp
November 14th, 2010, 03:50 PM
Yes I'm using the newest version. After checking it this afternoon it did find my content after leaving it on overnight. I'm using the daily scanning.

Even though it did find it all, it did take way too long for it.

SecretAsianMan
November 14th, 2010, 03:53 PM
Same here. I've been meaning to send in some logs.

Generally the story around indexing local content is troublesome. Try adding a new episode of a tv show and see how long it takes to show up. Afaik you can browse the folder manually (in which case, why did I buy a Boxee Box?) or you can dig through the settings menu to manually kick off a full scan and if you're lucky you can watch your show within the hour.

pdp
November 14th, 2010, 03:56 PM
Same here. I've been meaning to send in some logs.

Generally the story around indexing local content is troublesome. Try adding a new episode of a tv show and see how long it takes to show up. Afaik you can browse the folder manually (in which case, why did I buy a Boxee Box?) or you can dig through the settings menu to manually kick off a full scan and if you're lucky you can watch your show within the hour.


Exactly.. if i wanted to use a file browser I'd just plug my computer back into my tv.

dr.ripco
November 15th, 2010, 11:28 AM
Same here. I've been meaning to send in some logs.

Generally the story around indexing local content is troublesome. Try adding a new episode of a tv show and see how long it takes to show up. Afaik you can browse the folder manually (in which case, why did I buy a Boxee Box?) or you can dig through the settings menu to manually kick off a full scan and if you're lucky you can watch your show within the hour.


There does seem to be something wrong with the indexing. I enabled the syslog messages to be sent to a server and have been watching them. I know it won't index unless the box is idle, but this bugs me...

Nov 14 15:05:55 [192.168.1.79.227.34] boxee ReadFeed - RSS Init failed, could not parse feed http://res.boxee.tv/title/tv/?episode=

Nov 15 08:20:20 [192.168.1.79.227.34] boxee ReadFeed - RSS Init failed, could not parse feed http://res.boxee.tv/title/tv/?

Those message appear when it's trying to find an entry, but what I'm trying to point out is the time stamps. Yesterday (the 14th) after 16:00 or so, I left it on but not doing anything (went out), this morning I tapped on the remote to wake it up.

I have it (over smb) looking at two drives with maybe 2000 videos on them each, and it doesn't look like more than 300 have been "found" yet.

It sat for like 18 hours doing nothing with the indexing. Maybe it considers the screensaver as work (not idle) but at this rate, it'll take a week at this pace to find everything.

Something isn't right.