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theruffian



Joined: 06/08/2008 09:28:53
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I have a large (read 50k song) library. When doing Acoustic ID check or MusicBrainz metadata add, I would love to get an estimate for how much time is left.

I get about 21 songs / minute for ID check, and can do the estimation myself (40 hours or so) but it would be great to see the app give that sort of info as it's running.

Also the progress bar seems a little pointless when it goes based on task's completed, because the tasks vary in length so much.

I'd love to see a % of task completed with an estimate on how long it would take. Don't know if that's been considered previously.
paultaylor

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Joined: 21/08/2006 09:21:27
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I can see why you might want this, but it would be difficult for me to give a very accurate estimate, it depends on:
The performance of your computer
How many files yo have loadedI
Internet connection speed
Load on musicbrainz server
Load on musicip server
Quality of metadata

I'll add it to my todo list but cant promise it will be done anytime soon.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
theruffian



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I think I was suggesting something slightly different.

For each task, as the task is being completed (i.e. based on real world results) give an estimate on completion.

So in the past 10 minutes you've processed x songs, with x songs left to go, you can calculate an estimate on how long is left and update that estimate over time as you progress, just like a download from the internet does, when it doesn't know your bandwidth but just gives you an averaged speed of download and an estimate for how long is left.

I would assume that this process is Gaussian (bell curved) so that over time you will get a more precise estimate as you gather more data.

I would think this would at least work for the Acoustic ID part, (as it has for me, doing the calculation myself), but I'm not sure how accurately the musicbrainz part would be, as i haven't been there yet.
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Ok, yes you are right.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
 
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