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Scanmode Metadata: FMPEG native vs. mixed ?

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2017, 22:05
by Matt Zornig
Hi,
for me, the shown tooltip is nebulous and its unclear to me, what effect this setting will have.

What are the advantages of FFMPEG against the internal library, if ?

What exactly does "Better results" mean ?

What kind of metadata are we talkin about? Is it visible webgui metadata or technical background metadata?

ffmpegsettings.png
Go to: Settings->Admin Panel->Scanmode Metadata

Re: Scanmode Metadata: FMPEG native vs. mixed ?

Unread postPosted: 21 Feb 2017, 07:44
by Madevil
Scanmode: NATIVE

Use only the fast internal jaudiotagger library, which doesn't support newer file formats like:

aac, aiff, dff, dsf, opus, ogg, flac, mod, mid, it, s3m, xm


Scanmode: MIXED

Use also the external tool FFMPEG for parsing, like the contentlength and media metadata (title, artist, ...).

But this mode take more read operations on the filesystem and a larger memory footprint while scanning.

best regards

Re: Scanmode Metadata: FMPEG native vs. mixed ?

Unread postPosted: 21 Feb 2017, 15:55
by Matt Zornig
That little word 'also' made it clearer to me. So FFMPEG is used additionally to jaudiotagger, when selecting MIXED.
Madevil wrote:Use also the external tool FFMPEG for parsing

Thanks!

Re: Scanmode Metadata: FMPEG native vs. mixed ?

Unread postPosted: 21 Feb 2017, 17:17
by Madevil
yes, will change this in the help topic :thumbsup: ;)