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mp3 tags not scanned on new music on SD card

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Hi,

Device: Xiaomi MiMax3, stock Android 9

Poweramp: Build 828

Workflow: I have all my music stored on a NAS device in a artist/album hierarchy. The entire hierarchy is replicated to the phone using FolderSync pro.

Issue: When new tracks are added then:

  • PA doesn't read the tags on tracks copied to the SD card.
  • Files copied to internal memory are properly read.
  • I don't have this issue on my Samsung xcover3.
  • It's not an SD card issue as the files copied from SD card -> internal memory are fine.

When did it start?: I know for sure that the workflow has been working and unfortunately I'm not sure when it broke. I have had quite a lot of changes done in my setup recently. Laptop used to copy CD's to MP3 has been replaced, NAS device has been upgraded from ARM based to Intel based Debian and with this the mp3 tools used has been upgraded. Phone OS upgraded from Android 8 to 9...

Workaround:

  • Full rescan will pick up tags, but I don't want to rescan 7000 tracks everytime files are added.
  • Rescan in the folder doesn't work. (Proposal rescan launched in a folder should do a full rescan of the folder where it's launched)
  • Tags are picked up by PA if the directory is re-named and named back in the filemeanager after the file has been copied to the device.

Replicatable:

  • Yes, it happens every time when new tracks are copied to the SD card.
  • Same thing happens if a directory is copied on the device, if a copy is made of a music dir, then PA will see the files and play them, tags are not picked up unless I do rename the folder.

Assumption: PA scans the file before it has been completly copied and therefore the meta data isn't available when the file is scanned?

Kim

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Does it make a difference if the player is running when the new data are added ?

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Same result, I did just a sdcard to sdcard copy of a couple of tracks into a test folder with music running. Tracks shows up in PA with blank tags, renaming the folder from the filemanager causes the tags to be properly read.

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30 minutes ago, 6b6561 said:

Same result, I did just a sdcard to sdcard copy of a couple of tracks into a test folder with music running. Tracks shows up in PA with blank tags, renaming the folder from the filemanager causes the tags to be properly read.

I thought perhaps that shutting down PA completely including background processes could help. You had thougths in the same direction :

47 minutes ago, 6b6561 said:

Assumption: PA scans the file before it has been completly copied and therefore the meta data isn't available when the file is scanned?

 

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Have you tried copying the files from your NAS to the SD Card manually, using a file explorer app? (Solid Explorer is a good one that supports copying to/from NAS drives) Could be something in your sync software is not triggering notification that the file/folders have been modified.

Andre

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PA see's the new files, plays them happily but without tags. A simple rename of the file or directory on the device makes PA re-scan the files and then the tags are picked up and I can rename back the directory to the initial name.

It doesn't matter how the file is created on the SD-card, always the same result.

  • New files/directories synchronized to device with "FolderSync pro".
  • Files copied from NAS -> phone with "ES File Manager"
  • Files copied from "SD card folder "-> "another SD card folder" with "ES File Manager" or the built in file manager.

A normal re-scan will not read the tags, and a full re-scan feels a bit excessive.

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