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File Scanning Problem Question from mrcthedj (via Beatmixing.com Mixmeister Forum)

and it sits there and scans each file each time i load a saved playlists why does it have to do this everytime what is the point of having an mxm file if its gonna scan every time a new video playlists is loaded and than it gets stuck sometimes and the songs that dont get scanned past that point dont have audio what gives i have used mixmeister for years deejaying live and now i upgrade to fusion video and its doing all this once the playlists has been 100% scanned it runs great but i cant sit there all night waiting and hoping that the damn thing scans instead i start deejaying with my old laptop with fusion THE TRIED AND TRUE and it works fine oh and one more thing MP4 SUPPORT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD ARE WE STILL IN THE 90's I mean MPEG come on seriously?
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  • I contacted support about this very issue and they were blissfully unaware of this massive bug... a bug so inescapable I had to switch VJ software just to hold onto a gig.
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  • If a drive is read only or you do not have full permissions the mix files may not be saved correctly. We are currently working on an update for FV which will resolve this and other issues.
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  • I've tried saving the video files to different drives as well as the plot files... its typically fine early on but sooner of later it hangs at 99% during the scanning process, leaving me dead in the water.

    Thanks for the update Simon
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  • I’m frustrated
    I have the same issue. It is scanning... and does not generate mxm files anymore!
    When can we expect help?
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    I was having a similar problem. It scans and scans on a particular track and never progresses, so new tracks don't show up.

    I have had MM Fusion on this PC since it came out. I have hooked up about 15 different USB libraries.. I am sure at some point the database got a glitch.

    I tried deleting all the files from inside MM, and it stayed flakey.

    SO

    I went to
    C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\MixMeister Technology\MixMeister Engine 7
    and deleted the mdb & ldb and all the temp files.

    See here for additional information on why that might ruin your day... http://www.mixmeister.com/support_faq...

    I don't have a ton of custom tweaks. If you are worried about losing anything talk to tech support.

    I didn't back up my database before deleting it. I was impatient. The database might have been fixable. But I figured there must be a bazillion changes over the years and it would be better to start fresh.

    It worked GREAT. I let MM rebuild the database. Not the same as recreating all mxm files, but not the kind of process you want to start in the middle of a gig.
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  • Correct. Database does get f*ck?d up if you had any "bad" MP3's at some point. By bad I mean, 0 byte files, filenames too long, weird characters...
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    Well it's good to see that this is still be talked about. To describe it differently, Imagine you open a saved playlist that is all video files. There are 25 files and it begins scanning from the first song going in order down the playlist. Lets say its scanning and scanning and than it comes to song 16 and it begins scanning and stops at 99%. At which point any song beyond 16 will not be playable and than suddenly the sudden dead air. Now you can add and play a mp3 file in this condition but no other video files. I think the easiest solution would be to make it mp4 ready in which case each file would be small enough to not need to scan over and over. Attached is a screen image of this horror in action songs 1-7 will play perfectly #8 would be nothing
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  • Hi,
    Ist there any solution for the problem...???
    I have the same issue on MixMeister 7.4.4. I deleted the database and recreated it. I delete all mxm files und start a new scanning but after 15000 files, no more new files where scanned.. (but in my archive are more then 25000 files...)
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  • started havin this problem today.frustrated isnt the word!! was working fine then out the blue wave forms became invisible then some came back when i looked in some of the settings but i didnt change anything. now some of them have vanished again.
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  • Same problem as Stewart above saying. Scanning but wave forms invisible. was working fine but suddenly stopped scanning. only the saved mix tapes i make before are showing wave forms. but new songs won't show up the wave form and scan won't progress with bpm etc...
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  • In the event you face this issue we recommend repairing your drives permissions on Mac this is done using Disk Utility and on windows by using the repair disk command, operating system updates and other programs being installed can break the permissions for your drive preventing read/write to all the required areas.
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  • I’m frustrated
    I have been using MM Fusion for some time now. Suddenly both my library list and playlist refuse to stop scanning. How can I fix this?
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  • Letter to mixmiester 10.13 PM 10.24.2017

    I am having a problem the mixmiester program. Its not bringing up the tracks I worked into a title mix. When I open an aready saved mix, insread opening the mix with all track that were put into the mix, what is does is goes into searching for each tracks when those tracks have never change folders and I have duplcates in several drives and its doing the same in all the seperate drives. So what's up with. This is really screwing up the work that have put into my mixes in dedication to the mixmiester program, for many years.

    Why is mixmiester behaving this way. Has a virus taken away the memory data in its ability to find the tracks that were within titled mix. I was shock as now I have to find a way to fix this. I mean imagine that every time I am going to open one of my 8hrs mixes which is over one hundred tracks and isntead of opening the mix it goes into to searching every time it brings up a track, because the program can not find what it did when it was working properly.

    Either the program's data directives are deteriorating for some reason. I have tried uninstalling resintalling to see if it goes back to working. I have gone through the repair reinstallation and the error reamins the same. I have tried everything I know and I can not get mixmiester to work anymore. I have over two hundred mixes and I can not open any of them without this problem happening. I am dead in the water.
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  • I’m I am extremely disappointed
    Well I think all my beat mixes are already on full. However in order to even get to that point the titled beat mix has to open with all the used tracks in it. Once I click on the title to open it, it will open, but it will opt me to search for each track I used, in that mix. That is the problem. I have been using mixmeister since for over eight year and this problem started last year and mixmeister developed some type fix and I had to paid $21.00 dollars for them to send me the new mixmeister with the fix. This not the first time this has happened. I have eights of work that I can use, because this is what I have go through in opening a beat mix. What I have find strange that I copies of all my mixes in several external drives and it does the same thing in all my drives. I have uninstalled and re-installed, and have gone through the repair process, but nothing works. Thousands of hour of work in-accessiful.Than you for you suggestion.
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  • Your welcome sorry. We had that problem too and ended up buying the whole new program and deleted the old one. Works great knock wood!
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  • I’m I am extremely disappointed
    I was able to get into one of my short mixes as I accepted search request for each track till I got to open the mix completely and did go and select simple full again, but did not work either. Thanks
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    This problem was fixed on the old community website. It's a shame we moved to the one without transferring or achieving all the old one. The fix was in the catalog.mdb file. I wish I remembered... :( I just ran into this problem again and was looking for that post. At this point I know how to fix it, without the old forum post and that is to rename the current catalog.mdb to something else. Then either import all files again. Starting with the ones in question. You loose the dates you imported them originally. Which is what I hate about this option. I have been DJing for 30 years. I started with the very first MM. As I bought music and added it to MM you can sort by Date added. I wish MM would put that in the MP3 file so if this happens you don't loose that data (but alas MM is becoming irrelevant to the DJ world). I use the other programs out there too now. I still use MM7pro but only the Old versions 7.4.4 and below. The new version I bought it to support Simon Bangs and every new people that is involved now with it.The new version locks up for me too much. I like it but I simply use 2 computers one with the old ones and one with newer one.
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    I'm dont want to even going to get into the details of this as a developer and owner of an IT company myself, but why do we not have an option to force a file to scan, or better yet, offer the app as a stand alone application that can create the .mxm files. Whenever I want to add music and I dont have days before a show to plan and wait on MM to figure out when it wants to do it based on some wacky priorities, I end up having to use other software to perform. This is my only issue with MM and it makes it impossible to rely on professionally.
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    • A lot of BS and the new versions of MM have come a long way. Your problem is again not what this thread was even about. If you had the new version 7.7 there are tons of different features and fixs. W10 compatibly, the plug-ins have been replaced and the sound is ten times better. Serato doesn’t support hardly anything other than mp3. I’ve complained to them about that for years. Alberton is fun to play with but The Roland controllers has similar features. I was a beta tester for every software you could dream up. I also am in IT and had my own app business I sold 3 years ago. I have the source code to a all three versions of MM. The database MixMeister is depending on is what prevents having a separate program. Denon has that kind of scheme for its controllers. As far as your pretending to be a Super DJ. I’ve been here for 30 plus years. Never heard of you. I’ve owned a night club as well, and no performer is going to play anything they haven’t listened too. That’s the first sign your full of bull. All the software you named requires prep. I suggest you contact support and move to a new version of MM. If you contact Simon Bangs he can help you. In Music owns MixMeister and most of the DJ software out as well as DenonDJ, Numark, and others. You should buy an iLok to store your licenses. You can’t run the new MM with the old one on the same computer. The old plugins mess up the new one. MixMeisters tech is probably going to be combined into the other software InMusic bought parts of it already has. They want to sell you expensive hardware to use the software. MixMeister as it is now doesn’t need hardware. So they will more than likely use the programs core functionality to improve their Hardware. I wish they would talk AAron Higgs into coming back and develop MM to the next level. Simon is pulled into so many directions and can only do so much.
    • Do you have contact info for Simon Bangs? I would like to contact him. Or you can give him my info. bill@billcook.us. About your assessment of my DJness, I don't see any benefit in debating it; but I appreciate it if you are able to share either your solutions or direction as to where they can be found. Just because I don't move in your circles doesn't really mean much. If I can help you, I will... and if you can help me, that is great. This is what forums are for.
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