Media Indexing Improvements

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Media Indexing Improvements

Unread post by erpol » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:40 am

I think that a very significant number of Diskstation owners are using it like me to access and stream their media: photos, music and videos.
This access is based on the correct indexing of the relevant files, so am I the only one who thinks the implementation and features of this function are really **too** basic in DSM, and somewhat ruining the otherwise great functionality of the media applications? Just 3 examples:

- There is absolutely no feedback on the progress of the indexing process, you have no idea what's going on.
- There is no way of indexing specific folders - if you re-index, it will go through all the existing files of every type again, taking sometimes days.
- Except in Video station, there is no way of indexing only newly added files - the indexing will rebuild the whole database, every time.

So here are my improvement requests, sorted by order of importance in my opinion. They are all available in competing media management systems, nothing outlandish here!
Please second these requests so we can get Synology moving on this:

1) Be able to specify searching only for newly added files, without rebuilding the whole index.
2) Be able to choose specific folders for re-indexing.
3) Provide visual feedback (%, progress bar) on the indexing progress.
4) Eventually, display the name of the file being indexed

I hope this request gets the proper attention from Synology. Thanks for any help.

RP

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Re: Media Indexing Improvements

Unread post by polanat » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:18 am

erpol wrote:
I hope this request gets the proper attention from Synology. Thanks for any help.

RP
No, you are not right - you should submit a "feature suggestion" form:

https://www.synology.com/en-global/form/inquiry/feature
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Re: Media Indexing Improvements

Unread post by erpol » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:28 am

I did that as well, I filled out the form - did read the box at the top of the page, although their link is broken.

But if I'm not mistaken the title of this forum is "Feature Requests & Product Improvement Suggestions", so I don't see why I should be "wrong" to post what's obviously a feature request & improvement suggestion in it?

I there are enough replies to this post, I DO hope that Synology will look at it!

RP

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Re: Media Indexing Improvements

Unread post by polanat » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:39 am

erpol wrote:I did that as well, I filled out the form - did read the box at the top of the page, although their link is broken.
ОК!
erpol wrote:But if I'm not mistaken the title of this forum is "Feature Requests & Product Improvement Suggestions", so I don't see why I should be "wrong" to post what's obviously a feature request & improvement suggestion in it?
This is mostly for the internal discussion - other words - to collaborate, shape you thoughts, wording, etc ...
erpol wrote:I there are enough replies to this post, I DO hope that Synology will look at itRP
Believe me - in this case a Synology rep should submit the form based on the number of "+1" replies - this is how their system works, sorry ((
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Re: Media Indexing Improvements

Unread post by RoboScorpion » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:53 pm

I completely agree - Media Indexing does need improving. Indexing several terabytes just to fix a few problematic thumbnails is not great!

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