slow search in 3k Playlist

Nick Tryon dhraak at
Mon Sep 25 19:55:29 UTC 2006

This comes up every so often.  The main issue is that Amarok is not
really designed for huge, all-collection playlists like that.  It's
more efficient to search/filter in the collection browser to find
particular tracks to add to the playlist or use the smart playlist and
dynamic playlist features for longer-duration random play.

On the other hand, if you would still prefer the itunes-like way of
having the entire collection in the 'playlist' and playing based on a
filter, JuK, which comes with the kdemultimedia package, might be more
to your liking.

On 9/25/06, thorsten kramer <thorsten_kramer at> wrote:
> Hi
> I use a Playlist with more than 3000 entries.
> the Problem when writing/saving playlist is solved now (Shutdown).
> but since 1.4.x I have the problem that searching took a long time and
> freezes the GUI.
> For example, I am listening to my Allday-Playlist and want to search for
> xyz. I press x, Amarok says: "2500 of 3000 shown"  emediately.
> But then I press y (and than z, but z is not shown) and the gui freezes
> (no bargraph, no reaction, no other song if previous songs ends...) this
> can last for 3 to 15 seconds.
> suddenly amarok displays the songs containing xyz and everything is back.
> System: Dell Desktop 2.4 Ghz P4 768 Mb Ram
> Only Amarok and Firefox running (KDE)
> Mysql DB on other server (is it used to search in local playlist?
> because Sql-Server is a bit slow (350 Mhz). New Server is in Test-Mode,
> but not working yet.)
> T.Kramer
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