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 Post subject: Slow and laggy performance of MCM
PostPosted: September 30th, 2018, 5:34 am 
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Joined: June 3rd, 2011, 8:23 pm
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There is a problem that MCM is very laggy with window GUI redraw/refreshing etc..
This has been an ongoing issue with this program.

Often times it seems like the program is like it is freezing/hanging..
and there is artifacts on the screen of the MCM window due to this hanging of the program
so the window will not refresh/redraw..

Whenever this happens I have to force quit the program.
And this seems to be to a regular occurrence whenever I run the program.

:supermad:

Note : I have not experience this issue with other programs that I use.
I have 16GB of ram.

Please fix this...

Here's a screenshot
I have put arrows where there is window artifacts on the screen/window of the program.

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 Post subject: Re: Slow and laggy performance of MCM
PostPosted: October 25th, 2018, 11:22 pm 
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Joined: October 25th, 2018, 11:19 pm
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I can confirm this has been an ongoing issue on a number of PCs I've used this program on over the months.
Currently running i3, 8gb Ram system with Windows 10 64bit.
Many times I simply have to control alt delete to kill the process.

If you'd like any more info, happy to provide. Just tell me what to do.


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 Post subject: Re: Slow and laggy performance of MCM
PostPosted: October 30th, 2018, 6:17 pm 
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Joined: August 10th, 2014, 1:14 pm
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Hey Guys -

I actually just visited this forum a minute ago to post about it as I have the same issues which have occurred for a long, long time now and seem to be getting worse as time goes on. Unfortunately, there are no errors that I can find in MCM logs, events other than general ones, or whatever else - it just freezes or uses resources to the point where I must force close it.

As of today, when I launch the app and try to do anything; it launches vidinfo.exe about 15-20 times in the background thus grinding my system to a halt. Restarting the app or even PC doesn't help. If I let them all sort out then relaunch the app, it happens again.

I thought it was due to my library being 30tb, but recently made a copy of a profile for Movies which only have the ones I added in the past week (~20) at a time and still have problems. I launched MCM's troubleshooter, entered a path, and started the test; but it froze up after a few seconds as well without showing any errors.

System Specs
- Windows 10 x64 1803
- Intel i7 3770k Oc'd to 4.0Ghz
- 32gb RAM
- OS & MCM installed to SSD
- Media on 42.5tb disk pool (12 disks total - no issues with the pool whatsoever from any other apps)
- Media Center Master 2.18 Build 25818.755 (9/15/18)

Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Slow and laggy performance of MCM
PostPosted: October 30th, 2018, 6:34 pm 
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Joined: June 3rd, 2011, 8:23 pm
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bzowk wrote:
Hey Guys -

I actually just visited this forum a minute ago to post about it as I have the same issues which have occurred for a long, long time now and seem to be getting worse as time goes on. Unfortunately, there are no errors that I can find in MCM logs, events other than general ones, or whatever else - it just freezes or uses resources to the point where I must force close it.

As of today, when I launch the app and try to do anything; it launches vidinfo.exe about 15-20 times in the background thus grinding my system to a halt. Restarting the app or even PC doesn't help. If I let them all sort out then relaunch the app, it happens again.

I thought it was due to my library being 30tb, but recently made a copy of a profile for Movies which only have the ones I added in the past week (~20) at a time and still have problems. I launched MCM's troubleshooter, entered a path, and started the test; but it froze up after a few seconds as well without showing any errors.

System Specs
- Windows 10 x64 1803
- Intel i7 3770k Oc'd to 4.0Ghz
- 32gb RAM
- OS & MCM installed to SSD
- Media on 42.5tb disk pool (12 disks total - no issues with the pool whatsoever from any other apps)
- Media Center Master 2.18 Build 25818.755 (9/15/18)

Thanks


Glad to know that other people have been experiencing the same laggy performance

This is nothing related to your large movie library
I know because I only have one specific movie directory which I place new movies into
and once scanned I move all the movies out of that directory.

So at most I only have 10 to 20 movies in that folder when it gets scanned.

Your system is quite well spec and decent with 32GB of ram which should be more than enough
memory.

This is a definite fault with the program being too bloated, poorly coded, or the program has too many extra stuff running in the background..
Probably a combination of all those things..

I notice/think one of the reason for slow down / lag occurs is when it is writing the library cache to disk (as can be seen in my first screenshot)
This writing disk access is what is slowing the entire program down and causing the laggy performance.

There needs to be an option to disable this "feature"..
ie.
-Disable writing the library cache to disk

If you try another program "Ember Media Manager" you will see there is huge difference in performance.
And there does not appear be any issue with this laggy, slow GUI, window artifacts appearing on screen.


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 Post subject: Re: Slow and laggy performance of MCM
PostPosted: October 31st, 2018, 11:16 am 
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Joined: August 10th, 2014, 1:14 pm
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Yes, I agree with what you said. The closest alternative that provides most of the features I use is TinyMediaManager. Even though built on Java, its extremely fast and I've never had any issues with it. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a feature to search for and trigger download of "Search for Better Quality Versions."

My biggest issue is that I recently renewed my license for MCM so it somewhat irks me that these bugs never seem to be addressed. I really wish that the DEV would look into these issues as I personally believe he should if requesting / accepting payment for "Support" and licensing. I could understand if attempts were made to resolve or potential fixes released, but from what I've seen its non-existent.

Speaking of the "Search for Better Quality Versions" feature, there could be drastic improvement for how MCM handles it including support for Deluge and customization for indexing. I'm considering writing a script which would do the same as this as well as search for and replace titles with HEVC/x265 versions to help manage space - that combined with TinyMediaManager would be a great solution IMO.

Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Slow and laggy performance of MCM
PostPosted: November 12th, 2018, 6:22 pm 
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Joined: November 12th, 2018, 6:19 pm
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+1 to this. I've used MCM for a long time and also been a paid member for a couple of years but I figured it shouldn't be running/fetching this slow. I don't have the fastest rig in the world, but a Ryzen 7 should be able to handle this program. It's now almost neck and neck to tag metadata as it is to re-encode a high-definition movie.


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