Author Topic: How many music files in Music Bee?  (Read 4384 times)

materialgrl

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Hi!

I've been looking on Music Bee for how many songs/folders it can hold. I know of others that you pay for that can do over 100.000+ music and video files. Can anyone please tell me how many Music Bee can do! Thanks!

phred

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There is no hard-coded limit on the number of tracks MB can work with.  I seem to recall Steven mentioning recently that he knew of a user who had over 100,000 tracks.  Or perhaps it was over 200,000.  I can't find his post right now, but maybe he can jump in and confirm.
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I'm pretty sure it was 600,000.  :D

I think I'll add this to the FAQ.  In any case, I think this is the post you were thinking of: http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=18639.msg112320#msg112320.  But I found several others where Steven had mentioned that.
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phred

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I'm pretty sure it was 600,000.  :D
I think I'll add this to the FAQ. 
Good idea. It does come up a lot.

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In any case, I think this is the post you were thinking of: http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=18639.msg112320#msg112320.
Yes, that's the one. Obviously I "under-remembered" the number he provided.
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My phone was randomly capitalizing things earlier; I fixed it now.

Here: http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ#What.27s_the_biggest_collection_MusicBee_can_handle.3F
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Maybe it's based on this self-report: http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=5318.0
There's one guy with 500K+, two with 400K+, and one with 300K+.

Aevaris

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Depending the language MB is written in (e.g. do variables/arrays have intrinsic sizes) and the structure of the database file, I wouldn't expect there to be a realistic limit.

For example, Microsoft Excel has a 1 million row limit and can easily handle that. Notepad++ can open even bigger files (although it'll take awhile). Point being, max size is typically outrageous these days.

DaveMcA

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Hi there

Currently I have over 330,000 songs and under 20,000 albums and MusicBee hasn't fallen over yet, so it looks like it can hold a lot of stuff.

Thanks

David

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I'm on track to pass 1 million items in my library and considering my PC is cutting edge for 2012-but-its-2021 MusicBee runs very well. Not lightning fast, but well.

DaveMcA

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Hi there
It can handle a lot. I have over 350,000 songs and it can handle all of them without a hitch.

Thanks.