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Slide Show Load Times - Large Volume of Files

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:19 am
by sawdusk
Huge fan of this program, and am a heavy user of the slide show function. One thing I have never been able to figure out, and I apologize if this is already known (I searched and could not find anything), but is there any way to speed up the load time of a slide show? I frequently have a need to show a very large volume of files on the slide show, but it can take over 12 hours to load this volume of files.

Also, is there a way of selecting multiple folders/sub folders when creating a slide show?

Thanks and take care.

Re: Slide Show Load Times - Large Volume of Files

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:20 am
by xnview
sawdusk wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:19 am
Huge fan of this program, and am a heavy user of the slide show function. One thing I have never been able to figure out, and I apologize if this is already known (I searched and could not find anything), but is there any way to speed up the load time of a slide show? I frequently have a need to show a very large volume of files on the slide show, but it can take over 12 hours to load this volume of files.
12h???? how many files do you have in the .sld?
Also, is there a way of selecting multiple folders/sub folders when creating a slide show?
you can't only add them one by one, or using a .sld

Re: Slide Show Load Times - Large Volume of Files

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:19 pm
by sawdusk
Thank you for the reply, Pierre. It is a huge volume of files (within folders). It runs throughout the weekend or several in a general viewing area in a random order. Users in the area can submit pics and see theirs or others in the slide show. I suppose there is not a way of saving a slide show (even if the size of the file is very large) or altering the method of loading that would speed up the load times?

Thanks again and take care.

Re: Slide Show Load Times - Large Volume of Files

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:07 pm
by xnview
how do you create the slideshow? and creating a .sld file?

Re: Slide Show Load Times - Large Volume of Files

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:57 pm
by sawdusk
Yes, since there are so many folders involved, a .sld file is created and then loaded, adding onto the .sld file with new folders when need be.

I have tried creating a single folder to load with all the files and also many smaller folders but the load time (since the number of actual files remains the same) has not changed.

Thanks again.

Re: Slide Show Load Times - Large Volume of Files

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:31 pm
by xnview
how many lines do you have in the .sld?

Re: Slide Show Load Times - Large Volume of Files

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:21 pm
by sawdusk
is this what you are requesting?

# Slide Show Sequence
Timer = 5.000000
Loop = 1
FullScreen = 0
PlayMode = 2
WinWidth = 1280
WinHeight = 1024
MouseNav = 0
WatchDir = 1
TitleBar = 1
Fit = 0
StrechVideo = 0
AudioLoop = 0
GifLoop = 1
High = 1
CenterWindow = 1
OnTop = 0
Frame = 1
ReadErrors = 0
RandomOrder = 1
ShowText = 0
SortOrder = -1
Text = <Directory><Filename>
BackgroundColor = 0
FontName = "Courier"
FontBold = 0
FontItalic = 0
FontHeight = -13
TextOpacity = 255
TextColor = ffffff
CharSet = 1
TextPosition = 0
Effect = 0
EffectMask = 268435455
"C:\Users\asdf\Pictures\"-

Re: Slide Show Load Times - Large Volume of Files

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:54 am
by xnview
sawdusk wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:21 pm
"C:\Users\asdf\Pictures\"-
so you have only that line (recursive), and when you load it, it takes very long time, right?
how many files do you have in this folder (and subfolder)?

Re: Slide Show Load Times - Large Volume of Files

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:48 pm
by sawdusk
Thanks, Pierre.

Yes, I have tried just creating an .sld with the one folder (letting the program detect all the sub-folders) and creating a .sld with each sub-folder listed separately, but the load times did not vary.

The volume is massive. 4,500 sub-folders takes about 12 hours to load. The full 9,000 takes 24 hours. I understand this is much larger than standard slide shows, but was just checking if there was any settings or tricks I was missing to increase the load time, or if the slide show could be saved on an external hard-drive, "pre-loaded", and started instantly from there.

Thanks again and take care.

Re: Slide Show Load Times - Large Volume of Files

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:45 am
by xnview
the delay is when you start the slideshow (slideshow dialog), right?
I've tried with 1000 subfolders, but wait only 2 seconds. How many files in your 4500 folders?

Re: Slide Show Load Times - Large Volume of Files

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:40 pm
by sawdusk
yes, the delay is when I press "go" on the slide show application. each folder has about 1000-2000 files in them, averaging 500mb per folder.

thanks!

Re: Slide Show Load Times - Large Volume of Files

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:22 am
by xnview
I send you a PM