It seems like no matter what I do, when I run MB, I’ve got sporadic missing images. Is there an offline way to force the image cache to be checked and ‘filled in’? I can open and an image that was visible yesterday and it is not today (that doesn’t make sense to me). Then I have to refresh that image to get it to show. This is by far my biggest issue with MB. It’s especially sucky when it comes to the family. They sit down to use MB and this and that is missing and they think it’s because I’m not doing things correctly. I am already running the FullRefresh twice a day as a scheduled task. But that does not do imaging caching does it? I use CoverArt too.
And does having all the images cached necessarily solve this problem? I’ve tried doing things like opening MB and letting it run all day and then the next time i open it, same problem. Just trying to understand.
I have noticed this lately as well. I'm not positive it its a bug or if it is just the normal image processing refreshing things periodically.
There is an old request out here for an offline image cache builder and it seems like Sam’s new cache builder utility is the perfect place for this to be implemented. If he doesn’t want to do it, I will take a look at it.
If you unload CA, does the problem go away?
FYI. Jon reports the very same issue, and he’s not using CA. Whatever this is, I believe it’s new and systemic. But, I have no proof or steps to reproduce. It just seems like random cache corruption where after rebuilding the cache with Sam’s new utility, it can no longer find the image. In fact it may be the act of refreshing exposing this issue.
Just my 2c.
P.S. I also have this issue.
I too have this issue. Only since the latest release but is getting very hard to keep the WAF at a high enough level.
Please add me to this. No CA used but I have recently enabled sqllite. Only a folder refresh fixes it.
Coming out of comments here:
ebr, it almost seems like these images are expiring and are being rebuilt. And, because we often clear the image cache as part of testing or to clear up cache corruption, the images in cache are being all built at the same time. What that means is, that when they expire, they ALL expire and ALL have to be rebuilt. This typically manifests itself when we open Mediabrowser for a viewing session. I've seen this at least once on my own system recently. I opened MB and all my posters were gone rebuilt as I ran through my collections. If this happens again, is there anything you can suggest, diagnostically, to help determine what is really going on here?
Is it possible to take advantage of the new logging level setting for Verbose for you to throw a message when an image (or even metadata for that matter) expires and that MB is rebuilding it for that express reason?