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PhotoLobby Screens Saving is so slow

Postby Funboy » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:22 pm

When saving a scene with the PhotoLobby thumbnails, the save takes a very long time (greater than 30 seconds).

Any idea why?
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Postby CinemarDave » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:29 pm

Speed is directly proportional to the horsepower of the pc running MLServer, network speed and the size of your photos. The first time you access a page the thumbnails for that page need to be created. The thumbnails are cached so the you should only suffer the pain once. Creating a thumbnail involves opening the file, reading it into memory, scaling it and then writing the thumbnail. It equates to a lok of work. If you are running on a slower PC this can consume a bit of time.

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Postby Funboy » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:41 pm

Dave, I don't understand.

I'm editting the MainLobby scene. When I click on SAVE in MainLobby, the save takes forever. Even if I close down MLServer, the SAVE in Mainlobby takes forever.

Is the SAVE of the MainLobby scene caching the thumbnails on the scene? And if so, where is it caching to? On the client?
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Postby mcascio » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:51 pm

Can you email me the scene in question? I can see if I notice any problems.
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Postby CinemarDave » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:58 pm

Sorry I thought you meant loading a page. I guess I read the message too quickly.

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Postby Funboy » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:15 pm

Mario,

I'm simply playing around with the 0019_media_photos.mls file. I haven't created a new scene yet.

I tested on 2 different systems both running MainLobby 151.
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Postby mcascio » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:31 pm

Have you updated your library files? I would try removing all thumbs from the page, then save to a new filename just for kicks.
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Postby Funboy » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:27 pm

Guys, I think the 0019_media_photos.mls may be corrupt or something.

I tried a few things, and the only thing that solved the problem was to COPY all of the elements on the scene and PASTE them to a blank scene.

Now the saving works fine.
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Postby jjjukebox » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:13 am

Not sure if my problem is the same but sometimes when I save scenes from a client that are stored in a central location on my ML server my clients drop connection to the server and cycle through the pings for upto 2 minutes before they connect again. Try looking at the MainLobby Clients panel in MLS when ths happens.

MLS = 3.0.583
ML = Beta 161

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Postby mcascio » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:46 am

If anyone else is experiencing issues related to this. We haven't seen this on our end.

Nav, are you saving your files to a network shared folder or drive that possibly hibernates and then is waking up?
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Postby pete_auto » Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:06 am

Yes - I have been experiencing the same issue. If I make any changes to this screen, it takes very long time for the scene to save. In fact, I have had to go to Task Manager and "kill" MainLobby several times as the save would continue for over 3-4 minutes.

I am not saving the files to a network shared drive, so the reason is something else.

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Postby mcascio » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:46 pm

OK - I'm able to repeat now and will start debugging. It appears there's a lot of blank space being written to the scene file for some reason.
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Postby mcascio » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:07 pm

Got it!

Here are the release notes:
http://www.cinemaronlineforums.com/wiki ... .00.151.79

You'll need to update your scene.
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Postby Funboy » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:02 pm

Mario

>It appears there's a lot of blank space being written to the scene file for some reason.

This makes sense since the size of the original scene file was twice the size of the file that I created after I copied over all of the elements.

Glad you solved it.

Now how about being able to scale images being viewed remotely? :-)
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Postby CinemarDave » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:20 pm

Images viewed on remote monitors are scaled to bestfit in the resolution of the monitor being displayed on. They should always attempt to fill the screen while maintaining aspect ratio. Are you seeing different behaviour?


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