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NOTE: This article is for Centova Cast v3 only; an alternate version exists for Centova Cast v2.

Knowledge Base | Centova Cast v3 | Troubleshooting

Artist/album/track titles and covers are not updated if the MP3 ID3 tags are edited

Question:

If I use the Options->Manual library update option in the media library to index my MP3s, and then I edit the ID3 tags on one of the MP3s that Centova Cast has already indexed (or modify its album cover), Centova Cast does not update the artist/album/track titles or covers the next time I use the Options->Manual library update option.

Answer:

This is actually not a bug, but rather the intended behavior; ID3 tag parsing is a rather slow process when done in aggregate, so Centova Cast will ignore media files which it has already indexed for the sake of performance. Thus, when you re-index your media library, only tracks which have been added or removed will be processed.

We determined during testing that our clients preferred this behavior as opposed to having to wait for Centova Cast to re-index their entire media libraries (sometimes composed of tens or hundreds of gigabytes of media) every time they added one or two songs.

If you wish to have a track reindexed, use the Options->Purge and update library option instead. This will discard any existing "known" data about your MP3s and read all of your MP3s' ID3 tags again.