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    An updated version of the Mezzmo Kodi addon for both Kodi v18 (v1.0.8.5) and Kodi 19 beta
    v2.0.0.0i) have been posted on GitHub. These versions contain the following enhancement:


    v1.0.8.5 Kodi 18

    • Additional significant database improvements when adding playlists to the Kodi
    database. Moved from a database commit per item to a commit per playlist fetch
    from Mezzmo.


    v2.0.0.0i Kodi 19

    • Additional significant database improvements when adding playlists to the Kodi
    database. Moved from a database commit per item to a commit per playlist fetch
    from Mezzmo.

    There are separate links for the Kodi 18 and Kodi 19 versions. The Kodi 19 version is based upon the
    latest Kodi 18 v1.0.8.5 code.

    Kodi 18 link

    Kodi 19 link

    Click on the download source as a zip option and then to add it to Kodi by using the install from zip file option.

    I would highly recommend moving to these releases of code due to the performance improvements. For
    example moving from 1.0.8.3 to 1.0.8.5 I saw a speed improvement inserting a 150 item playlist into Kodi
    from 15 seconds to .3 seconds. Browsing the same playlist after it was inserted into Kodi the went from
    3.8 seconds to .3 seconds. These are significant speed improvements.

    Feedback and feature requests are always welcome.


    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonB View Post
    The slow loading looks like it's a skin issue.

    I tested the latest Mezzmo add on with Estuary skin, and it loads fast (1-2 seconds), and the thumbs load correctly now.

    I took a quick look in the debugging log, and I see a lot of errors with embuary helper script.
    This would explain the slow loading with Rapier and the Leia version of Embuary skin, as they both use the add on.
    I can't disable it to test, as it's required for the skin to function.

    I'll check with Gade (Rapier author) and see if he has any suggestions.

    Cheers,
    Ron
    Ron,

    You might want to try the latest Kodi 19 release 2.0.0.0i . It is significantly faster, especially loading new items into the database. If you want to see, do a Kodi DB clear and then watch how fast it loads now as you browse Mezzmo.


    Jeff

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    Jeff,

    Tried the latest, it's faster once the add on loads (around 13-15 seconds).
    Once it's loaded, it's about 3 seconds to load a list.

    I also tested it with a lighter skin (Estuary), and it also takes 13-15 seconds on the initial load,
    but is much faster 1-2 seconds to load a list.

    I was a little concerned to do a database clear, but it didn't effect my Kodi database this time. Thanks for fixing it.

    One thing I noticed, is after the add on is exited, loading a Kodi list takes about 5 seconds to load, after that
    no lag loading any Kodi lists. It's as if the Kodi cache is being dumped while loading Mezzmo.

    I don't think the slow loading is caused by my hardware, as both my PC and Nvidia shield are running SSD drives,
    and as I mentioned earlier, when loading Mezzmo as a UPnP device, it loads instantly.

    Thanks again for the effort,
    Ron
    Mezzmo 6.0.4.0
    Nvidia Shield 2017
    Windows 10 - Intel 6 core i5 - 24GB Ram - 26TB Storage

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    Ron,

    Thanks for the feedback. If you want me to see why it is taking so long to load initially you can enable debug, clear the Kodi DB, start the addon, load a playlist you want to test, exit the playlist a level then reload it (or you can also just do a refresh to reload the playlist). Then let me know and I'll get the Kodi logfile from you. It will tell me where the slowness is.

    Out of curiosity how big is the playlist you are loading ? One of the things I am seeing in Kodi 19 is that the new urllib libraries in the newer version of Python is causing chunked responses from the Mezzmo server which slows down data coming from the Mezzmo server to the addon. For instance I can grab an entire 150 item playlist from Mezzmo in a single request with Kodi 18. In Kodi 19 it comes down in 5 chunks. I am still researching how to fix this.


    Jeff
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    An updated version of the Mezzmo Kodi addon for both Kodi v18 (v1.0.8.6) and Kodi 19 beta
    v2.0.0.0j) have been posted on GitHub. These versions contain the following fix:


    v1.0.8.6 Kodi 18

    • Fixed issue where playlists wouldn't load completely if there was an invalid file
    in Mezzmo. Invalid files will now be skipped and not displayed in Kodi nor will
    they be inserted into the Kodi database. A popup dialog will alert on invalid files.


    v2.0.0.0j Kodi 19

    • Fixed issue where playlists wouldn't load completely if there was an invalid file
    in Mezzmo. Invalid files will now be skipped and not displayed in Kodi nor will
    they be inserted into the Kodi database. A popup dialog will alert on invalid files.

    There are separate links for the Kodi 18 and Kodi 19 versions. The Kodi 19 version is based upon the
    latest Kodi 18 v1.0.8.6 code.

    Kodi 18 link

    Kodi 19 link

    Click on the download source as a zip option and then to add it to Kodi by using the install from zip file option.

    Feedback and feature requests are always welcome.


    Jeff

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    An updated version of the Mezzmo Kodi addon for both Kodi v18 (v1.0.8.7) and Kodi 19 beta
    v2.0.0.0k) have been posted on GitHub. These versions contain the following enhancement:


    v1.0.8.7 Kodi 18

    Added studio information from Mezzmo to Kodi database and movie information panel.


    v2.0.0.0k Kodi 19

    Added studio information from Mezzmo to Kodi database and movie information panel.


    There are separate links for the Kodi 18 and Kodi 19 versions. The Kodi 19 version is based upon the
    latest Kodi 18 v1.0.8.7 code.

    Kodi 18 link

    Kodi 19 link

    Click on the download source as a zip option and then to add it to Kodi by using the install from zip file option.

    Feedback and feature requests are always welcome.


    Jeff

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    An updated version of the Mezzmo Kodi addon for both Kodi v18 (v1.0.8.8) and Kodi 19 beta
    v2.0.0.0l) have been posted on GitHub. These versions contain the following enhancement:


    v1.0.8.8 Kodi 18

    Added Mezzmo sort title support into the Kodi database. Now actor searches will
    honor the sort titles. No database clear is required. Sort titles will be added
    as you browse playlists.

    *** Note Mezzmo version 6.0.5.0o is required to leverage this function ***
    You will need to E-mail support@conceiva.com to request the patch.


    v2.0.0.0l Kodi 19

    Added Mezzmo sort title support into the Kodi database. Now actor searches will
    honor the sort titles. No database clear is required. Sort titles will be added
    as you browse playlists.

    *** Note Mezzmo version 6.0.5.0o is required to leverage this function ***
    You will need to E-mail support@conceiva.com to request the patch.


    There are separate links for the Kodi 18 and Kodi 19 versions. The Kodi 19 version is based upon the
    latest Kodi 18 v1.0.8.8 code.

    Kodi 18 link

    Kodi 19 link

    Click on the download source as a zip option and then to add it to Kodi by using the install from zip file option.

    Feedback and feature requests are always welcome.


    Jeff

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