1.1.26 Operating system (remove one): Windows / Mac
Mac Bug description:
Large parent folders are empty in Engine desktop after exporting from Lexicon. In Lexicon they populate all the tracks within the subfolders. It seems to happen to folders with over 4,000 tracks within them. Step by step to reproduce:
Export from Lexicon to Engine, open engine, click on parent folder with more than 4,000 tracks in it. Screenshot:
Maybe you aren’t waiting long enough in Engine? I’ve noticed it can sometimes take quite some time (minute or so) for the playlist to show all contents and Engine doesn’t show any kind of loading indicator. Try waiting a bit longer, just to be sure
I just double-checked and it’s certainly not a delay on loading. After further digging, the songs from the parent folder are not being imported properly from Serato into Lexicon. Thats why they show up empty in engine.
It’s not for me either. And my understanding is, that it’s probably and engine problem, not a Lexicon problem. It happens to me when I delete crates and re-export my library to a stick.
As a workaround, I delete the database folder (not the music folder) on the USB stick, and then re-export. That is pretty fast, since lexicon doesn’t have to copy the music anymore. You still need to analyze audio in engine if you want fast loading of tracks though, and then reimport track information to get the cover that is not exported by LXC, and then do another lexicon export to reapply the values and mapped fields from LXC.
With this method, I get a clean export every time.
It’s worth noting that I had to delete my local engine libraries on my partition AND on my primary, although this might have been coincidence, as LXC does not look at them during export.
If the problem happens from Serato to Lexicon, it may just simply be that there is a difference between how Serato crates and Lexicon playlists work.
Serato lets you add both tracks and other crates to any crate. So basically a “crate folder” that has sub-crates, can also contain it’s own tracks.
In Lexicon, it’s much simpler. There are playlists that only contain tracks and folders that only contain playlists. Folder cannot contain their tracks so when importing from Serato, that information is lost.
It worked before without issues. Also, the problem is not consistent. One of the crates I am having this problem with doesn’t have smart crates in it. It only seems to happen to creates with large libraries.
Just deleted all my lexicon crates, ran the cleanup tool and reimported serato into lexicon and there is definitely an import issue going on. Here are screenshots that illustrate that the tracks are not mirrored. Im also missing tracks. Check out the recently added order.