Caching File Explorer/Library meta-data on harddisk
I also have my problems with the File Explorer's habit to scan folders in order to distinguish between media/non-media (see https:/
My suggestion to solve this is: Either implement an option to allow DAP to store the meta-data in a specified file on the disk, so that it doesn't have to be reloaded each time on start-up (which of course needs to include an ability to update this in case of changes, either automatically or manually). The other idea would be to allow the user to switch off the scanning for media/non-media files so that they don't have to wait until the folder was scanned when they want to open it. However, I haven't looked into the code yet and don't know if it would be feasible or not.
DAP is great in many aspects. However, there are quite a few points that appear not optimal to me. I don't know what you think about it as developer. Maybe you want to keep it as slender as possible, but I think there are some features which could improve usability a lot.
I would offer my help on this. I have a little experience in programming, however I never contributed to a larger piece of software, so please be aware that it might take me some time.