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authorDominik Riebeling <>2006-04-20 16:44:26 +0000
committerDominik Riebeling <>2006-04-20 16:44:26 +0000
commita18bd164d9953007e44d84786737d44b662150e4 (patch)
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parentd9f11ac41d3278479fd331ff9ef9e9b56fe87d9c (diff)
some updates to tagcache section
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diff --git a/manual/rockbox_interface/tagcache.tex b/manual/rockbox_interface/tagcache.tex
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--- a/manual/rockbox_interface/tagcache.tex
+++ b/manual/rockbox_interface/tagcache.tex
@@ -20,14 +20,32 @@ The Tag Cache database can either be kept on disk (to save memory), or
loaded into RAM (for fast browsing). This configuration option can be
found in General Settings $\rightarrow$ Playback $\rightarrow$ Tag cache.
Once the database has been built, you can browse your music using this
-database. To use the database change the show mode by changing the General Settings $\rightarrow$ File view $\rightarrow$ Show files option to
+database. To use the database change the show mode by changing the
+General Settings $\rightarrow$ File view $\rightarrow$ Show files option to
``ID3 database''. This disables the File Browser and instead of the file
browser you will now access the database.
+\item[Keeping Tag Cache on disk.] This does not require extra RAM for the
+Tag Cache and speeds up the boot process, but is slower when accessing.
+\item[Keeping Tag Cache on disk with Dircache enabled.] With Dircache
+enabled updating of the database is much faster. Also updates can be
+committed in background immediately.
+\item[Loading Tag Cache to RAM.] The fastest mode is when loading Tag Cache
+to RAM. New files are automatically detected and Tag Cache will get updated.
+Use this for the fastest browsing and searching without any waiting.
+\note{To use the RAM mode, first you have to turn on
+Directory Cache in General Settings $\rightarrow$ System $\rightarrow$
+Disk $\rightarrow$ Directory Cache.}
\note{You may need to increase the value of the ``Max files in dir browser''
setting (General Settings $\rightarrow$ System $\rightarrow$ Limits)
-in order to view long lists of tracks in the ID3 database browser.}
+in order to view long lists of tracks in the ID3 database browser.\\
+There is no option to turn off Tag Cache completely. If you don't want
+to use it just don't do the initial build of the database and don't load it
+to RAM.}