Accelerate search

Default: On. As with many problems in computer science, different methods can be used for text searches. You can often save time by using more memory space. When the search is accelerated, Nemp uses more memory to speed up the search. With very, very large music collections (i.e. several hundred thousand titles) a problem can arise here, since Nemp is so far only available in a 32-bit version and therefore the usable memory is limited to 2GB. If this occurs, Nemp will automatically disable this option. However, this can still lead to undesired behavior or even a crash. If this case occurs, Nemp will automatically disable this option. However, undesired behavior up to a crash may still occur.

For accelerated search, a copy of all text information is created, which can be accessed more quickly. Depending on the structure of the music collection, it may be useful to include file names, genre or comments in this copy.

Since the filename also contains the complete path, this option can be useful if, for example, the self compiled sampler Vacation 2016 in Barcelona is located in a folder. Then a search for Barcelona will find this folder, even if the ID3 tags are not set accordingly.

Including the comments may lead to confusing search hits, if the searched term does not appear in the artist or title, but only “hidden” in the field comment of the ID3 tag, which is often used for incidental information such as codec settings. However, if you use the comments for useful information, you should also include them in the quick search.

Accelerate lyric search

Default: Off.  A little bit hidden is the function to search for lyrics. This is not possible via the quick search, but only via the extended search, accessible via the menu. Here the same procedure can be used to speed up the search. For large music collections, where most of the lyrics are also available, the memory consumption increases significantly.

If the lyric search is often used, you can activate it, but usually this is not necessary.

Note: If the “Ignore lyrics” option has been activated in the metadata settings, the lyric search does not work at all. Nemp then ignores the texts stored in the ID3 tags and does not include them in the media library. The fact that the texts are still displayed during playback and in the detail window does not change this. Because the information displayed in this way is always also synchronized with the information in the file stored data.

Quick search performanceVerhalten der Schnellsuche

In my opinion, the quick search in the main Nemp window is really fast. The results are displayed (almost) instantly even in very large music collections. By default, even while typing - with each additional character the hit list is further restricted.

If no matches were found for a search term, this may also be due to typing errors - in the search term or in the metadata of the files, or to inconsistencies such as P!nk or Pink. Nemp therefore also supports a fuzzy search, which is performed by default only when pressing the Enter key. On newer computers, however, the fuzzy search also works without any noticeable delay during typing, if there are not too many files in the media library.

In addition to presenting the search hits in the list, the coverflow can also be restricted to the search results. The search hits can then be further refined via the coverflow.