Several months ago, I reached out to Florian via email regarding this issue, and we were in contact for a little while, but there was never any resolution. In the meantime, I've kept on using 2.83, as that's the last version where my actions still perform at normal speed. Testing a sample set of 200 OGGs, 2.83 was able to import cover art into all of them in 12 seconds. However, in 2.89, not even 10 songs were done in 10 seconds (I abandoned the test after 10-15 seconds because I knew it was going to take well over a minute.)
I'm using Windows 7 x64, but have also observed the issue on Windows 8.1 x64. All my files are on my local hard drive. I only observe this issue with OGGs.
My cover art import action in question is
N:\covers\$validate(%album%-_-%albumartist%,_).??g. I mostly work with JPGs, but I deal with a few PNGs too, hence the wildcard extension. And, I have the
$validate function to account for invalid characters in Windows.
Did anything change with cover art handling after 2.83? Or could it be some other change that impacted actions?
While 2.83 still serves me well enough, I would like to be able to upgrade to the newer versions. Hopefully there's a fix for my issue! Please let me know if any further info is needed. Thank you.