Hello, i have been using Picard for about a week now, and last night i came across a “problem”.
Was browsing my tagged music folder, and clicked on Nirvana - lithium, and i ecountered a big slow loading time, only to notice that the file is 30.1 MB large. I thought this is strange, so i looked on the internet, and found various sources for this problem, so i started eliminating variables. One of them is Picard itself, which i couldn’t rule out, so i came here.
The process was simple, i downloaded the exact same file, which is 9.81 MB large (from the same place). I tried moving it using Picard, but no tagging. The size remained the same so no problem. Then, i put it backin the download and tagged it there without moving, the filse after became 30.1 MB large. I am confused about this.
Among other causes of this problem i found out on the internet it may be something with sym and hard links, anti-virus problem (which in my case never caused something like this), Dropbox and other cloud based services and failing hard drive.
It is suggested to use WinDirStat, so i did, the file was still showing 30.1 MB, and i found like 20 more songs which are about this size, one of them being smells like teen spirit from the same album, tagged at the same time as lithium. Also, Come as you are, from the same album, tagged in the same manner, showed slow downs, but after a few seconds it showed its original size value and no more slowdown, just by accesing it from windows explorer.
I hope i described the problem well, and if more details is needed feel free to ask me. I am using windows 10 x64 and picard version 1.3.2.
I would really appreciate some help and explanation. I didn’t find the problem on the forum or the picard bug page, but if exists already, a link to the discussion would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance!