Originally Posted by baardog
I don't understand this:
I am able to search through Spotify with million of tracks in seconds. But my own collection of 180,000 tracks get cut off at 65,000 tracks. Why?
How can I make all of my music searchable like the music on Spotify?
Spotify's database is stored on a massive server. Sonos does not use a database/server. This would require a computer running, or at the very least, a more powerful NAS. This would mean Sonos reliability and performace would be counting on the speed of the PC or NAS, and the user's ability to maintain a server (See Squeezebox as an example). This reliance on the user's PC was too big a risk for Sonos, who wanted rock solid reliability. So instead, all search tags are stored in memory in a hash table on each ZP, which allows fast, reliable and redundant performance. But one of the tradeoffs for this fast, reliable and redundant performance is you are limited by the resources on a ZP. Thus the need for a limit in number of tracks, and number of searchable tags. This can be overcome by running WMP Sever on a PC, or looking in the unsupported area for a few user created workarounds.