May 1, 2010 at 1:27 PM
Edited May 1, 2010 at 1:30 PM
There are two events that will start a background scanner. First, you can invoke each explicitly from the context menu. Second, whenever a track is played from an album that has not yet been visited during the current iTuner session, that album
alone is scanned for dead tracks and duplicates.
Background scanners can be disabled using the .NET application configuration file. You'll find this file in the iTuner installation directory, such as C:\Program Files (x86)\River Software\iTuner. The configuration file is named iTuner.exe.config.
It's a simple text file containing XML that you can edit using Windows Notepad.
There are four lines commented out, which means that the scanners are enabled. You can disable each scanner by uncommenting that line and setting the value to "False". Or enabled an individual scanner by setting its value to "True".
The production release of iTuner 1.2 will have a UI that allows you to set these easily. I'll also provide more help on what each does and how it works.