This is an XBMC Service that will update your music and video libraries on a timer.
You can select a different interval to scan your media databases (Audio, Video, Both) or you can set a cron-style timer for greater control.
You can think of refreshing as "update metadata for the requested item even if it already has some".
You should refresh a iibrary or individual item if: Tip!
Although when I installed it originally (by upgrading Mac OS), it did spend an incredible amount of resources as well.
My photo library consists of 7600 photos and 325 videos that I loaded in from an i Photo library. Is there any way for me to find out what exactly the Photos app is doing? Maybe this text from preferences is a hint: Maybe the app has decided that I have "enough space" (I now have 7 GB free out of 256 GB).
or it's decided to upload everything to i Cloud.
I installed Photos several weeks ago and haven't added more than a couple photos recently.
And to the OP's point, if it was re-downloading originals, you'd be seeing network activity.
have a large number of photos on the device - probably close to 10k, but other photo apps seem perfectly capable of opening my photos and loading a given album when I select it.
It will be launched every X hours within the interval unless on of the conditions specified by you as been met (don't run during media playback, etc) in which case it will be run at the next earliest convenience.
Advanced Timer - specify a cron expression to use as an interval for the update process.