Why is scraping so slow?
Scraping the providers, that is the search through their websites, can take some time. Especially on slow devices, scraping can take a few minutes. The scraping duration is mainly affected by the number of providers you have enabled, your internet connection speed, and your device's performance.

Gaia goes through four main phases during scraping:

  • Phase 1: Initialize the providers and find additional information.
  • Phase 2: Scrape the enabled providers.
  • Phase 3: Determine if the streams were already cached by a premium service.
  • Phase 4: Write the results to disk, deinitialize providers, and clean up.

If scraping takes too long, you can try one of the suggestions listed in the "Why is the addon so slow?" question.
Last Updated: 06 Jan 2018
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