What exactly is the difference between extensions Local and File?

Could someone please give me a quick explanation as to what the differences are between the extensions Local and File?

The seem to be the same, and reading the docs on them doesn’t really explain anything…


Though, you’ll have to scan your music collection to build a cache of metadata before the Mopidy-Local will be able to play your music.

File does not require scanning in advance, it extracts the metadata when the music is selected.

It allows you to browse through your local file system

From the changelog:
New bundled backend, Mopidy-File. It is similar to Mopidy-Local, but allows you to browse and play music from local disk without running a scan to index the music first. The drawback is that it doesn’t support searching.

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