fyi, the XML cache is about 224k, references 1888 mp3s and took about 25 seconds to generate the first time (id3 cache included, 25 seconds on my 150Mhz SGI Indigo, 3 seconds on my 500Mhz Pentium III at work. ouch. the database version is quite a bit faster - no id3 tags to scan. after the id3 cache has been generated a typical time is around 1-2 seconds per 1,000 mp3s on a good machine). for the curious, here is the output of mkwebplay_dir creating the XML cache & here is the XML cache itself.