guysivey wrote:doesn't look like it does... http://www.rokulabs.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7678
Oops. Sorry. I missed the last one. It's a "sort of". firefly reads its own metadata, then augments it with the iTunes info. Part of the reason why is that it can read stuff that iTunes can't -- wma files, ogg, flac, etc, so it ends up having to do that stuff anyway.
As far as updating db automatically, yes, it can do periodic rescans of the file system. As far as not crashing, I'd hope it crashes less, but your mileage may vary.