DJ Jukebox is an essential tool for managing a song library and generating playlists. You can rate each song so that favorites are played more often, and that unwanted songs are never chosen.
File management features include global search and replace on filenames, copy or delete files, and rename/move directories.
DJ Jukebox can remote control a media player on a network computer. A click of the mouse can send keystrokes, playing instructions, and volume changes to the server’s media player. It also supports all media players and file types, commercials, repetition prevention, and much more!
Each song can be rated (on a scale of 0-100) to ensure that favorites are chosen more often. A rating of 0 will prevent the song from being played altogether.
DJ Jukebox File Management
- DJ Jukebox maintains a list of each song and its rating in the “Song Table”. From this table, songs can be easily renamed, deleted, or rated.
- DJ Jukebox can rename or move an entire directory. The Song Table is automatically updated to reflect the new song locations.
- DJ Jukebox can also perform a text search and replace operation on the Song Table. Again, the song files are automatically renamed when a change is made.
- DJ Jukebox can listen for commands from another copy of DJ Jukebox located on a local area network (LAN). Programmable keystrokes can be sent to the server with the click of a button, providing complete remote control over the media player.
- The remote control feature can be used by a dedicated entertainment server. DJ Jukebox can start automatically during bootup and begin listening for remote commands. The server does not even need a monitor.
- DJ Jukebox can insert commercials in between songs. The commercials can be any type of media file that the media player supports. The average number of commercials per song can be adjusted, and individual commercials can be assigned a frequency rating that determines how often they are chosen.
- When DJ Jukebox generates a playlist, it can make sure that songs do not get repeated too often. It can also ensure that no two consecutive songs are from the same album or artist, or have the same name.
- All songs on the hard drive can be added to the Song Table in one simple step.
- A song’s meta tags (a.k.a. ID3 tags) can be viewed and edited.
- Songs that were not recorded properly can be marked as “bad”. This prevents the song from being chosen for a playlist without removing it from the Song Table.
- The songs can be located on a network computer (no drive mapping is required).
- Playlists can be saved for later retrieval, like an “Oldies” mix for when you’re feeling nostalgic.
- A generated playlist can be limited to a single artist of your choosing. You can also choose to play a single album or songs from a single decade.
- The song list, ratings, and other settings are stored in a “Project” file. Most users will only work with a single project, but any number can be used.
- The Song Table can be checked for errors, such as a nonexistent file or illegal rating.
- Identical songs can be identified and deleted.
- If you have a separate entertainment server, it can be shut down remotely. If the server supports the Wake On LAN feature, it can be powered up remotely.
- Command line parameters can be used to generate and play playlists. This is especially useful for creating Desktop shortcuts.
- The Remote Control feature can be incorporated into third-party programs. The help file describes the syntax of all commands and explains how they can be sent to a DJ Jukebox server.
- The complete list of artists, albums, and songs can be printed.
Changes in DJ Jukebox 27.0 (April 6, 2022):
- Rip CD: CDDB functionality has been restored thanks to the GnuDB.org project.
- Edit Tags (multiple files): added the ability to assign album art to all of the songs in one step.
- Normalize Filenames: added the option to recover missing track numbers at the beginning of each song filename.
- Rip CD: unicode is now supported in all fields as well as in the CDDB information.
- Normalize Filenames: all changes are now applied to the current playlist and all stored playlists.
- Edit Stored Playlist: added a “Validate” tool that reports if any song in the playlist does not exist on the hard drive.
- Convert To MP3: the Output Folder is now created automatically if it does not already exist.
- Convert To MP3: added support for very large FLAC files.
- Edit Tags: updated the taglib module from 1.11.1 to 1.12 (numerous improvements and bug fixes).
- Copy Selected Songs: if no songs are selected, this now asks the user if all songs should be copied.
- Analyze MP3: the individual fields of a Lyrics3v2 tag are now reported.
- Tag Editor: this now reports the Bits Per Sample of a FLAC.
- Generate From Decade/Year: this now supports the album name format like “Revolver 1966”.
- Clicking the “Apply Filter” button will now automatically check the “Table Filter:” box.
- Convert To MP3: added Copy/Save/Print/Exit buttons to the bottom of the log window.
- Copy Songs: the log window now has a summary bar across the top.
- Get Server Address From File: added an “Open” button.
- Keystrokes: the Media Player Caption/Class fields now support unicode.
- Store IP Address To File: unicode is now supported in the filepath.
- flacenc.exe: there are now some statistics reported about the output file’s format.
- Edit Tags (multiple files): added a Help button.
- When choosing a file from the history at the bottom of the File menu, if it does not exist, the error window now contains a “Remove” button that will remove the file from the history.
- Help: the layout is now tighter. Numerous improvements to the Search tab.
- Fixed a bug that was causing an unnecessary usage of memory in many situations.
- Fixed: Import Songs From Project: this was overwriting the Song Table instead of appending.
- Fixed: Convert To MP3: if the operation is aborted, a temporary .WAV file could be left on the hard drive.
- Fixed: when in server mode, if a client sends keystrokes and the media player can’t be found, no error was appearing on the Server Mode window.
- Fixed: Rip CD: after editing the contents of the Destination column, if the user immediately clicks “Rip CD”, the changes were not taking effect.
Changes in DJ Jukebox 26.0 (June 6, 2021):
- Edit Tags: on MP3 files, it is now possible to see and change the album art. This appears next to the “Comments” field. Click on the image to change it.
- The mute icon on the toolbar now synchronizes its state with the audio adapter, just like the volume.
- Generate From Decade/Year: this now supports album name formats such as “(1966) Revolver” and “ Revolver”.
- Edit Tags: the “Comments” tag now supports newlines.
- Edit Tags (multiple files): added a “Set All” checkbox. If checked, when you make a change to a table cell, that change will be applied to every cell in the column.
- Top 25: added a report on the highest rated decades.
- Convert To MP3: added the ability to create the .mp3 files in a different folder.
- Convert To MP3: added the “Preserve File Date” option.
- Copy Selected Songs: add the “Shuffle” option, which is useful for copying to a USB drive that will be used in a device that cannot shuffle itself.
- Commercials table: added buttons that will move the selected row up or down.
- flacenc.exe: added the /nis switch, which suppresses the display of information about the source file.
- When clicking on a control that is disabled because of an unchecked checkbox, the checkbox will flash briefly.
- Convert To MP3: the log window now has an “alert bar” across the top.
- Convert To MP3: the log now reports the total number of files that are of an unsupported type.
- Find Duplicate Songs: the date of each song is now reported. The Skip button now has a hotkey, Esc.
- Keystrokes table: added a “Duplicate” button.
- Edit Tags (multiple files): the column widths and window position are now remembered.
- Table Filter: added an “Apply” button, since it is not obvious that the Enter key can be pressed.
- flacenc.exe: the output filepath is now reported.
- The “Get server address from file” field now supports unicode.
- Added the “Seraph” skin.
- Numerous minor interface and installer improvements.
- Fixed: incrementing the Picks column didn’t work if the cell in question had focus.
- Fixed: Edit Tags (multiple files): the Track and Year columns were sorting alphabetically, not numerically.
Changes in DJ Jukebox 25.0 (June 22, 2020):
- Edit Tags: if there are multiple songs selected in the Song Table, you can now edit the tags for all of them in one window.
- Generate From Decade/Year: this now supports the album name format where the year comes first, such as “1966-Revolver”.
- Top 25: added a report on the highest rated years.
- Edit Tags: added support for unicode characters.
- Convert To MP3, mp3enc.exe: added support for unicode characters when copying tags from the original file to the new MP3.
- If the volume is changed externally, the volume slider on the toolbar now synchronizes automatically.
- When sending a command to a remote DJ Jukebox server, there is now an animated arrow moving across the Remote toolbar checkbox.
- If the Ctrl key is held down while clicking the “Generate” button or toolbar icon, the generated playlist will append to the existing playlist rather than overwriting it.
- Convert to MP3: added an option to lower the bitrate of the MP3 files.
- Analyze MP3: added support for the Fraunhofer VBRI tag.
- mp3enc.exe: added the /new switch, which ensures that an existing .mp3 file is not overwritten.
- flacenc.exe: statistics about the input file are now reported.
- Edit Tags: this will now remove the “Read Only” file attribute. Previously, there would be a cryptic error that the file could not be saved.
- Normalize Filenames: added Copy/Save/Print/Exit buttons to the bottom of the log window.
- Convert to MP3: the “Replace In Song Table” option is now remembered.
- Find Duplicate Songs: the size of the files is now reported.
- Keystrokes table: added buttons to move the current row up or down.
- Added a context-menu button to the bottom right of the Keystrokes and Commercials tables.
- The “Delete First Line” tool (F8) will now briefly show the line being highlighted before deleting it.
- Song Table Statistics: various minor improvements.
- The current tab is now remembered between sessions.
- Keystrokes table: Import From CSV: the keystroke buttons are now updated.
- Customize Toolbar: it is now possible to force a row-break.
- The toolbar will no longer lose the user’s customization when a new version is installed and new icons have been introduced.
- Added the “Edit Tags” button to the bottom of the Playlist.
- It is now possible to enter djukebox.exe into the “Run” system dialog (Win+R) without a path.
- Rip CD: the FreeDB functionality has been removed as this service has been discontinued.
- Fixed: MP3 encoder: for CBR, the Xing tag was reporting 60% quality instead of 100%, although the underlying quality was not affected.
- Fixed: Analyze MP3: was not handling missing header fields in the Xing tag properly.
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