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 30.0 (September 28, 2023):
- Copy Selected Songs: the “Overwrite existing files” option has been replaced with a combobox that has four modes: “Skip”, “Overwrite”, “Keep Both”, and “Prompt”.
- Search and Replace: Auto-Rename Files: when multiple songs are on one row separated by semi-colons, all the songs will now rename properly.
- Play Album: regarding the order of the songs, if no track numbers are present in the filenames, the meta tags for each song will be used to determine the track numbers.
- Delete File: this now supports multiple songs on one row separated by semi-colons.
- Convert To MP3: added support for 8-bit FLAC’s.
- List All Damaged Songs: added the ability to log all songs marked ‘Bad’. For this reason the List Bad Songs tool is now redundant and has been removed.
- List All Damaged Songs: added the option to not analyze songs marked ‘Bad’.
- List All Damaged Songs: added the option to not analyze songs rated 0.
- Copy Selected Songs: the “Abort” button is now responsive during the conversion of a FLAC to an MP3.
- Play Unrated: if the filter is enabled, and there are less than 4 songs visible, no popup window will appear, and the filter will be automatically disabled.
- When a song is renamed or moved, this now updates the memory of recently played songs that is used for repetition prevention.
- Copy Selected Songs: added Copy/Save/Print/Exit buttons to the bottom of the log window.
- Find Duplicate Songs: this now displays the quality of the file.
- Strip Track Number: this now supports the format “(1) Example.mp3”
- Find All Songs: the taskbar button now shows a “marquee” to indicate the operation is running.
- Search and Replace: there is now an error if the replacement string contains a tab character.
- Use Non-Default Media Player: improved syntax checking and error reporting.
- Upgraded the FLAC module from 1.3.2 to 1.4.3
- Added the “Cerulean” skin. Redesigned the “Purples” skin and renamed it “Purpendicular”.
- The interface icons have been slightly desaturated.
- When an error popup window is visible, the taskbar button will now be red.
- List All Damaged Songs: this tool no longer runs in a separate process.
- Fixed: menus did not support fixed-pitch fonts.
- Fixed: Rename/Move Folder: when a parent folder is being removed from the chain, an empty folder could be left on the hard drive.
- Fixed: Delete File was not offering to delete empty folders.
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