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Library Add Window

See Also Adding audio to DJ-Serv from a Hard Drive location

The keyboard shortcut to get to this window is CTRL + H.

This is where you will add items to the audio library from your hard drive. You may use any local hard drive or network drive that is recognised by Windows:



Most of the buttons and options on the Library Add Window are self-explanatory, but some explanation is required:

Duplicates:

DJ-Serv will not permit duplicate items to be added to the audio library. Not only must the audio path of each audio file be unique (e.g. c:\MyMusic\Beatles-HeyJude.mp3) but the artist and title combination must be unique for each audio item. In fact, you can use the add and reports options in the Library Add Window to set how it will behave when duplicates are found, and how they are reported to you when they are.


Mp3 ID3 Tags:

DJ-Serv can recognise not only Mp3 Id3v1 tags, but also mp3 id3v tags. Any artist and title information will be gleaned from here first, and only if nothing is found will the file name be used to determine the artist and title assigned to the audio item. Audio previously tagged in AudioEnhance DPS will be fully recognised on import by DJ-Serv. This includes Artist, Title, Categories, Segue point, endstyle and so forth.

WAV CART headers:

DJ-Serv can read certain WAV CART chunk audio headers in the same way it reads mp3 ID3 headers to get information as explained above.

Advanced Notes:

To the bottom right of the Library Add Window, there are a couple of check boxes:


Allow Header Re-read:
Even though duplicates are NOT allowed into the library, you can ask DJ-Serv to read the headers AGAIN for any dupes that you allowed to be shown in the list. This is useful if you have altered the ID3 headers on any mp3s, and wish to update the DJ-Serv library from them, without having to first remove them and re-add them to the library.

Get New Seg if o/c = f:
Some other programs may have already set a segue point on the audio you are importing. If you'd rather DJ-Serv found NEW segues automatically (regardless if they were ever in the header or not) then tick this box. Note this makes the adding process take up to 10 times longer, but may lead to smoother automated operation! If any of the incoming audio items *do* have a segue point, and their endstyle is NOT set to f (ie fades out) then the original header segue point is left intact (on the assumption that, if someone could be bothered to set the endstyle properly, then they also set the segue point correctly, too!)

General note on segues and adding new audio

With all supported file formats, DJ-Serv will do its best to set an automatic segue point on each item, as it is added, unless one is found in the audio header (see the notes above). These can be adjusted later, if desired, in the audio properties editor.