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file list

The File List offers all the Audio, Video, Karaoke tracks and VirtualDJ Samples of the selected folder and information depending on the visible Fields. Drag and drop a file from this list to any of the VirtualDJ decks to play the file.

Right-clicking on the Field Header of the File List will give the option to show or hide any of the available Fields. Fields make it easy to sort files in your database quickly and easily. Available fields include:
BPM Difference
Key Difference
Play Count
First Seen
First Play
Last Play
File Path
File Name
File Type
File Size
File Date
User 1
User 2
Album Art
Loaded On
Will play at

Right-click on any of the available files to receive additional file features and operations:
Load on
Choose the VirtualDJ Deck you wish to load the selected track to
Tag Editor
Open the Tag Editor to view and edit all the information of the track.
BPM Editor
Open the BPM Editor to adjust the BPM and the CBG phase of the selected track.
POI Editor
Open the POI Editor to manage all the details of the track’s POIs.
Video Editor
Open the Video Editor to overlay Text and Video to the selected track.
Track Cleaner
Open the Track Cleaner to cut, censor and edit the selected track.
Analyze for BPM etc
Scan the selected track and calculate/re-calculate the BPM, Key and length of the selected track.
Save prepared stems
Analyzes the track's stems in advance and saves them so that they do not need to be calculated in real time when loading a track to a deck.
File Operations *
Move, Copy, Delete or Rename the selected track, or show the track in Windows Explorer.
Remove from Search DB
Remove the selected track from the Search Database
Mark as played/unplayed
Provides the ability to mark a track as played or unplayed (depending on it's current status)

Search similar songs
Searches for similar tracks in the database

Search with GeniusDJ
Uses GeniusDJ to search for songs that are commonly played together with the selected track (online connection required)

If AutoMix is activated 3 additional options will be provided at the top of the submenu:
Play next
Adds the song to the AutoMix Sideview and positions it next in the AutoMix Queue
Add to AutoMix
Adds the song to the Automix Sideview and positions it at the bottom of the AutoMix Queue
Mix Now
Adds the song to the Automix Sideview and instantly mixes it with the current track playing


Each track displayed in the File List will get an icon (displayed on the far left side of each track) which offers valuable information about the type and status of the file. There are 5 basic icons showing the file type of the track, and several overlaid status indicators as per the following:

Basic Icons


Audio tracks (mp3,wav, cda, wma, asf, ogg, ogm, m4a, aac, aif, aiff, flac, mpc, ape)

Video tracks (avi, mpg, mpeg, wmv, vob, mov, divx, mp4, m4v, vix, mkv, flv, webm)

Karaoke files in zip (mp3+cgd) format or video files tagged as karaoke files in the Tag Editor

Samples created with VirtualDJ (vdj, vdjsample)

Search for the selected file in local or online directories


Already Played
The track will receive the played overlay icon, if played for more than 45secs. This value can be adjusted from Options (historyDelay).

Track recently added to the search database in the last 7 days. This value can be adjusted from Options (browserDaysSongsAreNew).
Track created using Track Cleaner or Video Editor (vdjedit files)

VirtualDJ can’t find the track in the given filepath. The track is either deleted or moved without using the VirtualDJ file operations, or is a track included in a Playlist but the External Hard Drive is not connected.

Online Music
Tracks provided by Online Music. These files can be loaded to a VirtualDJ deck or can be cached. See Online Music
Cached File
Tracks cached from online catalogs.

This track is currently being stored in a CloudDrive folder.

Local File
The file is already located in the database

Precalculated Stems
The file has already had the stems analyzed and will be available instantly when the track is loaded to a deck.

Sorting & Organizing Fields

Adding & Removing

Fields can be added or removed to show as much or as little information about the files displayed that you prefer.

Right-Click on the Field Header to display the menu of available fields. Select or deselect any of the desired fields that you would prefer to be displayed.

When a field is added or removed the changes will be immediately displayed in the File List. There is no limit to the number of fields that can be displayed, but the more fields that get added will limit the amount of available space that each field can display.

Re-positioning & Resizing

Left Clicking and holding any field will display a red indicator and allow you to drag and drop (left or right) the field into a new position. This provides the ability to re-order the position in which the fields are displayed and completely customize the File List to your preferences.

Hovering your mouse over any of the field separators will display a left/right pointer. Left clicking and holding will allow you to adjust the size of each field.


Each field has the ability to be sorted by left clicking on the preferred field in the Field Header. Clicking the first time will sort the field in an ascending order (A-Z). Clicking on the same field a second time will reverse to a descending order (Z-A).

Ascending Order by Title
Descending Order by Title

Key & Key Difference Fields

Key detection values displayed in the File List offer important information for mixing harmonically. The Key can be displayed in musical (ie. F#) or harmonic value (7B) in the Settings menu based on the scale preferred.

Musical Key Display
Harmonic Key Display

To change the setting from musical to harmonic (or vice versa) simply click on the Key Display value in the deck or alternatively go to Settings Options and set keyDisplay to the desired value.

When the key value is set to Musical it displays the actual key of the track.

When the key value is set to Harmonic it displays the keycode and color of the track based on the harmonic scale or Camelot Wheel.

To learn the basics about Harmonic Mixing and the Camelot Wheel please see this How-to Guide to get started.

Key Difference

The Key Difference field displays the difference in semitones based on the active deck. If the key matches or is off by 1 semitone to the current track on the master deck, a check mark will appear beside the key value to indicate that it is safe to mix harmonically.

A bright check mark indicates the song key in the active deck is compatible with the file in the browser
A darkened check mark indicates the song key in the active deck is off by 1 semitone with the file in the browser
No check mark indicates the song key in the active deck is NOT compatible with the file in the browser

The Key Matching style can be changed by going to Settings Options and setting keyMatching to one of the available options:
Allows automatic key matching to change the key by 1 semitone.
Allows automatic key matching to change from major to minor key.
Fuzzy Full
Allows automatic key matching to change the key by 2 semi-tones.

Additionally, the check marks in the Key Difference field are dynamic and will change with every song that is loaded into the deck or the key in that deck is changed by using the Key Match dropdown on the deck.

Selecting Automatic Key Match from this menu will change the key by up to one semitone on the opposing deck when a track is loaded. If the track has a greater difference than one semitone, it will remain unaffected.