VirtualDJ 8 User Manual


Editors

TAG EDITOR



The Tag Editor allows viewing and editing of all the information VirtualDJ stores in its database for each track. It also provides id3Tag reading and saving features for the supported tracks (mp3, mp4, m4a, m4v, mov, f4v, ogg, ogm, flac, wav, wave, wma, wmv, avi, flv, mkv)

The Tag Editor is opened by right clicking a file (or batch of files for Batch Tagging) and selecting Tag Editor from the provided menu.


The top section of the Tag Editor offers the basic fields of the track. Most of them are populated from the filename, iD3tags or VirtualDJ. Artist, Title, Remix, and Album can all be altered by overwriting the selected field with different information. Pressing the button between the Artist and Title field will give the option to get Artist/Title from the filename (Tag Settings can be changed in Options). Album CoverArt can also be changed by clicking on the current CoverArt.



Click on the Album Cover Art to receive alternative CoverArt selections from various Sources (iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Google etc.) Click on any of the available selections to save it to the Tag of the track.


The mid section of the Tag Editor offers more detailed fields of the track. Many of these fields are populated by the iD3Tag and VirtualDJ.


All fields can be altered by overwriting the selected text with different information. An explanation of all fields can be found below:

Remixer
Remixer of the track
Composer
Composer of the track
Label
Record Label of the Album
Genre
Genre of the track
Year
Year in which the track was produced
Track
The Track number on the Album
Grouping
Grouping information of the track
Color
Click on the color to select the color you wish the track to have in the Browser
BPM
Beats per Minute as analyzed by VirtualDJ or value from Tag if not analyzed
Key
Key of the track as analyzed by VirtualDJ
Gain
Gain is auto-filled by VirtualDJ once the track is analyzed or played. It indicates the applied gain in order for the track to be played at 0 db (or different value defined from Options)
Rating
Popularity rating field on a 5 star system
Play Count
Shows how many times the track has been played in VirtualDJ up to the current point
First seen
Shows the date of when the track was first added to the VirtualDJ database
Last Play
Shows the date of when track was last played in VirtualDJ
Comment
Comments about the track as added by the user
Field 1
Blank database field. Fill this with any information required
Field 2
Blank database field. Fill this with any information required


The lower section of the Tag Editor provides the actual file details including File Name, Path, Size, Bitrate, Type, Sample Rate and Total track Time. There are also buttons to cycle forward and backwards through the next or previous files (using the Prev and Next buttons) and write to the iD3Tag via the Write Tag button. Write Tags can be set to automatic in settings with option setTagsAuto).



The file can be renamed by overwriting or editing the information in the Filename field or you can have the name change automatically by clicking on the option button to the right of the file name. This will provide multiple options from VirtualDJ (based on the information in the filename) on how to rename the file. Click on the option that is preferred.



If the file is missing year and/or genre information from the tag (blank field), an additional option will appear in the menu to Fill missing info from Discogs. This will automatically search the Discogs database for any missing information that is available for the specified tag and auto fill the tag with the relevant details.



BATCH EDITING


Select multiple files using standard OS methods (click on multiple files while holding SHIFT or CTRL), Right-click and choose Tag Editor. The Editor will display the common values of the files and the rest of the fields will be marked as multiple values. Type a value in any of the fields for all the files in that selection to get the same value and press OK to apply the edits to the selected files.

Example. Type a name in the Genre field if all the tracks of that selection need to be the same Genre. Track cleaner