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Recherche Base de Donnée

The Browser area offers a Search input box on the top. This is used to search and find files within your media library without browsing within the folders. VirtualDJ will automatically add files to the Search Database whenever a folder is focused on (opened in the Folder List) for the first time and keep the results in the database.

If the media files are spread across multiple folders or drives, you will need to add your media library to the search database of VirtualDJ in order for Search to provide proper results.

Expand any Root Element in the Folders list and right-click to any Folder (sub-folder) or Hard Drive in the Folder List. Choose Batch Add to Search DB.

VirtualDJ will automatically search within the selected folder and its sub-folders and will add its tracks to the Search Database. Repeat this procedure for all your Drives or folders that contain your media files. Adding files to the Search Database will not analyze tracks (scan for BPM etc).

If you don’t wish to have a specific folder or a sub-folder included in your Search Database, simply right-click on any folder and choose Batch Remove from Search DB. VirtualDJ will then remove the tracks of that folder (and its sub-folders) from the Search Database.

Adding or Removing files from Search Database will not copy, move or delete any files. It will only update the Search Database of VirtualDJ

From that point, the Search field will be used to provide results based on your search input. Simply type in the Search field, part of the Artist and/or part of the Title of the file you are searching for (separated by a space character), and VirtualDJ will provide all the tracks that match your input.

Search results are constantly updated as you type characters in the Search field. VirtualDJ will provide the tracks of the selected (focused) folder on the top followed by the tracks from other folders and those will be separated by an empty line.

Search Options

By default, VirtualDJ will search within the Artist, Title and filepath fields of the database, but more or different fields can be selected from Search Options to narrow or provide different search results. Clicking the Search Options menu to the right of the search bar will allow you to adjust the searchable fields.

The order of the words you type is irrelevant. VirtualDJ will search within the selected fields using all the words or numeric values that are entered in the search field.

instant filters

Instant Filters provide an easy to use filter system for quick access to tracks on the fly. Instant Filters are divided into 2 separate categories:

QUICK FILTERS - Defines some quick-access buttons at the top of the browser to quickly filter the displayed tracks. Filter criteria can be selected quickly from predetermined values or more complicated values can be selected to further customize the experience.

COLOR RULES - Allows the automatic assignment of color based on the criteria set, such as highlighting already played tracks or adding color to your most played tracks.

To get started with Instant Filters, click on the Instant Filter button at the top right of the browser panel.

On first launch, you will be greeted with a window explaining the 2 options. Click the icon for either the Quick Filters or Color Rules.

quick filters

Clicking on the icon for the Quick Filters will automatically open the first criteria window for it.

Start with adding a Button Name to easily identify it in the browser, then add the rest of your filter criteria.

In this example the end goal is to have a quick filter that will display all tracks with multiple BPM ranges. So the field selected in the first box is BPM. In the second box list is selected. And finally in the 3rd box a range is added (5 in this case).

Once completed, the filter button will appear at the top of the browser. While most filters can be toggled on or off for quick filtering of the local folder, the list verb provides a dropdown menu to quickly select a range (5 BPM in this example).

With the Filter button toggled to the off position all 179 files in the folder are displayed.

When the 120-124 BPM range is selected from the Filter Dropdown (Filter button is toggled on), the local folder uses the criteria set and only displays the 16 files in the folder that have a BPM between 120 and 124. Clicking on the quick filter button again will toggle the filter to the off position.

You can continue to add more filter buttons to the browser by clicking on the icon or add more filter conditions to an already existing filter by clicking on the icon to the right of the filter.

Clicking on the X to the right of the filter will delete the filter button.

For some useful and popular filters please see our Filter Folder Examples page.

color rules

Clicking on the icon under Color Rules will provide the ability to create automated criteria similar to quick filters.

Start with adding a color from the color menu to easily identify it in the browser (when the chosen result is accomplished), then add the rest of your filter criteria.

In this example the end goal is to display all tracks that have been played to be highlighted in red. So the field selected in the first box is Already Played. In the second box = is selected. And finally in the 3rd box a value is added (1 in this case).

Once a track is played in a deck, the track will automatically be highlighted in red.

Clicking on the Instant Filters button and selecting Edit... will display all of your created Quick Filters and Color Rules, as well as the ability to add new, remove, or edit conditions.

Right-clicking on the icon will provide the ability to move an instant filter or color rule up or down in the list.

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