MyLibrary Screen

The MyLibrary screen comprises of a Style Tree , PFL Player , Cart Bulker and the main Viewer Grid.  When viewing a list, most of the routines can be started by selecting the items to change using CTRL/SHIFT and the left mouse button followed by a right-click to select the appropriate Export option.

Populating the main viewer is simply a matter of dragging files from any "Explorer" (folder) window, loading an M3U playlist or entering/browsing a folder at the top of the screen.

Load Folder / Folder Tree View
Using the Configuration, you can define a series of preset "favourite" folders for instant recall, or, you can click the "..." button to display the Folder Tree View which allows you to navigate folders/drives and find a directory to load into MyLibrary.  Clicking the "..." button will toggle the Tree View on/off.  Double-clicking a folder will load it into MyLibrary.

This is the main list view that shows the audio tracks - it has a number of columns which relate to various meta-data fields, eg: Artist, Title, Year, Duration, Style, ISRC, FileName, Cue Points and so on...  Columns can be re-sized and re-arranged to suit your preference.

You can even drag 'n' drop audio files from any Windows Explorer window.

When you load a folder, M3U file or drag 'n' drop from Windows, the information will be read according to the Read settings in the Config - JMD stores everything - and is preferred.  This allows you to easily match-up matching filenames as well as identify duplicate files later on (useful if you are importing lots of compilation albums where overlaps are possible). 

IMPORTANT! Any changes made to tracks using the Mass Changer are NOT saved until you Export to your chosen file/tag format - This can be useful if you wish to make a temporary change (such as a re-numbering of Carts for a 2nd station) but wish to retain your own settings.

Durations are 00:00 until you set a Segue point - this is to easily show which audio files have been "processed" by you.

See the Library Actions section for details on what you can do with a list of tracks.

The Playout Export... menu allows for quick-access to the professional playout system exports.

PFL Player
Plays the currently selected item - you can also jump to the Intro, Hook and Segue points plus End Mon (last 15 seconds).
The progress bar can be dragged to a particular point in the track while holding down the mouse' left button.

Cart Bulker
To assign Cart numbers to your tracks - select the items that you wish to assign, enter a start number in the box - then click Assign Cart Numbers to perform the routine.  This Cart field is updated and saved between sessions. A configuration option can be enabled to overrite any existing Cart numbers - if disabled, any existing Cart values will be preserved.  A setting on the Misc tab of the Config allows you to set a pad size, up to 8 digits.  The default is 5.

You can also use a letter-prefix like M12345 or C54321 if your playout system supports/requires it (eg: Genesys).
eg: 00000 in the config will produce 00001 , 00002 , 00003 etc for Carts 1-3, and 09999 for Cart 9999 and so on.  Some playout systems regard these numbers as different!

Right-click the Assign Cart Numbers button to select from a pre-set range.  The "Next" number range can be configured from the main Misc tab on the Configuration screen .

When selecting items in the main/filtered list - the Bulk Cart field will automatically change based-upon the ItemType of the selected file.

Cart Numbers can be used with a playout system (or scheduler) that requires them, or simply used by you to catalogue your tracks.

Cart Numbers are NOT stored with the audio until you export to APE/ID3, JMD or CartChunk!

Style Tree - Filtering by ItemType and Style
Filtering a list of songs allows your to choose to view only the tracks within a given Style (or Category).  This allows you to easily see how many you have, check if they need more details entering - or just to export the data to M3U, CSV or one of the playout formats.

Click the desired Style, and MyLibrary will re-populate the main list with those tracks matching the selected Style.  This filtered list is shown with blue text to denote that you are using the "filtered view". Any changes made whilst in Filter View are also reflected in the master song list - this means that you no longer have to refresh the main list after making changes to a particular Genre/Style.  Y ou must have a defined Cart Number for this to work!

Top Tip!
If you are looking at compilation CDs and wish to see if you already have the songs, copy+paste the Artist+Titles into a new text file constructing a simple M3U using the path and extension, then load it into MyLibrary - any matching filenames (regardless of path) will automatically populate from the JMD files you already have.

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