Last edit by dj lordlorre, Limited edition user on Sat 13 Jul 13 @ 2:54 pm



Music Collection

:: IE: what is ripping?
:: What are "Tags"

Sub Headings:

::How To Rip DVD's

::How To Rip CD's

::How To Rip CDG's


File types supported out of the box (formats/containers) are listed on the codecs tab. These are:

mp3 - MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3
wav - Waveform audio format
cda - Compact Disc Audio
wma - Windows Media Audio
asf - Advanced Systems Format
ogg - Ogg Vorbis
vdj/vds - Virtual DJ Sample Format
m4a - MPEG-4 Part 14 Audio Only
aac - Advanced Audio Coding
avi - Audio Video Interleave
mpg/mpeg - MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 Video
wmv - Windows Media Video
vob - DVD MPEG-2
mov - Quicktime
divx - divx
mp4 - MPEG-4 Part 14 Video
m4v - iTunes Video
vix -VenueVJ Videos
zip - Zip compressed media file

If your system has the correct codecs installed, then you can add additional codecs to this configuration. Common examples of this would include FLAC (install oggcodecs), mkv and jpg (JPG View, also with default video codec, add in the List).

>How to tag MP3's, what to tag.
>software for tagging.
>where does VDJ store its tags

> list of online music stores/pools/promo
> list of online video stores/pools/promo

FAQ [Frequently Asked Questions]

Q: : : I recently have ripped a lot of my CDs to .mp3. I have used Tag software to properly tag file names/artists/album/genre, etc. The problem I have run into is VDJ seems to read the "Album Artist" tag instead of the "Artist" tab from Windows. Because of this, the Artist field in VDJ Pro is blank, when I know that the files are tagged properly. ANY information on how to get VDJ to recognize the "Artist" (Windows) tag would be highly beneficial to me. I appreciate all comments/answers. Thanks
A: : : I just checked with "Tag&Rename"
It says VDJ is getting its artist Tag from the Artist field..
(I found a couple of songs with different "Artist" & "Album Artist" fields, VDJ is using the right field)

As a workaround, some Tagging software allows you to move one tag to another spot.
I know for a Fact that Tag&Rename does this.. (also it has a setting where it automatically copies the artist tag to the "artist album" when edited)
VDJ also pulls its Tags from the filename,, make sure your settings in VDJ are correct.

Q::: What's wrong with FAT32?
A::: for the size of files most DJ's use, there is nothing wrong with FAT32..

If you started storing lots of small files, then FAT32 wastes a lot of space..

IE: you have a 2TB drive (I'm making these numbers up), and a 5 KB file & FAT32.
That 5 KB file will actually take up 32kb (not a huge issue for us LOL)

(I think?) Fat32 also limites your file sizes to 4 GB. (again not an issue in most cases).

Fat32 is also tougher for windows to search thru then NTFS, as windows has to go thru the entire allocation table.
(again, not an issue for 10,000 files, but 1,000,000 files?)


on an external hard drive used for storing music files and music videos..
FAT32 VS NTFS, are pretty much equal.
Since FAT32 allows multi-OS compatibility (including dos), it actually has a slight lead.

Q::: How do I use the VirtualDJ database to update the tags on my music files? I have updated all the tag info in Virtual DJ and I don't want to have to re-enter the tags again for each file.

A::: Here's one way:

OK, here goes... this is for VDJ version 6 ONLY as I haven't tried it with any other version. I tested the procedure using IE8 and MP3Tag v2.46a.

  1. Make the first three lines of your VDJ v6 database look like this and save the file (you can edit it in notepad):

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="VDJ Stylesheet.xsl"?> <!-- YOU ADD THIS LINE -->
    <VirtualDJ_Database Version="607">

    All you will have to do is put the second line between the first two that are already there. The file you are editing is called "VirtualDJ Database v6.xml" and is found in your Documents\VirtualDJ folder.

  2. Open Notepad and paste the following text into a new text file:

    <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
    <xsl:template match="/">
    <xsl:for-each select="VirtualDJ_Database/Song">
    <xsl:value-of select="@FilePath"/>~<xsl:value-of select="Display/@Author"/>~<xsl:value-of select="Display/@Title"/>~<xsl:value-of select="Display/@Album"/>~<xsl:value-of select="Display/@Year"/>~<xsl:value-of select="Display/@Genre"/>~<xsl:value-of select="round(2646000 div BPM/@Bpm)"/><br/>

  3. Save your new text file as "VDJ Stylesheet.xsl"

    Make sure it is in the same folder as "VirtualDJ Database v6.xml".

  4. Double click on the VirtualDJ Database v6.xml file.

    It should then come up in your browser as "~" delimited text.

  5. Copy and paste the text in the browser window into a new text file in notepad.

    The contents of your new text file should look something like this:

    C:\Users\username\Music\Frank Sinatra - Fly Me to the Moon.m.mp3~Frank Sinatra~Fly Me To The Moon~~~*~118
    C:\Users\username\Music\Dean Martin - Tiny Bubbles(2).mp3~Dean Martin~Tiny Bubbles~The Essentials~1989~Easy Listening~NaN
    C:\Users\username\Music\02 Lady GaGa - Love Game Disco Stick.mp3~Lady GaGa~Lovegame~The Fame~2008~Pop~105

  6. Save this text file.

    You can call it anything you want.

  7. Open MP3Tag.

    If you don't have it, it's free to download here.

  8. Use MP3Tag to convert your text file to tags.

    The option to do this is found on the Convert menu under Text file - Tag, or you can press alt-4 to bring up the dialog box.

    Use the following for the format string in the dialog box:


    Enter the location of the new text file you just created for filename.



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