Digital Music Pad
Using the Music Database
Digital Music Pad Database / My Music Folders
Creating and Updating the Database
Click on the Database button
Use the filters to select the audio files you want to add to the database.
If you add all audio types to the database you can still use the filters to view
selected types after the database is filled.
Set a minimum file size from 0.5MB to 6MB
This ensures the database only adds music files and not clips.
Click the 'Update' button.
The update window will open.
Select the main folder where your audio files are stored
(double click to open and close folders
) and click OK.
If you don't know where your audio files are stored select the root folder of
your hard drive C:\ .
If you select the root folder, your entire hard drive will be searched and could
take some time. It is much better to keep your audio files in one main folder
with sub folders for each album e.g.
In this example you select C:\My Audio as the main folder, check the Include Sub
Folders box, and click OK.
The database will update with information on all your audio files.
If you create new folders later, click the 'Update' button, navigate to the new
folder, uncheck Include Sub Folders and press OK.
If you remove audio files and folders from your pc, clear the database and update from your main audio
This will only clear the database, no files are deleted.
If a file contains extra information this will be extracted to the database.
The following extra information for MP3, WMA, M4A, MP4 and WAV files is retrieved.
Album Genre - song style, e.g. Rock, Dance etc.
You can order the database using this information making it easy to select the
songs you want.
To add a file to the Play List, click on a song title in the database and click
'Add Song to Play List', the database will scroll to the next song allowing you
to quickly add songs to the Play List by repeatedly clicking 'Add Song to Play
Play Lists can be saved for quick load. You can create any number of Play Lists.
Searching the Database
Select the field to search, File Name, Song Title,
Type the search word or phrase.
The first instance of a file containing this word will show
and the database will scroll to this file.
Press 'Find Next' to work through all files containing this word or phrase.
Adding several songs to the play list
Example: Adding songs from a particular song album
Order the database by Album
Scroll the database to the first song of the required album
Click 'Add to Database'
The database will automatically scroll to the next song.
Keep clicking 'Add to Database' until all songs from the album are added.
My Music Folders
Want to know where your music is stored on your pc? This utility helps you
find your music folders.
When you update the database or add files to the play list, folders
containing audio files will be added to the Music Folders list.
You can view these folders and load files directly from the folders list.