6. La Bibliothèque de Mixxx

6.1. Vue d’ensemble des fonctionnalités de la Bibliothèque

La Bibliothèque de Mixxx

La Bibliothèque de Mixxx

The library manages all of your music files. This is where you can find the tracks you want to play and load them into a deck or sampler; see Loading Tracks. Mixxx imports your music library automatically when it is run for the first time, and automatically detects newly added tracks on each subsequent run, see Importing your audio files.

La barre latérale sur la gauche contient différentes collections de musique. La vue de liste de pistes sur la droite affiche les pistes dans ces collections.

Barre latérale:

  • Rechercher: Trouver une piste dans votre bibliothèque Mixxx.

  • Library: View and edit your whole collection.

  • Auto DJ: Jouer et mixer les pistes automatiquement

  • Playlists: Organize your tracks in sortable lists.

  • Crates: Manage your files in unordered track collections.

  • Browse: Browse and load tracks from your filesystem and connected devices.

  • Enregistrements: Enregistrer votre mix et parcourir les précédents enregistrements.

  • History: Browse lists of tracks you played in past mixing sessions.

  • Analyze: Prepare your tracks for optimal mixing experience.

  • External Libraries: Access your existing iTunes, Traktor and Rhythmbox libraries.

Liste des pistes:

  • Trier: Afficher et trier les pistes selon des critères choisis.

  • Charger: Faites glisser les pistes que vous souhaitez lire sur l’affichage de la forme d’onde.

  • Editer: Noter les pistes et éditer leurs métadonnées.

6.2. Search - Find your tracks

The Search box - Has focus and a search term entered

The Search box - Has focus and a search term entered

The Search box above the sidebar filters the current library view for tracks that match your search query. The library search include some nice search features; go to the chapter Finding Tracks (Search) for details.

6.3. Library - View and edit your whole collection

Library - Icon Library The Library displays a sortable list of all the tracks in your music library.

Personnaliser la vue

Move columns by clicking in a column header and dragging it to another position. Right-click on a column header to show and hide particular columns. Adjust the column width to fit the contents of the rows by double-clicking on the separator between two column headers.

Trier les pistes

Les pistes sont automatiquement triées en fonction de la colonne sélectionnée. Cliquer sur l’en-tête de la colonne active pour inverser l’ordre de tri. Cliquez sur l’intitulé d’une autre colonne pour la définir en tant que colonne active.

Noter les pistes

Assurez-vous que la colonne Notation n’est pas masquée. Notez les pistes en survolant le champ de notation d’une piste et en cliquant sur le nombre d’étoiles désiré.

Éditer les métadonnées des pistes

Mixxx reads metadata from the tracks to fill the columns of the library. To edit this data, double-click on a field. If the field is editable it will become an editable text box. When you are done, hit Enter. The data will be saved to the Mixxx library, but not to the track’s metadata itself.

Charger des pistes

To load a track into a deck, you can either drag it to the waveform display or use the context menu. Go to the chapter Loading Tracks for detailed information.

Importer des pistes

Mixxx imports your music library automatically when it is run for the first time, and automatically detects newly added tracks on each subsequent run. Go to the chapter Importing your audio files for detailed information.

Pré-écouter les pistes

To pre-listen to tracks in your headphones without loading them to a regular deck, click the Library - Preview Play icon in the Preview column. Go to the chapter Previewing Tracks for detailed information.

Réanalyser la bibliothèque

If you want to manually refresh your library without exiting (for example because you added or moved files) you can do this with Library ‣ Rescan Library in the menu on top of the application window. You can prompt an automatic rescan in Preferences ‣ Library ‣ Rescan on startup.

6.3.1. Menu contextuel de la liste des pistes

Un clic droit sur les pistes sélectionnées dans la liste des pistes fait apparaître le menu contextuel:

  • Add to Auto DJ: Adds the content of the session to the Auto DJ playlist for automatic mixing.

  • Load to Deck/Sampler: Loads a selected file to a deck, sampler or previewdeck. Alternatively simply drag it to the Affichage de la forme d’onde. Note that you can’t load multiple files at ones.

  • Add to playlist/crate: Add selected tracks to the playlists or crates that you have created before. Alternatively, drag the selection to the playlist or crate in the sidebar.

  • Lock/Unlock BPM: Locks/Unlocks the BPM of selected tracks so you can’t edit them in the track properties. If a BPM is locked, a “lock” icon appears next to the track’s BPM.

  • Clear BPM and Beatgrid: Removes BPM and beatgrid data of selected tracks from the Mixxx libary. After doing this we recommended you analyze the tracks again.

  • Reload Track Metadata: If the track’s metadata changes, e.g. if you used iTunes to edit them, this option lets you load the new values to the Mixxx library.

  • Masquer dans la bibliothèque: Masque temporairement les pistes sélectionnées de la liste des pistes. Les pistes masqué sont répertoriées dans l’élément de menu Pistes masquées qui est expliqué ci-dessous.

  • Reset Play Count: Marks selected tracks as not played in the current session and set their play counter to zero. The icon in the Played column changes.

  • Open in File Browser: Browse for the selected files in your file manager.

  • Propriétés: Similaire à l’édition en ligne expliquée ci-dessus, la boîte de dialogue des propriétés vous permet d’afficher et de modifier des métadonnées telles que le titre, l’artiste, l’album et d’afficher le nom de fichier complet et le chemin d’accès. Notez que vous ne pouvez pas modifier plusieurs fichiers à la fois.

Note

La plupart des éléments du menu contextuel sont également disponibles dans des listes de fichiers d’autres vues comme Auto DJ, Listes de lecture et Bacs.

6.3.2. Pistes manquantes

Nouveau dans la version 1.11.

The Missing Tracks view is accessible by expanding the Library tree item in the sidebar. Any tracks that were previously loaded into your library, but were later detected to be missing from your hard disk by Mixxx will appear here. Mixxx does not automatically delete records of missing tracks so that extra metadata Mixxx might have (such as hotcues and the beatgrids) will not be lost if the file is replaced.

Les fonctionnalités en détail:

  • Bouton Tout Sélectionner: Sélectionne toutes les pistes dans la vue actuelle.

  • Bouton Purger: purge les pistes sélectionnées de la bibliothèque Mixxx, mais ne les supprime pas de votre ordinateur. Cela supprimera toutes les métadonnées de Mixxx a pour une piste.

6.3.3. Pistes masquées

Nouveau dans la version 1.11.

The Hidden Tracks view is also accessible by expanding the Library tree item in the sidebar. Any tracks that were previously loaded into your library, but were later set to be hidden from the library, will appear here. Use the Hide from Library context menu item in the library view to temporarily hide selected tracks.

Les fonctionnalités en détail:

  • Bouton Tout Sélectionner: Sélectionne toutes les pistes dans la vue actuelle.

  • Bouton Purger: purge les pistes sélectionnées de la bibliothèque Mixxx, mais ne les supprime pas de votre ordinateur. Cela supprimera toutes les métadonnées de Mixxx a pour une piste.

  • Unhide Button: Removes the selected tracks from the Hidden Tracks view and makes them available in the regular track list again. The tracks appears again in every playlist or crate they were listed before they were hidden.

6.4. Auto DJ - Automatiser votre mix

Library - Icon AutoDJ The Auto DJ queue is a special playlist that contains extra controls for automatic mixing. This is useful for taking a break from live mixing or for using Mixxx as media player.

Nouveau dans la version 1.11: Shuffle, Skip track, Fade now, Transition time, and Auto DJ Requeue.

Les fonctionnalités Auto DJ en détail:

  • Shuffle button: Shuffles the content of the Auto DJ playlist.

  • Bouton Sauter la piste: Saute la piste suivante dans la liste de lecture Auto DJ.

  • Bouton Baisser maintenant: Lance la transition avec la prochaine piste

  • Transition time spin-box: Determines the duration of the transition.

  • Bouton Activer Auto DJ: Active ou désactive le mode Auto DJ.

The Skip track and Fade now buttons are only accessible if the Auto DJ mode is enabled. The Search field in the upper left corner is disabled in Auto DJ. By default, Auto DJ removes tracks after playing them but you have the choice of telling it not to by activating the Auto DJ Requeue option in Preferences ‣ Interface.

Indication

Put a pause between tracks that are automatically mixed by using a negative value in the Transition time spin-box.

Voir aussi

Pour plus d’informations, consulter le chapitre Using Auto DJ for automatic mixing.

6.5. Playlists - Organizing your tracks

Library - Icon Playlist Playlists are ordered lists of tracks that allow you to plan your DJ sets. Some DJs construct playlists before they perform live, but others prefer to build them on-the-fly.

Playlists are not directly loadable into the decks as Mixxx is primarily intended for live, attended performance use. However, you can use the Auto DJ explained below.

  • Create a playlist: Right-click on the Playlists sidebar item and select New playlist. Name the playlist and click OK.

  • Add Tracks: Add tracks to a previously created playlist by dragging-and-dropping a selection of tracks from the library or playlists onto the name of a playlist in the sidebar. Alternatively, use the right-click context menu in the library`s track list.

Right-click on an existing playlist’s name to access the different features in the context menu:

  • Ajouter à Auto DJ: Ajoute le contenu de la liste de lecture à la file d’attente Auto DJ pour le mixage automatique.

  • Rename: To rename a playlist, just put in a new playlist name and click OK.

  • Dupliquer: Parfois, vous souhaitez créer une liste de lecture basée sur une liste existante. Sélectionner la liste de lecture que vous souhaitez dupliquer, choisisser Dupliquer liste de lecture, nommer la nouvelle liste de lecture et cliquer sur OK.

  • Verrouiller: Library - Icon Locked Cet icône indique une liste de lecture verrouillée. Si une liste de lecture est verrouillée, vous ne pouvez pas ajouter de pistes, renommer ou supprimer la liste de lecture. Choisir Déverrouiller dans le menu contextuel pour déverrouiller la liste de lecture.

  • Remove: Removes an unlocked playlist. Tracks in the playlist are still available in the library for later use.

  • Import playlist: Import tracks from external playlists to a playlist in various file formats. For more information, go to iTunes, Traktor, Rhythmbox - Using external libraries.

  • Export playlist: Export a playlist in various file formats, such as m3u, pls, or csv. Ideal for processing the data in other applications.

6.6. Crates - Working with track collections

Library - Icon  Crates Crates are unordered collections of tracks, and are similar to playlists. Think of it like a DJ case to organize your favorite vinyls into.

  • Create a crate: Right-click on the Crates sidebar item and select New Crate. Name the crate and click OK.

  • Add Tracks: Add tracks to a previously created crate by drag-and-dropping a selection of tracks from the library or playlists onto the name of a crate in the sidebar. Alternatively use the context menu in the library’s track list.

Clic droit sur le nom d’un bac existant pour accéder aux différentes fonctionnalités du menu contextuel:

  • Renommer. Pour renommer un bac, entrer simplement un nouveau nom de bac et cliquez sur OK.

  • Dupliquer: Tout comme les listes de lecture, vous pouvez dupliquer un bac existant. Sélectionner le bac que vous souhaitez dupliquer, choisissez Dupliquer bac, nommez le nouveau bac et cliquez sur OK.

  • Verrouiller: Library - Icon Locked Cet icône indique un bac verrouillé. Si un bac est verrouillé, vous ne pouvez pas ajouter de pistes, renommer ou supprimer le bac. Choisir Déverrouiller dans le menu contextuel pour déverrouiller le bac.

  • Supprimer: supprime un bac déverrouillée. Les pistes du bac sont toujours disponibles dans la bibliothèque pour une utilisation ultérieure.

  • Import crate: Import tracks from an external playlist to a crate in various file formats.

  • Export crate: Export a crate in various file formats, such as m3u, pls, or csv. Ideal for processing the data in other applications.

6.6.1. Bacs vs. listes de lectures

Crates are unordered collections of tracks. Unlike playlists, they cannot contain duplicate entries and do not support drack-and-drop within them.

Playlists serve a limited purpose of keeping an ordered list of tracks. You can right-click a playlist to queue it to Auto DJ, so in a sense you can “play” it.

Often DJs keep a playlist of favorites or plan a list of tracks they want to play at a party. In these cases they rarely care about the order since they will likely choose the order at the party based on the dance floor and mood and they certainly don’t want duplicates. This is where crates come in. You can think of them like labels in GMail or Web 2.0 tags for your music.

On the other hand, if you want to specifically plan out a set and practice the transitions you might want to keep an ordering of tracks or repeat them (if you plan to mix a track back in later on) so in that situation you could use a playlist.

6.7. Browse - Loading remote tracks

Library - Icon Browse Browse mode works like a file-manager and allows you to load tracks that are not necessarily already in your Mixxx library.

Click the Browse sidebar item to navigate the computer and find your music. Depending on your operating system, the music will usually be found in the “My Music” or “Music” folder. Drag the files you want to import to the Library - Icon Library Library icon or directly to the Affichage de la forme d’onde.

Note

Currently you can drag only files but not folders to the Mixxx library.

6.8. Enregistrements

Library - Icon Recordings In this section of the library you can start and stop recordings well as view previous recordings and the dates they were made.

Voir aussi

Pour plus d’information, voir Recording your Mix.

6.9. History - Keep track of your last sessions

Nouveau dans la version 1.11.

Library - Icon History The history section automatically keeps a list of tracks you play in your DJ sets. This is handy for remembering what worked in your DJ sets, posting set-lists, or reporting your plays to licensing organizations. Every time you start Mixxx, a new history section is created. If you don’t play a track during the current session, it will be discarded.

Library - Icon History current session Cet icône indique la session en cours.

Click on the History icon in the sidebar to switch to the History view, then right-click on a sessions name to access the different features:

  • Ajouter à Auto DJ: Ajoute le contenu de la session à la file d’attente Auto DJ pour le mixage automatique

  • Rename: Rename a session, default is the calendar date (YYYY-MM-DD).

  • Remove: Remove a previous session, but not the locked sessions or even the current session.

  • Lock: Protect a previous session against accidental merge and deletion. An icon indicates a locked session.

  • Join with previous: Join the current history session with a previous one.

  • Export playlist: Export a session in various file formats, ideal for processing the data in other applications.

6.10. Analyze - Preparing your tracks

Library - Icon Analyze Mixxx automatically analyzes tracks the first time you load them in a deck, nevertheless it is recommended that you analyze them before playing live with them to ensure the beatgrids are correct. Furthermore, track analysis takes considerable CPU power and might cause skips in the audio — things you surely don’t need while performing.

The Analyze view allows you to run BPM and beatgrid detection on tracks in advance. Waveforms are generated as part of the analysis as well.

Modifié dans la version 1.11: Shows the progress in percentage and total queue length while analyzing.

The Analyze features in detail:

  • All / New: Allows you to view a list of either all tracks in the library or tracks added to the library within the last 7 days.

  • Select All: Selects all tracks in the current view.

  • Analyze: Starts the detection on the selected tracks.

Voir aussi

For more information, go to BPM and Beat Detection.

6.11. iTunes, Traktor, Rhythmbox - Using external libraries

Library - Icon iTunes The iTunes (Windows/Mac OS X), Library - Icon Traktor Traktor (Windows/Mac OS X), and Library - Icon Rhythmbox Rhythmbox (GNU/Linux) views allow you to use the music libraries you have created in these applications. You can access music and playlists. If available, Mixxx automatically loads the external libraries from their default locations on your hard drive.

Clic droit sur l’icône iTunes dans l’arborescence de la bibliothèque et sélectionner guilabel:Choisissez la bibliothèque pour charger :file:` iTunes Music Library.xml` à partir d’un emplacement différent. Sélectionner Utiliser la bibliothèque par défaut pour réinitialiser.

Nouveau dans la version 1.11.

  • Right-click on a iTunes/Rhythmbox/Traktor playlist and choose Import Playlist to import it to be a regular Mixxx playlist.

  • If you have an iTunes configuration file (*.xml) from a Windows or Mac partition mounted in Linux, you can load it and use your iTunes tracks and playlists.

Voir aussi

You can disable external libraries in Prefences ‣ Library.