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Digital audio tracks
Jukebox
Playing Karaoke
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Jukebox

General points

The Jukebox lets you display a list of music pieces, play them, automatically create Web pages...
The Jukebox neither changes nor copies your music files, it simply links to files stored on your hard disk. For example, deleting a file from the jukebox list does not delete this file from your hard disk.
A jukebox list can include MUS, MU3, ABC, MIDI, KAR... files.
The jukebox window is managed independently from document windows.
Double-clicking a jukebox item opens the matching document in a new window. You can then edit the score.
When modifying a document, the jukebox is updated automatically. Information is stored in a file whose extension is .box.

.box files can be read and played with Melody Player (freeware). Melody Player can also create .box files.

Opening the Jukebox

You can open the jukebox either through the "Windows" menu, or through its icon in the "Play tools" palette.

Display

At the top of the jukebox window, there are buttons for playing, skipping to next piece, and skipping to the previous piece.

Below those buttons is the file list. This list can be sorted in ascending or descending order by each of the columns.  To reorder the files manually, click a file name with the Command (Ctrl) key held down and move the file up or down in the list.

Information that can be displayed in the list is:

  • File name
  • Folder name in which the file is stored
  • Music category (style)
  • Last modification date
  • Whether the file includes lyrics or not
  • Music duration
  • Author's Web page address (clicking this address opens the Web page)
  • Author's e-mail address (clicking the e-mail address sends an e-mail)
  • File size on disk
  • Complete piece title
  • Piece composer
  • Piece comments
  • Time elapsed on this piece
  • Whether the file is protected or not
To set up the display:
  • To specify what columns should be displayed, open the pop-up menu (green arrow at top left) and select the columns to hide/display.
  • To change a column width, click its right edge.
  • To activate a column, click its title. Pieces are then sorted according to this column. When a column is active and a new piece is inserted, it is automatically sorted.
  • When a column is active, a little blue triangle shows the sorting order: up for ascending, down for descending. Click the column title again to reverse the sorting order.
  • To change the column order, click a column title with the Shift key depressed and move the column right or left.
All these settings are saved in the jukebox .box file.

Keyboard

Type characters on your keyboard to build a search string. The first item that matches this string will be selected in the list.

Here is a summary of keyboard keys that have an effect in the jukebox window.

  • Return/Enter: opens the selected document in a new window
  • Escape: stops playing. If the Karaoke window is open, stops the Karaoke.
  • Spacebar: starts/stops playing
  • Up arrow: switches to previous item
  • Down arrow: switches to next item
  • +: Adds a file to the list
  • - or Shift+backspace: deletes the current item from the list
  • Letter or number: adds the character to the search string
  • Backspace: deletes the last character from the search string
  • Tab: finds the next item that matches the current search string


Melody Player

 
Melody Player is freeware. Melody Player can read, play and write .box files. In Harmony Assistant from the contextual menu "Actions>.box setup" you can setup actions allowed in Melody Player. This setup apply to the current edited .box file. By default all actions are allowed.

Forbide Melody Player changes: Will be disabled all changes on the list, save, enable/disable the score view, choice of displayed informations, annotation and played bars edit.

Melody Player simplified mode: Some features will be disabled : lectern mode, bar number display, printing, enhanced karaoké mode.

Special processing


Special processing can be applied to the jukebox list.
You can export the list as a Web page or, with Harmony Assistant,  apply operations to all files in the jukebox list (see "batch processing" in the "Appendices" chapter of the Harmony Assistant manual).



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