How to load your media into Ultimate Jukebox
The first thing that needs to be done for Ultimate Jukebox to fully function
is to set the Music Folders. See "Initial
Configuration" for more information.
The Media Search window is shown below.
- Use the "Add" button to add folders to the list. You
can add as many folders as you like by clicking the "Add"
button and then locating the folder. Folders are searched recursively,
that is, all folders within the folders you choose are searched
for valid media files as well. You do not have to select them
individually. You could simply specify a root folder (eg. C:\)
which will search an entire drive for files, however this will
be a slower process.
- Use the "Delete" button to remove the selected folder from
- Use the "Clear" button to remove all folders from the list
(and start over).
When your media folders have been added :
- Click "Scan All" to search all folders for valid media
- Click "Scan Selected" to search only the "ticked"
folders for valid media files
- Click "Scan Sub Folder" to locate a folder within
the highlighted folder and only scan that for valid media files
Unless your collection is very large (5000+), you will probably
only need to use the "Scan All" option. The other options
are available to save time when required.
A 'Scan All' will scan through all of your media folders and locate
all of your media files, however it will only read tag & file
information from those files that are not already in your library
or have been modified since the last scan. Note that some TAGGING
applications do not change the modified time and date of your media
files when they update tag information. In this case, you will always
have to do a "Full Rescan" -- see below.
To totally refresh your media library, check "Full ReScan"
and click "Scan All." This will clear your media library
and read everything back in.