User Music in DMDJ for Android

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DMDJ can import and play your music files together with the rest of the sounds.

Be sure to follow the steps and all the details on the instructions in order to have good organization within the app. Some user reported that they could not create the folders on their device correctly, this is due to devices that may be rooted or other setting properties that interfere with the default Android settings. If you experience similar issues, we recommend downloading the free “Total Commander” app and check if the folder structure is the same as the one that we show on the Total Commander screenshots in the tutorial steps below.

Follow the steps bellow to be able to enjoy your custom music playlists within DMDJ.

Connect your Android device to your computer and set from the device the file sharing capability, in order to be able to transfer files between your computer and the device.

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Find the place that you want to put your music tracks. In the example we will use the SD Card of the Android mobile device.

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In the root folder that you see when you open the storage of your mobile device, create a new folder named “DMDJ”, without the quotes of course.

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This is the new folder named “DMDJ”, now click and open that folder.

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Within the folder named “DMDJ”, you will need to create the folders that will be used to categorized your music tracks. Have in mind that for the system to work correctly, you will have to have at least one folder here. If you don’t have any categories then make a folder here and name it “Default”. We strongly suggest to organize your music tracks in various folders, that way you will be able to access them faster from within the app, at the time of the gameplay.

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Here we have made two different folders for the example, one named “SciFi” and one named “Fantasy”. Those will hold the music tracks for each genre. Fill free to categorize your music as you see fit.

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Now, you can copy your music files into the folders that you created in your mobile device. I use Chris Huelsbeck’s excellent Turrican Soundtrack Anthology to drive my adventures when on SciFi mood!

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Please keep in mind that Android mobile device users, may  have a different experience while browsing their device.

That depends on the different ways they may choose to browse their device, their device and OS configuration, their external or internal storage configuration and other parameters. For example, the folder that we see on the previews steps is within the “Data” folder of some devices, while in other devices, that use the new feature of the latest Android (as of the writing of this article), the “DMDJ” folder is located in the root of the SD-Card.

Take a look on one of our devices, browsed with the mobile app of “Total Commander”, and see how we organized the folders of the example.

Please have in mind, that if you cannot make this work, we may be able to help if you contact our official support channel. But while device manufacturers and users use different configurations, sometimes issues appear. So be patient and we will do our best!

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When the copy is finished, you go to your device and open DMDJ. From the “Edit Mode” go to the “Actions” menu and then select “Refresh User’s Content”. DMDJ will scan your storage media for a folder named “DMDJ” and will import the music tracks within the various folders that reside in that folder.

DMDJ scans first the root of the external storage (SD Card) of your mobile Android device and if there is no “DMDJ” folder there, it will then scan the root of the internal storage of the device.

When we say “root folder”, we mean the folder that you first see when you open your device from your computer file browser. The first accessible root folder that you see.

Then DMDJ will prompt you to import the music libraries, choose yes.

Attention: If you haven’t created the appropriate folder structure, then the “Yes” button will remain unpressed. In that case, press “No” and check your folder structure.

Pressing “Yes” will refresh all music track records within DMDJ, so if you changed the music and some music tracks are linked with specific presets within DMDJ, they may not work.

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Now we can navigate to the music from the main page and the music category button and there in the top right tab, you can choose the “User” tab. There you can find the folders/categories you have created. Select one of them and you will see the tracks list and the options to play back the tracks in “Solo” or “+Env”.

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Finally, your music tracks imported and ready to use for your quests from within DMDJ. Enjoy!

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And to get you started with energy in order to start organizing your music for the next session, here is a picture of a happy dog…

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Look how happy he is, owning a thing and everything!

For more information on using DMDJ please check out the User Manual.

About Panagiotis Kouvelis

Panagiotis Kouvelis is the Founder and Managing Director of MediaFlake Ltd and its subsidiary Interactive Entertainment Division of Blueface Games. Panagiotis has made a career as a Project Manager in Digital Entertainment Media and as an Instructional Designer and Entrepreneur in the Interactive Entertainment Industry. Find him at: Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Website