New version 2.30 of Song Director Music Database Software is available to download at: https://songdirector.com/download
In this video we will show you how to map a network drive for Song Director. Click this link to see it on YouTube
The following link and videos about downloading and installing Song Director will explain what to do if you get a Virus error:
Please see the following link: https://songdirector.com/download/
You can refer to these two videos:
To know which version you are using go the pull down help menu and choose “about”
To get the latest version, simply download Song Director again from the website and install it into the same location as before, just like the first time. The setup program will not overwrite any of your existing data. Here are the changes:
Found songs easily on a computer network
My server tower has over 300,000 songs located on a 4TB external hard drive downstairs. I can access any of these songs with Song Director from my laptop or Windows tablet. I have my laptop connected to my home stereo system upstairs and connected to the wireless network. I play all my songs with Song Director on my large stereo system. I also have a computer office in the loft which can access the network music drive downstairs. I can set up playlists, categories and perform advanced music searches at any location of my home by accessing the 4TB music drive downstairs.
“Windows comes with a music player app as standard. If you don’t like it, there are others freely available too, such as Apple’s iTunes. Trouble is, neither of these programs is particularly good. iTunes is huge and unwieldy, and is best kept away from your PC if at all possible. Windows Media Player is OK, but it’s not particularly easy to use.
If you have a lot of music tracks stored on your PC (perhaps as a result of ripping your CD or vinyl collection), then take a look at a neat program called Song Director. Once installed, the first thing you need to do is to choose Add from the File menu, and then tell it to scan your entire hard drive. It will do so, and create a searchable database containing the name and location of every music track (MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV etc etc) it finds.
This makes it really easy to play any song. Just type a few letters from its title into the search box, wait for it to be found, and then hit the Play button. It really is very easy, and is great if you have lots of locally-stored music tracks.
Song Director is free and is at www.songdirector.com. It’s only a 1.1 MB download, and is malware-free according to VirusTotal. It’s also a reputable site according to Web of Trust. Note that the free version only allows you to play one song at a time – you can’t cue up a set of tracks and have them play in turn.
Although the interface does look very dated, the program is still perfectly usable and is supported on all versions of Windows from 7 to 10.”
Download now: https://songdirector.com/sdsetup.exe.
Editing File tags – A file tag is information contained inside a file that further describes the file. For example, some typical file tag information for a music file is the artist name and song title. In most cases you can edit this tag information by changing the file properties using Windows File Explorer. You can also edit this information from within Song Director. To do this from the Edit window in Song Director, click on the “Edit tag” button next to the File name field. This displays a File Explorer window of the folder containing this song file. Right-click your mouse on the file you want to change, then choose “Properties” from the menu that is displayed after you right-click. Click the Details tab on the next window, then select the tag field you want to change and simply type your new information. Click the OK button and your changes will be saved within the file. Click the Cancel button to return to Song Director. This changes that information within the file only, not within your Song Director database.
After you update your file tag information in the File Explorer window, if you want Song Director to update this information also, you can either edit the record manually in SD or you will need to delete your record in Song Director (just the record information NOT the file) and then re-scan the folder or file that has the changed file tags and Song Director will pick up the new tag information without having to re-type it.
Windows does not let you change the file tag information for certain files that do not support tags or that contain invalid tag information.
This Video goes some of the basics of Song Director. Sorting, The Find button, Filtering records, Cataloging, inserting and finding information about your songs, Using the main Grid screen. The Help Menu, and much more.
How to assign music files to a category.
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Categories – You create a Category by clicking on the Categories button and adding a new Category. You can assign each record to Categories you create. This is great for keeping track of groups of songs. You can then view and print just the songs in that Category. You can display just the songs in that Category by double clicking on the Category name on the same screen.
If you are displaying songs in a certain Category, any songs you add are automatically assigned to that Category.
To assign a song to a Category, highlight the song you want on the first Song Director screen (the screen with the toolbar buttons at the top), then click the Assign button. The Category Assignment screen appears. Double-click on a Category in the box on the left side of the screen, and that Category will be assigned to the current song. Double-click on a Category in the box on the right side of the screen and that Category assignment will be removed from the current song. You can assign a song to as many Categories as you want.
Assigning many songs to a Category, all at once
You can easily assign many songs to one Category at the same time, or remove many songs from one Category. Select and display just the records you want (see the Selecting Records topic), then choose the option “Assign Many Records to Category” or “Remove Many Records from Category” on the Edit menu. On the next screen that is displayed, select the Category from the list and choose the appropriate button.
To display all records in your Song Director database, click the Show All button. This is useful if you previously limited the records displayed by choosing a specific Category, or by specifying a Filter or by Selecting Records.