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Demo Videos Music Jukebox Demo Saving Playlists Demo Demo Collection (10sec / track) You can download this Demo to check the Jukebox functionality (It is complete with music.db so no need to scan it - Just make a Favourite Link and make sure you turn the Jukebox View 'on'  in the Setup Menu) Music_demo_final_28_feb2012
Mede8er X2 / X3 Music Jukebox User Guide
The Music Jukebox relies on the embedded Music files 'Tag' information and correct image sizing for its functionality, it is critical that you spend the time to correctly Tag your music collection. Please read this this User Guide for correct Mede8er Music Jukebox operation. Supported Mede8er Players   X2 -- MED400X2 / MED450X2 / MED450X2S / MED500X2  The latest Firmware can be found here   X3 -- MED600X3D / MED800X3D / MED1000X3D The latest Firmware can be found here 
Direct MP3 Scan   Supports mp3, OGG, Monkey's Audio, Flac, AAC, wma, m4a files when scanned with Tagscanner     Works on local drives and Network shares   Displays Tag information in the Music Player   Screensaver with Album Artwork   QPL (Quick Play List) Function   Make and Save Mede8er m3u Playlists on the GUI   Supports Playlist Creator 3 - 'Non extended information' m3u Playlists   Search Album Year   Search Artist by drop list or Text input   Search Genre   Search Track Keyword   Supports .cue files play function (Album based)   Large collections supported  +- 40 000 tracks   Supports the Auto View function Easy Drop List selection with Right / Left Nav Alpha Jump Results filtered by Album or Title option Easy Setup for Multiple Music Jukeboxes   iTunes DRM m4a not supported   WMA DRM and advanced profile not supported
Basic MP3 direct Scanner Operation
This is not a general scanner like the default Realtek included on the Home Page so note that the Music collection cannot be mixed with Video content so please separate these. Navigate to the root folder of your Music Collection and press the 'Menu' button and select the option 'Add to Favourites'. Press the 'Blue' button on the remote to go to the Favourite page. On the Favourite page select the Icon Shortcut of the Music Collection you just made and press the 'Menu' button and select the 'Scan Folder' Option - the firmware will automatically detect the music files and then scan all the MP3 tags and build a music.db (music database) file and save it to the root folder of your collection. All non MP3 tags will be ignored. Your Music Collection can be in a nested folder arrangement. Approx scanning time =  48 sec /1000 tracks
Multi Codec Scanner Operation
This is not a general scanner like the default Realtek included on the Home Page so note that the Music collection cannot be mixed with Video content so please separate these. A free Windows PC program called Tagscanner together with a special Mede8er Script is used to scan the music collection and to export the Tag information to a file named TrackList.xml. Once you have installed Tagscanner then download the Mede8er Script and copy it to the 'Script' folder in Tagscanner ie C:\Program Files\tagscan5.1.610\scripts Mede8er Tagscanner Script Default  Script - Sort Albums by Artist If you cannot get Tagscanner to install for some reason you can try the Portable Version  Remember you still need to install the Mede8er Script. Tagscanner User Manual by Narayan Aras Once you have completed using Tagscanner to tag and arrange your music collection you must export the tag information to a file called Tracklist.xml. Go to 'List Maker' page in Tagscanner and select 'ALL' the files in your scanned collection and then select the Mede8er script on the right hand side and then select 'export' . The Tracklist.xml will be saved to the root of your Music Collection.  In the Mede8er GUI Navigate to the root folder of your Music Collection and press the 'Menu' Button and select the option 'Add to Favourites'. Press the Blue button on the remote to go to the Favourite page. On the Favourite page select the Icon Shortcut of the Music Collection you just made and press the 'Menu' button and select the 'Scan Folder' Option - the firmware will automatically detect the Tracklist.xml file and then scan it and build a music.db (music database) file and save it to the root folder of your collection. Your Music Collection can be in a nested folder arrangement. Approx scanning time = 20 sec /1000 tracks   Tagscanner is a very powerful Music Tag editing program (the best in our opinion) written by Sergey Serkov and it will allow you to arrange/tag and clean up your music collection in order to get the best out of the Mede8er Jukebox. Sergey has put huge effort in developing and maintaining this program. We therefore strongly suggest you make some financial contribution for his efforts on the Tagscanner Website.  
Root of Collection
The 'Root' of the music collection is the folder that will be scanned and linked to the Favourites Page The music collection 'Root' will contain the Tracklist.xml (if used), Music.db and m3u files eg Music Collection     <------------------ Root Folder Music Collection/Music Folder1 Music Collection/Music Folder2 Music Collection/Music Folder3 etc Music Collection/TrackList.xml Music Collection/Music.db Music Collection/Playlist1.m3u Music Collection/Playlist2.m3u etc    
Tagscanner Screens
Music Renamer -- Copy Music Tag info to Filename    
Tag Editor -- Edit the Music tag information  
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Tag Processor --   A)  Get Tag Data from Online Source B)  Generate Tag from Filename C)  Tag Fields Mixer D)  Text File to Tag
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Export XML file
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Music Box Sets / Double Albums
For Music Box Sets or Double Albums you have two options a) Different 'Album' name for each CD (each CD in their own folder)  b) Same 'Album' name for all tracks (tracks for all Albums in one folder)    & insert a prefix in the 'Filename' for each CD    eg 1- xxxxxx 2- xxxxx for the sorting order.   
Album Artist Field
To avoid the database mixing up the same Album name by different Artists we suggest you use the 'AlbumArtist' tag Another advantage of using the 'Albumartist' tag is that the Artist will be displayed after the Album name on the 'All' page and any Album based page.
Mixed Artist in a Album
For mixed Artists in a Album you must add 'Various' (or whatever name you want) to the 'AlbumArtist' tag for each track. If you do not then each Track will become a Album.
Embedded Album Art
IMPORTANT: If you are using embedded art it should be optimized otherwise the GUI can be very slow. We suggest you use Tagscanner to Batch your collection
A) Open Tagscanner Setup and Select the TAG's option and change the settings as foll 1. Coverart Filename   ----->  folder 2. Custom size of covers  --------> 230 x230    Quality 85%
C) Scan your collection with Tagscanner and select all the files and select 'Save' and Tagscanner will resize all the embedded images.
B) On the Tagscanner GUI select the custom image option and it will display 230x230(Custom)
The preferred method is to use a image named folder.jpg in each folder. The folder.jpg will take priority over embedded art and will also show on the Screensaver. Ideal image size is 230 x 230 pixels at 72 dpi in jpg format saved with compression setting of 85%. a) For easy Batch processing we suggest a free program called Fastone Photo Resizer b) For normal image manipulation, correct aspect ratio cropping and resizing of the folder.jpg we suggest a free program called Photoscape  Photoscape demo
Suggested 'Filename'  naming convention
We suggest you use the following 'Filename' naming convention  (This is not compulsory but suggested)   a) Normal Albums %track% - %title% b) Double Albums / Box Sets 1 - %track% - %title% 2 - %track% - %title% You can use Tagscanner 'Music Renamer' function to do this. Note you must firstly make sure that all the Tag Info is updated and correct before you do the Filename renaming. For correct sorting the tracks you must select the 2 digit option as shown in following image in red highlight. 
Arranging your collection
Your collection can be located on your local Hard Drive, USB Drive or Network Share. The advantage of using a Network share is that you can access one central collection with multiple Mede8er's thus making it ideal for a Multi-Room setup. If you have a big music collection it makes sense to split it up into main categories. This gives you the advantage of being able to better manage your collection in smaller bits as you can still scan the total collection with the added advantage of separate separate shortcut links on the Favourite Page So in this example you would have a main folder with sub folders eg Music Backup_all Music Backup_all/Flac Music Backup_all/Hits_etc Music Backup_all/Music You can make a Favourite shortcut link to each of these folders.  
Favourite Links and Scanning
Before you can 'Scan' a folder you must add it to the Favourite Page. Navigate to the Folder in the Media Library and focus on the folder you want to add and then press the 'Menu' button on the remote and select the option 'Add to Favourites'. The Favourite link will be created and if successful a confirmation 'tick' will be displayed top left of the screen. If you get a 'x' then it means the link already exists or the link cannot be made. Press the 'Blue' button on the remote to go to the Favourite Page. Focus on the Favourite Shortcut and press the 'menu' button and you see options     Scan Folder - Scan the folder to make a Mede8er database (Music.db). Remove - Remove the Favourite Link. This option just removes the link and does not delete the source files. Genre - Change the default folder image into a Genre artwork image for the Favourite Link. Lock - Lock the Favourite Link so that it is Pin Code Protected. Unlock - Unlock a 'Locked' Favourite Link. If you get a warning message "Set NAS to 'off' for Scan" then you must first switch 'off' the NAS function in the Setup Menu and then scan the collection.  
Scan Folder
Genre Artwork for Favourite Shortcuts
Set NAS to 'off' for Scan
Using the Music Jukebox  
Setup ------> Misc  ------> Set 'JukeBox View' to 'on' AutoView - We suggest you set this to 'on'
Select a Favourite Shortcut Icon and press 'Enter'  ------> the Music Database will be imported and opened. 
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Press the 'Menu' button  
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Search options All - Display all Albums Genre - Drop list of all Genre Tags in the Collection Year - Drop list of all Years in the Collection Album - Drop List of all Albums in the Collection Artist - Drop List of all Track Artists in the Collection Search Track - Keyword Track search by text input on Virtual Keyboard / MEDX2KEY USB Wireless Keyboard Search Genre - Genre Search by text input on Virtual Keyboard / MEDX2KEY USB Wireless Keyboard Search Artist - Artist Search by text input on Virtual Keyboard / MEDX2KEY USB Wireless Keyboard Search Album - Album and AlbumArtist Search by text input on Virtual Keyboard / MEDX2KEY USB Wireless Keyboard Playlist - List of all Mede8er Playlists in the collection
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Search Function In order to perform a 'Search' function from the 'menu' button you must exit the Music Player by pressing the 'Return' button on the remote.
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Music Jukebox Features
Music JukeBox User Guide
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