Modes Available In This Free Music Player

This music player operates in two modes. ‘Automatic‘ is the default. ‘Manual‘ is the other. Switch between them any time. Select songs from each list or all lists in ‘random‘ mode. ‘Fade-out‘ the playing song, with or without a delay. Put the music player in ‘repeat‘ mode to have two copies of the current song in the primary decks. Put the music player in ‘single play‘ mode to finish the current song and simply stop.

 

Move your mouse over any control for details on that control.

 

Control used to activate automatic mode.

In ‘Automatic‘ mode the player does all song changes. Play moves from the song you start with, down to the end of a list, then moves to the next list and so on. When all songs have been played, everything is reset and the process starts over.

Control used to activate manual mode.

In ‘Manual‘ mode, none of the fades applied to songs are used and no automatic song changes occur. You do all song changes manually. There is a timed ‘Mix‘ between decks ‘A‘ & ‘B‘ available in this mode.

Control used to initiate 'Random' mode.

Use this control to toggle ‘Random‘ mode on & off. This feature is only available in ‘Automatic‘ mode. When on, the player randomly selects a new ‘next‘ after a song change. The music player selects from all playable songs until they have all been played, at which point all songs in all lists are reset and the process starts over again. When you exit the player, the on / off status of ‘Random‘ mode remains in effect when you start the player again.

NOTE: Any multiple next songs set in the display grid override this mode until they are all processed, the player then returns to randomly selecting songs.

 

Control used to turn 'Random' on & off toggles between these two images when playing. Control used to turn 'Random' on & off toggles between these two images when playing. When a song is playing and ‘Random‘ mode is on, this control alternates between these two images as a visual indicator that this mode is active. The second image appears when the player is stopped.

Control used to randomly select a new next song.

This control is only available when ‘Random‘ mode is on. Use it to randomly select another ‘next‘ song every time you click on it.

NOTE: This control is disabled when any multiple next songs are set in the display grid and remains disabled until they are all processed.

Control used to set how songs in lists are processed in 'Random' mode.

Image shows control used to set how songs in lists are processed in random mode. This option tells the player to randomly select from the playable songs in the current ‘playlistImage shows how the 'play-list' is identified in the display grid.‘ and continue to do so until all of the songs in that list have been played. The player will then randomly select another list and repeat the process.

Image shows control used to set how songs in lists are processed in random mode. This option tells the player to randomly select playable songs from any list and continues to do so until all songs have been played.

Control used to repeat the current song in decks A & B.

Use this control to turn ‘Repeat‘ mode on and off. It can be initiated in both ‘Automatic‘ and ‘Manual‘ modes. When on, all other controls are disabled except those on the decks. The display grid and all of its related functions are disabled. All controls are set accordingly.

NOTE: When this mode is on, the next song is no longer in the ‘next‘ deck and is not shown in the display grid. A second copy of the ‘current‘ song has replaced it. Both decks now have the same song in them. It is important to note that this does not affect the output devices assigned to each deck. See the configure window for details on setting output devices for each deck.

 

Control used to turn 'Repeat' on & off toggles between these two images when playing. Control used to turn 'Repeat' on & off toggles between these two images when playing. This control alternates between these two images to indicate that this mode is ON. The second image appears when this mode is activated and the player is stopped.

Control used to initiate 'Single Play' mode.

Use this control to initiate ‘Single Play‘ mode. It is not available in ‘Manual‘ mode. A song left unattended in that mode always stops playing when it reaches the end. The image below appears to show this mode is active.

Image appears when 'Single Play' mode is active. Click on image to cancel.

When you initiate this mode, the ‘current‘ song plays the to the end and then stops. The player will not perform any further actions, the image disappears and all controls are set accordingly. Click anywhere on the player or press the [Escape] button to cancel this mode.

Image shows control used to initiate the 'Fade-Out' of the current song.

Use this control to ‘fade-out‘ the current song and then stop it. The player uses the fade setting for this control as the amount of time it takes to fade the volume of the current song down to zero.

When you click on this control and the ‘Delay‘ control is off (Image shows the fade is off.), the player initiates the ‘fade-out‘ feature immediately. This image appears when the ‘fade-out‘ feature has been initiated. The image disappears and all controls are set accordingly when it is completed.

Image shows the fade-out count down. It cannot be stopped until completed.
NOTE: Once the player initiates the ‘fade-out‘ feature, whether because the ‘Delay‘ control is off (Image shows the fade is off.) or the delay time has expired, there is no way to stop it until the ‘fade-out‘ is completed.
WARNING: If you click anywhere on the face of the player once the ‘fade-out‘ feature has been initiated, you get a system generated error sound.

Image shows control used to turn the 'Fade-Out Delay' on & off.

The ‘Delay‘ control is combined with the ‘Fade Out‘ control. Use this control to turn the ‘Delay‘ feature on (Image shows the fade is on.) or off (Image shows the fade is off.). When on (Image shows the fade is on.), the player uses the duration setting seen in this control as the amount of time to delay before initiating the ‘Fade-Out‘ feature. When the delay control is off (Image shows the fade is off.), the ‘fade-out‘ is initiated immediately.

Image shows the delayed fade-out count down. It can be stopped anytime.

This image appears when the ‘Fade-Out‘ feature is initiated and the Delay is on (Image shows the fade is on.). It shows the progress of the delay count down. When the count down reaches zero, the player initiates the ‘Fade-Out‘ feature. The delay feature can be cancelled any time by clicking on the image or any control on the face of the player.