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Other functions in M.R.IT Juke-box

Using shortcuts

If, in the starting folder, you place a shortcut towards another folder, the latter will be explored and its musical files will be selected. You should use and familiarize yourself a little with Windows Explorer in order to carry out this operation (see below).

This has two main advantages :

Only folders in the starting folder will be processed, to avoid recursion.

Shortcuts to MP3 files are also accepted, anywhere. They allow you to avoid duplicating pieces and to have several arrangement. Thus, you can prepare a selection for an evening, for example.

To create shortcuts, use Windows Explorer and drag the icon of a folder (the target) while pressing down the right hand button of the mouse, over to the starting folder, where you will release the button and click on "Create a shortcut or shortcuts here".

How is the random selection made ?

All the folder containing MP3 files are considered terminal, regardless of their place and depth in the tree diagram. Each of them can be choosen only once, until they have all been played once, or skipped over by means of manual intervention.

Within a folder, the pieces are sorted in alphanumeric order.  If they are to be played in a defined order, you have to name the MP3 files starting with the number of the piece. Most encoders do this by default. E.G: the piano sonate #1 from Rossini should be : 01_moderato, 02_andantino, 03_allegro and without prefixes it will be played in reverse order !

If you don't want the pieces to be played in an unchanging order, all you have to do is divide it up into sub-folders.

Modification of folders

By clicking with the right hand button of the mouse on a piece or a folder, you can choose different actions in a menu.

The other options assume that you are checking off a piece or folder :

Of course, you can perform these last two options, and a bit more, with Windows Explorer.