BallroomDJ - The Ballroom Music Player

 

BallroomDJ is a ballroom music player. It is designed to let the computer choose the music and to be able to play music the entire evening without intervention. Use for your personal training, dance studio, or ballroom events. It features flexible playlists, music queue management, requests, seeking in songs, speed with pitch control, and an optional audio file organizer.

Required Software:

Linux / MacOS:

  • vlc or mplayer
  • tcl (8.6+)
  • tk
  • libtk-img
  • python 2.x
  • pulseaudio-utils
  • flac
  • python-mutagen
  • faad
  • vorbis-tools
  • lirc (optional for remote control)

Features:

  • Free and open source software.
  • Extensive context sensitive help.
  • Uses your music collection from your hard drive. No drag and drop.
  • Uses either VLC or MPlayer as the audio player.
  • No limitations on the number of audio files.
  • Songs can be removed/moved/added to the queue while playing.
  • Configure maximum play time.
  • Configure gap between songs.
  • Configure marquee display.
  • Raffle Games.
  • Automatic playlist selection.
    • Choose which dances and how often they play compared to other dances.
    • Allow songs tagged with a particular keyword to play.
    • Require songs tagged with a particular keyword to play.
    • Define a sequence to play dances in a particular order.
  • Manual playlist selection.
    • Use a manual playlist to play songs in an exact order.
    • Export manual playlists to CSV, HTML, M3U or M3U8.
  • Flexible playlist generation and controls.
    • Stop playing at a particular time and pause or continue with the next playlist.
    • Stop playing after some number of songs and pause or continue with the next playlist.
    • Configure gap between songs for the playlist.
    • Configure maximum play time for the playlist.
    • Mix all of the above in the playlist queue.
    • Rearrange or modify the playlist queue at any time.
  • Create a manual playlist based on the playlist queue.
  • Export the playlist queue to a startup file for fast and easy startup.
  • Requests.
  • Seek in song.
  • Speed w/pitch control.
  • Support for remote control.
  • BPM Counter.
  • Optional music management to organize your audio files.
    • Paths to the audio files are fully configurable.
    • Files are renamed automatically.
  • Optional status tracking for the audio files.

License:

Copyright 2012-2014 Brad Lanam, Walnut Creek, CA, USA

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.

Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions:

1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required.

2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software.

3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.