Serato DJ Intro 1.0 Manual
Adding files to the Serato DJ Intro Library
The easiest way to load music into your library is by using the Files panel:
1. Click on the FILES button to open the files panel. The left side of this window displays various locations on your computer hard drive (and external drives if you connected one). Click on these locations to navigate through your computer and find your music. By default, your music will usually be found in either “Music”(Mac) or “My Music”(Windows).
2. Once you have located your music, drag the folder or files you want to import onto the purple “All...” icon. This is located to the left of your screen at the top of the crates and playlist window.
If you wish to import all of your music, just drag your whole music folder onto this icon. This will import any compatible file contained in this master folder from your hard drive into the Serato DJ Intro Library.
TIP: You can also import by dragging files and folders directly from Windows Explorer (PC version) or Finder (Mac version) into the Serato DJ Intro library.
Load a file to either deck from the files panel will automatically add it to your library.
TIP: Dragging a folder into the crates view will instantly create a crate.
External Hard Drives
Any external hard drive connected to your computer will show in the files panel. You can add files to your library from an external drive just like you would do when importing from the internal hard drive of your computer.
If the external hard drive is not connected when you run Serato DJ Intro any files added from this drive will not display in your library.
The library information for files on your external drive is stored on the external drive itself. This means if you add tracks on an external drive to your library and then plug that external drive into another machine running Serato DJ Intro, the crates and tracks will automatically be visible in the other machine’s library.
Showing your iTunes library
Serato DJ Intro can import your iTunes library allowing you to play your iTunes music and access playlists. To enable this feature go to the setup screen, open the library tab and check the show iTunes library box.
NOTE: The iTunes library can now be minimized by pressing the small triangle in the blue iTunes folder icon.
How to get music from CDs into Serato DJ Intro
Serato DJ Intro does not have a CD ripping function. We suggest you use a 3rd party application to convert your audio CDs into a suitable file type for Serato DJ Intro. We recommend 320 kbps MP3 files for a good balance of audio quality and file size.
NOTE: We recommend ripping your CDs rather than playing from them directly.
Supported File Types
- Ogg Vorbis
Fixed and variable bit rate (VBR) files are both supported.
Tracks protected by DRM are not compatible with Serato DJ Intro.
About Corrupt Files
If you have a corrupted file in your library, hover your mouse mover the status icon for information on what type of corruption was found.