BallroomDJ 4 4.4.5

BallroomDJ 4 is a ballroom music player. It is designed to play music the entire evening without intervention. Manage your ballroom dance music and create song lists, automatic playlist and sequenced playlists. BallroomDJ 4 is the replacement for BallroomDJ.

Tags end-users linux macos windows player ballroom c gtk
License Zlib
State stable

Recent Releases

4.4.520 Nov 2023 22:58 major bugfix: 4.4.5 2023-11-20 * Bug Fixes: * Installer: Fix conversion status display (windows). * Windows: Fix uninstall script. * Windows: Account names with international characters now work!
4.4.415 Nov 2023 23:14 major bugfix: 4.4.4 2023-11-15 * Bug Fixes: * Configuration: Fixed directory and file chooser buttons (itunes, general). * Windows: Fix font for new installations. * Windows: Fix uninstall script. * Marquee, Remote Control: Fixed countdown timer (introduced in 4.4.3). * Changes: * Quick Edit: Added dance level. * Internal: * Windows: International characters in account names partially working.
4.4.308 Nov 2023 18:26 minor feature: 4.4.3 2023-11-8 * Bug Fixes: * MacOS: Fix permissions on acrcloud fingerprint utility. * Database Update: Fix some internal processing issues when writing tags. * Music Queues: Fix the fifth music queue installation. * Changes: * Audio Tags: The python-mutagen audio tag interface has been removed. * New Features: * Player: Quick Edit Oct 2023 21:04 minor bugfix: 2023-10-30 * Bug Fixes: * Linux: Fix pre-install script. * Lock files are cleaned up upon restart of the computer. * Mobile Marquee: Use zero-configuration network name. * Remote Control: Use zero-configuration network name. * Windows: Install missing acrcloud fingerprint utility. * Changes: * Configuration: Mobile Marquee, Remote Control: Remove IP Address.
4.4.221 Oct 2023 22:54 minor bugfix: 4.4.2 2023-10-21 * Bug Fixes: * Audio Identification: Fix audio ID display. * Audio Identification: Fix installation of audio id display settings on upgrade. * Dances: Fix bugs with add and delete. * Dances: Make sure dance list displays are always sorted. * Database Update: Fix compact operation. * Installation: Fix post-install cleanup. * Internal: Fix obscure bug (ilist; introduced in * Changes: * Audio Identification: ACRCloud service implemented. * Configuration: General: Add ACRCloud keys for Audio ID. * Translations: Nederlands (Dutch) updated. * Translations: Русский (Russian) updated. * Translations: Machine translations added for Deutsch, Français, Italiano, 日本語 , Polski. Oct 2023 19:11 minor bugfix: 2023-10-11 * Bug Fixes: * Installer: Fixed processing of BDJ3 conversion checkbox. * Player: Fix interactions when the management user interface is active. * Changes: * QueueDance special playlist: Change to play any song by default. * Translations: Русский (Russian) updated. * Player: History is saved as a song list. Oct 2023 21:39 minor bugfix: 2023-10-6 * Bug Fixes: * Audio Identification: Fixed crash. * Audio Identification: Fixed display. * Fixed memory leaks. * Changes: * Translations: Nederlands: Updated. Oct 2023 14:06 minor bugfix: 2023-10-1 * Changes: * Translations: Russian: Update translation of 'west coast swing'.
4.4.130 Sep 2023 20:36 minor bugfix: 4.4.1 2023-9-30 * Bug Fixes: * Installation: Fix install of localized files. * Localization: Fixed various width calculation issues. * MacOS: Fix macos-pre-install script for MacOS Sonoma. * MacOS: macos-pre-install script now supports OS upgrades. * Player: Fix broken toggle buttons (introduced in 4.4.0). * User Interface: cleanup. * Changes: * Management: Replaced play buttons and filter button with images. * Playlist Management: Re-arranged layout. * Song List Editor: Re-arranged layout. * New Features: * Translations: Русский (Russian). Thanks to 'Ronner'.
4.4.026 Sep 2023 00:26 major feature: 4.4.0 2023-9-25 * Bug Fixes: * Audio Tags: Process ogg/opus/flac totaltracks, totaldiscs. * Song List Editor, Music Queue: Display numeric values correctly. * Favorites: Display configured not-set display text in heading. * Linux: Resolved library versioning issues (separate builds). * Listings: Fix duration display. * Translations: Fix some english/GB, english/US spelling differences. * User Interface: Fix read-only spinboxes. * Changes: * Configuration: General: re-arranged entries. * Configuration: Move audio tag interface selection to the general tab. * User Interface: Tooltip background is darker. * New Features: * Audio Identification (AcoustID, MusicBrainz). Sep 2023 19:24 minor bugfix: 2023-9-11 * Bug Fixes: * Windows: fix certain error message displays. * Database Update: Fix crash when stopping the process (mutagen). * Changes: * Audio Tags: BDJ4-Internal: Update libmp4tag to version 1.2.6. * New Features: * Audio Tags: BDJ4-Internal: .wma file tags can be read (but not written). * Audio Tags: BDJ4-Internal: .wav file tags can be read (but not written). * Internal: * Code Cleanup (localization). Sep 2023 22:40 major bugfix: 2023-9-4 * Bug Fixes: * Audio Tags: BDJ4-Internal: Update libmp4tag to version 1.2.4. * Windows: rebuild with the UCRT libraries. Sep 2023 13:10 minor bugfix: 2023-9-4 * Bug Fixes: * Conversion: playlists: propagate unrated-ok to dance rating. * Locale: Fix a bug setting up the locale (introduced in * Support: Also send playlists when attaching files. * Support: Fix display of latest version on http error. * Windows: Fix bug where the processes didn't exit properly (introduced in * Windows: Fix shortcut creation and installation cleanup. * New Features: * Audio Tags: The BDJ4-Internal interface now supports MP4 audio files. Aug 2023 19:28 minor feature: 2023-8-14 * Bug Fixes: * Audio Tags: Support .ogx extension. * Export as MP3: Update audio tags. * Export as MP3: Remember last used folder. * External Request: Remember last used folder. * New Features: * Audio Tags: The BDJ4-Internal interface now supports Opus audio files. Aug 2023 21:15 minor bugfix: 2023-8-8 * Bug Fixes: * Alternate Installer: Many fixes and updates. * Audio Tags: Fallback to mutagen interface if the bdj4-internal interface cannot be loaded. * Automatic Dance Selection: Fix some bugs processing prior selections. * Export as MP3: Save audio tags to output file. * Installer: Fallback to mutagen interface if bdj4-internal can't be loaded. * Installer: Linux: No longer crashes if the libraries for the bdj4-internal audio tag interface are not present. * Installer: Linux: Fix mutagen installation. * Installer: MacOS: Fixed an issue which used extra disk space. * Installer: Various fixes and updates. * Internal: Make sure message processing is finalized on exit. * Linux: Properly support XDG_CONFIG_HOME. * Music Queue: Fix music queue display counter. * Player: Windows: Fix clock display to use the windows configuration. * Starter: Fix support links. * Changes: * Alternate Installer: Add music folder to dialog. * Automatic Dance Selection: Added another variable to spread out fast dances better. * Internal: * Code cleanup (list, data conversion, installer, alternate installer). * More automated tests. Jul 2023 16:08 minor bugfix: 2023-7-14 * Bug Fixes: * Configuration: Fix locale reversion to system locale. * Installer: Command line interface working again. * Management: Fix save of songlist/playlist/sequence.
4.3.311 Jul 2023 18:18 minor feature: 4.3.3 2023-7-11 * Bug Fixes: * Apply Adjustments: Audio file tags are preserved. * Audio Tags: Recognize more MP4 audio file extensions. * Audio Tags: Fixed an intermittent issue using the mutagen interface. * Update Database: Fixed some database processing issues (windows). * Windows: Remove Adwaita-dark theme selection as it does not work. * Changes: * Apply Adjustments: Removed normalize as it doesn't work well. * Configuration/Management: Change name of 'Easy Song List Editor' to 'Side-by-Side View'. * Installer: The installer now asks for the music folder location (to determine audio tag processing method). * New Features: * Audio Tags: Alternate processing method (MP3, Ogg, FLAC at this time). * Song Editor: Added 'Copy audio tags' dialog. * Translations: * Nederlands is now complete, not fully checked. * Internal: * Code cleanup (datafile). May 2023 18:40 minor bugfix: 2023-5-29 * Bug Fixes: * Edit Song Lists: Clear please wait message after mix. * Song Editor: Fix bugs with BPM and speed interactions. * Changes: * Configuration/General: The BPM display is reset to MPM by default. * BPM Counter: Remove MPM selections. * Dance Selection: New algorithm. * Edit Dances: Remove 4/8 time signature. * Internal: * Database and audio files always store MPM.** 2023-5-29** * Bug Fixes: * Edit Song Lists: Clear please wait message after mix. * Song Editor: Fix bugs with BPM and speed interactions. * Changes: * Configuration/General: The BPM display is reset to MPM by default. * BPM Counter: Remove MPM selections. * Dance Selection: New algorithm. * Edit Dances: Remove 4/8 time signature. * Internal: * Database and audio files always store MPM. May 2023 17:38 minor bugfix: 2023-5-20 * Bug Fixes: * Edit Song Lists: Enforce a maximum of 900 songs in a song list. * Filters: Fixed search to also search composer and conductor. * Player, Fix re-read of database when song was just written. * Song Editor: Fix incorrect BPM range display when not set. May 2023 19:22 minor bugfix: 2023-5-15 * Bug Fixes: * Configuration: Music Queues: Remove gtk insensitive settings for active and display switches as they don't work. * Export for BDJ4: Fix issues with exporting secondary music folders. * Export for BDJ4: Fix window position. * Export for BDJ4: Preserve secondary music folder structure. * Export for/Import from BDJ4: Fix path display on windows. * Import for BDJ4: Fix folder structure creation. * Marquee: Fix display issues when a music queue is set for playback. * Player: Fix gap changes not being processed correctly (redux). * Player: Fix issues with display when queues are switched. * Song Editor: increase allowed entry length to 250 characters. * Update Database: Add validation for music folder entry. * Update Database: Fix bugs processing secondary music folders. * Update Database: Fix path display on windows. * Windows: Fix status messages that have positional arguments. * Changes: * Update Database: Add compact function. * Internal: * Windows: clean up distributed libraries. * Code cleanup (db). May 2023 22:50 minor bugfix: 2023-5-4 * Bug Fixes: * Playlist Management: Fix lost data when toggling 'hide unselected'. * Song Editor: Disable apply adjustments if ffmpeg is not available. * Linux: Updated pre-install script to support other distributions. * Changes: * Mac OS: When the player is active, the screensaver is disabled. * Windows: When the player is active, the screensaver is disabled.
4.3.202 May 2023 18:47 minor feature: 4.3.2 2023-5-2 * Bug Fixes: * Configuration: Mobile Marquee: Allow manual entry of local ip address. * Configuration: Remote Control: Allow manual entry of local ip address. * Getting Started Helper: Improve. * Install: MacOS: update pre-install; patches no longer necessary. * Mobile Marquee: Fix display on song change. * Player/Marquee: Improve recover marquee. * Player: Fix gap changes not being processed correctly. * Player: Fix play button not working during gap. * Player: Reset fade in/out times on music queue switch. * Playlist Management: Fix save of 'play announcements'. * Song List Editor: Fix song addition order for multiple selection. * Song List Editor: Fix song addition when using shift-click. * Changes: * Create From Playlist: Copy playlist settings to new song list. * Music Manager: Filters: Selection of automatic and sequenced playlists is now possible. * New Features: * Song List Editor: Export for BDJ4 / Import from BDJ4. * Internal: * Cleanup (file sync).
4.3.115 Apr 2023 21:47 minor feature: 4.3.1 2023-4-15 * Bug Fixes: * Management: Fix adding songs to song list (broken in * Request External: Get song information from database if possible. * Player/Management: Only display pause indicator column for music queues. * New Features: * Drag Drop: An audio file may be dragged to a queue in the player. * Internal: * Improve lock handling. Apr 2023 16:53 minor bugfix: 2023-4-10 * Bug Fixes: * Display Settings: Fix lost selection on first change. * Marquee: Correctly displays upcoming songs when switch-queue-when-empty is active. * Player: Fix current song display after pause-at-end and the playback queue has been changed. * Player: Fix wrong selection after move up to the current song. * Player: Move up will not change the current song if associated with a different queue. * Player: Request: Fixed invalid queue to history. * Player: Request: Fix incorrect display of in queue marks. Apr 2023 01:48 minor bugfix: 2023-4-8 * Bug Fixes: * Configuration: iTunes: Fix directory setting for choose file dialog. * Mac OS: Fix support links. * Player: Export as MP3: Fix a crash. * Player: Fix music queue display index when queue is emptied. * Player: Previous selection is no longer highlighted. * Song Editor: Adjust column labels to reduce horizontal space used. * Song Selection: Fix movement keys when the selection is off-screen. * Song Selection: Fix selection issues with movement keys. * Starter: Fix re-positioning of starter window. * Changes: * History: Add a label indicating which queue is being managed when show extra queues is on. * Song Editor: Trim Silence: change detection level to -37dB. * Song List Editor: Added a 'please wait...' message for actions- mix. * Internal: * Code cleanup. Mar 2023 14:43 minor bugfix: 2023-3-14 * Bug Fixes: * Mac OS: Fix build process to allow older versions of Mac OS. Mar 2023 12:16 minor bugfix: 2023-3-13 * Bug Fixes: * Apply Adjustments: Restore Original: Restore database information. * Update Database: Restore from audio file tags: Restore database information. Mar 2023 00:17 minor bugfix: 2023-3-9 * Bug Fixes * Song Editor: Fix volume adjustment processing.
4.3.009 Mar 2023 17:18 minor feature: 4.3.0 2023-3-9 * New Features: * Song Editor: Implement batch editing. * Changes: * Configuration: Display Settings: Improve user experience for song editor display. * Internal: * Code cleanup.
4.2.006 Mar 2023 19:39 minor feature: 4.2.0 beta 2023-3-6 * New Features: * Music Manager: Double-click in list to edit song. * Player: Double-click in request list to add to music queue. * Song List Editor: Added swap function. * Song List Editor: Double-click in song selection to add song. * Song Selection: Shift-click is now working. * Bug Fixes: * Song Selection: Fix control-click. * Song Selection: Fix 'Date Added' filter. * Changes: * Song Editor: Changed Control-A to Control-Shift-A. * Automatic Playlists: Dance selection values adjusted. * Playlist Management: User Interface: Selecting the dance name no longer changes the selection. * Internal: * Code cleanup.
4.1.123 Feb 2023 18:08 minor bugfix: 4.1.1 beta 2023-2-23 * Bug Fixes: * Apply Adjustments: Fixed a crash when processing audio files. * Apply Adjustments: Fixed a hang when processing audio files. * Song Editor: Fix changed detection for status, favorite. * Changes: * Apply Adjustments: New method for normalizing volume. * Internal: * Code cleanup (ui). Feb 2023 18:17 minor bugfix: beta 2023-2-17 * Bug Fixes: * Configuration: Debug: Fix apply adjustments. * Song Editor: Fix apply adjustment processing.
4.1.016 Feb 2023 18:44 major feature: 4.1.0 beta 2023-2-16 * New Features: * Song Editor: Apply Adjustments. * Changes: * Linux: Updated player start/stop scripts to turn off and restore notifications. * Mac OS: Installer: Fix installation of http/ folder. * Song Editor: Duration display also shows adjusted duration. * Song Editor: BPM Range for the dance is now displayed. * Song Editor: BPM, song start, song end are adjusted for speed. * Support: Added BDJ4 download link. * User interface: Minor cleanup. * Bug Fixes: * Alternate Installer: Various bug fixes. * BPM Counter: Fix slow exit. * User Interface: Button Repeat is fixed. * Translations: * Nederlands: Fix incorrect queuedance special playlist name. * Nederlands updated. * Internal: * Code cleanup. Feb 2023 17:33 minor bugfix: beta 2023-2-12 * Bug Fixes: * Conversion: Fix a processing problem with ancient leftover configuration files. * iTunes Configuration: Change half-star character to 1/2 symbol for windows. * Windows: Fix conflicts with other installed programs. * Changes: * Windows: Reduce size of default font.
4.0.1001 Feb 2023 22:54 minor bugfix: 4.0.10 beta 2023-2-1 * Bug Fixes: * Configuration: Changed 'Player Queues' to 'Music Queues'. * Configure / User Interface: Added 'Scale' option for large screens. * Mac OS: Fix localization issue. * Management: Prevent multiple dialogs. * Player: Fix next song while in gap. * Player: Fix player control interaction with announcements. * Player User Interface: Prevent multiple dialogs. * Song List Editor: Fix Export M3U. * Song List Editor: Fix Import M3U (Windows). * Starter: Prevent multiple dialogs. * Starter: window position is saved globally, not per-profile. * Changes: * Minor user interface cleanup. * Internal: * Code cleanup (ui).
4.0.924 Jan 2023 16:56 minor feature: 4.0.9 beta 2023-1-24 * Bug Fixes: * music manager: fix a crash when the song list was cleared. * player ui: internal fixes, marquee menu disabled when marquee is off. * queue dance: fix bad template. * song editor: fix play button to play correct song. * standard rounds: fix bad template. * New Features: * player: export as mp3: export MP3 files with song start, song end, fade-in, fade-out, speed, and gap applied.
4.0.821 Jan 2023 17:18 minor bugfix: 4.0.8 beta 2023-1-18 * Bug Fixes: * bpm counter: exit on save. * music manager: fixed an internal issue causing a slow-down. * player: fix seek-in-song issues when there are speed adjustments. * player: multi-media stop key now properly pauses the music. * song editor: adjust song start and song end on speed adjustment. * song editor: fix save of speed adjustment. * song list editor: remove export as mp3. * Changes: * player: export as MP3 disabled until it is completed. * player: fade-in always uses the triangle curve. * Internal: * fade types: remove logarithmic, add exponential sine, quadratic. * fixed various memory leaks and memory issues. * code cleanup.
4.0.714 Jan 2023 20:34 minor feature: 4.0.7 beta 2023-1-14 * Bug Fixes: * A missing audioadjust.txt file will not prevent startup. * installation: BDJ4 updater fixed. * linux: Do not replace desktop shortcuts. * mac os: Fixed theme installation. * song editor: Fix incorrect playback when multi-selections are active. * song selection: Turn off movement keys when multiple items selected. * New Features: * player: add support for multi-media keys. * player: export as MP3. * song editor: add support for multi-media play key. * song list editor: added control-up and control-down to move selections. * song list editor: export as MP3. * song list editor: add support for multi-media play key. * song selection: add support for multi-media play key. * Internal: * a few more memory leaks fixed. * code cleanup. * debugging fixes. * linux: change location of screensaver settings. * make debug level more dynamic.
4.0.607 Jan 2023 17:02 minor bugfix: 4.0.6 beta 2023-1-7 * Bug Fixes: * configuration: Clean up edit dances display. * configuration: Fix a crash on exit. * conversion: Fix incorrect conversion of the database. * song selection: Fix handling of up/down arrow keys and page up/down keys. * song selection: Fix update of scrollbar using mouse wheel. * Changes: * edit song lists: re-arranged menu items. * player: re-arranged menu items. * user interface: Menu background is darker. * requests: Add a label indicating which queue is being managed when show extra queues is on. * New Features: * song editor: Control-N switches to the next entry. * song editor: Control-P switches to the previous entry. * song editor: Control-S will now perform a save.
4.0.505 Jan 2023 20:07 minor feature: 4.0.5 beta 2023-1-5 * New Features: * song list editor: Import from iTunes is now implemented. * database update: Update from iTunes is now implemented. * Internal: * fixed memory corruption and many memory leaks.
4.0.402 Jan 2023 00:11 minor bugfix: 4.0.4 beta 2023-1-1 * Bug Fixes: * filter dialog: add profile accent color display. * bpm counter: add profile accent color display. * song list editor: fix (broken in 4.0.3). * Internal: * code cleanup.
4.0.331 Dec 2022 20:14 minor bugfix: 4.0.3 beta 2022-12-31 * Bug Fixes: * linux: Resolve ICU library versioning issues. * macos: Resolve ICU library versioning issues. * nederlands: Fix missing queue D configuration. * player ui: Fixed crash after the history queue was selected. * starter/support: Fix crash when there is no internet connection. * starter/support: linux: fix send of core dump. * Changes: * song selection: Added short heading names for dance rating and dance level. * Internal: * fixed memory corruption and memory leak. * fixed extraneous messages on db entry update. * code cleanup.
4.0.227 Dec 2022 18:54 minor bugfix: 4.0.2 beta 2022-12-27 * Bug Fixes: * macos: Fix theme selection (introduced in 4.0.1). * alternate setup: fix. * installer: fix shortcut creation. * windows: music manager: create work-around for listing not showing all songs.
4.0.124 Dec 2022 22:13 minor bugfix: 4.0.1 beta 2022-12-24 * Bug Fixes: * configuration: player queues: fixed incorrect display of switches. * installer: minor issues fixed. * player: fixed incorrect per-queue configuration handling. * player ui: marks in song selection properly include all queues and history. * player ui: recover marquee will raise window to the top. * player ui: display 0:00 initially rather than 3:00. * song selection: fix playback of multiple selections in most cases. * starter: player/manage/configure will be raised if already open. * user interface: fix text entry text color.
4.0.021 Dec 2022 23:24 major feature: 4.0.0 beta 2022-12-20 Initial beta release.