Browse Your Music Directories
Unless you create
to tell it otherwise, PhJuke's browser window navigates your music
directory structure. Each directory is displayed as a list of buttons:
|Action When Clicked
|Blue with large white text
|Loads the PHJ file into the browser window
|Blue with large yellow text (but see below)
|Loads the subdirectory's contents into the browser window
|Grey with white text
|Loads a playlist (.m3u or .txt) file. Can add the
file's contents to the current playlist or replace the current playlist,
depending on whether the "Auto-clear before loading a playlist" menu item
is checked. If shuffle mode is active, the current playlist is shuffled
after the file is loaded.
|Wide, short green with small white text
|Adds the MP3 to the playlist. If it's the first one, starts playing.
If you'd like to use images, such as scanned album covers, to browse your
music collection, there are two ways to do it. The most flexible is to
create a set of PHJ files. But you can also use the directory browser.
If a directory contains a file cover.jpg or cover.gif,
that image is loaded into the button for the subdirectory. The subdirectory
name is displayed under the image, so you can use the same image in several
places and still tell which button is which.
Example: If you're looking at a directory with the following subdirectories
You'll get a menu with:
- A blue-with-white-text More Albums button, which moves to the
menu defined by More Albums.phj when selected.
- A blue-with-yellow-text Album1 button, which navigates to the
Album1 subdirectory when selected.
- A blue-with-yellow-text Album2 button with the picture in
Album2/cover.jpg above the text, which navigates to the
Album2 subdirectory when selected.
- A blue-with-yellow-text Album3 button, which navigates to the
Album3 subdirectory when selected.
- A green Another Song.mp3 button, which adds the song to the
playlist when selected.
The button styles of the various file types should be customizable.