Engine 1.5.2 / Windows7

so frustrating… crashes, freezes . no chance for using more than a few minutes without trouble. setup: notebook win7(64) 2 x SC3900 lan-wired

is an update (only bugfixey!!! no further gimmicks!) planed?

hopefull regards RG


Don’t put music on the netbook, use usb stick plugged into players. Engine is designed to be used (when linked with players) as a display, not as a poor man’s DJ software in HID mode.

i totally agree about “no dj software”

but if you use an usb-stick in one of the players engine will not display BPM etc. an YES , on the stick is a target database. hint?


Is Engine 1.5.2 working on windows 7 ? On the box of the MCX8000 and website there is written that engine is working with windows 8.1 and 10, so not with 7 …

What’s the difference ? Is it working ? Anybody that can give me support please ?

Engine is only used to prepare an usb stick with music for example or do you use it like serato ?

Kind regards !!!

Have you tried setting the filters in Engine? I can see on videos on YouTube they have this view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gINt6CxEf9A

seems to me that in the YT-vid not the target-database is in use?

Can anybody confirm Engine runs on Windows 7?

  • and if not that is my criteria to buy a Denon Controller or not - as im not intersted in putting Windows 10.

Why do you think they don’t use Engine prepped usb stick in the video? When I look at the video from 11:00 he scrolls through his playlists.

I’m running engine on windows 8.1 and I have crashes all the time, too. I don’t see a reason why I should put the files on a usb drive. Searching for tracks on the PC so much better than using the tiny screen of the sc3900. Plus I haven’t even got to prepare a drive since engine crashes every few minutes analysing the files.

What I don’t understand is that there was a time when engine worked just fine. It was a few years ago when version 1.5 wasn’t released. It sure was not the best software, but al least it worked. I then upgraded to 1.5. still no problems. Now after taking a break from djing and reinstalling windows on my PC it’s all broken.

You do know you can put files on usb stick on players AND use Engine on laptop & ipad for browsing & loading those files instead of the tiny player screens?

I’ll try it out, but it still means that I need 2 weeks to analyse all my files and it’s nor clear weather engine will crash less this way

I run Engine on a Windows 7 PC (64bit) and it works… like the rest sometimes it freezes (whenI work fast importing songs or so) but when I wait it always works again.

Where can I download 1.52 as nothing on denondj.com that I can find

You have to send a request to Denon support through the online form or wait here for moderators to take pity on you and post a direct link.

Also, for what gear you need it? MCX8000 with newest firmware works with new Engine Prime software exported USB sticks and unofficially I hear SC2900/3900 also using “MCX8000 compatibility mode” in Engine Prime. :wink:

Hi all,

Appreciate that this is an old thread (the Forum has got a big notice up telling me as I type this), but having decided that I prefer my SC2900 and analogue mixer to a prime set up and wanting to update my MacBook to Catalina, it looks like a cheap windows laptop might be the way to go. Can anybody tell me the most stable windows OS for running Engine? I can pick up a refurbished laptop running Windows 7 for not very much money so as long as it works with my lighting software too, then that could be a winner for me. I’m not concerned by old OS and virus protection as the laptop will not be connected to the net (and won’t have anything other than music and my lighting software on it). I’ve tried using EP to build crates for the SC2900, but with inconsistent results.

Not freeze in Windows 7!

The Engine 1.5.2 Build 0009 run any Win7 version! This software only 32 bit. If freeze, please set compatibility mode running to Vista SP2. Tested more than 6000 file, not freeze.