Problem: "Failed to load track to Deck 1" on EngineDJ - Possible Solution (Technical)

Hello EngineDJ Team,

I recently ran into an issue where I had to re-import a set of tunes that were accidentally moved. DenonDJ did not understand that the tunes were identical to the one it knew about in the wrong location. I had to re-queue, set BPM all over again for the set of tunes. It was a pain.

There’s gotta be a better way. I technically know how this can be solved using hash codes (SHA1) as a digital fingerprint of the tune but am wondering if there’s any traction or any movement in this regard.

Please advise!

Thank you,

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Clean engine dj, import a couple tracks over to the collection
  2. Set some break points and cue, bpm and stuff like that
  3. Rename the folder
  4. Re-analyze the collection
    1. The tracks should now show empty titles and are now orphaned)
  5. Re-import the tunes
    1. The tracks are now duplicated and the meta data does not transfer over

I use AIFF, on a mac system, using an external hard drive to EXFat. Oh how I wish you guys would implement reading/writing to mac’s extended filesystem, so much better for integration and working with the mac ecosphere. Everytime the power goes out and I accidentally kept my external drive plugged in, hours of Mac trying to use “disk doctor” to get back in line again. Another pain point.