Converting your library to Rekordbox, Traktor, VirtualDJ, Serato or Engine Prime

With this feature you can convert your from Rekordbox, Traktor, VirtualDJ, Serato or Engine Prime to any of these.

Converting your library works on both macOS and Windows

Usage is simple, just press the download button for the library you want. All your track information and playlists will be converted accordingly.

The following information will be converted:

  • Track info (rating, comments, playcount, key and more)
  • Track paths
  • Cue points
  • Beatgrid markers
  • Playlists

There are some minor limitations since not all DJ apps have the exact same features, more on that below.

Partial download

You can choose to only download a partial library. This is especially useful for the bigger libraries with Rekordbox because it can take a long time to import back into Rekordbox.

Any track in the partial XML/NML will overwrite the same matching track in your existing library. Other tracks will not be changed.

Partial download is also available for VirtualDJ but only through the Companion App.

Beatgrid shift correction

There is a problem between how Rekordbox, Traktor, VirtualDJ and Serato read MP3 files. Most of the time they see the exact same MP3 file but in a small percentage of tracks, a tiny bit of silence (26 or 50 milliseconds) gets added to the start of the track. This causes your cue points and beatgrids to be shifted.

To correct this problem, you can use the Companion App to scan your library for files that are afflicted by this problem. You can download the Companion App here.

Libraries downloaded after you run the scan will be adjusted automatically.

This problem only occurs when converting between different systems. There is no need to use this if you don't convert your library.

This was discovered and researched by Pedro Estrela, you can find more information about this problem here.

Nearest color

All DJ apps have slightly different colors. You can let rekordcloud change your track and cue colors to the nearest similar color. If you disable this option, any color that does not exist in your target DJ app will be set to no color.

Exporting from Rekordbox 5

If you want to export your beatgrid, you have to select the BPM change points option in the Advanced tab under Rekordbox preferences.


Add hot cues

If enabled, this will set the first 8 cue points of all your tracks as hot cues. This only applies to tracks that have no hot cues. You may want to enable this if you're converting from Traktor so that you'll automatically get hot cues in Rekordbox.

Copy to memory cues

If enabled, this will copy hot cues to memory cues. This only applies to tracks that have no memory cues yet. This is useful when converting from VirtualDJ because VirtualDJ only knows hot cues but in Rekordbox it is helpful to have memory cues too.

If you are coming from Serato, loop cues are prioritized. Loop cues will be set as memory cues first and then hot cues will be copied over in the available space.

Only edited tracks

This will only add tracks to your download that were changed by rekordcloud since your last upload. Your download will potentially be much smaller and faster to generate and import. Playlists will not be added to your download since these partial playlists would then overwrite your existing playlists.

This option is not supported by VirtualDJ.


Hot cues

Traktor has no hot cues so Rekordbox hot cues are converted to regular cue points in Traktor. If any hot cue is on the same spot as a regular cue, only one is preserved. If you want hot cues in Rekordbox, you can enable the Add hot cues option, see above.


Traktor has no colored cue points. If you have colored cue points in Rekordbox or VirtualDJ, this will not be preserved in Traktor.

Last played

Rekordbox does not store last played date. This track information from Traktor or VirtualDJ will not be preserved in Rekordbox.

Remix Sets

Only Traktor supports remix sets. If you convert to Rekordbox or VirtualDJ, these will be lost.


Rekordbox memory cue colors can't be converted because Rekordbox does not add these to the XML file. Hot cue colors do work.

VirtualDJ looks like it adds colors to your cue points but it actually doesn't by default. If you go into the POI editor, you will see all your cue points have no color by default. That's where you have to set cue colors.

Comment fields

VirtualDJ tracks have fields named Comment, Field1 and Field2. Comment fields are mapped appropriately. Field1 and Field2 are merged into the Comment 2 field in Traktor. Rekordbox has no extra fields so these extra fields can't be preserved.


Rekordbox saves intelligent playlists as normal playlists to the XML, so there is no way for rekordcloud to distinguish them. That's why you'll see them as regular playlists when you are importing your new XML. Best thing you can do is to just ignore these, since the intelligent playlists that you already had will update as normal.

A maximum of 50 beat markers are uploaded per track, the rest is discarded. This is because dynamic analysis can add hundreds (sometimes thousands) of useless markers to a song.


FLIP entries are not converted. Only 1 beatgrid marker is supported in OGG files. AAC files are not supported.

If the amount of cues and loops cues together exceeds the maximum, then loop cues will be dropped first.

Your database file and crates are always backed up before rekordcloud changes them. You can find these backups in the Music/_Serato_/rekordcloud folder and on every drive that Serato has tracks on.

Importing your new library

After you download your new library in XML, NML or ZIP format you still have to import it back into your DJ app. To learn how to do this, check out the Download Library wiki page in the left menu.