From rekordcloud back to your device

You can download your library at any time by pressing the Download button in the top of the screen when you're logged in.

You can also download your library in the Download Library menu and download either a Rekordbox, Traktor or VirtualDJ version of your library.

To learn how to import your downloaded file back into Rekordbox, Traktor or VirtualDJ: read on below.

Serato uses the Companion App to write file tags.

Rekordbox

Importing a Rekordbox XML file is a bit complex, but just follow the steps below.

First we have to set the Rekordbox XML location in the advanced preferences menu. Only after that will the XML menu appear.

  1. Make sure you didn't change anything in Rekordbox since you last uploaded your library since those changes may be overwritten.

  2. Download the Rekordbox XML file

  3. Open the Rekordbox preferences in the File menu

preferences menu

  1. Go to the Advanced tab and set the Imported Library location to the XML file you just downloaded.

advanced tab

  1. Close the preferences menu and restart Rekordbox.

  2. You will now see the new rekordbox xml option in the menu. Your downloaded XML should already be loaded but if it isn't, just press the tiny Reload button.

rekordbox xml menu

  1. The easiest thing you can do now is to right click your top most playlist called Playlists and click Import Playlist. This imports all playlists and all tracks inside any of your playlists. If you have tracks that aren't in any playlist then you may need to import the entire collection too. Importing the entire collection may take a while so it might be faster to only import specific playlists.

import playlists

Tip
Since changing the location buried in the preferences is a pain, you should set it to your download folder so you can just replace the old rekordbox.xml when you download a new one and you only need to press the Reload button in Rekordbox.

Traktor

Always make a backup before overwriting or clearing your collection!

If you relocated any files through the Relocate Files menu then you have to clear your collection first: Right click Track Collection and select Clear the collection. If you don't do this then you'll have a broken version and a working version of every relocated track in your collection.

To import an NML file back into Traktor follow these steps:

  1. Right click Track Collection and select Import another collection

import another collection

  1. Find the NML file you just downloaded from rekordcloud

open collection

  1. Traktor will ask you if you want to keep your file tags or use the tags from the collection you're importing. Select collection here.

collection tags

  1. Sometimes playlists don't show up immediately, restart Traktor if that happens.

  2. Your tracks and playlists are now updated and you can start using them

VirtualDJ

You should have download a ZIP file. This file contains your database.xml with all your track information and a Playlists folder.

Importing a VirtualDJ library is just replacing these files.

  1. Make sure VirtualDJ is closed

  2. Go to your VirtualDJ folder: Documents/VirtualDJ

  3. Delete the Playlists folder and the database.xml file here

  4. Copy the contents of your downloaded ZIP file into your VirtualDJ folder. You should have a database.xml file and a Playlists folder in the same place again

  5. Start VirtualDJ and your library is updated

Notes

VirtualDJ doesn't export empty playlist folders. So if you had empty playlist folders that are now missing, it's because VirtualDJ never included them in your database backup.

Serato

Serato uses the Rekordcloud Companion App to write the tags of your music files and to update your crates. You can download the Companion App here