World’s greatest karaoke show hosting software is about to get better with direct integration of SongbookDB’s remote request system.
We kicked off the open beta test of SongbookDB’s remote request system’s implementation into PCDJ Karaoki last week. After publicizing our partnership we’ve received countless calls and emails asking “How is it going to work?” With a little help from our lead karaoke software designer, let us explain…
How will SongBookDB interface with PCDJ Karaoki?
You will use SongboogDB_Pal to upload and manage your online books. The latest beta version of Pal allows you to import TSV files, and Karaoki can already export your karaoke music cases in the TSV format. Pal will allow you to import as many Karaoki TSV’s into a single online book as you wish.
The next Karaoki public beta will have a new option “Remote Users” on the config button menu for external terminals and remote control plugins; this will replace the existing ‘Remote Terminal‘ interface on the config screen.
The new interface also supports the old Karaoki ‘request terminals’, and 95% of the functionality in the image above is for remote terminals and not songbookDB… but it made sense to combine all the remote user systems onto the one screen within Karaoki.
When using the terminals, and the ‘Auto Accept‘ option is not checked, rather than the request being sent directly to Karaoki’s rotation (as it is now) the request will be placed on a holding list for approval, the Accept button sends the selected request to the rotation list … just like the + on SongbookDB plugin.
If you are only using SongbookDB plugin (No Terminals) once you have confirmed it’s connected you can close the ‘Remote Users‘ screen.
Eventually the old terminals will be replaced so the full benefit of the new interface can be fully utilized, especially with larger touch screen monitors…. But that’s for another day!
Shaun at SongBookDB has developed a plugin that will connect to the new interface (you can see it listed in the above image as ‘SongbookDB 1.1’), the plugin looks very similar to Pal running in request mode, when a request is received by the plugin it is placed in a list that looks and functions like the request on pal… but there is one BIG difference, when the ‘Add’ + is pressed the request passes straight into Karaoki’s rotation.
NOTE: If you want you can already also login to SongbookDB as a ‘Kiosk‘ in a web browser… There is no longer any need to install the old terminal on a third parties Computer, just go to SongbookDB.com and log-in using your ‘Requests Password‘ preceded with the word ‘kiosk’!
Please Also Note: the above screen grabs are ‘In-House’ test builds and WILL change when the public betas released.
I hope this clears a few things up. Full on beta test to commence soon, keep checking back!