Music for BallparkDJ on Android

The Android version of BallparkDJ is now available. How do Android users obtain music which can be used in BallparkDJ? Please respond to this post with any sources not mentioned below.

Amazon Music
Any music that is both purchased and downloaded through the Amazon Music app will work in BallparkDJ. You will have to purchase the song for this option to work (even if you have an Amazon Prime account and can download without purchasing). Once you’ve purchased AND downloaded the song in the Amazon Music app, you should be able to access the song in BallparkDJ by clicking on the menu button, then choosing Audio from the list (then select artist, then album, then song). Also see more detailed instructions for Amazon Music at bottom of his post. If you have songs you’ve purchased through Amazon Music that are not showing up in BallparkDJ, please try uninstalling and reinstalling the Amazon Music app. Then go into the My Music tab and click on the vertical ellipse ⋮ to the right of the Purchased playlist and choose “download”. Let the download complete and then the songs should be available to BallparkDJ.

Zedge Ringtones
Zedge is a terrific solution that provides music and remixes that work great for BallparkDJ walk-up introductions, many of them for free. Zedge is an app that is designed to provide ringtones but many of those ringtones are songs and remixes that work really well and can be accessed in BallparkDJ. Just download Zedge to your Android device (free), navigate to the Ringtones section. You can then search for a specific keyword or navigate to categories like Rock, Pop, or Hip-Hop which work well. Once you locate a ringtone you’d like to use in BallparkDJ, simply click the vertical ellipse ⋮ at upper right and click Download. Back in BallparkDJ, when you choose Select Track, you’ll see a new entry for Zedge which will contain all the ringtones you’ve downloaded through Zedge. From there you can fine tune the starting position, duration, overlap, and relative volume with the professional introductions. You will even find sound effects and organ music (search for “Baseball Organ”).

YouTube Video Extraction
Users can use video converters to extract the audio from YouTube videos as mp3 files, then transfer those files to the phone using a USB connection from computer to phone or various other methods. Freemake Video Converter is one option that seems to work very well: https://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/

Support of music downloaded through Spotify is in our plans but not currently implemented.

If you have had success accessing music from other sources, please share by responding below and supply as many details as you can. Google Play Music? Youtube to mp3 converters?

Detailed instructions on using Amazon Music…

  • Open Amazon Music.

  • Search for Song.

  • Choose vertical ellipse ⋮ and choose Buy Song.

  • Click on [1.29] box and then Buy Song to complete purchase.

  • Click on My Music icon at bottom, and then Purchased playlist to confirm song is there.

  • Click on vertical ellipse ⋮ to right of song and then Download to download song to Android device.

  • Back in BallparkDJ, click the voice/music icons to right of the player to Edit the player.

  • Click on Edit next to music.

  • Click "Select Track" button.

  • Click the hamburger menu ≡ at top left.

  • Browse for proper artist and album and choose the song you wish to use.

  • Fine tune the starting point and duration, along with overlap and relative volume with the voice announcement.

  • NOTE: If you have songs you’ve purchased through Amazon Music that are not showing up in BallparkDJ after the process above, please try uninstalling and reinstalling the Amazon Music app. Then go into the My Music tab and click on the vertical ellipse ⋮ to the right of the Purchased playlist and choose “download”. Let the download complete and then the songs should be available to BallparkDJ.

Share Team to Facebook

BallparkDJ makes it very easy to share your team with another BallparkDJ user from the Actions Menu > Share Team.  However, the process described below allows you to share your team with anyone, including Facebook or other social media.  This process can also be used to extract the professional voicing introductions for external purposes.

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iPhone now provides a convenient Screen Recording feature that captures both the screen and the audio into a video that you can share via email or upload to Facebook.  Go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls, and click the green + button next to Screen Recording to include it on the Control Center screen.  Now, go to Control Center and tap the Screen Recording button (looks like a circle/target).  A countdown from 3 will precede the recording so you will need to toggle over to BallparkDJ quickly and begin playing your team intros.  You can put your team on Continuous Play so that it plays all players sequentially (by clicking on Single Play button at lower right of team).  Once completed, click on the red time at the top left of screen to stop the recording.  The video will automatically be saved to Photos/Videos and may be emailed or uploaded to Facebook or other social media.  It may take a few tries to get the timing just right.

If you intend to share the video on Facebook, you may consider removing the music before recording in order to avoid any violations of music copyrights.  You can do so relatively easily without impacting existing team.  Just choose Actions > Duplicate Team to create a duplicate of team.  The edit each player (on duplicate team) to remove the music by choosing "No Music" in the Edit Music window.

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Share away!

Favorite Walkup Songs

What is your favorite walkup song?  And what part of that song makes the best intro? (specify the starting offset in seconds).  As you put together your BallparkDJ roster this season, let others know what part of each song you found to work best for walk-ups.