RadioBOSS 4.9 [beta]

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djsoft

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RadioBOSS 4.9 beta

What's New:
  • Remote control via HTTP protocol (details below)
  • Removed Crossfades, Tag Editor and Plugins tabs
  • Track information is now shown under the playlist (can be turned on/off by pressing Ctrl+I)
  • Track artwork display
  • Crossfade settings are now located under Settings->Crossfades menu
  • Redesigned FX tab: removed Equalizer and Tempo effects; added DSP Manager
  • DSP Manager can be used to add various DSP's: Winamp DSP/VST plugins/integrated DSPs
  • Reworked Line.IN/Microphone settings, category renamed to Input
  • Added another input (Line2.IN)
  • Ability to choose source for broadcasting encoders: RadioBOSS Out/Line.IN/Line2.IN
  • Send station logo and track artwork to Shoutcast v2 server
  • Crossfading: MIX point is now detected based on sound level
  • Added new columns in the playlist showing BPM, Rating and Playcount
  • Added Search feature for file explorer (Right click->Show search bar)
  • Changing playback devices doesn't require program restart anymore
  • Wine compatibility: RadioBOSS can now be used under Wine in Linus/OSX (details below)
  • Improved Prelisten feature
  • When tagging mp3 files tag version now doesn't change to ID3v2.4 (instead existing tag version preserved)
  • Improvements in Search GUI
  • Music library: sorting by track title now sorts by artist and then title
  • Added "Playcount" field for HTTP request
  • Drag-n-Drop to Cart Wall from Windows Explorer
  • File Types: for increaded visibility background color can be changed
  • Scheduler: set font and backgorund color for events
  • File Type can be assigned from Track Tool
  • Scheduler: commands can now be inserted after currently playing track (instead of immediate execution)
  • Scheduler: new command "makelibrary" to create/update music library files (details below)
  • Multiple beds for voice track
  • New right-click menu command: "move under currently playing track"
  • Added ability to assign SAYTIME or Text-to-Speech to cart wall
  • DTMF: added a new option to delay event launch
  • Active playlist is now marked with bold font
  • Numerous minor UI improvements and code optimizations

Fixed:
  • Search sometimes produced incorrect results
  • OGG broadcasting sometimes caused sound corruption
  • Sometimes voice track wasn't recorded when ASIO device was used for Microphone
  • Edit->Undo command removed current/next track marks
  • Recording and playback devices now doesn't depend on Default device selection in Windows
  • ReplayGain information wasn't read for some OGG and MP3 files
  • Several bugs were fixed in Ads Scheduler
  • Scheduled tasks sometimes could be skipped on slow or high-loaded computers
  • Several other minor fixes
  • Now it's possible to disable MIC or any of the Line inputs in the settings

Adverticement Scheduler:
  • New settings for generated Scheduler Events
  • First day of week (Sunday or Monday) now depends on system language
  • Ads Overview feature: viewall ad blocks on one screen
  • Empty block generation: include intro/outro/intro+outro option added
  • Active/Start date/End date options added


License key:
To request free beta tester license key, please send an e-mail to sales@djsoft.net (use "RadioBOSS 4.9 beta" subject).
The free key expires July 30, 2013.

No more free beta tester keys are issued for this version.

If you're a registered user, please your key.

Download
RadioBOSS 4.9 beta: http://dl.djsoft.net/beta/radioboss_4.9.0.10_beta.exe (5/17/2013, 20Mb)

Please post any bugs or requests in this topic. Anyone who contributed would get a significant discount - starting from 30% and up to 100% when the final version is released.

Please contact sales@djsoft.net regarding the discount.



makelibrary scheduler command

Syntax:
makelibary path_to_base|folder1|folder2|...

Create or update a music library file. Command parameters are separated using the "|" character.
The first parameter sets the path where the music library file will be saved. Second and following parameters are directories to scan (subfolders included).

Example 1: create music library file my.xml in the default Music Library folder and add tracks from C:\Music folder
makelibrary my.xml|C:\Music

Example 2: same as Example 1, but add tracks from C:\Music and D:\MoreMusic folders:
makelibrary my.xml|C:\Music|D:\MoreMusic

Example 3: using full path to .xml file
makelibrary C:\path to save\my.xml|C:\Music



createbackup scheduler command

Syntax:
createbackup filename[.7z]

Example:
createbackup C:\RB_backup.7z
createbackup C:\RB_Backup_?yyyy-?mm-?dd.7z
In second example a substitution macro is used, more information about macro: http://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/scheduler_options.htm



HTTP remote control API reference

To setup HTTP remote control, open Settings window and select API category.
"Enable Remote Control" -  turns remote control feature on and off
"Listen on port" - select a port
"Password" - choose a password for remote control. Only requests with correct password are processed

Security notice: choose a complex and hard to guess password to prevent unauthorized access.

Using HTTP Remote Control

Requests:

I. Executing a command. Commands are the same as in the scheduler.
A list of possible commands: http://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/scheduler_commands.htm

Syntax:
http://IP:port/?pass=PASSWORD&cmd=COMMAND
(substitute "COMMAND" and "PASSWORD" accordingly)

Example 1: play next track (command: next)
http://127.0.0.1:9001/?pass=WxPe2JXh&cmd=next

Example 2: play first track in the playlist (command: "play 1")
http://127.0.0.1:9001/?pass=WxPe2JXh&cmd=play%201

II. Performing an action

Syntax:
http://IP:port/?pass=PASSWORD&action=ACTION
(substitute "ACTION" and "PASSWORD" accordingly)

Possible ACTION values:

1. "playbackinfo" - get playback information.

Returns: an XML contaning current and next track information, playback position and state

Example:
http://127.0.0.1:9001/?pass=WxPe2JXh&action=playbackinfo

An example of returned data:
Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Info>
<CurrentTrack>
<TRACK ARTIST="L.A.O.S." TITLE="Fire On Water" ALBUM="UKF Drum &amp; Bass 2010 (UKF002DD)" YEAR="2010" GENRE="Drum &amp; Bass" COMMENT="ChitaDrita collection" FILENAME="D:

\disko\drum n bass\LAOS - Fire On Water.mp3" DURATION="05:33" PLAYCOUNT="41" />
</CurrentTrack>
<NextTrack>
<TRACK ARTIST="Fracture Design" TITLE="The Lights Within Her Eyes (Nelver Remix)" ALBUM="Liquid D&amp;B Essentials 2011 Vol.1" YEAR="2011" GENRE="Drum &amp; Bass" COMMENT="" 

FILENAME="D:\disko\drum n bass\01-fracture_design-the_lights_within_her_eyes_(nelver_remix).flac" DURATION="07:54" PLAYCOUNT="17" />
</NextTrack>
<Playback pos="74518" len="333264" state="play" />
</Info>

2. "inserttrack" - inserting a track into playlist

Parameters:
"filename" - local file name
"pos" - position in the playlist where track should be inserted (1..N).
Other possible values:
  -1: insert to the end of playlist
  -2: insert after playing track

Example:
Insert track "D:\music\track.mp3"
http://127.0.0.1:9001/?pass=WxPe2JXh&action=inserttrack&filename=D%3A%5Cmusic%5Ctrack.mp3&pos=-2

3. "library" - download music library file (xml)

Parameters:
"filename" - music library file name

Returns: music library file contents

Example:
http://127.0.0.1:9001/?pass=WxPe2JXh&action=library&filename=Base

4. "trackartwork" - download current track artwork

Returns: playing track artwork (nothing if there's no artwork)

5. "nexttrackartwork" - download next track artwork

Returns: next track artwork (nothing if there's no artwork)

6. "setnexttrack"

Parameters:
"pos" - track position in the playlist which will be selected as a next track (1..N)

Example:
Set 1st track in the playlist to be played next
http://127.0.0.1:9001/?pass=WxPe2JXh&action=setnexttrack&pos=1



Using RadioBOSS under Wine
If sound is corrupted, please open Settings window, navigate to Playback->Miscellaneous category and check both options:
- Disable 32bit sound processing
- Disable hardware mixing
 

corsimusic

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Thanks but the link exe don't work for me
Yes the link work now I am eager to test this new version thank you for your work
 
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pety

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I am already angry  :mad:
Where is TAG EDITOR?

To use all the time "Track tool..." to edit a tag is... Tag editor is very usefull for "File Types...", Identifiers etc.

Pfuaiiiiii...

Very disappointed

I don't know if I'll continue to be involved in RB

.......

A lot of bugs. Stupid "search feature" renamed my folder when I searched a file name...

Today I don't want to do anything... I want Tag Editor back  :mad:
 

dave-t

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If you right click on the track in the playlist you can access the "track tool" to edit the tags ?
 
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pety

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dave-t said:
If you right click on the track in the playlist you can access the "track tool" to edit the tags ?
Of course, but is time consuming...
 

djsoft

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pety,
Tag editor is still there :) You can edit fields in the Track Info panel under the playlist and when finished just hit Enter - the tag will be saved. Please see screenshot attached.

A lot of bugs. Stupid "search feature" renamed my folder when I searched a file name...
Can you please provide more information about this? What Search feature it is - search in File Explorer, Music Library search or search in the playlist?
 

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pety

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djsoft said:
pety,
Tag editor is still there :) You can edit fields in the Track Info panel under the playlist and when finished just hit Enter - the tag will be saved. Please see screenshot attached.

A lot of bugs. Stupid "search feature" renamed my folder when I searched a file name...
Can you please provide more information about this? What Search feature it is - search in File Explorer, Music Library search or search in the playlist?
Don't like it...
Today I will do something else...
How do you think that I will make another training for 11 people to understand all changes in GUI. Uf, I am tired with RB. Nobody makes so much changes ones... Your problem. I will take in to account the loses and rewards if I will give it up RB.

Have a nice day
 
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pety

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I want TAG EDITOR BACK.

If the name of the track is different than tags now I cannot copy from tag editor the name of artist or parts of name of the file...
 

dave-t

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djsoft said:
pety,
Tag editor is still there :) You can edit fields in the Track Info panel under the playlist and when finished just hit Enter - the tag will be saved. Please see screenshot attached.

Must admit I missed that one - it is not obvious that you can edit the fields - perhaps "box them" or add a "SAVE" button rather than just hitting return ?
 
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pety

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Tag Editor is ADVANCED. See in image

If the name of the track is different than tags now I cannot copy to tag editor the name of artist or parts of name of the file...

I want it back
 

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dave-t

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Hi Pety

You can copy and paste into the new tag editor BUT I can see that there is no "file name" present.

As this is the FIRST Beta release of 4.9 changes may occur as a result of users feedback
 
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pety

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dave-t said:
Hi Pety

You can copy and paste into the new tag editor BUT I can see that there is no "file name" present.

As this is the FIRST Beta release of 4.9 changes may occur as a result of users feedback
Hope that they will put it back... For objectiv reasons we hard use Tag Editor. In past I asked for that improvement like in winamp to copy from file name in tag editor. They did it, I was happy but now they killed it. I CANNOT UNDERSTAND. I FEEL KILLED MYSELF TOO.
 

djsoft

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pety said:
If the name of the track is different than tags now I cannot copy to tag editor the name of artist or parts of name of the file...

I want it back
As Dave already mentioned, it's just a first beta version release. Things will change over time. I don't understand all that negative feedback from you... Nothing bad happened yet :)

dave-t said:
Must admit I missed that one - it is not obvious that you can edit the fields - perhaps "box them" or add a "SAVE" button rather than just hitting return ?
Yeah, maybe. It definitely looks like read-only.
 

Joshua

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Hello,
Thank you for a new Betatest.

I have a Problem with Tag-Editor

When i edit a Tag say "An error occured..." (see Pic)

Greetz
Joshua
 

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pety

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I don't understand all that negative feedback from you...

If I'll take from your house (Dmitry's house) a very important thing I'll be very surprised if you will be so negative.

Don't you understand that TAG EDITOR IS A VERY IMPORTANT TOOL FOR US? Now RB looks very ugly... Do you like it?
 
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pety

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Just compare:
Nice : http://www.djsoft.net/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3326.0;attach=3625;image
Ugly : http://www.djsoft.net/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3326.0;attach=3627;image
 
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