RadioBOSS 6.0 [beta]

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patrick.de-bruyn

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Some German Translations are stil missing
 

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What's new
  • Crossfading improved to be more smooth and precise
  • Next track is preloaded allowing for instant network stream start and speed up local track startup
  • Added separate fading duration options for Stop and Next Track
  • File type option added: skip after set file types
  • Playlist Shuffle playback mode improved: now it tries to select tracks that did not play recently
  • Comments can be added to the playlist (a comment looks like a track but can't be played)
  • Last played history for a track, can be viewed in track information panel (hover the "Last played" text) and in Music Library
  • Added filters for log window: show all entries, errors only, or scheduler related events
  • Added Search for scheduled events (Ctrl+F) to search events by action or name
  • New UI themes: Light, Flat, Dark (access them via Settings window View-Style section)
  • AUX and Overlay players are now fully featured players supporting crossfading and other features
  • Improvements in Search in the main window: faster search and load; added search by artist+title and intro
  • More columns added to the playlist window
  • Auto Intro: added "Skip after selected file types" option to prevent auto intro being inserted after certain file types
  • Added module icons to the toolbar (Ads Scheduler, Playlist Generator etc)
  • Settings backup command ("createbackup") also creates database backup (only if SQLite database is used)
  • Ability to create and restore database backup from the menu (Settings->Backup and Restore)
  • Teasers: added "Include subfolders" option to also read tracks from the subfolders
  • Added "0" button for quick access jingles
  • Added "Delete profile" command
  • Added "Copy to" playlist right-click menu option to copy a track to another playlist
  • Improved relay to playlist and back transition smoothness
  • Added API commands to control encoders (add, edit, delete encoders)
  • Added Korean translation
  • Improved high-DPI/4K monitor support
  • Manual operation: "stop after this track" button can synchronize its state with Manual scheduler option
  • User defined fields can be used in title format (%user1, ... %user5)
  • Microphone: ability to force downmix microphone sound to mono to account for cases when microphone is only heard in left channel
  • Network stream URL no longer revealed when HTTP notifications are used
  • SQLite database is now used as default storage for additional track information instead of APEv2 tag in the previous versions
  • Added user agent configuration for network stream playback
  • XML nowplaying file also includes the previous track; does not include tracks with the "Do not send title" option enabled
  • Lots of minor user interface improvements in all areas
Track Tool
  • Playback parameters (mix point, fade out, track end, level) are applied immediately to the currently playing track
  • Added track format information (sample rate, channels, bitrate)
  • Zooming does not require Ctrl to be pressed
Playlist Generator
  • Added UI themes support
  • Minor improvements
  • Fixed repeat protection when using the "Consider tracks in the playlsit window" option
Music Library
  • The Music Library has been reworked. Now it uses a database management system for information storage (instead of XML files in the previous versions). Improved search, load, and sorting speeds. More data fields are displayed in the list (columns can be selected). Drag-n-drop files from the library to Windows folders. Lots of other improvements.
  • Disabled tracks are marked in the list with color (grey background)
  • Tracks with missing or empty tag are marked with italic font in the list
Segue Editor
  • Changes are applied immediately to the playing track
  • Minor improvements and fixed bugs
Report Generator
  • Fixed: some tracks were included in the report ignoring the "Do not include in the report" file type option
Fixed
  • Fixed: some hot keys did not work in additional work zone
  • %nextsong variable included track title even if title was disabled in the settings
  • File type for line in sometimes did not work
  • Multiple playlist create UI bug fixed
  • Fixed occasional AUX playlist resize bug
  • Fixed: scheduled events sometimes were not inserted into the proper position into the playlist
  • Fixed: incorrect track mixing position under certain circumstances
  • Disable installing an automatic update for users with limited rights
  • Fixed several bugs with "Trigger mix at" feature
  • Fixed Teaser end fade/mix did not work right sometimes
  • Fixed: broadcasting statistics "froze" sometimes
  • Time announcement with "treat as voice track" option was sometimes processed incorrectly
  • Fixed: scheduled events occasionally could have same IDs
Changes incompatible with the previous versions
  • Minimum required version is Windows 7; Windows XP is no longer supported
  • Removed "Skip two or more tracks" file type option (use "Skip after file types" instead)
  • Removed legacy Playlist Generator
  • Music libraries created in previous versions will not open in this version
  • Removed "playfile" and "read_folder" scheduler commands
  • "makelibrary" scheduler command does not support full paths for library names (because libraries are no longer saved to files), only the library name must be specified
License key:
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To request the free beta tester license key, please fill this form: https://www.djsoft.net/enu/beta.htm
The free key expires January 15, 2021.


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RadioBOSS 6.0 beta: https://dl.djsoft.net/beta/radioboss_beta_6.0.1.4.exe (11/22/2020, 35Mb)

Please post minor bugs and requests in this topic and create a new topic for more complex requests or reports.

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The program is having serious difficulties working with the playlist files. Do not select, do not move, when selecting a group, do not move the entire group but only one item in the group, when we select an item to include a command after it, the command is included at the end of the playlist and not at the marked location. These and several other errors, which have made it very difficult to work with the playlist
 
The program is having serious difficulties working with the playlist files. Do not select, do not move, when selecting a group, do not move the entire group but only one item in the group, when we select an item to include a command after it, the command is included at the end of the playlist and not at the marked location. These and several other errors, which have made it very difficult to work with the playlist
Do you use the latest RadioBOSS 6.0.1.4?
 
I believe that together we are making a better final product possible.
It could be a good idea to encourage beta testers to raffle a license or directly grant us one of less time than the purchased ones.
We could also control in warez forums that we are users that there are no pirated copies of RB.
This will increase the sales of the original products, the company wins and we win the collaborators.
Think about it Dmitry :)
 

djsoft

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When the music library is updating (via API command line), database searching becomes slow within RadioBOSS, on the same system doing the music file updates and also other systems connected to the database.
We can introduce a minor change delay to reduce queries to the database. This will be implemented in the next version, I think as a standard feature (not requiring changing the configuration). Most people do not need it to search on first 1-2 letters anyway, and those who do, will just wait like 300ms and get the results.

In the Playlist that is airing (the one that is playing) it is not allowed to use the keyboard functions nor to drag tracks within the list using the mouse. In my version some events and track cover continue to flash.
Nothing is reproducing here. Do you use the most recent update? Dragging/selection issue in the second half of the playlist seems to be a bug - thank you.

VirusTotal just spotted 1 adware, I'm pretty sure it's a false positive, but I wanted to share it with the developer in case you want to discuss it with Jiangmin to get whitelisted.
Thank you. This is some AV software no one really uses, we won't be spending time dealing with those. The "detection" can be safely ignored.

The drag and keyboard issue occurs from the middle of the list down.
How many items do you have in the list, and on what items (numbers) it fails to work?

i have now stopping trying to hide the log window that keeps popping up and now am working with it, just show all entries and just minimize to the last 4 entries thus
Yes, as discussed before, hiding the log window is a bad idea. You should be able to see what's going on, especially errors. Because RadioBOSS only has the log to communicate, there are no error boxes (to avoid having lots of them with unattended prolonged operation).
 

djsoft

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When you highlight multiple tracks, you can drag them all up and down which is great. If you go too far up though, it stops having all of the tracks selected and drops down to only 1 track being selected. Expected behaviour would be for the track selection to 'hit' the top of the playlist and not advance any further. When dragging to the bottom of the playlist, it is slightly different behaviour but still not what would be expected.
Thank you, this will be improved.

For large playlists (we have 286 songs in 1 playlist), after track #150, multi select in the playlist isn't possible. The tracks just above may be selected (#148 / #149 etc.) occasionally, but it is intermittent.
Appears to be a bug, thank you.
 

djsoft

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Some German Translations are stil missing
The German language is not yet updated in full, we're working on it.

The program is having serious difficulties working with the playlist files. Do not select, do not move, when selecting a group, do not move the entire group but only one item in the group, when we select an item to include a command after it, the command is included at the end of the playlist and not at the marked location. These and several other errors, which have made it very difficult to work with the playlist
All those errors present in the latest update (6.0.1.4)?

It could be a good idea to encourage beta testers to raffle a license or directly grant us one of less time than the purchased ones.
We will send discount codes and free licenses, maybe money, once the beta teting is over. The input everyone makes here is very valuable and it's good to both sides, we deliver requested features (right away or in the next updates), and get information about bugs that we're unable to find ourselves.
 
We will send discount codes and free licenses, maybe money, once the beta teting is over.
With a license that allows my little online radio to go on the air I am more than grateful. :D
It is not a commercial radio, I do not have advertisements (RadioBoss may be the first) it is a chat radio and I do not have money to buy a license.
I will help as much as I can by providing information on possible bugs, for now everything works wonders.
 

McLion

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Hello,
German translation not complete and cut off words. See screenshots.
 

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Here is another bug. I have created a user with a plus icon. But then I closed the window without clicking OK. But the user was created anyway.
 

Cacca

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The German language is not yet updated in full, we're working on it.


All those errors present in the latest update (6.0.1.4)?


We will send discount codes and free licenses, maybe money, once the beta teting is over. The input everyone makes here is very valuable and it's good to both sides, we deliver requested features (right away or in the next updates), and get information about bugs that we're unable to find ourselves.
Yes, I am using the latest update. These errors have persisted since the first version, and seem to be getting worse. I had not yet reported because they are so basic that I was sure they would be adjusted in the next versions, which until now has not occurred.
 

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Here is another bug. I have created a user with a plus icon. But then I closed the window without clicking OK. But the user was created anyway.
This is by design, the user list is modified right away.

Yes, I am using the latest update. These errors have persisted since the first version, and seem to be getting worse. I had not yet reported because they are so basic that I was sure they would be adjusted in the next versions, which until now has not occurred.
Please wait for the next update, more errors will be fixed there.
 

patrick.de-bruyn

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Hello,
German translation not complete and cut off words. See screenshots.
bei mir werden die wörter nicht abgeschnitten, ich denke das liegt eher an der auflösung vom monitor oder so
For me, the words are not cut off, I think that's more due to the resolution of the monitor or something
 

southernfm

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Stops are not being cleared out of the playlist when they have been 'played' (in Queue mode). This leads to a bunch of them accumulating at the top at the end of a presenter's shift if they don't clear them out manually.

If they remain there, it can interfere with API command remote commanding the player to start playing the first track. Expected behaviour is for the stop command to stop playback and then remove itself from the playlist, ready for the next track to play.

If you're getting conflicting reasons why this should remain in the playlist vs. why it shouldn't, I don't mind having an advanced option to retain the behaviour of the stop clearing out of the playlist (I mention this because you specified "Fixed "stop after this track" in queue mode" in the last update). Or otherwise if it's intended for the stop to clear out, then I'm reporting a bug.

I tried this under a brand new profile, and using our usual profile, and the behaviour is present in both scenarios.
 

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