RadioBOSS 6.0 [beta]

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southernfm

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How many of them do you have?

We have 58, with 37 visible before scrolling is needed. Combo box would be better for our purpose. I don't mind if it's added to advanced features and we need to switch it on
 

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Cacca

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It's possible to turn off Windows Defender but it does not affect RadioBOSS a lot, and turning it off leaves your PC unprotected which is not good. There are cases when it's a good idea, e.g. if a PC is an isolated machine used solely for streaming, but if it's a computer where you browse the net, and perform other tasks, you should keep the Defender operating. At least, it's better than most 3rd party antiviruses (my personal opinion, other people may not agree).
I fully agree, in genre, number and degree!
 

southernfm

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Just an observation, we've updated our API commands to run the 'makelibrary' commands for our RadioBOSS computers. We've included BPM calculations now (skip ones previously done).

Previously we have 1 master script which called all the makelibrary commands at the same time, and RadioBOSS would try running them all at once. This was okay when we were just doing database updates without BPM calculations, but with BPM calculations it completely freezes up the system while it's trying to run the process.

We'll alter our scripts accordingly to reduce hitting RadioBOSS as hard as we were, but just thought I'd flag it in case you wanted to consider rate limiting with API calls, or limiting the API process to a certain amount of CPU etc.
 

southernfm

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With the 'makelibrary' database update process using MySQL, it appears to delete the item out of the database and then replace it again. Whenever a database update is performed with a lot of tracks (and BPM detection on), there can be a 10-20 minute period where the library is showing partial results, until that process is finished. Less time is taken if no BPM detection is done, but there is still a period of time where the library will be missing all entries, except those that have been re-processed.

Is there a way we can change it to only add in tracks that are missing from the database, or only remove items where the files are no longer present? In other words, update instead of delete/add?

We have over 80,000 tracks and run an automated process daily at 1am to re-scan every track to ensure the database and music folders align. This is to ensure those who add tracks to our system have updated the database properly the first time (most the time they do, but this ensures there's nothing missing). It takes about an hour to run through the scan without BPM detection, which is fine, but noting the behaviour of the database entries disappearing in that time, and if the procedure fails for whatever reason (system crash etc.), then the database is in a partially completed state until the makelibrary command is ran again.
 
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djsoft

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We have 58, with 37 visible before scrolling is needed. Combo box would be better for our purpose. I don't mind if it's added to advanced features and we need to switch it on
Wow, that's a lot. I'm afraid adding a combobox option is not viable as this will lead to a parallel/duplicate code for the same thing. We'll see if improving the menu in terms of adding the scroll bar and mouse wheel scroll is possible.

We'll alter our scripts accordingly to reduce hitting RadioBOSS as hard as we were, but just thought I'd flag it in case you wanted to consider rate limiting with API calls, or limiting the API process to a certain amount of CPU etc.
IIRC, internally, makelibrary task runs with lower priority - I'll double check that. But if you run multiple taks, it can be a problem as calculating BPM or Normalizing are CPU intensive tasks. I suppose you should run makelibrary tasks in sequence, not all at the same time.

With the 'makelibrary' database update process using MySQL, it appears to delete the item out of the database and then replace it again.
Yes, this is how it works - it actually "makes" library, clearing it and adding all tracks again. Such approach ensures the database is in the actual state.

Is there a way we can change it to only add in tracks that are missing from the database, or only remove items where the files are no longer present? In other words, update instead of delete/add?
Yes, makes sense, especially for the large libraries. I'll add it to our to-do list, maybe a new command will be introduced to just "update" the library without recreating it from scratch.
 

tomimatko

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The Bitdefender report a Trojan. I think is a false report but for other users if you can correct that...

Successfully blocked infected file

The file C:\Program Files (x86)\RadioBOSS beta\Plugins\is-LNM01.tmp is infected with Gen:Variant.Zusy.307885. The threat has been successfully blocked, your device is safe.
 

southernfm

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Wow, that's a lot
We have the drill down capability (select library + search) because the old software we used previously had the same thing, so it was a transitional reason (buy in from the presenters) why we still have a lot of libraries

Yes, makes sense, especially for the large libraries. I'll add it to our to-do list, maybe a new command will be introduced to just "update" the library without recreating it from scratch.
A new command works. We're sticking with not updating the BPM for the moment. We'll just do an initial BPM count, then run the makelibrary updates per day without BPM included in the task, to ensure everything is synchronised. It's a little bit slower than it used to be with XML files, but not too slow that it causes any concern
 

ormston

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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
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program crashed today, i had just clicked on a network feed and clicked run now, no error dialog, just program closed and then relaunched, this is the screenshot of the log

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nelson c

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Dmitry, here is a video of an old problem with stream flac. (Sometimes jumps occur and do not go to the next track). In this case the problem was caused by a consumption of all the bandwidth downloading an update.
Although it would be a problem of the network, I am cuts are undesirable.
We are using the internal server from RadioCaster
 

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Bensisko

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Hello
I do not know if this problem has already been written in another post, but during the execution of a live broadcast link, it is not possible to adjust the transmission time, by operating the mouse with the right button. Nothing happens with this action.
 

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southernfm

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There is an issue with playback, not sure if it has already been reported.

If you play a track in the playlist, and it is currently playing in the player, and you delete the track, the next track in the playlist is highlighted. However, it plays the subsequent track, instead of the highlighted one.

In other words, the next track is 'skipped', and it moves on to the track after. This is when queue mode is used.
 

rogerradio

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Hello, we've just upgraded to 6 from 5.9, but it's not importing any of our previous "Tags" (or "Tagslist") - how do we migrate those?
 

rogerradio

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I've written a python script to loop through all tracks in our library, run "readtag" on the OLD API, then "writetag" on the NEW API.

Although slow as F :), this is working to migrate all our "Tags" (or "TagsList") data from old RB to the new.
 

DR

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Hi Dmitry, Ever since I updated to version RadioBOSS 6.0.1.7 Auto Intro will not work (it is active but nothing happens). It was working perfectly with the previous version. I have tried restarting, creating new intros, etc., etc. Auto Intro is a main feature on my station. Am I missing something here? Please help.

Thank you.
 
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