RadioBOSS 6.1 [beta]

ormston

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but it would still be good to know the technicality of why
The TTS has stopped working again, schedules OK but when it plays it just skips with error code 2 and plays the next track in the playlist. I thought we cracked it with the removal of the AVG anti virus but seemingly not.
 

ormston

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the next thing i did was to turn off system protection within windows 7

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this seems to have made the TTS work again. I am thinking that the system protection settings are somehow preventing RB from creating the required temp file. I also deleted all the existing temp files, many of which seem to have been created by something called bitrock installer
 

nelson c

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You can check the playlist generator log: click Settings->Open Settings Folder, open the Log folder, see the playlistgenerator.log file. Probably it'll show why the created playlists are empty.
It still doesn't explain why playback of the events doesn't start, though. RadioBOSS checks if it needs to start the playback, and in your case it should be started because nothing is playing at the time of starting the event. I've added it to the list of bugs to check.
Where do you use RadioBOSS, is it a real computer or a VM? Does it have antivirus software installed?
I already found the error of the empty lists.
But anyway the bug that the playback does not start exists before.
It is a physical computer, without any antivirus software. With basic programs and RadioBOSS


Another little bug seen here is that it disconnects the encoders when playback stops
 

djsoft

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The TTS has stopped working again, schedules OK but when it plays it just skips with error code 2 and plays the next track in the playlist. I thought we cracked it with the removal of the AVG anti virus but seemingly not.
The new version should show a different error message. If it still shows error 2, it means that there was no error while creating a temporary sound from TTS and the file for some reason was removed right before playback.
Did you remove the antivirus or only disabled it?

this seems to have made the TTS work again. I am thinking that the system protection settings are somehow preventing RB from creating the required temp file.
I don't see any reason why it would do that. The temp file is created in the system Temp folder, its location is retrieved from the system, everything in accordance with the guidelines.
 
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djsoft

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But anyway the bug that the playback does not start exists before.
Some time ago I have left couple of instances running where playback ends, and after some time a scheduled event starts. All this time no problem occurred, track ends, nothing playing, then event (playlist) starts, and plays. Currently, we don't seem to be able to reproduce it here, so it's either some weird sort of bug where additional conditions are needed, or it's something specific to your system configuration.

Another little bug seen here is that it disconnects the encoders when playback stops
I'm not sure if it's RadioBOSS that initiates the disconnect - the server can do it. What is the point of streaming silence, anyway? This is also the question for the previous issue, why let the playback end and have a silence?
 

southernfm

Member
Tab colour update looks good. Suggest altering submenu from

Color > Default / Custom
Color > Font Color > Default / Custom

to

Color > Background Color > Default / Custom
Color > Font Color > Default / Custom
 

patrick.de-bruyn

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Database
When I check the music tracks in the database, and at the end, for example, 800 pieces have been found

I have to select these 800 tracks individually to move them to an extra folder
Would not it be possible to install a function so that you can all choose at once?

Sorry i found the function, didnt use the rightklick
 

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ormston

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The new version should show a different error message. If it still shows error 2, it means that there was no error while creating a temporary sound from TTS and the file for some reason was removed right before playback.
Did you remove the antivirus or only disabled it?


I don't see any reason why it would do that. The temp file is created in the system Temp folder, its location is retrieved from the system, everything in accordance with the guidelines.
i removed the AVG anti virus completely. Is there are particular name for the TTS temp files, I ask as I have noticed lots of temp files called Bitrock installer and BRxxxx.tmp, are they associated with RadioBoss? Windows etc is on the C drive (a 256gb SSD) whereas all my source files (music mp3s etc) are on a D drive (another 256gb SSD)

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ormston

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The new version should show a different error message. If it still shows error 2, it means that there was no error while creating a temporary sound from TTS and the file for some reason was removed right before playback.
Did you remove the antivirus or only disabled it?


I don't see any reason why it would do that. The temp file is created in the system Temp folder, its location is retrieved from the system, everything in accordance with the guidelines.
the new version now gives a slightly different error, a TTS error : Unspecified error () before it is set to play, and then the error code 2 after, as per the screenshot below

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djsoft

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i removed the AVG anti virus completely. Is there are particular name for the TTS temp files, I ask as I have noticed lots of temp files called Bitrock installer and BRxxxx.tmp, are they associated with RadioBoss?
No, those are not our files. Temp files created by RadioBOSS for TTS will have long names with letters and numbers, with .wav extension. RadioBOSS deletes those files after playback, and they are not accumulated in the folder.

the new version now gives a slightly different error, a TTS error : Unspecified error () before it is set to play, and then the error code 2 after, as per the screenshot below
This means it can't "speak" text to the file, for some reason. So the temp file is not created and therefore error 2. We can't debug this any further, it uses Speech API to create the temp file, and for some reason, call to this API fails. I guess this has something to do with your system configuration, because we don't have similar reports from other users.
 

salvy

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the new version now gives a slightly different error, a TTS error : Unspecified error () before it is set to play, and then the error code 2 after, as per the screenshot below

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Hi, I'm not 100% sure but the problem is Windows ( 7 ? ) Not Radioboss. Certificate problem.
the new version now gives a slightly different error, a TTS error : Unspecified error () before it is set to play, and then the error code 2 after, as per the screenshot below

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Hi, I'll throw it ... Couldn't it be the certificates in Windows? (I guess it's version 7). Greetings p.s. i tried the TTS on windows 10 and it works perfectly. (beta version 6.1.0.2)
 

ormston

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Certificates are not required for the TTS feature.
so i am back to square one, it appears it is something to do with my windows 7 configuration in some way. I am DEF not "upgrading" to windows 10 or 11. Windows 7 stays, I just have to find the bit in the OS that is causing this, or live without TTS. Maybe its a "service" that is disabled in msconfig (i have msconfig set on selective startup, if i switch this to normal startup my system will not boot)
 

djsoft

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IT WOULD BE VERY VALUABLE IF THE ICON TO SAVE IN THE MAIN LISTS ASKED IF WE REALLY WANT TO SAVE THE LIST. IN THIS WAY WE ENSURE THAT THE WORKED WAS SAVED.
If it didn't show any error message, the save was successful.

THE SEARCH HIGHLIGHTER ON THE MAIN LIST ONLY HAS THE OPTION IN YELLOW. WHITE LETTERS ARE LOST.
Yes, we'll add a check for this and ensure the text is visible.
 
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