Time determining of songs/jingles

tomimatko

Member
I already mentioned this.
I played a bit with the Jazler demo and found this interesting and useful feature.
Timing when a song/jingle can play. Or in this case blocking a certain time.
It is useful, for example, for songs that have a heavy vocabulary and are not suitable for broadcast during the day.
Or for a special jingle that only goes at night or on a certain day (weekend jingle, sunday jingle, etc.).

I think it’s not difficult to implement something like this in the Track Tool?
A very useful thing.

P.S.: I made in photoshop how it might look like in radioboss :) simple
 

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djsoft

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If this is used when creating a playlist with Playlist Generator, it will need to know when the playlist is going to start, so it can calculate when the track is aired and if it's allowed or not.

I don't think it's a good idea to skip "blocked" tracks in the playlist as it can be quite inaproppriate and unexpected in some sitruations, also making playlists shorter, that can lead to silence.

The idea is interesting, I also recall it was discussed here before, I don't remember what was decided back then...
 

nelson c

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If this is used when creating a playlist with Playlist Generator, it will need to know when the playlist is going to start, so it can calculate when the track is aired and if it's allowed or not.
This is a major limitation of the current design and has no easy solution.
Playlist Gen Pro "does not know" when the generated playlist is to be played.
And this means that a buffer cannot be used for the repetition of artists.
Although you can build a playlist together, there will be a moment between one generation and another that there will be no buffer for the repetition of artists, for example.
This could be minimal if we generate for example 30 days in a row. But new tracks won't be on the air for long, this is out of the question.
 

djsoft

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This is a major limitation of the current design and has no easy solution.
Playlist Gen Pro "does not know" when the generated playlist is to be played.
It can be told via a scheduled event and/or additional command line parameter. But this makes this feature a somewhat major addition.
 

tomimatko

Member
I am not an expert, but think it's just about - enable/disable song. When the Event starts he just takes the songs that are enabled. Simple.
There is already a enable/disable in the Track tool. If the song is disabled it will not be considered in Event start. Is that right?
 
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djsoft

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There is already a enable/disable in the Track tool. If the song is disabled it will not be considered in Event start. Is that right?
Actually, not. The Enabled flag is only checked when selecting tracks with Track List or with Playlist Generator. If you specifically schedule a track, or a playlist with the track, that is disabled, it will play.
 

tomimatko

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That's what I meant, when a playlist generator is loading disabled songs won't be included.
Another thing is when schedule a specific track or specific playlist.
 

djsoft

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But when a playlist is created, it's not known when it's going to be aired, so it can't exclude tracks based on time.
 
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