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Author Topic: RadioBOSS 4.8 [beta]  (Read 181525 times)

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pety

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Re: RadioBOSS 4.8 [beta]
« Reply #225 on: December 14, 2012, 03:20:52 PM »
For example I have a playlist with 300 tracks and another with 10 tracks. I created a Preset with this two playlists and from settings i checked "Do not repeat artist for" 120 min. Of course the settings are not good for the Preset Category, but it would be necesary only an error mesage, not a huge loop with that error message.

dashford

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Re: RadioBOSS 4.8 [beta]
« Reply #226 on: December 14, 2012, 03:25:48 PM »
Is the ability to modify the Segue Editor parameters in real time (i.e., create a segue with the track currently playing) still scheduled to be part of Version 4.8?  Thanks.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2012, 03:33:16 PM by dashford »

Casey

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Re: RadioBOSS 4.8 [beta]
« Reply #227 on: December 15, 2012, 01:11:17 AM »
A small test was performed here too: 30+ hours, 3 sound cards (PCI-Express E-Mu; integrated Realtek; $5 USB card). Integrated and USB were used for Main and Monitor respectively, PCI-E card used for Pre-listen.
No problems at all... So I can conclude that some of the USB sound cards are not good enough, or it's something in your system (which makes USB sound cards not work properly). At this point nothing needs to be fixed in RB :)

Thank you, this is good!  As you say there is always possibilities of differences in computers and even OS setups. I will test a better quality, name brand, USB soundcard later. It is around here somewhere but was miss-placed during some renovations.. My 2 internal soundcard set up is a still running perfectly.  :)

An observation..  There is a delay between the transmitted and monitor audio. This in itself is not unusual.  At the start of the broadcast there is a minor echo but this gradually increases to where,  after 9 hours, the output to transmitter is several words, in a song, ahead of the monitor audio.. Likely nothing but thought I would pass it along.

Casey
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Casey

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Re: RadioBOSS 4.8 [beta]
« Reply #228 on: December 15, 2012, 01:43:13 AM »
Now running radioboss_4.8.0.8_beta.exe

No problems with the part of the program I am using..

Some ideas and suggestions

Scheduler

1) - Would it be possible to have the Next play time update like the Run in timer?
       This would make it easier to see when the event will actually run and also help when
        adding/changing events for figuring out the time to fit the new even in.

2) - Commands (used in Scheduler)

Could some commands have additional option parameters? 

The commands stop & pause,  stop right in the middle of a song or event playing.
While there may be times when may this is necessary, in  most times it would be better
(sound better) to have this happen more politely..

It would be nice if commands could have an option to be executed after the current song is over.
    ie  /a  for execute after current song/event

3) -  could it be made possible to stack commands, instead of having to create several scheduled
        events? ie Play a PSA + Play sweeper directly after
                         
As I said before, this is coming from the old guy who sees the powers of RadioBOSS without generating play lists etc. 
For me, a playlist, if used, was a piece of paper on the desk.  :)

 I can do most everything I want in the more basic mode.. I just see some ways things might be easier. 
I will learn how to make and use playlists but it looks like I will not have time to dig into this until after the new year.

Voice track recorder

1) - For the suggested File name on saving Voice tracks

Could there be a user option to add a fixed beginning to name.. ie Voice-Track **
or the other option if it could be done, would be to write the ID3 tag with
Artist = Voice-Track and title = file name.

The reason for this is to have Voice Tracks handled properly when played.. Otherwise the file do not play properly,
not having a rule to not fade etc.. they are treated the same as music.

** I use Voice-Track to avoid using a word that could be in a song title or artist name. This could
     also work if you set up a predefined name to be used for Voice Tracks and added that to the
     suggested file name.

Casey
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Re: RadioBOSS 4.8 [beta]
« Reply #229 on: December 15, 2012, 04:55:40 AM »
For example I have a playlist with 300 tracks and another with 10 tracks. I created a Preset with this two playlists and from settings i checked "Do not repeat artist for" 120 min. Of course the settings are not good for the Preset Category, but it would be necesary only an error mesage, not a huge loop with that error message.
You can overcome this by checking the "Ignore do not repeat..." option in the category properties for the 10-track category.
An error appears every time PlGen needs to get a track from a category...
Let me know if that option helped you.
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Re: RadioBOSS 4.8 [beta]
« Reply #230 on: December 15, 2012, 05:01:35 AM »
An observation..  There is a delay between the transmitted and monitor audio. This in itself is not unusual.  At the start of the broadcast there is a minor echo but this gradually increases to where,  after 9 hours, the output to transmitter is several words, in a song, ahead of the monitor audio.. Likely nothing but thought I would pass it along.
This can be explained by mismatched sample rate. Even when you select 48000Hz in the settings, a card can run at 48010Hz, and the other card runs at 48005Hz - this little rate mismatch is inaudible, but over time it goes out of sync more and more.
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Re: RadioBOSS 4.8 [beta]
« Reply #231 on: December 15, 2012, 05:21:27 AM »
Is the ability to modify the Segue Editor parameters in real time (i.e., create a segue with the track currently playing) still scheduled to be part of Version 4.8?  Thanks.
Yes, it's scheduled for later 4.8 updates.

Casey
Yes, I agree with your requests regarding Scheduler - those will be added in the future versions.

About voice tracks - those are treated in a different way, you don't need to use special file type for those. More info: http://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/voice_tracking.htm
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Re: RadioBOSS 4.8 [beta]
« Reply #232 on: December 15, 2012, 05:57:02 AM »

3) -  could it be made possible to stack commands, instead of having to create several scheduled
        events? ie Play a PSA + Play sweeper directly after
                         


I have been wondering how to do this without creating several schedules

1. play intro
2. play sweeper
3. play playlist

However, my thoughts were from a different direction and instead of using scheduler could this not be done in Playlist Generator Pro?

PLGPro currently uses looping categories. Would it be possible to have non looping categories so that intro, sweepers and any other material could be played once before the main looping structure?

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Dave
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djsoft

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Re: RadioBOSS 4.8 [beta]
« Reply #233 on: December 15, 2012, 06:11:05 AM »
Yes, this will be added in one of the next updates.

There's another way to achieve this: add 3 categories (intro, sweeper, playlist), for the playlist category select "Use all tracks from source". Do not use the "Playlist Length" option.
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dave-t

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Re: RadioBOSS 4.8 [beta]
« Reply #234 on: December 15, 2012, 06:56:19 AM »
Yes, this will be added in one of the next updates.

There's another way to achieve this: add 3 categories (intro, sweeper, playlist), for the playlist category select "Use all tracks from source". Do not use the "Playlist Length" option.

Sorry I am not experienced enough to understand this properly  :)

I am not sure what "Use all tracks from source" means/does ?

Can you provide a modified code to help me understand

object TGenSettings
  Parts = <
    item
      CatID = 'VHKRYXUOUFPCBBX'
    end
    item
      CatID = 'YQUGUWCJRIFFHIN'
    end>
  UseLen = True
  Len = 60
  DontRepeatArtist = True
  DontRepeatArtistMin = 65
  DontRepeatArtistComparePercent = 75
  DontRepeatTrack = True
  DontRepeatTrackMin = 0
  ReadAdditionalInfo = True
  Priority = '012'
  Categories = <
    item
      CategoryID = 'VHKRYXUOUFPCBBX'
      Name = '80s-Tracks'
      LengthType = 0
      Length0 = 3
      Length1 = 0
      IgnoreDoNotRepeat = False
      SrcType = 0
      SrcBase = 'R:\DataBase\1980s.xml'
      SrcIncludeSubfolders = False
      SrcInsertType = 0
      FYearExclude = False
      FLengthEnabled = False
      FLengthTo = 0
      FLengthFrom = 0
      FBPMExclude = False
    end
    item
      CategoryID = 'YQUGUWCJRIFFHIN'
      Name = 'Promo'
      LengthType = 0
      Length0 = 1
      Length1 = 0
      IgnoreDoNotRepeat = False
      SrcType = 0
      SrcIncludeSubfolders = False
      SrcInsertType = 0
      FYearExclude = False
      FLengthEnabled = False
      FLengthTo = 0
      FLengthFrom = 0
      FBPMExclude = False
    end>
end


I would need to generate a total playlist length of say, 60 minutes.

A. Program Intro (Fixed)
B. Sweeper (Fixed or variable)
C. 3 x Tracks from the 80s
D. 1 x program promo

C & D would then need to loop but not A & B

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Dave
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nelson c

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Re: RadioBOSS 4.8 [beta]
« Reply #235 on: December 15, 2012, 10:51:45 AM »
Look at this picture, there are many things that would be very good who are present when remote access is released RB  :D

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Re: RadioBOSS 4.8 [beta]
« Reply #236 on: December 16, 2012, 03:47:05 AM »
dave-t
Ok, the next version will have a "Disable loop" feature - it's easy to add :)

nelson-c
On the picture I see chat, news, time, and playlist... Do you think this should be included in RB remote control?
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Re: RadioBOSS 4.8 [beta]
« Reply #237 on: December 16, 2012, 05:04:33 AM »
that is brilliant  :)

thank you

Dave
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nelson c

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Re: RadioBOSS 4.8 [beta]
« Reply #238 on: December 16, 2012, 10:05:48 AM »
Just wanted to show remote access software that has developed here in Argentina, and to get ideas for RadioBOSS.
Unfortunately all I can show is photos, the company not made ​​any configuration demonstration video, let alone a demo.
Not everyone, it seems indispensable, for example:
newsreader (RSS), or clock (since all mobile devices show that information).
What is indispensable in my case, would be able to search the library and insert them to the list.
But I would also be very good perform remote preview.


Another idea that I found out that was implemented in this program may be useful:
Each license is given an electronic mailbox user@companyname.com
Through this mail can send a reporter for a cell (for example) an email with an mp3 attachment, in case you enter the date and time to be output, and the message body in a password (as a security ). then the program receives the file, delete the email, and issued automatically at the scheduled time.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2012, 10:15:48 AM by nelson c »

nelson c

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Re: RadioBOSS 4.8 [beta]
« Reply #239 on: December 16, 2012, 10:12:23 AM »
Another thing I would like to comment:
Recently StereoTool incorporate remote access, but I really like his performance, every time you make a change to a parameter, you must load all the images from the server and is extremely slow, especially right through 3G networks.
I think the best solution would be to load all the images in the cache before performing remote access (as do flash applications for example).
thanks