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Title: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 15, 2017, 02:46:45 PM
What's new
Scheduler
Ads Scheduler
Track Tool
Playlist Generator
Music Library
Bugs fixed
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Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 15, 2017, 03:21:06 PM
Introducción automátic
Dmitry congratulations on this new version. Wonderful new things to try :)

First problem: The function of AutoIntro is played on all the songs (even on the jingles)
It would also be good to configure "play each" "X" songs.
Or only in songs that have their intro marked.
Also Autoenter is played at the beginning of the songs, rather than on the intro.
and have some place in the interface where you see that is playing the autointro.

And I would also like to use the customizable filters fields

Thanks!
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 16, 2017, 04:06:35 PM
First problem: The function of AutoIntro is played on all the songs (even on the jingles)
That's why there's configurable filter - e.g. play only for certain artist, or for certain genre. If you do not setup filter (the string is empty), then it will play on all tracks, considering the Probability setting.

It would also be good to configure "play each" "X" songs.
Playing jingles each X songs is already possible with playlist generator or Track Tool. The "Auto Intro" feature supposed to bring something new to this - like playing special artist's intro, or intros for new songs, etc. Probability setting allows to make it play only occasionally - this adds diversity.

By the way, if you set "Probability" to 50% then (on average) it'll play every two songs. If set to 33% - every 3 songs.

Also Autoenter is played at the beginning of the songs, rather than on the intro.
and have some place in the interface where you see that is playing the autointro.
Yes, good points - the next version will somehow mark the presence of "Auto Intro" and allow to select where to play the file.

And I would also like to use the customizable filters fields
Do you mean playlist generator filters?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 16, 2017, 09:46:10 PM
And I would also like to use the customizable filters fields
Do you mean playlist generator filters?
It would be interesting also in Playlist Generator Pro. But I meant as an autointro filter.
For example use a customizable field for "mood" and be able to have different intro files for each mood.
Yes, good points - the next version will somehow mark the presence of "Auto Intro" and allow to select where to play the file.
I think the point of autointro should always coincide with the intro that has been manually configured to each song. It would be useful an option to omit tracks that have not configured their intro time
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 16, 2017, 09:51:30 PM
That's why there's configurable filter - e.g. play only for certain artist, or for certain genre. If you do not setup filter (the string is empty), then it will play on all tracks, considering the Probability setting.
Sometimes it can be useful to establish an intro to all the themes (but never to the jingles). A feature like this would solve the problem (it is the same filter that has Teaser)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 16, 2017, 09:58:02 PM
We need some part of the interface where you can see the moment the intro starts, or remove it manually before it starts if necessary. Please see the videos of Jazler
https://youtu.be/Z2mOdOkXcZk?t=4m21s  :)

An option to activate and deactivate this function would be very useful. Live programs do not need to use jingles.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 16, 2017, 10:01:03 PM
On the ztreaming statistics: Are they stored somewhere?, I would like to have this information for long-term measurements. Beyond that this limited to show a graph of up to 365 days, it would be interesting that this information for future audits.

Waiting for more information on the new API commands :)

Bug:
Each time you minimize and Max the program, the left pane returns to its default width.


External SQL server (to work on network PC), will be implemented in this beta?  :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Matei ᵇᵒˢˢ₋ᵘˢᵉʳ on December 17, 2017, 02:00:07 AM
Amazing Dmitry!
Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 17, 2017, 04:35:03 AM
But I meant as an autointro filter.
For example use a customizable field for "mood" and be able to have different intro files for each mood.
Custom fields are not really convenient for this task. Originally, they were added for reporting purposes, not for filtering and playlist creation. For filtering you request, we have another feature planned (based on what we discussed before - https://www.djsoft.net/smf/index.php/topic,4711.0.html) - add categories ("tags") to tracks and then you can assign tags like "slow, 90s, sad". Use those tags to filter songs in playlist generator and in other places.

I think the point of autointro should always coincide with the intro that has been manually configured to each song. It would be useful an option to omit tracks that have not configured their intro time
It will be configurable - start on Intro, start at set position, etc. Also do not use auto intro for tracks with no intro point set.

Sometimes it can be useful to establish an intro to all the themes (but never to the jingles). A feature like this would solve the problem (it is the same filter that has Teaser)
Good point, file type filter will be added.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 17, 2017, 04:41:37 AM
On the ztreaming statistics: Are they stored somewhere?, I would like to have this information for long-term measurements. Beyond that this limited to show a graph of up to 365 days, it would be interesting that this information for future audits.
Yes, it's stored in the "Encoder.db" database which is SQLite database, the file is located in the settings folder. Currently RadioBOSS does not remove old data, so technically reporting period is unlimited.

Each time you minimize and Max the program, the left pane returns to its default width.
This only happens under certain circumstances (IIRC, it depends on left panel size when it's not maximized). We narrowed this down to bug in the underlying UI library (VCL) - it's reported to its developers but it appears they still hadn't fixed it.

External SQL server (to work on network PC), will be implemented in this beta? 
Currently it'll only work with local database (SQLite) - we'll see how things do with it.

Amazing Dmitry!
Thanks a lot!
You're welcome :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: mikenico on December 17, 2017, 06:48:21 AM
Hi Dimtry,

sometime back I asked if( see below) has this been implemented in the beta version?

"I do recall if mention that the plug stereo tool effects Mic and Sound when enabled and ask if they could be separated and I mention in an update, is this any nearer to be done?"
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: IgorPobi on December 17, 2017, 07:53:02 AM
Hello !

When I move multiple selected items on additional playlist on tab to the main playlist (Right click -> Move to Playlist1), the items will switch to the main playlist in reverse order. This is true for this and older versions of RadioBOSS.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Riddle on December 18, 2017, 07:24:53 AM
Can we install this on a second PC to test? We don't want to get into issues with our main streams
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 18, 2017, 08:14:07 AM
sometime back I asked if( see below) has this been implemented in the beta version?
Unfortunately, no - this is still not possible.

When I move multiple selected items on additional playlist on tab to the main playlist (Right click -> Move to Playlist1), the items will switch to the main playlist in reverse order. This is true for this and older versions of RadioBOSS.
Thank you - we'll check if there's a bug.

Can we install this on a second PC to test? We don't want to get into issues with our main streams
Yes, of course.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: stokemusic on December 18, 2017, 09:14:07 AM
A problem has occured:
I had some .wav speech files set to play as an introduction to music tracks and they didn't play. The error log came up as - Unable to play! Error code 41 (unsupported file format)
This is strange because they are just .wav files and they have always played before.
This is version Beta 5.7.0.0
Please help
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 18, 2017, 09:29:31 AM
Yes, good points - the next version will somehow mark the presence of "Auto Intro" and allow to select where to play the file.
It's not really necessary to mark any point. The autointro point coincides with the intro point that can be marked years ago in the songs, using TrackTool.
Quote from: nelson c on December 17, 2017, 12:01:03 AM
Each time you minimize and Max the program, the left pane returns to its default width.
This only happens under certain circumstances (IIRC, it depends on left panel size when it's not maximized). We narrowed this down to bug in the underlying UI library (VCL) - it's reported to its developers but it appears they still hadn't fixed it.
The strange thing is that this error appeared in RB 5.7 above worked well

Quote from: nelson c on December 17, 2017, 12:01:03 AM
External SQL server (to work on network PC), will be implemented in this beta?
Currently it'll only work with local database (SQLite) - we'll see how things do with it.
I hope it will be added soon. My playlists are generated in network on another PC, and with local SQL I can not prove these new improvements ;)

Open some place in the interface to see the Autointo? We need to see when it starts. So the announcer finishes talking before this jingle starts. And that there is the possibility of removing it manually.
I would also like an option to turn this feature on and off. (Very useful for moments that there is no speaker. But when you are operating live can be annoying)
Also a command the planner to activate or deactivate this would be great


Very interesting to see the temperature and humidity in the main window. I just do not want to waste the remaining time to finish the hour. Maybe you could shrink the font and insert another line to show this information?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 18, 2017, 09:48:14 AM
When you activate "Cache file tags" disappeared, the number of reproductions that had the songs, the last reproduction and most importantly the rating (which I use in PlayList Gen Pro) We need an option to migrate that data to SQLite :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 18, 2017, 09:52:26 AM
Library error: When I add songs to the library, the duration is marked as "-: -". If I select "Recalculate the duration" now it is calculated correctly
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 18, 2017, 10:09:33 AM
I had some .wav speech files set to play as an introduction to music tracks and they didn't play.
Did you use the Auto Intro feature, or played the file directly? Please send one of the failing .wav files to support@djsoft.net, we'll test it.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 18, 2017, 10:14:58 AM
It's not really necessary to mark any point. The autointro point coincides with the intro point that can be marked years ago in the songs, using TrackTool.
Sometimes there are no intro points set, or one don't want to play it at the intro point - so we'll also offer custom position, e.g end Intro file playback 1 second after music track starts.

The strange thing is that this error appeared in RB 5.7 above worked well
It's been knows since at least RB 5.4, it only occurs under certain circumstances, sometimes it works fine, sometimes not.

I would also like an option to turn this feature on and off.
Yes, it'll be possible to turn it on/off in the Auto Intro window, and also scheduler commands to do so.

Very interesting to see the temperature and humidity in the main window. I just do not want to waste the remaining time to finish the hour. Maybe you could shrink the font and insert another line to show this information?
In this case, the font will be too small. It's possible to make it wider, though. This will be considered.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 18, 2017, 10:18:26 AM
Sometimes there are no intro points set
I would like an option for the tracks without marked intro point are excluded from Autointro :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 18, 2017, 10:30:02 AM
Sometimes there are no intro points set
I would like an option for the tracks without marked intro point are excluded from Autointro :)
This will be added too I think.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 18, 2017, 12:43:17 PM
About ADS:
-In separators it would be interanste to have probability too. To decide how many commercials a separator is inserted.

-Bug: Separators are not taken into account for block time (when using Sweapers)

Great improvements:  :)
- Improved search feature
- alternate audio tracks for advert (ADS)
-"Shuffle playlist" feature redesigned (ADS)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: rossedj9 on December 18, 2017, 03:42:54 PM
Hello, The form does not appear to be able to acquire the beta key.
 ::)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 19, 2017, 12:58:47 AM
In separators it would be interanste to have probability too. To decide how many commercials a separator is inserted.
I'm not sure...  it would sound odd if some ads are separated, and some are not. Separators are required for some radios to mark where one ad ends and another begins.

Bug: Separators are not taken into account for block time (when using Sweapers)
This is by design - it only accounts for advert time, nothing else. Perhaps an option should be added to control if separators are accounted in duration calculation.

Great improvements: 
- Improved search feature
- alternate audio tracks for advert (ADS)
-"Shuffle playlist" feature redesigned (ADS)
Thank you :)

Hello, The form does not appear to be able to acquire the beta key.
Are there any error messages?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 19, 2017, 05:47:43 AM
I'm not sure...  it would sound odd if some ads are separated, and some are not. Separators are required for some radios to mark where one ad ends and another begins.
This is law in some country?
Here there is nothing to legislate it, and I think identifying each advertisement may sound repetitive.

This is by design - it only accounts for advert time, nothing else. Perhaps an option should be added to control if separators are accounted in duration calculation.
Those of us who use Sweapers need the duration to be exact. If this does not happen sweapers are useless. By this I mean I do not think you need to add an option to activate or deactivate this. If there are sweapers and rotations in the configuration, I believe that "taking rotations into account" is always necessary. :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 19, 2017, 10:24:46 AM
I need information to read and write tags using the API.
Also there is some API command to get the log?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: DavenLC on December 20, 2017, 07:03:53 AM
Is there an "Allow only One Instance of Radio Boss" button?  I think it was in the previous versions, but can not find it.  The beta version crashes or restarts and 2 RB's open up. I also try to send the Bug Report, but it says 0 Bug Reports found.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 20, 2017, 01:40:47 PM
I think there was an option before that did not read the Tag's of the tracks. Is it possible to add it again? When working with synchronized remote playlists (via Google Drive), the tracks are not with me. Then I only see the name of the file instead of the metadata contained in the playlist
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: rossedj9 on December 20, 2017, 03:37:42 PM
Hello, The form does not appear to be able to acquire the beta key.
 ::)
How do the alternative tracks work in the advertising programmer?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: rossedj9 on December 20, 2017, 03:38:39 PM
About ADS:
-In separators it would be interanste to have probability too. To decide how many commercials a separator is inserted.

-Bug: Separators are not taken into account for block time (when using Sweapers)

Great improvements:  :)
- Improved search feature
- alternate audio tracks for advert (ADS)
-"Shuffle playlist" feature redesigned (ADS)
How do the alternative tracks work in the advertising programmer?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 20, 2017, 03:42:02 PM
For each advertisement, several files can be inserted, and then at the time of generating the commercial block a random track is selected
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 20, 2017, 05:25:23 PM
There was previously No option to "remove the non-existent tracks"? I can't find it.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: celso on December 21, 2017, 07:07:54 PM
Hi, I believe that in the separators, you could have the option to choose how many will be inserted inside the block, type each 1, 2, 3 ... commercial one separator. Another thing I think is very useful is that the separators accept lists, so we avoid creating another folder just for separators and duplicating copies of the same file unnecessarily. So the separators accepting lists with repeating protection like Track List works. We could also from this idea insert in this list commands like for example certain temperature and other things.

I want to praise the option of switching trades in adsheduler, really very functional ;) :D
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 22, 2017, 05:03:24 AM
This is law in some country?
Here there is nothing to legislate it, and I think identifying each advertisement may sound repetitive.
Yes, a law or some other requirement to make it clear when one advert ends and the next starts.

Those of us who use Sweapers need the duration to be exact.
Yes, I think you're right. Scheduled for the next update.

I need information to read and write tags using the API.
Also there is some API command to get the log?
Those APIs will be documented soon - in the next update, likely.

Is there an "Allow only One Instance of Radio Boss" button?  I think it was in the previous versions, but can not find it.
This option was removed in RadioBOSS 5.6. Now it's always active. If you need multiple instances, you should install it multiple times to different folders.

The beta version crashes or restarts and 2 RB's open up.
Does it show any error messages?

I think there was an option before that did not read the Tag's of the tracks. Is it possible to add it again?
It's in settings: Playback->Miscellaneous, "Troubleshooting options" (at the bottom), "Disable tag reading" (you need to scroll the options list to see it).

How do the alternative tracks work in the advertising programmer?
Select an advert, then on the right click the Manage button. When alternate tracks assigned, it will select one random track each time a block is generated.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 22, 2017, 05:50:47 AM
There was previously No option to "remove the non-existent tracks"? I can't find it.
It's changed to "Show nonexistent files" - the option is in Playlist->Extra menu.

Hi, I believe that in the tabs, you could have the option to choose how many will be inserted inside the block, type each 1, 2, 3
I'm not sure if I understood what the tab is...
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: celso on December 22, 2017, 07:04:17 AM
Quote from: celso on December 21, 2017, 07:07:54 PM
Hi, I believe that in the tabs, you could have the option to choose how many will be inserted inside the block, type each 1, 2, 3
I'm not sure if I understood what the tab is...



I mean to be able to choose how many separators to enter between the commercials, for example, if I have 6 commercials in a block, for 1 separator in the interval of every 2 or 3 commercials and not between all like now
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: DavenLC on December 22, 2017, 07:12:56 AM
Quote
    The beta version crashes or restarts and 2 RB's open up.

Quote
Does it show any error messages?

No, no error messages.  But I did change "Priority" from High to Normal in Options. it seems to have settled down.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 22, 2017, 08:31:24 AM
There was previously No option to "remove the non-existent tracks"? I can't find it.
It's changed to "Show nonexistent files" - the option is in Playlist->Extra menu.
Could you select all non-existent files when activating this option? It would be much easier to remove them from the playlist.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: celso on December 22, 2017, 01:33:55 PM
Quote from: djsoft on December 19, 2017, 12:58:47 AM
I'm not sure...  it would sound odd if some ads are separated, and some are not. Separators are required for some radios to mark where one ad ends and another begins.
This is law in some country?
Here there is nothing to legislate it, and I think identifying each advertisement may sound repetitive.


I believe that separators are necessary, since configurable with probability, I work as a communicator for almost twenty years, and Brazilian broadcasters never run a commercial block without at least one jingle (separator) among the commercials.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: celso on December 23, 2017, 08:09:37 AM
Hi, I believe that in the separators, you could have the option to choose how many will be inserted inside the block, type each 1, 2, 3 ... commercial one separator. Another thing I think is very useful is that the separators accept lists, so we avoid creating another folder just for separators and duplicating copies of the same file unnecessarily. So the separators accepting lists with repeating protection like Track List works. We could also from this idea insert in this list commands like for example certain temperature and other things.



The idea of ​​accepting lists is also valid for Auto Intro
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 23, 2017, 09:14:46 AM
I mean to be able to choose how many separators to enter between the commercials, for example, if I have 6 commercials in a block, for 1 separator in the interval of every 2 or 3 commercials and not between all like now
The similar request was proposed here: https://www.djsoft.net/smf/index.php/topic,5029.msg25153.html#msg25153 - I think we'll add "Probability" config option for separators.

Could you select all non-existent files when activating this option? It would be much easier to remove them from the playlist.
Currently it only marks them with red color. It's supposed to be rare case when the playlist contains non-existent files. Do you have many non-existent files in your playlists?

The idea of ​​accepting lists is also valid for Auto Intro
Playlist sources will be added for separators and auto intro features. Thank you for the idea!
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 23, 2017, 10:12:49 AM
Currently it only marks them with red color. It's supposed to be rare case when the playlist contains non-existent files. Do you have many non-existent files in your playlists?
Usually are few files. (that a file does not exist generally corresponds to an error, or that it has been replaced by another of better sound quality and the new file has already added in the list)
The problem here is not the amount of files deleted, but to locate them in playlist of 20000 songs.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 23, 2017, 11:40:37 AM
The problem here is not the amount of files deleted, but to locate them in playlist of 20000 songs.
The purpose of the "Show nonexistent files" feature is to show problem tracks for live broadcasters. For fully-featured playlist/library checks, I suggest using Music Library: you can import your playlist (menu Add->Import from playlist), and then use the Tools->Remove entries for non-existent files menu command.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Michael G on December 23, 2017, 12:29:14 PM
Credit where credit is due Dmitry!  You have done a great job on the latest Beta and the rate at which this software is developing is certainly worth the investment.  You never fail to impress!  Happy Christmas!
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 23, 2017, 01:28:56 PM
Credit where credit is due Dmitry!  You have done a great job on the latest Beta and the rate at which this software is developing is certainly worth the investment.  You never fail to impress!  Happy Christmas!
Thanks a lot! Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: bs online on December 25, 2017, 01:44:18 PM
@djsoft:
Updated german translations coming soon ™ :D
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 25, 2017, 01:58:29 PM
Updated german translations coming soon
Good :) Please note that language files do not contain all new strings yet...
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: bs online on December 25, 2017, 02:15:27 PM
So please add them asap. So that I can translate them all in one
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on December 25, 2017, 08:31:21 PM
Thank you for fixing the 'stop' issue where it now disappears out of the playlist once it has been 'played'.

Edit: I noticed you've put an option for this in 'settings > general'. At the moment, the stops are removed from the playlist whether the checkbox is ticked or not. (I am okay with the stops being removed for my purpose, but thought I'd let you know)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on December 25, 2017, 08:48:17 PM
Bug: When adding a scheduled command into the cart wall (for example http://localhost:9000?pass=abc&cmd=play) the command will run a few times after a few seconds, and then continue
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 26, 2017, 03:14:01 AM
So please add them asap. So that I can translate them all in one
The problem here is that some features are not added to the software. Like, Auto Intro will have new filter fields and rules, and there are some other options that are going to be added in the coming RadioBOSS 5.7.0.x updates. The final language files will be ready in about RadioBOSS 5.7.0.5(or .6).

Edit: I noticed you've put an option for this in 'settings > general'. At the moment, the stops are removed from the playlist whether the checkbox is ticked or not. (I am okay with the stops being removed for my purpose, but thought I'd let you know)
Stops are always removed if you use the "Queue Mode" for the playlist - so that it removes everything that was "played". The option, when checked, allows to also remove "stops" when Queue Mode for the playlist is disabled.

When adding a scheduled command into the cart wall (for example http://localhost:9000?pass=abc&cmd=play)
You shouldn't add it the API way - instead of "http://localhost:9000?pass=abc&cmd=play" try entering only play.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 26, 2017, 02:00:57 PM
RadioBOSS 5.7.0.1 beta

Changes:
- Fixed left panel resizing after minimize
- Fixed a bug in enablegroup/disablegroup scheduler commands
- Auto Intro: added support for playlist source; new filter rules and fields
- Auto Intro: ability to disable all rules manually in Auto Intro window, and using scheduler command set autointro on|off
- Minor bugs fixed

Download: http://dl.djsoft.net/beta/radioboss_beta_5.7.0.1.exe
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: SertanejaPop on December 26, 2017, 03:33:28 PM
RadioBOSS 5.7.0.1 beta

Changes:
- Fixed left panel resizing after minimize

The log panel is returning to the previous position since minimizing Radioboss, is this normal? Would it be good for him to obey the will of the user and to keep it in the established position, would that be possible? Or have another way to disable it.

RadioBOSS 5.7.0.1 beta
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 27, 2017, 03:00:48 AM
This does not seem to happen here - does it happen always, or only sometimes?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: SertanejaPop on December 27, 2017, 06:01:11 AM
This does not seem to happen here - does it happen always, or only sometimes?

Yes, while minimizing the software returns with the records panel in the previous position.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: SertanejaPop on December 27, 2017, 06:11:00 AM
This does not seem to happen here - does it happen always, or only sometimes?

I noticed that this happened with more intensity in the dark theme, in the theme of windows 10 it had a small modification, see in print.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: celso on December 27, 2017, 08:00:20 AM
- Auto Intro: ability to disable all rules manually in Auto Intro window, and using scheduler command set autointro on|off


Good morning, the option to turn off works perfectly, I would like to give one more suggestion in this case, since we will not always use auto intro in all the rules that we configure. The possibility to individually activate and deactivate each one of them and by the enable disable all command as it is working now. It would do the same way the transmission works as pictured below. Consider also the possibility of saving profiles as was done in teasers
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Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 28, 2017, 02:31:15 AM
I noticed that this happened with more intensity in the dark theme, in the theme of windows 10 it had a small modification, see in print.
Thank you for the information, we'll address this bug in the next update.

I would like to give one more suggestion in this case, since we will not always use auto intro in all the rules that we configure. The possibility to individually activate and deactivate each one of them
Thank you for the suggestion! Noted for the future versions.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Rafapara on December 28, 2017, 09:49:47 AM
It  would be great if we could insert starting and due dates to  each alternate track . So that ir would rondomly choose from The real active tracks
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 28, 2017, 05:51:22 PM
Dmitry
Is there any chance that SQL server is added in this beta? To use RadioBOSS network  :)

Another of the things I think would be good to add in this version:
-AutoIntro on the intro point of the songs. (also be able to filter the tracks that do not have a marked point)
-Add "Year" to AutoIntro filters
-Add to the interface when you are going to play a file in AutoIntro(for example see Capture)
-An option in the library to migrate the last reproduction and quantity of reproductions to the SQLite base
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 28, 2017, 05:53:51 PM
I'm also waiting for the documentation to be able to use the new API commands  ;D
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 29, 2017, 04:40:28 AM
It  would be great if we could insert starting and due dates to  each alternate track . So that ir would rondomly choose from The real active tracks
What do you mean, "real active tracks"?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 29, 2017, 04:44:42 AM
Is there any chance that SQL server is added in this beta? To use RadioBOSS network 
There's little chance, to say honestly - we'll see. Currently the dev queue is absolutely full.

-AutoIntro on the intro point of the songs. (also be able to filter the tracks that do not have a marked point)
-Add "Year" to AutoIntro filters
-Add to the interface when you are going to play a file in AutoIntro(for example see Capture)
Those improvements should be added in one of the next beta version updates.

An option in the library to migrate the last reproduction and quantity of reproductions to the SQLite base
If you use SQLite database to store track information, then this data is already there. In the future, when MySQL is used, it'll be there too.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 29, 2017, 04:45:23 AM
I'm also waiting for the documentation to be able to use the new API commands 
Technical writers are on it - I think in .2 or .3 you'll see the updates user manual with new commands.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: jopara on December 29, 2017, 03:11:57 PM
It  would be great if we could insert starting and due dates to  each alternate track . So that ir would rondomly choose from The real active tracks

That would be great, sometimes there are customers who have different spots and may each expire on a different date.

On the other hand, and I know it would be to reorganize the entire advertising system, is not it possible that the ads mix at different times? Sometimes it can be very common for the same ads to be played every day at the same times.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 30, 2017, 03:24:27 AM
That would be great, sometimes there are customers who have different spots and may each expire on a different date.
In this case, you should add those tracks as separate advert tracks and set its own dates, start times etc.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on December 30, 2017, 05:52:07 AM
Stops are always removed if you use the "Queue Mode" for the playlist - so that it removes everything that was "played". The option, when checked, allows to also remove "stops" when Queue Mode for the playlist is disabled.

Ah! Okay that works for us. Thanks!

You shouldn't add it the API way - instead of "http://localhost:9000?pass=abc&cmd=play" try entering only play

While that works, it limits the capability a bit. For example with the API (entering http://ip:port/?pass=abc&cmd=play) it would allow our studios to remotely control each other. (e.g. cmd=stop for the other studio player).

Additionally we have a 'main' RadioBOSS which synchronises itself with the studio RadioBOSS PC's via some customisations we've made, but it would be ideal for there to be a cart wall to remotely control (e.g. remote load playlist into the player) the studio PC's. Considering the functionality is already there, but it's just loading two-four times when entered as a URL API command, I wonder if you'd reconsider fixing this. While it is possible for us to do this via normal HTML/web, it'd be nice to be able to do it via the cart wall.


Also: Minor bug - when a 'cart wall' item is pressed, and music is currently playing, the volume goes down slightly (anticipating a cart playing over audio) as per the Playback - Fading options. In the case of API commands, this shouldn't take place.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on December 30, 2017, 07:20:44 AM
Using newest beta version 5.7.0.1

Bug: Auto Intro

Setting: 'Enable auto intro'
Source: C:\Promos
Probability: 100%
Condition: artist starts with [blank]

When you play the first track, it intro's correctly. Once the first track has finished, it gets stuck. Then it starts playing Auto ID - Auto ID - Auto ID (continuously) and doesn't advance the playlist. It changes which 'Auto ID' it plays each time but doesn't play the music in the playlist.

When probability is set to anything other than 100%, it works fine, and within the ratios expected.

Summary: Auto Intro bug when 100% probability set

Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on December 30, 2017, 05:45:48 PM
Hello. I installed the beta version of the software tonight. In the field of accessibility, little has changed. I would have given a lot of suggestions to improve accessibility, but I do not know where to go. Do I have to write something that is not good for me, or do you have some suggestions on how to give you suggestions for improving software accessibility. Thank you.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djkelvison on December 31, 2017, 08:24:35 AM
Bug:
Each time you minimize and Max the program, the left pane returns to its default width.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 31, 2017, 07:24:09 PM
Quote from: nelson c on December 28, 2017, 07:51:22 PM
An option in the library to migrate the last reproduction and quantity of reproductions to the SQLite base
If you use SQLite database to store track information, then this data is already there. In the future, when MySQL is used, it'll be there too.
When I activate "Use SQLite database", last play, count of plays, etc. disappears
The count for example starts at zero and increases. But the data that was stored in the file tags is lost.
I would like to be able to migrate them to the internal database, to then work only with the Database. (Until this is ready MySQL :) )

Continue in this line with the development that this software is more and more wonderful.

And by the way, I wish you a very happy new year! :D

Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: stokemusic on January 01, 2018, 01:33:18 PM
On the ztreaming statistics: Are they stored somewhere?, I would like to have this information for long-term measurements. Beyond that this limited to show a graph of up to 365 days, it would be interesting that this information for future audits.

Waiting for more information on the new API commands :)

Bug:
Each time you minimize and Max the program, the left pane returns to its default width.


External SQL server (to work on network PC), will be implemented in this beta?  :)

I also have this problem that when I minimize Radioboss and then maximize it, it shows a left pane reduced to a quarter of its  original size.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 02, 2018, 10:39:12 AM
While that works, it limits the capability a bit. For example with the API (entering http://ip:port/?pass=abc&cmd=play) it would allow our studios to remotely control each other. (e.g. cmd=stop for the other studio player).
For this, you should call the URL using the "download" scheduler command (do not specify file name, so it will only call the URL): http://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/scheduler_commands.htm

While it is possible for us to do this via normal HTML/web, it'd be nice to be able to do it via the cart wall.
You can call URLs from cart wall too, using the "download" scheduler command, same as in scheduler.

Summary: Auto Intro bug when 100% probability set
Thank you for the information - we'll check this bug.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 02, 2018, 10:42:42 AM
Do I have to write something that is not good for me
Yes, please tell us what windows, or items in the windows are not accessible or poorly accessible. Currently RadioBOSS works much better with JAWS screen reader.

I also have this problem that when I minimize Radioboss and then maximize it, it shows a left pane reduced to a quarter of its  original size.
Each time you minimize and Max the program, the left pane returns to its default width.
Please try the most recent RadioBOSS 5.7.0.1, the problem should be fixed there.

When I activate "Use SQLite database", last play, count of plays, etc. disappears
The count for example starts at zero and increases. But the data that was stored in the file tags is lost.
I would like to be able to migrate them to the internal database, to then work only with the Database. (Until this is ready MySQL  )
This is possible from the Music Library: menu Tools->Convert additional information.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Eltee on January 02, 2018, 04:01:45 PM
Question, is there a way to implement a MIDI interface ? We would like to control the cart player with a Novation Launchpad.

Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on January 02, 2018, 11:17:56 PM
Thanks Dmitry - Scheduler commands work via 'download' method.

Suggested feature: Able to have a cart wall section be 'locked down' by an admin user, so a normal user can't adjust the carts that have been setup. We currently have two cart walls, 'station carts' which contain carts for everyone to use, and 'personal carts' which presenters can load in at their leisure. In our use case, locking down the 'station carts' would be ideal to prevent an inconsistent setup between presenters, if one decided to change some of the carts.

In case you missed it:
Minor bug - when a 'cart wall' item is pressed, and music is currently playing, the volume goes down slightly (anticipating a cart playing over audio) as per the Playback - Fading options. In the case of API commands, this shouldn't take place.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on January 04, 2018, 03:11:33 AM
Hello. All I'm writing implies I have access to accessibility mode. Moving first from the play list. No matter which columns are in the view / playlist columns, the reader screen reads all the columns. They also read some graphic icons. It says graphic icon and some number. When I continue to navigate through the tab, I come across several unmarked edit fields. Generally in software is the biggest problem most of the edit fields are unmarked and screen readers do not read their names.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 04, 2018, 03:25:42 AM
Suggested feature: Able to have a cart wall section be 'locked down' by an admin user, so a normal user can't adjust the carts that have been setup. We currently have two cart walls, 'station carts' which contain carts for everyone to use, and 'personal carts' which presenters can load in at their leisure. In our use case, locking down the 'station carts' would be ideal to prevent an inconsistent setup between presenters, if one decided to change some of the carts.
We'll add "Cart wall modification" to the list of access rights for users, thank you for the suggestion.

Minor bug - when a 'cart wall' item is pressed, and music is currently playing, the volume goes down slightly (anticipating a cart playing over audio) as per the Playback - Fading options. In the case of API commands, this shouldn't take place.
Does it use the "download" command?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 04, 2018, 03:27:52 AM
Question, is there a way to implement a MIDI interface ? We would like to control the cart player with a Novation Launchpad.
Currently it does not support MIDI natively. Some MIDI controllers support emulating of keyboard keys, if yours supports this, then you can use it with RadioBOSS. Right-click the cart wall tab to set its hot key, then make your MIDI controller emulate those keys.
More info about cart wall hot keys: http://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/cart_wall.htm
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 04, 2018, 03:34:46 AM
No matter which columns are in the view / playlist columns, the reader screen reads all the columns.
That's due to how column hiding is implemented. Is it possible to instruct the screen reader to read only columns that are wider than, e.g. 5 pixels?

Generally in software is the biggest problem most of the edit fields are unmarked and screen readers do not read their names.
JAWS was reading everything correctly, however, NVDA missed most of the captions. What screen reader do you use?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on January 04, 2018, 03:56:07 AM
How can I check this with pixels? In the view / playlist columns do I see a column width adjustment field? As far as the screen reader is concerned, I usually use NVDA because it has a very good remote add-on so the computer with whom the radio program can access can also be accessed from remote locations.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 04, 2018, 09:00:28 AM
How can I check this with pixels? In the view / playlist columns do I see a column width adjustment field?
You should instruct screen reader software (perhaps in its settings) to make it not read narrow columns. RadioBOSS "hides" columns by setting its width to zero.

As far as the screen reader is concerned, I usually use NVDA
Yes, NVDA misses many text labels, we'll try to improve it in the next beta version update.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on January 04, 2018, 10:52:43 AM
Now I started Jaws. Nor did he read the edit field names when I moved the tab after the play list. If playback is not in progress, Jaws and NVDA will only say edit, and they will not say the name of that edit field. When playback is in progress when I hit the first edit field, both Jaws and NVDA say the name of the current song artist. When the playback is in progress, moving further on the tab I get various information about the current song. Then there is a button that either Jaws or NVDA do not name. This button is not visible to screen readers when there is no play.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 05, 2018, 04:18:21 AM
Now I started Jaws. Nor did he read the edit field names
IIRC, you need to enable the OCR feature in JAWS to make it read fields in RadioBOSS. The core problem here is that RadioBOSS uses graphical UI (the are many non-native controls that are pure graphic). We'll try to do something about it in one of the next updates.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on January 06, 2018, 09:22:45 AM
We'll add "Cart wall modification" to the list of access rights for users, thank you for the suggestion.

Is it possible for this to be applied per cart wall - e.g. have 'cart wall modification' in the access list, and then have an administrative option to assign cart walls to those restrictions? For our use case, one cart wall being restricted, and one cart wall being unrestricted would be useful.

Also my other issue with the carts lowering volume when clicked (even for API commands) - I think that was taking place on the old beta - it's working fine on 5.7.0.1 so please disregard my comments
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on January 06, 2018, 09:24:16 AM
Suggested feature: Able to adjust both cart background colour and font colour
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: celso on January 06, 2018, 03:17:23 PM
There is a problem that happens with a limited user, when we check the option does not change the layout of the player, the column of the playlist disappears, in both the normal and auxiliary players. I think it's a real bug!

Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Sami Orlando Ojeda Huaman on January 06, 2018, 08:59:57 PM
me gustaria que el radio boss  un potente  programa reprodusca temas por carpetas
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 07, 2018, 09:24:57 AM
Is it possible for this to be applied per cart wall - e.g. have 'cart wall modification' in the access list, and then have an administrative option to assign cart walls to those restrictions? For our use case, one cart wall being restricted, and one cart wall being unrestricted would be useful.
Possibly in the future, at first we'll add general "Cart wall" rule to either allow or disallow cart wall for user completely.

Also my other issue with the carts lowering volume when clicked (even for API commands) - I think that was taking place on the old beta - it's working fine on 5.7.0.1 so please disregard my comments
OK, thank you.

Suggested feature: Able to adjust both cart background colour and font colour
Thank you, added to the dev queue.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 07, 2018, 09:27:10 AM
There is a problem that happens with a limited user, when we check the option does not change the layout of the player, the column of the playlist disappears, in both the normal and auxiliary players. I think it's a real bug!
It hides columns to disallow column modification. It's a limitation based on how "disallow changing playlist layout" feature is implemented.

me gustaria que el radio boss  un potente  programa reprodusca temas por carpetas
This is possible using the Track List feature: http://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/using_track_list.htm
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on January 07, 2018, 03:01:47 PM
Possibly in the future, at first we'll add general "Cart wall" rule to either allow or disallow cart wall for user completely.

Understandable, thank you!
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: eddr on January 08, 2018, 05:46:04 PM
Hello,

Just trying out the beta and revisiting some issues I have noticed before but not really reported, I've noticed the following behaviour:

When enabling and using custom broadcast stream title format:
1) Does not start sending the custom format after its enabled (Must wait for track to change). I think when a setting is changed here, it should send out a title update.

2) Track artwork is only updated once after setting the custom format then not updated when track changes. Should this be clearing the artwork or still changing the artwork on each subsequent track?

3) If %casttitle (broadcast title) is used in the custom format and is not set (when a normal file plays), RadioBOSS sends "%casttitle" in the title update causing an error on Shoutcast:
2018-01-08 22:00:38     WARN    [ADMINCGI sid=1] Title update rejected - value not allowed: %casttitle test

4) If the broadcast title is set on a track (Network stream, URL etc) it overrides the 'Custom Title Format' - so really this means the custom title format also becomes invalid for Network Streams, URL's etc.

View Settings:
When changing the Title format: is it possible for the playlist to be refreshed/updated after clicking OK? Currently it only updates when the next track is played (and for that track, not the entire playlist).

Also I did request on another thread some time ago an API feature to set the broadcast title (at any time) and you asked for a use case which I never got back to you with (sorry!). Well, if a network/live stream is playing (And lets say it goes on for some hours and does not send track updates) we may be required to change the title of the broadcast - I know this can be done by editing the track whilst its playing but a) when you change the broadcast title and its currently playing, a track title update is not sent and b) it's a manual way of doing it. I suppose an event can be created and the option used to send the task name instead of the tracks, but API access would be even better as can be interfaced by other mechanisms if required.

Thanks  ;D
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 09, 2018, 03:39:42 AM
1) Does not start sending the custom format after its enabled (Must wait for track to change). I think when a setting is changed here, it should send out a title update.
Thanks for pointing this out, one of the next versions will title update.

2) Track artwork is only updated once after setting the custom format then not updated when track changes. Should this be clearing the artwork or still changing the artwork on each subsequent track?
Track artwork should be updated every track. However, there's a bug and it does not update sometimes when there's no artwork for a track.

3) If %casttitle (broadcast title) is used in the custom format and is not set (when a normal file plays), RadioBOSS sends "%casttitle" in the title update causing an error on Shoutcast:
You shouldn't use the %casttitle tag in broadcasting title format, it will not work properly. AThis tag is for notifications only.

4) If the broadcast title is set on a track (Network stream, URL etc) it overrides the 'Custom Title Format' - so really this means the custom title format also becomes invalid for Network Streams, URL's etc.
Yes, currently custom title for network stream overrides title format. I don't recall the reason why it works this way though...

When changing the Title format: is it possible for the playlist to be refreshed/updated after clicking OK? Currently it only updates when the next track is played (and for that track, not the entire playlist).
Yes, it's possible - noted for the future versions.

if a network/live stream is playing (And lets say it goes on for some hours and does not send track updates) we may be required to change the title of the broadcast
You can set multiple title formats and RadioBOSS will rotate between them (it's in Settings->Broadcast->Metadata). I also see no problem in adding API command to change the title, I added it to the dev queue.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: celso on January 10, 2018, 05:21:42 AM
There is a user permission failure in scheduler. Even disallowing all permissions, it is still possible to use the SAVE and SAVE SELECTED commands, in which case you can interfere with the system if we have saved two or more types of programming. The other is that it is still possible to mark "If run now was used, skip the next scheduled launch", being possible also to interfere if we do not check if it is marked or unmarked. Another failure is that it is possible to use the "ADD COMMAND" menu and through it to activate and deactivate many functions, then it is necessary to add it in the user permissions, as well as the function "Edit Playlist Item". Auto Intro function, Teaser, Track List Repeat Protection and Cart Wall.In the case of the Teaser a protection only not to save or modify the created profiles.In Cart wall not to modify the buttons, save or load profiles
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 12, 2018, 03:40:31 AM
it is still possible to use the SAVE and SAVE SELECTED commands, in which case you can interfere with the system if we have saved two or more types of programming.
Yes, you're right, those commands can be used to overwrite files - we'll lock them up too.
As for other issues, thank you for informing, the improvements will be done to fix those problems.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 12, 2018, 11:16:23 AM
RadioBOSS 5.7.0.2 beta

Changes:
- Fixed statistics display bug
- Fixed cache bug
- Fixed ?wd scheduler macro bug
- Added "Open file location" command in Music Library
- Music Library: removed unnecessary configuration options
- Fixed: sometimes track duration was not calculated in Music Library
- Fixed "Move tracks to" command in playlist right-click menu
- Added "Sweeper repeat protection" menu command to Playlist->Extra
- Fixed UI bug in auto intro window
- Fixed user access control related bugs

Download: http://dl.djsoft.net/beta/radioboss_beta_5.7.0.2.exe
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: SertanejaPop on January 13, 2018, 03:18:38 AM
RadioBOSS 5.7.0.1 beta

Changes:
- Fixed left panel resizing after minimize

The log panel is returning to the previous position since minimizing Radioboss, is this normal? Would it be good for him to obey the will of the user and to keep it in the established position, would that be possible? Or have another way to disable it.


This continues to happen here in the dark theme by minimizing the logs panel back to the previous position.

RadioBOSS 5.7.0.1 beta
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 13, 2018, 01:58:41 PM
This continues to happen here in the dark theme by minimizing the logs panel back to the previous position.
Please try RadioBOSS 5.7.0.2, will the problem exist there?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Michael G on January 13, 2018, 03:00:25 PM
Latest Version Additional Workzone Issue.

No matter what settings I change the grid size to, the carts just appear in the top part of my additional workzone.

Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 14, 2018, 04:45:43 AM
Latest Version Additional Workzone Issue.

No matter what settings I change the grid size to, the carts just appear in the top part of my additional workzone.
Thank you, we'll address this issue in the next update.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: celso on January 14, 2018, 05:39:00 AM
- Fixed user access control related bugs


It is still possible to add commands and execute them in the playlist and also in cart wall, we will wait for the addition of privileges in cart wall as well as add command. Thank you
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on January 14, 2018, 07:15:55 AM
It is still possible to add commands and execute them in the playlist and also in cart wall, we will wait for the addition of privileges in cart wall as well as add command. Thank you

Also possible to drag these 'API command' carts to the playlist. The 'load' command doesn't load the playlist if it's dragged into the playlist itself, but it does work if it's executed from the cart wall.

Example: Playlist is in C:\RadioBOSS\Playlist\AUSSIE-OVERNIGHT.m3u8

Cart wall command: load AUSSIE-OVERNIGHT.m3u8

Command executes correctly if cart wall is clicked.

If cart wall item is dragged into the playlist, and played, an error shows in the log 'Playlist does not exist: load AUSSIE-OVERNIGHT.m3u8

This behaviour is still present even if the cart wall contains the full path to the playlist (e.g. load C:\RadioBOSS\Playlist\AUSSIE-OVERNIGHT.m3u8)

Same applies if we use the explicit path - e.g. load C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\djsoft.net\RadioBOSS_1850397652\Playlist\AUSSIE-OVERNIGHT.m3u8


Summary: API commands don't execute correctly if dragged from the cart wall into the playlist
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 15, 2018, 02:07:00 PM
When probability is set to anything other than 100%, it works fine, and within the ratios expected.

Summary: Auto Intro bug when 100% probability set
The bug was not confirmed. Can you please tell if it still exists in the latest RadioBOSS 5.7.0.2?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on January 15, 2018, 03:16:32 PM
The bug was not confirmed. Can you please tell if it still exists in the latest RadioBOSS 5.7.0.2?

I just checked again now, and this is my mistake. The folder contains 5 MP3's. 1 of the MP3 files is 4 minutes 38 seconds in length, and RadioBOSS was in a 'stalled' state while playing this intro file. The nature of the file itself made it sound like a RadioBOSS issue but it was mine.

Perhaps a suggestion that some form of check takes place to see if Auto Intro exceeds a predetermined 'maximum' length of time - 5 seconds for example. Even better if this could be configured by the user.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 15, 2018, 03:25:18 PM
I just checked again now, and this is my mistake.
OK, good to know.

Perhaps a suggestion that some form of check takes place to see if Auto Intro exceeds a predetermined 'maximum' length of time - 5 seconds for example. Even better if this could be configured by the user.
Yes, I think that would be possible. At least check that intro file is not longer than the music track.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 16, 2018, 06:19:43 AM
we will wait for the addition of privileges in cart wall as well as add command
The "add command" (as well as any other "add..." items from the Playlist menu) already covered by the access control. Cart wall will be soon available in the user access control options.

Summary: API commands don't execute correctly if dragged from the cart wall into the playlist
Could be. The correct way to add commands to the playlist is to use the Playlist->Add command menu.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: celso on January 16, 2018, 10:44:48 AM
The "add command" (as well as any other "add..." items from the Playlist menu) already covered by the access contro

I understand that it is possible to block these commands this way yes more so far only in case of blocking the user not to edit the playlist. I believe the best option is to block the ADD COMMAND option to not be added to the list by a limited user, but allowing him to edit the playlist, but without the possibility of editing any command that is in the playlist.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on January 16, 2018, 12:01:30 PM
Minor bug - when a 'cart wall' item is pressed, and music is currently playing, the volume goes down slightly (anticipating a cart playing over audio) as per the Playback - Fading options. In the case of API commands, this shouldn't take place.

It looks like this issue is back - using API command 'download' within the cart, the player 'dips' in audio momentarily (adhering to the Playback - Fading option)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 16, 2018, 06:12:42 PM
Dmitry,

Great improvements with the search engine in the playlist. However it is unlike when you change the playlist and you want to keep looking for the same thing. A good idea would be that when loading a new playlist will look for matches automatically (and that the focus is on that edit to press Enter)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 16, 2018, 06:14:57 PM
When can we see improvements in Autointo?  I still have many expectations with this function ;)

And I'm also waiting for the API command documentation
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 17, 2018, 12:34:56 PM
I understand that it is possible to block these commands this way yes more so far only in case of blocking the user not to edit the playlist.
The "Add command" and "Edit playlist item" commands are locked if a user does not have the "Edit playlist" right.

I believe the best option is to block the ADD COMMAND option to not be added to the list by a limited user, but allowing him to edit the playlist
I don't think this will work. In this case there would be possible to add playlist (Playlist->Insert playlist) with a command to the playlist and execute the command. And there are also many other possibilities.

It looks like this issue is back - using API command 'download' within the cart, the player 'dips' in audio momentarily (adhering to the Playback - Fading option)
Thank you, we'll look into it.

Great improvements with the search engine in the playlist. However it is unlike when you change the playlist and you want to keep looking for the same thing. A good idea would be that when loading a new playlist will look for matches automatically (and that the focus is on that edit to press Enter)
When the search field is focused, it clears the field to make it easier to start new search. So it's not possible to continue the search after focus left the search field, because when you return, it will be emptied.

When can we see improvements in Autointo?  I still have many expectations with this function
Those are under development currently - some of the new features will be available in the coming 5.7.0.3 update, e.g. ability to set the auto intro position on the music track.

And I'm also waiting for the API command documentation
This is also coming in the next update.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 18, 2018, 02:26:52 PM
RadioBOSS 5.7.0.3 beta

- Auto Intro improved: ability to change rule order, configurable insert position on track, fixed bugs
- Commands in cart wall now do not initiate playlist fadeout
- Fixed dragging commands from cart wall to playlist
- Ads Scheduler: sweepers take into account separators
- Redesigned "rename track" window
- Fixed additional work zone display bug
- Improved sweeper selection quality and bugs fixed
- Fixed: tag cache prevented album artwork read for some tracks
- Updated translation files

Download: http://dl.djsoft.net/beta/radioboss_beta_5.7.0.3.exe
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 18, 2018, 03:35:16 PM
Auto Intro improved: ability to change rule order, configurable insert position on track, fixed bugs
It works great!, Great job :) 
I would like an option to activate and deactivate each rule. I intend to use other types of files intros during the night. (so add this to the programmer would be very useful too) Is it possible to add this?

Year filter will be available in this beta?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 18, 2018, 03:59:09 PM
Bug using Endat: Sometimes the Intro is run and reproduced part on the vowels of the song.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on January 18, 2018, 08:09:38 PM
Auto Intro

Not sure if bug or not - the question mark in the 'Auto Intro' rule section, and also inside 'add' area, comes up with 'This page can't be displayed' in the RadioBOSS Help System. I wasn't sure if this was due to the help files being backfilled later on or not but thought I'd mention it.

Commands in cart wall now do not initiate playlist fadeout

Working, thank you!
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 19, 2018, 03:51:24 AM
I would like an option to activate and deactivate each rule. I intend to use other types of files intros during the night. (so add this to the programmer would be very useful too) Is it possible to add this?
Yes, this is planned and is partially ready, most likely it'll be in the next update.

Year filter will be available in this beta?
For auto intro?

Bug using Endat: Sometimes the Intro is run and reproduced part on the vowels of the song.
The position may not be perfect, it can be off by some 0.2 seconds under certain circumstances. How many vocals does it overlap in your case?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 19, 2018, 03:52:51 AM
Not sure if bug or not - the question mark in the 'Auto Intro' rule section, and also inside 'add' area, comes up with 'This page can't be displayed' in the RadioBOSS Help System. I wasn't sure if this was due to the help files being backfilled later on or not but thought I'd mention it.
Yes, it references topics that are going to be added in the future (in 5.7.0.4).
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 19, 2018, 08:30:13 AM
Year filter will be available in this beta?
For auto intro?
Exactly I want to identify the successful new ones to use an exclusive file for them. I was thinking about a filter that you are looking for in a playlist to see if the track is found. It would be an ideal solution but I think it would consume a lot of resources. That's why I thought about a rating combined with the year. But to make things easier we could use only the year.

The position may not be perfect, it can be off by some 0.2 seconds under certain circumstances. How many vocals does it overlap in your case?
I was testing the feature all day and in some cases the shift is greater than 3 or 4 seconds. It happens infrequently. I think there is a bug out there. I still can not pinpoint if it's always with the same clues or it's random
I would like an option to activate and deactivate each rule. I intend to use other types of files intros during the night. (so add this to the programmer would be very useful too) Is it possible to add this?
Yes, this is planned and is partially ready, most likely it'll be in the next update.
Great!
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 21, 2018, 01:34:26 PM
Dmitry I have the following doubt: What happens to clues that have a voicetrack? AutoIntro is omitted?.

It will be possible to add an option to amplify the AutoIntro, like the file types?. In some very strong songs the Intro is heard very slowly

Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 21, 2018, 10:13:52 PM
Dmitry I have the following doubt: What happens to clues that have a voicetrack? AutoIntro is omitted?.
I just tried it and it overlaps. Serious problem. I think the Intro should be omitted when there is a voicetrack

Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 21, 2018, 10:15:49 PM
Bug: Recently on a track with the following configuration (see picture) AutoIntro was reproduced on the half of the track. About 2 minutes after I finished the intro.



Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on January 22, 2018, 12:50:12 AM
Does anyone else have issues where a loaded playlist sometimes doesn't play from the first track? One of our studios jumps to the 2nd or 3rd last track in the list, so sometimes it plays a couple of tracks and then goes to silence.

I'm not sure how to re-create it though, I've tried on our main computer and it seems okay on that one. One studio does it pretty frequently though.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 22, 2018, 07:53:24 AM
Exactly I want to identify the successful new ones to use an exclusive file for them.
Filters may be added in the later updates - I think currently it should be possible to use the "Condition" to filter the tracks. Auto Intro rules are applied from top to bottom, as they appear in the list, so you can prioritize the rules by rearranging them in the list.

 
I was testing the feature all day and in some cases the shift is greater than 3 or 4 seconds. It happens infrequently. I think there is a bug out there. I still can not pinpoint if it's always with the same clues or it's random
Yes, there indeed was a positional bug - the next version should fix (or, at least, improve) things.

Dmitry I have the following doubt: What happens to clues that have a voicetrack? AutoIntro is omitted?.
It does not consider voice tracks. So it will play both.

It will be possible to add an option to amplify the AutoIntro, like the file types?. In some very strong songs the Intro is heard very slowly
It lowers down the music while auto intro is being played. It currently uses voice track settings (Settings->Fading).
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 22, 2018, 07:55:55 AM
I just tried it and it overlaps. Serious problem. I think the Intro should be omitted when there is a voicetrack
Yes, you're right.

Bug: Recently on a track with the following configuration (see picture) AutoIntro was reproduced on the half of the track. About 2 minutes after I finished the intro.
Please test it in the newer version (when it comes out) - the bug should be fixed there.

Does anyone else have issues where a loaded playlist sometimes doesn't play from the first track? One of our studios jumps to the 2nd or 3rd last track in the list, so sometimes it plays a couple of tracks and then goes to silence.
Are there any error messages in the log? Can you please post a screenshot of the main window when this happened?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 22, 2018, 12:11:16 PM
It will be possible to add an option to amplify the AutoIntro, like the file types?. In some very strong songs the Intro is heard very slowly
It lowers down the music while auto intro is being played. It currently uses voice track settings (Settings->Fading).
I'm going to prove how it works. I was using VoiceTrack as AutoIntro before this function comes out. The amplification could be done easily with a file type. And I could easily filter a "hit" since I inserted the voicetrack from a category in PlayList Gen Pro.
But this feature is more suitable for this.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 22, 2018, 12:21:00 PM
I'm going to prove how it works. I was using VoiceTrack as AutoIntro before this function comes out. The amplification could be done easily with a file type.
Yes, file types allows amplification, but there are many cases when it's undesirable (technical and legal issues). Please try how the "Attenuate music while voice track is being played" works for you - it will lower the music while Auto Intro is playing.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 22, 2018, 12:53:26 PM
I try but I'm not happy with the results  :(. If I set a value below 8 dB, the volume change is very brux. And if not, the voice is not strongly insulated from the music and goes to the background.
In voice track you have set the background in 5dbi and the voicetrack in 3 dbi of amplification. And this was well-known
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on January 22, 2018, 01:14:41 PM
Are there any error messages in the log? Can you please post a screenshot of the main window when this happened?

I don't have errors to show. I'll take a screenshot next time I see this take place and I'll post it here.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 23, 2018, 03:43:11 AM
I try but I'm not happy with the results  . If I set a value below 8 dB, the volume change is very brux.
There's another parameter that sets the speed of volume change - "fade".

In voice track you have set the background in 5dbi and the voicetrack in 3 dbi of amplification.
It'll sound exactly the same but a bit louder... I think the better solution would be to add separate fading options for auto intro, both for the auto intro itself and for music when it plays. Noted for the future versions.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 23, 2018, 03:18:28 PM
I think the better solution would be to add separate fading options for auto intro, both for the auto intro itself and for music when it plays. Noted for the future versions.
I agree. ;)
In the configurations for AutoIntro having an option of "amplification" would be more than desirable.
It is in the only function of the program that file types can not be used.

I have not tried the result yet, modifying the FadeIn and FadeOut times, but I do not think they give a good result. (I think it will be noticed when the volume is raised and lowered). So far with VoiceTrack the volume was lowered very little (hardly noticed) and the voicetrack played 3 dB stronger. To maintain that relationship, I should lower 3 dbi plus the music, and this I think will be very noticeable.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 24, 2018, 08:33:51 AM
For now, you can try preparing your auto intros - level them up. The next update will take into account the "Playback level" setting in the Track Tool (as well as some other flags).
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 25, 2018, 12:26:05 PM
RadioBOSS 5.7.0.4 beta

Changes:
- Auto Intro is skipped for tracks that belong to any user defined file types, for any special items (DTMF generator, text to speech etc) and for voice tracks
- Auto Intro: shows remaining autointro jingle time in the now playing section
- Scheduler command to enable and disable autointro rules
- Fixed display error for some languages
- Fixed log size reset after minimize
- Fixed translation errors
- Updated user manual

Download: http://dl.djsoft.net/beta/radioboss_beta_5.7.0.4.exe
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on January 25, 2018, 03:34:21 PM
RadioBOSS 5.7.0.4 beta

If there is more than 1 playlist/player - the 'non' active playlist won't do continuous 'start time'. The 'playing time left' is not updated until the playlist becomes the 'active' playlist.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 26, 2018, 04:05:55 AM
If there is more than 1 playlist/player - the 'non' active playlist won't do continuous 'start time'. The 'playing time left' is not updated until the playlist becomes the 'active' playlist.
Yes, the playing time left shows the remaining time in the playing playlist, that's by design. Start time calc should work - we'll check what's wrong there.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: radioena on January 26, 2018, 10:09:55 PM
5.7 is definitely an improvement. Is there a way of separately adjusting the overlap coming out of a Teaser (at end) with the next playlist item? Also, can't seem to have teaser look ahead to next 5 tracks (Shuffle is off).
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Michael G on January 27, 2018, 06:49:03 AM
BUG

Under the playlist is the Track Information Section. This displays information that I usually input using Track Tool.   

When I directly enter text for example Comments, into the Track Information Section and save it the text disappears.  If I open Track tool the text is there but does not appear in the Track Information Section.

Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Michael G on January 27, 2018, 07:19:25 AM
- Auto Intro is skipped for tracks that belong to any user defined file types, for any special items (DTMF generator, text to speech etc) and for voice tracks
I have my music tracks defined as "Music" in file types.   Could this explain why I can't seem to get Auto Intro to function except for just one track where if works perfectly.

EDIT:
Auto Intro seems to work only if I set to Fade in.   I want the intro to End at Intro but I am not achieving this. 
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 27, 2018, 09:54:19 AM
The next update will take into account the "Playback level" setting in the Track Tool (
Great!
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 28, 2018, 07:46:01 AM
5.7 is definitely an improvement. Is there a way of separately adjusting the overlap coming out of a Teaser (at end) with the next playlist item?
You can create a file type for teaser (with teaser=) identifier and then set up custom crossfade settings for it. The overlap is controlled by the Mix setting.

Also, can't seem to have teaser look ahead to next 5 tracks (Shuffle is off).
Are there any error messages? It could be that following tracks are filtered out - see the Filters settings for teasers.

When I directly enter text for example Comments, into the Track Information Section and save it the text disappears.  If I open Track tool the text is there but does not appear in the Track Information Section.
Did you enable the "Cache tags" option?

I have my music tracks defined as "Music" in file types.   Could this explain why I can't seem to get Auto Intro to function except for just one track where if works perfectly.
Yes, that could be the reason. Currently auto intro ignores all file types. It appears that one track doesn't fall under the "Music" file type, and therefore it has auto into. Why using custom file type for music tracks by the way?

I want the intro to End at Intro but I am not achieving this. 
It will only work if a track has Intro point set. For tracks without intro point, it will not work.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Michael G on January 28, 2018, 09:59:17 AM
Why using custom file type for music tracks by the way?

I created a "Music" Filetype which allowed me to add "colour" for easy identification of certain genres,

I have removed the "Music" filetype and "Auto Intro" is now working superbly :) Without the custom filetype, I now understand "files that do not belong to any file type are treated as "Music"."

Did you enable the "Cache tags" option?
 

No! 
I want the Intro to End at Intro but I am not achieving this. 

It will only work if a track has Intro point set. For tracks without intro point, it will not work.

The intros are set on all music tracks.  As I had set my "music" set to a custom filetype, "Auto Intro" would not work!  Removing the Custom Filetype has resolved my issue.

Amazing Work! 



Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 28, 2018, 12:39:15 PM
I have removed the "Music" filetype and "Auto Intro" is now working superbly  Without the custom filetype, I now understand "files that do not belong to any file type are treated as "Music"
It's mentioned in the user manual: http://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/using_different_types_of_files.htm
In the future, it's possible that Auto Intro will have a more fine filter for file types, where you can select file types to include/exclude.

No! 
This is odd. Does it happen with all tracks or it's for some tracks only?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Michael G on January 28, 2018, 01:11:34 PM
It's mentioned in the user manual: http://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/using_different_types_of_files.htm

Indeed it is and after a review of the manual today, I have identified features I have underutilised or postponed.

This is odd. Does it happen with all tracks or it's for some tracks only?

It has happened since coming across RadioBoss in 2016 with various builds.  I never used the feature but planned to in the future so it was never an issue.   The text entered into the Track Information Panel does not appear to save in the panel itself but is clearly present when using the Track Tool.  Happy to put a video together!

I have just installed the Beta on my laptop and it does not replicate.  The text is visible and save.

Michael
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 28, 2018, 02:14:12 PM
Auto Intro is skipped for tracks that belong to any user defined file types, for any special items (DTMF generator, text to speech etc) and for voice tracks
This does not work with VoiceTrack. AutoIntro is still playing. Attached log capture
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Rob Hayes on January 28, 2018, 02:37:22 PM
Hi, would it be possible to set AutoIntro condition to track length ?

For example, play intro file only if track > 60 mins ?

Thanks ..

Great work btw !
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 29, 2018, 07:53:58 AM
Auto Intro: shows remaining autointro jingle time in the now playing section
I think this must be redesigned. The most important thing is not to know how much time is left, if not know at what time an Intro will start (And which songs will have one) So that the speaker does not talk about the intro.
I attach an image with an idea about this
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 29, 2018, 08:00:43 AM
In the API command write label, it is necessary to pass all the fields when I only want to modify the rating for example ?. The reason is to make sure that only the necessary is modified because I am afraid that there is a coding problem in the characters.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 29, 2018, 01:20:50 PM
The text entered into the Track Information Panel does not appear to save in the panel itself but is clearly present when using the Track Tool.  Happy to put a video together!

I have just installed the Beta on my laptop and it does not replicate.  The text is visible and save.
So it doesn't work on one computer but works on another? That's odd as we failed to reproduce it here. Please send one of the files for which it doesn't work to support@djsoft.net, we'll check it.

This does not work with VoiceTrack. AutoIntro is still playing. Attached log capture
Thank you - it could be a bug.

Hi, would it be possible to set AutoIntro condition to track length ?

For example, play intro file only if track > 60 mins ?
Yes, in the future it'll be possible to assign additional conditions for auto intros - thank you for the suggestion.

I think this must be redesigned. The most important thing is not to know how much time is left, if not know at what time an Intro will start (And which songs will have one) So that the speaker does not talk about the intro.
I attach an image with an idea about this
Yes, that looks better than it is now, an improvement in that part is scheduled for the future updates.

In the API command write label, it is necessary to pass all the fields when I only want to modify the rating for example ?. The reason is to make sure that only the necessary is modified because I am afraid that there is a coding problem in the characters.
Yes, you should pass all fields.
Do you mean the XML is corrupted?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Michael G on January 29, 2018, 01:49:31 PM
So it doesn't work on one computer but works on another? That's odd as we failed to reproduce it here. Please send one of the files for which it doesn't work to support@djsoft.net, we'll check it.

Thank you.  It's currently not a priority for my needs but I thought it would be best to let you know.  I have tried various theme combinations to no avail.     I'll send you a small video along with one of my tracks.   
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Rob Hayes on January 29, 2018, 04:19:49 PM
Yes, in the future it'll be possible to assign additional conditions for auto intros - thank you for the suggestion.

Thank you, this would be a great feature for my station.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 30, 2018, 12:17:02 AM
Yes, you should pass all fields.
Do you mean the XML is corrupted?
No, I just wanted to send the minimum and indispensable, just in case something goes wrong and the tag is damaged.

What happens with the fields: Play Count, BPM, FN, Duration. I imagine that all of them can not be modified using the WriteTag command.

If I send for example "Duration=0" in the xml this does not affect the tag, is not it?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 30, 2018, 12:48:38 AM
I am not able to edit the files that contain "&" in their name. Because this is used to concatenate variables. Is it possible to add some code to replace this character in the file name?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 30, 2018, 04:28:07 AM
Thank you.  It's currently not a priority for my needs but I thought it would be best to let you know.  I have tried various theme combinations to no avail.     I'll send you a small video along with one of my tracks.   
The video received (and the problem indeed presents there), but no music file. Can you please re-send it?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 30, 2018, 04:33:22 AM
No, I just wanted to send the minimum and indispensable, just in case something goes wrong and the tag is damaged.
The proper way top work with it is to first read the tag and receive XML, then make necessary modifications and pass the modified XML to the writetag API. I strongly suggest using libraries to work with XML and do not edit it as a simple string. In this case you'll be sure that XML is properly formed.

What happens with the fields: Play Count, BPM, FN, Duration. I imagine that all of them can not be modified using the WriteTag command.
It only modifies the usual tag fields (artist, title etc) and also BPM and rating. No other fields are modified. The duration is a read-only field, it's ignored in the writetag command.

I am not able to edit the files that contain "&" in their name. Because this is used to concatenate variables. Is it possible to add some code to replace this character in the file name?
You need to urlencode() all parameters passed in the URL.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 30, 2018, 08:39:04 AM
You need to urlencode() all parameters passed in the URL.

I'm using urlencode in delphi (It was necessary for characters like "á", "ñ") and it works correctly, but not with the "&" character

Code: [Select]
conexionservidor:=Edit3.Text + '/?' + '&pass=' + Edit4.Text+'&action=readtag&fn=' + r;

if not DownloadURLFile(TIdURI.URLEncode(conexionservidor), ADPLocalFile)  then

with a manual replacement for "%26" it works. I do not understand how it can not be encoded
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 30, 2018, 11:18:06 AM
You need to encode each parameter individually:

Code: [Select]
conexionservidor:=Edit3.Text + '/?' + '&pass=' + TIdURI.URLEncode(Edit4.Text)+'&action=readtag&fn=' + TIdURI.URLEncode(r);
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 30, 2018, 11:54:24 AM
Thanks!. :)

Is it possible to add the read tag command the number of reproductions and the time of the last reproduction?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 30, 2018, 02:11:52 PM
Is it possible to add the read tag command the number of reproductions and the time of the last reproduction?
Yes, should be done in the next update.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: workino on January 31, 2018, 09:39:05 AM
Hello Dimitry,
your software is really awsome. After some usage i discovered a "bug" but seriusly i don't know if it is..

Track Tool:
don't stop at end tag.
BPM detector sometime fail (i know it could happen)


Featured:

Track tool:
calculate replay gain also
add possibility to exclude import file less than certain time
check for corrupted file during import

Radio BOSS:
search also in songs Lyrics (could be nice if i would like to find some songs with keyword inside)
no AUTO INTRO if track doesn't have intro time setted (i know someone else just requested this)
no fade in for auto intro or give possibility to remove or not to the user
Add "flexible" time to scheduler. I mean if a scheduled event will start at 3:00:00 PM but song will finish at 2:59:45 PM i would like schedule start at the end of this song and not the next one. I know is possible to tell to stop current song and start scheduled event but i don't like to truncate any song.
Increase width size of settings page. For some translation is not possible because them could be too long  ;D

Music Library:
add possibility to disable selected songs in batch mode insted edit every single track.


What i'm doing:
i started to translate 5.7 from original English file to Italian. Just for translation i know there are some web software can help to accomplish this work better so u can add all new phrase there and for us could be to easy to find new and translate them instead going in file and dig  ;D
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 01, 2018, 06:18:03 AM
don't stop at end tag.
This is done on purpose, so you'll be able to listen the whole track.

BPM detector sometime fail (i know it could happen)
Yes, we have plans on improving the quality of BPM detector in the future.

calculate replay gain also
add possibility to exclude import file less than certain time
check for corrupted file during import
ReplayGain calc will be added to the Music Library in the future - to make it easier to batch process files.
You can check the music tracks from Music Library, use the Tools->Check music tracks menu.

search also in songs Lyrics (could be nice if i would like to find some songs with keyword inside)
RadioBOSS does not have song lyrics information, so it's unlikely to have this feature...

no AUTO INTRO if track doesn't have intro time setted (i know someone else just requested this)
This is already the case in the latest update. But it's only applied if you have set "Intro" as start at or end at in the auto intro settings.

no fade in for auto intro or give possibility to remove or not to the user
It's controlled in Settings->Playback->Fading->Voice track.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 01, 2018, 06:18:19 AM

Add "flexible" time to scheduler. I mean if a scheduled event will start at 3:00:00 PM but song will finish at 2:59:45 PM i would like schedule start at the end of this song and not the next one.
This is possible - you can set the event's start time to 2:59:45 and you may also consider using the "Maximum time wait" option with "Play" action - if you set it to 30 seconds, then it'll start between 2:59:45 and 3:00:15.

Increase width size of settings page. For some translation is not possible because them could be too long 
Can you please post a screenshot?

add possibility to disable selected songs in batch mode insted edit every single track.
This is possible - right click on selected tracks, select "Track properties".

i started to translate 5.7 from original English file to Italian
The new strings are located at the end of each section. Please note that we already have users who maintain Italian translation, and currently we await an update from them.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on February 01, 2018, 11:41:24 AM
Hello. I have not noticed improvements as far as accessibility is concerned with screen readers. I have another problem. When I go to the search card and try to change the search criteria, everything fades. I tried today to install RadioBOSS on another computer and I did not let him play music and did not make the database and the search card worked smoothly. A computer on which RadioBOSS has a dual-core Athlon processor and 4GB RAM.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on February 01, 2018, 11:45:22 AM
I would also like to suggest that you add the bpm tag to the search criteria. This would be very good because we could then search for music and bpm tags made by the Music library.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: workino on February 01, 2018, 12:09:12 PM
Hello Dimitry,
but i cannot check if stop tag is in the right place if it not work like expected... a stop  ;D
Is it possible to add a a flag to use it like a stop or just listen all song?

I know RadioBoss doesn't have lyrics but is possible to add them by external programm and it will be nice to search trought them directly in RadioBOSS instead going to external programm and search.

I just discovered a little problem with streaming.If i start a stream with opus codec in icecast dir it appear like Unknown and Currently playing is empty. U can check my test server on http://live.workino.net:8000  (http://live.workino.net:8000)

Is not possible to make more than 2 streams. When you try to add 3rd an error appear and wan't start. (I don't know if it is a limitation)

Ok for translation. I just did it so for the moment i will use mine after i will give a check to official one  ;D
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on February 03, 2018, 07:51:31 AM
Hello. When in the teaser item I get to the option where i Jaws or NVDA say coming up next radio button checked one of the two with the arrows can not change the other option. The same problem I have in the playlist generator when I create the category. It is implicitly set to select the number of songs for a particular category. To shift to the time duration of the category I had to use the Jaws cursor. With NVDA I have never been able to switch this option. It did not help me object navigation either.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 05, 2018, 04:37:23 AM
When I go to the search card and try to change the search criteria, everything fades.
Do you mean it freezes? Do you search in folder or in a music library?

I would also like to suggest that you add the bpm tag to the search criteria. This would be very good because we could then search for music and bpm tags made by the Music library.
You can do such a search if you open music library - you can add tracks from the music library to the playlist. Searching by BPM will require different approach, like setting "from" and "to" values.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 05, 2018, 04:40:38 AM
but i cannot check if stop tag is in the right place if it not work like expected... a stop 
Is it possible to add a a flag to use it like a stop or just listen all song?
Yes, I think that would be possible to make it stop at "stop" - added to the development queue.

I know RadioBoss doesn't have lyrics but is possible to add them by external programm and it will be nice to search trought them directly in RadioBOSS instead going to external programm and search.
I think that would be too complicated, while lyrics search seems like a feature that's rarely needed.

I just discovered a little problem with streaming.If i start a stream with opus codec in icecast dir it appear like Unknown and Currently playing is empty.
This is the way OPUS broadcasting works. Its container does not allow mid-stream metadata updates. There's nothing we can do about it.

Is not possible to make more than 2 streams. When you try to add 3rd an error appear and wan't start. (I don't know if it is a limitation)
RadioBOSS does not limit the number of streams. It appears that your server limits how many connections it accepts.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on February 05, 2018, 05:18:58 AM
I use a music library. This happens when it is set to search all libraries. It looks like the problem is with the computer. When I get to the smallest library, the computer and software are down, but it's not terrible. Have you seen my second post with a description of the problem around the buttons on the teaser option and the option to add a category?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on February 07, 2018, 09:53:21 AM
Dmitry: I have a request with the custom fields.
Is it possible to add them to the API read and write tags?

There are times when the autointro moves too much. (After the intro)
With VoiceTrack this does not happen. Is it possible to improve it?

Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on February 07, 2018, 09:58:23 AM
I have a suggestion. the "Copy and Paste" commands of radioboss could use the clipboard? Then the files could be copied physically (The option to copy in folder would not be necessary)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 07, 2018, 12:59:01 PM
I use a music library. This happens when it is set to search all libraries. It looks like the problem is with the computer.
If you use antivirus, it can slow the operation down significantly, making it look like the program is frozen.

Have you seen my second post with a description of the problem around the buttons on the teaser option and the option to add a category?
Yes, the problem is confirmed, we'll address this issue in the next update.

Dmitry: I have a request with the custom fields.
Is it possible to add them to the API read and write tags?
This will be possible in one of the next updates.

There are times when the autointro moves too much
Can you please provide more information?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 07, 2018, 12:59:49 PM
I have a suggestion. the "Copy and Paste" commands of radioboss could use the clipboard? Then the files could be copied physically (The option to copy in folder would not be necessary)
I don't recall the exact details, but we've tried to implement this in the past and it didn't work out well for some reason.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on February 08, 2018, 04:21:59 AM

Have you seen my second post with a description of the problem around the buttons on the teaser option and the option to add a category?
Yes, the problem is confirmed, we'll address this issue in the next update.
Thank you.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on February 08, 2018, 12:20:09 PM
Quote from: nelson c on February 07, 2018, 11:53:21 AM
There are times when the autointro moves too much
Can you please provide more information?
When I use AutoIntro with the option "end at the intro point" sometimes the Sweapers ends after the intro point, overlapping. This does not happen with VoiceTraks
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Michael G on February 08, 2018, 02:00:06 PM
When I use AutoIntro with the option "end at the intro point" sometimes the Sweepers ends after the intro point, overlapping. This does not happen with VoiceTraks

I too have experienced this a couple of times and it does not always reproduce using the same playlist configuration. 
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 08, 2018, 02:09:23 PM
RadioBOSS 5.7.0.5 RC

Changes:
- "readtag" API command also returns last played date and time
- Broadcasting Statistics window translation fixed
- Fixed "setdtmfsource" command bug (lowercasing URLs)
- Improved accessibility
- Updated plugins
- Fixed possible short time freeze when inserting sweepers
- Fixed path based file types bug
- Improved saving of "artwork.png" file for nowplaying track and "nocover.png" handling

Download: http://dl.djsoft.net/beta/radioboss_beta_5.7.0.5.exe
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 08, 2018, 02:24:10 PM
When I use AutoIntro with the option "end at the intro point" sometimes the Sweapers ends after the intro point, overlapping. This does not happen with VoiceTraks
I too have experienced this a couple of times and it does not always reproduce using the same playlist configuration. 
How much time does it play past the intro point?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on February 08, 2018, 02:30:27 PM
I think it moves between 3 and 5 seconds
It happens a few times, but it is very unpleasant to the air.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 09, 2018, 05:03:23 AM
I think it moves between 3 and 5 seconds
It happens a few times, but it is very unpleasant to the air.
It plays 3-5 seconds after the Intro point?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Michael G on February 09, 2018, 05:17:09 AM
It plays 3-5 seconds after the Intro point?

Yes!
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Michael G on February 09, 2018, 05:21:49 AM
At times I get an issue with the Sweeper playing after a  few seconds of silence. 

The sweeper is trimmed but looks like it has a long silent tail in this screenshot and only starts to play half way. 

Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on February 09, 2018, 05:37:42 AM
I think it moves between 3 and 5 seconds
It happens a few times, but it is very unpleasant to the air.
It plays 3-5 seconds after the Intro point?
Exactamente. No sucede siempre pero sucede.
Como dije anteriormente con VoiceTrack eso no sucede nunca
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 09, 2018, 11:53:01 AM
It plays 3-5 seconds after the Intro point?

Yes!
Does it happen with intros that start before the music track, or this happens with intros that start after music track is already playing?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on February 09, 2018, 12:09:28 PM
It happens only with intros that start after the track is playing.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on February 09, 2018, 12:11:57 PM
Small interface problem
The preview window has no borders
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 09, 2018, 01:23:30 PM
At times I get an issue with the Sweeper playing after a  few seconds of silence. 

The sweeper is trimmed but looks like it has a long silent tail in this screenshot and only starts to play half way. 
If it happens only with specific sweeper, please send it to use for analysis: support@djsoft.net
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Michael G on February 09, 2018, 01:37:24 PM
Does it happen with intros that start before the music track, or this happens with intros that start after music track is already playing?

I am able to reproduce this.  In my case, it seems that the sweeper will delay triggering if I have trimmed the beginning of the music track by placing "START" a few beats into the track (See Images).   
If I don't trim the track, the issue is not present.

If it happens only with specific sweeper, please send it to use for analysis: support@djsoft.net
It may well be a specific sweeper so I'll email that to you.




Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on February 09, 2018, 11:06:44 PM
Another example of the problem with Intro
Establish a starting point must be the cause of the slipping
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 10, 2018, 02:16:47 AM
In my case, it seems that the sweeper will delay triggering if I have trimmed the beginning of the music track by placing "START"
Establish a starting point must be the cause of the slipping
It appears that the cause was found :) Should be fixed in the next update
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Michael G on February 10, 2018, 07:21:26 AM
It appears that the cause was found  Should be fixed in the next update
Thank you kind Sir! 

Also, Just an observation, I am able to set a mix point for Jingle File Types but it seems to be ignored.  My jingles have fade outs and regardless of placing a Mix Marker, there seems to be no effect and the Jingle plays to the End Marker.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on February 10, 2018, 08:19:29 AM
Upgraded to latest beta.

- Clock doesn't work
- Visual elements of the program are showing - e.g. labels are showing up as rectangles over other elements
- The countdown clock for the 'current' track is moving but seems to be overlapping itself
- Playing time left seems to appear twice

Something that was occurring previously but I hadn't reported yet, was the 'X' on the library shows words behind it, looks like 'Cancel'. Carts appear normal. All menus appear normal.

This is only happening on one system. The other two are unaffected.

I'm guessing this is graphics card related. Is there anything in particular we need to have loaded on our system in order for RadioBOSS to appear correctly? E.g. any DirectX or other graphics related codecs etc. we need to have installed?

I downgraded to 5.7.0.4 on the affected system and everything appears correctly again, other than the 'Cancel' word appearing behind the "X". I have "Intel HD Graphics 4400" installed as the graphics driver.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 10, 2018, 11:44:46 AM
This is only happening on one system. The other two are unaffected.
It appears that you have "Screen reader" mode enabled. Disabled it from the menu: View->Accessibility (Screen Reader) - make sure that's unchecked.

Also, Just an observation, I am able to set a mix point for Jingle File Types but it seems to be ignored.  My jingles have fade outs and regardless of placing a Mix Marker, there seems to be no effect and the Jingle plays to the End Marker.
Please post a screenshot of jingle crossade settings, we'll try to reproduce it here.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Michael G on February 10, 2018, 12:17:53 PM
Quote from: Michael G on Today at 07:21:26 AM
Also, Just an observation, I am able to set a mix point for Jingle File Types but it seems to be ignored.  My jingles have fade outs and regardless of placing a Mix Marker, there seems to be no effect and the Jingle plays to the End Marker.

Please post a screenshot of jingle crossade settings, we'll try to reproduce it here.

 I unchecked Settings>Playback > Fading> Do not crossfade Short Tracks which seemed to resolve my "issue". The Mix Marker appears on the Track Title Bar and the Jingle performs as expected

Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 10, 2018, 02:06:33 PM
Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.
OK - good to know :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on February 10, 2018, 06:10:13 PM
Small interface problem
The preview window has no borders

Restart Windows solved the problem :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Pablo on February 10, 2018, 09:16:29 PM

Hello, after trying some days, I noticed that Radioboss beta installed on Windows 10 is more stable with Windows 7 compatibility. On the other hand I have noticed that the compressor works much better, there is a small problem in the reading of the name of the tracks as the recordings of our advertisements and some songs of music presents it as "track" or "Untitled-1"... When installing on another Pc Radioboss Beta it is not possible to enter the key to be able to test, Tanks.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on February 11, 2018, 01:08:28 AM
It appears that you have "Screen reader" mode enabled. Disabled it from the menu: View->Accessibility (Screen Reader) - make sure that's unchecked.

100% was that. Upgraded to newest beta and working as expected. Thank you.

P.S. Any possibility of adding ability to turn screen reader on/off in user access controls (e.g. admin can block)?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 11, 2018, 05:32:49 AM
Restart Windows solved the problem
Restarting RadioBOSS may have been helped too.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 11, 2018, 05:36:13 AM
I noticed that Radioboss beta installed on Windows 10 is more stable with Windows 7 compatibility
It should not matter - we've tested it and it works for months on any modern Windows operating system. Perhaps there's something else that affects stability.

On the other hand I have noticed that the compressor works much better
It will work the same on any operating system. Compressor is simply a mathematic function over audio stream, and math works the same on any OS :)

there is a small problem in the reading of the name of the tracks as the recordings of our advertisements and some songs of music presents it as "track" or "Untitled-1"
It first reads the tag and if there is one, shows the information from there. If there's no tag, it reads file name.

Any possibility of adding ability to turn screen reader on/off in user access controls (e.g. admin can block)?
Do you have a need to turn it on and off periodically?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on February 11, 2018, 07:24:30 AM
Do you have a need to turn it on and off periodically?

No we don't, would just like to be able to disable it
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on February 11, 2018, 10:49:44 AM
Hello. I see that the problem with the radio button buttons in the teaser option and the option to add categories is resolved and works very well with Jaws for Windows and with NVDA. Thank you.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 11, 2018, 12:42:23 PM
No we don't, would just like to be able to disable it
The next update will lock this option to "Change settings" UAC rule.

Hello. I see that the problem with the radio button buttons in the teaser option and the option to add categories is resolved and works very well with Jaws for Windows and with NVDA. Thank you.
You're welcome. It should also better read field names, in Track Information tab and in many other places.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on February 11, 2018, 12:45:55 PM
The next update will lock this option to "Change settings" UAC rule.

Works for us, thank you!
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 13, 2018, 02:25:47 PM
RadioBOSS 5.7.0.6 RC

Changes:
Download: http://dl.djsoft.net/beta/radioboss_beta_5.7.0.6.exe
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Michael G on February 13, 2018, 08:15:04 PM
Fixed: Auto Intro sometimes played at incorrect position

 :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 14, 2018, 03:43:27 AM
As it turns out, the fix for AutoIntro was not actually included in this release due to internal mistake - the final fix will be available soon.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Michael G on February 14, 2018, 05:09:20 AM
s it turns out, the fix for AutoIntro was not actually included in this release due to internal mistake - the final fix will be available soon.

 :(
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on February 14, 2018, 12:24:18 PM
Hello. Jaws and NVDA only read the year field properly. In other fields Jaws excels the word graphic and some number. NVDA just says edit. In the Music library, the readers do not say any edit fields.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 14, 2018, 02:15:26 PM
Hello. Jaws and NVDA only read the year field properly. In other fields Jaws excels the word graphic and some number. NVDA just says edit. In the Music library, the readers do not say any edit fields.
We'll check it further. Although from what I know, JAWS seemed to correctly read almost everything.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on February 14, 2018, 02:24:50 PM
I do not know. You probably have some adjustments that match RadioBoss software. I have standard settings for Jaws.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Pablo on February 14, 2018, 11:14:43 PM
Greetings, I have noticed that the Backup fails in some opotunidaes when wanting to restore some, says "Corrupt File"
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 15, 2018, 03:17:32 AM
Greetings, I have noticed that the Backup fails in some opotunidaes when wanting to restore some, says "Corrupt File"
Can you please tell the exact error message? What happens if you try to restore the same backup again?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 15, 2018, 01:41:46 PM
RadioBOSS 5.7.0.7 Release Candidate

Changes:
- Fixed Auto Intro position bug
- Fixed occasional Voice Insert positional bug
- Updated Spanish translation
- Minor UI fixes

Download: http://dl.djsoft.net/radioboss_setup_5.7.0.7.exe
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 15, 2018, 01:43:44 PM
I do not know. You probably have some adjustments that match RadioBoss software. I have standard settings for Jaws.
Yes, it appears that reading edit field names is currently not possible, and also fixing this is pretty complex, as it turned out. I've put that to the dev queue - it should be resolved in one of the next minor updates.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Pablo on February 15, 2018, 02:15:22 PM
Hola saludos, los menú no se traducen todos al español, hay varios que se quedan en el idioma base
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 16, 2018, 04:17:43 AM
Hola saludos, los menú no se traducen todos al español, hay varios que se quedan en el idioma base
Can you please specify where the translation is missing?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Doug Sinclair on February 16, 2018, 06:29:56 PM
Noticed that the segues are not as smooth as the previous version using 5.7.0.1. Same Settings   as in 5.6.02


Doug Sinclair
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 17, 2018, 10:17:43 AM
Noticed that the segues are not as smooth as the previous version using 5.7.0.1. Same Settings   as in 5.6.02
The way segues are handled was not changed compared to previous version. Can you please specify what's wrong with segues?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: pety on February 18, 2018, 04:32:32 AM
Track Tool doesn't correctly update time bar after resizing.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: pety on February 18, 2018, 05:20:17 AM
Different font color when highlight track.
When I have a track with uppercase letter then font color is black. Otherwise it is white.
Is that a bug?

Hmm, it looks still beta version for me.
I'll make some tests next week, when I'll feel better.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: tljay on February 18, 2018, 06:53:17 AM
I can't restore any backup files
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 18, 2018, 03:20:34 PM
Track Tool doesn't correctly update time bar after resizing.
It's not resized immediately, but after a while - we'll check if there's a bug.

When I have a track with uppercase letter then font color is black. Otherwise it is white.
Is that a bug?
It doesn't reproduce here. I think it has something to do with your style setup in RadioBOSS.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 18, 2018, 03:22:36 PM
I can't restore any backup files
It could be because backup or RadioBOSS installation is damaged. Please try reinstalling RadioBOSS, you can try installing it to a different folder, and then restore backup.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: tljay on February 18, 2018, 04:06:21 PM
I want to do a radioboss backup from pc1,
this is only limited, as can be seen in the picture.
then I want to restore the backup on pc2,
that does not work out.
I already have everything uninstalled on pc2, and also installed in another directory.
Unfortunately without success.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: José Evanildo Liberato Evanildo on February 19, 2018, 03:27:48 PM
KD O ATIVADOR
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: WNAQ db on February 20, 2018, 02:36:59 PM
In the What's New list of the 5.7 Beta Release it states:
   Improved the way Track Lists are displayed in the playlist.
With this change, the track info is only displayed while the track is playing and then is replaced with the new display once the song ends.
I assume this is the intended change but, for me, it is not nearly as useful as the previous method of displaying the track info during the entire playlist rotation. I would appreciate your review of this change.

So far, 5.7.0.7 is quite stable and is testing well.

Keep up the good work and thanks.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: celso on February 20, 2018, 03:41:42 PM
I can't restore any backup files


The same thing happens here too.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Riddle on February 22, 2018, 01:05:19 PM
Is it true that the Segue editor doesn't work on currently playing tracks? So track 1 is playing, and i wanted to setup the Segue for the upcoming track, it doesn't work?

---

I noticed a small bug:

When I enable "Mic and VU meter in the center", the MIC button is not showing below. When I disable it, the button pops up at the bottom right

---

Question:

Can't I have my mic being processed by the FX chain as well? When I choose DSP... and activate the same processing tool(s), the music is not being processed anymore

---

When I press the MIC button, i hear myself. I don't want that, so I enable "Output to encoders only" in the settings. But then my voice is not streamed as well. The music goes down when I push MIC but my voice is not heard.

-- Edit: last "bug" has been fixed apparently. I changed the input for the mic from DirectSound to WASAPI and I hear myself now. Changed it back and works as well. Maybe something was stuck in the background.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 23, 2018, 12:21:40 PM
I want to do a radioboss backup from pc1,
this is only limited, as can be seen in the picture.
then I want to restore the backup on pc2,
that does not work out.
I already have everything uninstalled on pc2, and also installed in another directory.
Unfortunately without success.
It's hard to tell what's going wrong. If you have antivirus installed, please try turning it off while you restore the backup.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 23, 2018, 12:40:17 PM
I assume this is the intended change but, for me, it is not nearly as useful as the previous method of displaying the track info during the entire playlist rotation.
Very often it showed incorrect information, as different tracks were later chosen to be played. Now it displays information when it surely knows what track is selected.

The same thing happens here too.
Do you use any antivirus software?

Is it true that the Segue editor doesn't work on currently playing tracks? So track 1 is playing, and i wanted to setup the Segue for the upcoming track, it doesn't work?
Currently this is not supported.

When I enable "Mic and VU meter in the center", the MIC button is not showing below. When I disable it, the button pops up at the bottom right
The bug does not reproduce here. Can you please send a screenshot?

Can't I have my mic being processed by the FX chain as well? When I choose DSP... and activate the same processing tool(s), the music is not being processed anymore
Technically it's not possible (without using hacks) - one plugin can only be loaded once. If you already use it for music, it won't work (or work incorrectly) if you also select it for mic.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: celso on February 23, 2018, 01:15:29 PM
The same thing happens here too.
Do you use any antivirus software?


I'm using avast antivirus
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 23, 2018, 01:23:03 PM
The same thing happens here too.
Do you use any antivirus software?


I'm using avast antivirus
Please try turning it off and restore the backup. It appears that Avast is blocking some operations that backup module is using.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: celso on February 23, 2018, 06:39:34 PM
Quote from: celso on Today at 01:15:29 PM
Quote from: Riddle on February 22, 2018, 01:05:19 PM
The same thing happens here too.
Do you use any antivirus software?


I'm using avast antivirus
Please try turning it off and restore the backup. It appears that Avast is blocking some operations that backup module is using.



I deactivated the antivirus and it continues the same thing, it does not restore.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: tljay on February 23, 2018, 06:48:22 PM
Quote from: celso on Today at 01:15:29 PM
Quote from: Riddle on February 22, 2018, 01:05:19 PM
The same thing happens here too.
Do you use any antivirus software?


I'm using avast antivirus
Please try turning it off and restore the backup. It appears that Avast is blocking some operations that backup module is using.



I deactivated the antivirus and it continues the same thing, it does not restore.
I have the same problem
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 24, 2018, 01:08:43 AM
We'll improve error message details in the future updates, this will allow to understand what goes wrong.

Backup can be restored manually:

1. Install 7ZIP: http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

2. Open RadioBOSS, in the menu click Settings->Open Settings folder. Close RadioBOSS but leave the settings folder opened.

3. Open the backup file in 7ZIP and copy all the files from there to the settings folder.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: tljay on February 24, 2018, 04:25:25 AM
the backup was working correctly in the last radioboss versions (5.6.2)
with introducing of new beta versions (5.7) now it does not

please update

thank you
We'll improve error message details in the future updates, this will allow to understand what goes wrong.

Backup can be restored manually:

1. Install 7ZIP: http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

2. Open RadioBOSS, in the menu click Settings->Open Settings folder. Close RadioBOSS but leave the settings folder opened.

3. Open the backup file in 7ZIP and copy all the files from there to the settings folder.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 26, 2018, 02:49:56 AM
the backup was working correctly in the last radioboss versions (5.6.2)
with introducing of new beta versions (5.7) now it does not
The backup was not changed between those versions, so it's a coincidence. Something else had changed on your computer and it stopped working. We'll improve the error message to provide the reason why it had failed.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on February 28, 2018, 10:57:58 PM
Problem of artist repetition in RB.

I found a playlist that skipped a repeat rule. In this case the two tracks have the Artist Tag correctly, there are no collaborations. And according to the log,it is discarded  the cause was that there were clues in a category and I insert a random track

The repetition settings that I enclose in a capture are loaded in each music category

Code: [Select]
[28/02/2018 05:00:09 a.m.] Category "--------Frases-------": loaded 40 tracks
[28/02/2018 05:00:09 a.m.] Tracks after filters applied: 40
[28/02/2018 05:00:09 a.m.] Loading category "Musica Trasnoche"
[28/02/2018 05:27:38 a.m.] Category "Musica Trasnoche": loaded 21447 tracks
[28/02/2018 05:27:41 a.m.] Tracks excluded (priority less than zero): 10
[28/02/2018 05:27:41 a.m.] Tracks after filters applied: 21058
[28/02/2018 05:27:41 a.m.] Loading category "Super Clasicos Trasnoche"
[28/02/2018 05:30:40 a.m.] Category "Super Clasicos Trasnoche": loaded 2810 tracks
[28/02/2018 05:30:40 a.m.] Tracks after filters applied: 2486
[28/02/2018 05:30:40 a.m.] Loading category "Dos Ultimos Años"
[28/02/2018 05:55:08 a.m.] Category "Dos Ultimos Años": loaded 21447 tracks
[28/02/2018 05:55:16 a.m.] Tracks excluded (priority less than zero): 46
[28/02/2018 05:55:16 a.m.] Tracks after filters applied: 1410
[28/02/2018 05:55:16 a.m.] Loading category "Lentos"
[28/02/2018 05:55:41 a.m.] Category "Lentos": loaded 423 tracks
[28/02/2018 05:55:41 a.m.] Tracks excluded (priority less than zero): 1
[28/02/2018 05:55:41 a.m.] Tracks after filters applied: 422
[28/02/2018 05:58:44 a.m.] Completed. Duration: 5:00:01
[28/02/2018 05:58:44 a.m.] Saved file: R:\Listas De Reproduccion\Listas de programacion\Trasnoche.m3u8
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on March 01, 2018, 03:00:52 AM
I see that you reported the same bug before, with "U2" artist too: https://www.djsoft.net/smf/index.php/topic,4651.msg22407.html#msg22407

We'll check if that's a bug.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on March 01, 2018, 05:28:15 PM
Hello. I see in the news of the last version that there is an option to add a teaser to a playlist generator. Is it written here? I guess I missed it. How do you do that?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on March 01, 2018, 05:34:00 PM
Hello. I want to report another bug in accessibility that I discovered tonight. In the playlist generator, when the option to add categories on the tracks tab opens, there is an option to select tracks. Here Jaws and say only random radio button checked and arrows up and down this option can not change.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on March 02, 2018, 03:49:10 AM
Hello. I see in the news of the last version that there is an option to add a teaser to a playlist generator. Is it written here? I guess I missed it. How do you do that?
When you edit a category, on the Tracks tab click the "..." button, a menu will pop up. Select the "Teaser" option to add a teaser.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on March 02, 2018, 05:40:49 AM
Okay. Thank you very much. I found that button. Neither NVDA nor NVDA have said its name. Jaws said only the "track source button" and NVDA has just said "button". On the previous buttons: track, folder, library and playlists readers are dictating the names correctly. When you click that unmarked button, the screen readers read the menus and options in them properly.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on March 03, 2018, 04:07:56 AM
When you click that unmarked button, the screen readers read the menus and options in them properly.
That's odd as the button is labeled as "...". We'll change its caption when screen reader mode is enabled to something more readable. Thank you for pointing out this issue.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: celso on March 07, 2018, 03:20:30 PM
I would like to make a suggestion about the event window. That you have the option to organize the events with the run in option and disregard the groups in this case, so that the system always shows the events that will always come in the order they will run independently whether it is jingle, time annoucement commercial ..., we can do this in the moment if you do not associate the events to a group, when associated with a group works more always only showing separated by groups. The idea is to have a way to organize by groups, more when you click on the run in column that organizes according to the schedule of execution
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on March 08, 2018, 05:06:39 AM
Thank you for the suggestion, an option will be added to turn groups display on and off.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: stokemusic on March 09, 2018, 07:34:38 AM
in Radioboss beta 5.7.0.7 if I tick the box in options Options>file Types>Use Custom-Title-Format for specific files (such as News or Weather reports) and I'm sending track information to Twitter using the HTTP Reports option, it stops sending track reports to Twitter until the next Playlist generation and I get the error HTTP Request (#1) error: HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error. Why is this? if the box is not ticked then it seems to be OK and carries on sending track information to Twitter.
I usually generate a 24 hour playlist and this error screws everything up.
Any ideas why this is?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on March 09, 2018, 02:47:45 PM
in Radioboss beta 5.7.0.7 if I tick the box in options Options>file Types>Use Custom-Title-Format for specific files (such as News or Weather reports) and I'm sending track information to Twitter using the HTTP Reports option, it stops sending track reports to Twitter until the next Playlist generation and I get the error HTTP Request (#1) error: HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error. Why is this? if the box is not ticked then it seems to be OK and carries on sending track information to Twitter.
I usually generate a 24 hour playlist and this error screws everything up.
Any ideas why this is?
Even of the box is the problem (it could be that Twitter rejects the custom text you provided for some reason) - but it should only affect the tracks of that file type only, and not any other tracks in the playlist.

it stops sending track reports to Twitter until the next Playlist generation
And this is really odd, as RadioBOSS doesn't know (or care) where the tracks come from. One playlist creation or another, or manually added tracks - after they are in the playlist, there's no information about where did the tracks came from.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: celso on March 10, 2018, 09:06:09 AM
Good morning, when will the odds on the commercials tabs be added? Ideal that also add protection of repetition, I did the test in the form that is and repeats the separator in the same block more than once.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on March 10, 2018, 11:02:11 AM
Good morning, when will the odds on the commercials tabs be added? Ideal that also add protection of repetition, I did the test in the form that is and repeats the separator in the same block more than once.
Currently it simply inserts random separator. Do you want to have repeat protection rules for those?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: celso on March 10, 2018, 11:41:12 AM
Currently it simply inserts random separator. Do you want to have repeat protection rules for those?

One way to take advantage of what already exists is to have the option of inserting Track List as a source, since this mode already has protection of repetition and still helps not to duplicate files in the computer, it would be enough to create a list for that. And the probability is useful because you do not need to insert a separator for each commercial!
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on March 12, 2018, 10:00:33 AM
have the option of inserting Track List as a source, since this mode already has protection of repetition
For separators, I think it should be enough to not repeat separators in ad block - this will be done in one of the future updates.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: celso on March 12, 2018, 12:48:07 PM
For separators, I think it should be enough to not repeat separators in ad block - this will be done in one of the future updates.

I believe that without probability configuration gets very full, since the separators are usually small jingles with the name of the radio, being thus it is exaggerated. I'm not using the alternate track function to add between commercials.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on March 12, 2018, 01:27:32 PM
I believe that without probability configuration gets very full, since the separators are usually small jingles with the name of the radio, being thus it is exaggerated. I'm not using the alternate track function to add between commercials.
Yes, I forgot to mention this - probability for separators is also planned, and will be added in one of the next updates.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on March 17, 2018, 03:53:46 AM
It's on the Tracks tab when you add or edit a category. Click the "..." button and select Add Teaser.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on March 17, 2018, 09:50:10 AM
Hello. I have a suggestion. When I add a plugin on the FX tab I need to tag it to become functional. Screen reader for tagging use the space key. When I press the space bar and the screen reader says something is checked, I stopped playing the music. Then I have to go to another part of the program and re-press the space bar to continue playing the music. Is it possible to make the FX button in the FX card stop to stop playback?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on March 20, 2018, 08:22:39 AM
It appears to be a bug in the software - will be fixed in the next update.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on March 25, 2018, 10:47:49 PM
Dmitry:
I have a question. I'm using a free-to-air PC (With DeepFreeze) to play streaming through RadioBOSS. The commercials are replaced by dtmf and configured with ADS Schedulers. As I needed to change the commercials are not lost by the freeze, I have a partition which is not freezed and the mp3 files of the commercials along with the playlist are there. (I have configured in working directory)
However, the new commercials are lost when they are restarted (they are not replaced again in ADS Update command), but when they are imported back into the program they already have the output times configured.
How can i fix this?
Thank you
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on March 26, 2018, 06:40:22 AM
How can i fix this?
I'm not sure if the problem relates to RadioBOSS or Ads Scheduler. Can you please provide more information?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on March 26, 2018, 07:48:54 AM
Actually I'm not sure if there is an error. I have the feeling that ADS Scheduler saves part of the configuration in one of the freezed folders. Even though you change the work path to a folder that is not.
For this reason the changes are lost when restarting the PC if it is freeze.
I wonder what is this file to see if I can omit it from the freezado
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on March 26, 2018, 11:18:35 AM
Ads Scheduler saves its configuration to RadioBOSS's settings folder - into "adscheduler.ini" file. This file, among other information, contains the list of adverts.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on March 26, 2018, 05:09:46 PM
I can exclude the RadioBOSS folder from the freezado but nothing would make sense. Perform the freezado as a final solution to power cuts that damage the profile of RadioBOSS. I spend this time on repeated occasions and after freeze I'm super stable.

Would not it be a good idea to move the track list to the commercial work folder? Anyway there ADS creates files with the configuration of each file. :)
This would simplify a lot to use ADS in a local network as well.

Another PC with RadioBOSS could be destined exclusively for this task.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on March 27, 2018, 03:17:43 AM
I think there is a problem with the command to update the weather.
I am using an event with "weather Carhué, Ar" however it is not updated

By the way, is this macro implemented in the simultaneous player?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on March 27, 2018, 04:56:53 AM
Would not it be a good idea to move the track list to the commercial work folder? Anyway there ADS creates files with the configuration of each file.
This would simplify a lot to use ADS in a local network as well.
In the future this will likely be supported - RadioBOSS is going to have networking features soon to allow managing ads and playlists from another computer.

By the way, is this macro implemented in the simultaneous player?
Yes, it should work.

I am using an event with "weather Carhué, Ar" however it is not updated
Are there any error messages?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on March 27, 2018, 10:54:45 AM
Quote from: nelson c on Today at 05:17:43 AM
I am using an event with "weather Carhué, Ar" however it is not updated
Are there any error messages?
There is no error message. From the interface to see the weather (Where is the clock) I still see "--° C --%"
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on March 27, 2018, 10:09:30 PM
Is it possible to modify the Popup menu, so that pressing TrackTool opens the editor for all the selected tracks?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on March 28, 2018, 03:05:50 AM
Is it possible to modify the Popup menu, so that pressing TrackTool opens the editor for all the selected tracks?
Opening multiple Track Tool instances doesn't seem like a good idea. You can use the Prev and Next buttons in Track Tool to open it for the previous and next tracks in the playlist.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on March 28, 2018, 10:48:01 AM
Is it possible to modify the Popup menu, so that pressing TrackTool opens the editor for all the selected tracks?
Opening multiple Track Tool instances doesn't seem like a good idea. You can use the Prev and Next buttons in Track Tool to open it for the previous and next tracks in the playlist.
I'm adding the intro for all the tracks that do not have it yet.
For I am there are many windows and then I start to mark all the points.
Doing this track by track takes some time, I thought it might be a good idea.

The previous and next buttons are useless since I only want to edit the selection in the list

Quote from: nelson c on Today at 05:17:43 AM
I am using an event with "weather Carhué, Ar" however it is not updated
Are there any error messages?
There is no error message. From the interface to see the weather (Where is the clock) I still see "--° C --%"
Any idea with this?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on March 29, 2018, 04:02:19 AM
I'm adding the intro for all the tracks that do not have it yet.
For I am there are many windows and then I start to mark all the points.
Opening many Track Tool's will consume lots of system resources...

There is no error message. From the interface to see the weather (Where is the clock) I still see "--° C --%"
Added to the list of bugs - it can be something to do with weather service being unavailable.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on April 01, 2018, 03:26:45 PM
Small interface problem with the latest version
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on April 01, 2018, 05:27:14 PM
I have two questions with the weather:
-How much time is it possible to update the weather?
-How long does it take until radioboss considers the data it has out of date?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on April 02, 2018, 02:19:00 AM
Sorry for that - will be fixed shortly :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on April 02, 2018, 07:01:15 PM
Sorry for that - will be fixed shortly :)
No problem, Thank you very much :D
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on April 03, 2018, 03:34:43 AM
It's fixed, please download the version 5.7.1 again and reinstall - the version number is not changed, but the fix is there.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on April 03, 2018, 10:17:12 AM
Great, that's what I call a quick solution  ;)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on April 07, 2018, 01:26:01 PM
Hello Dmitry,
When I deactivate "Create report file", the Log stops showing. What is the reason for this? I'm interested in being able to see this in execution time. (But do not save it)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on April 07, 2018, 01:28:53 PM
Another thing:
The custom buffer does not work for streaming flac. (I am using the integrated encoder in RadioBOSS)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on April 07, 2018, 02:25:07 PM
When I deactivate "Create report file", the Log stops showing. What is the reason for this? I'm interested in being able to see this in execution time. (But do not save it)
Yes, makes sense - the behavior will be changed in one of the next updates.

The custom buffer does not work for streaming flac. (I am using the integrated encoder in RadioBOSS)
Can you please specify what buffer it is?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on April 07, 2018, 04:04:13 PM
I mean the option "network playback buffer"
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on April 08, 2018, 02:19:30 PM
I mean the option "network playback buffer"
The option works regardless of the stream format.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on April 08, 2018, 04:33:34 PM
So it should be. But there is an error with streaming Flac. I did a test measuring the delay of the streaming and it was less than 10 seconds. However, in RB he had a buffer of 50 seconds configured.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on April 09, 2018, 09:20:06 AM
I'll add it to the list of bugs, it will be checked in the next update.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on April 10, 2018, 06:56:07 PM
The "MakeLibrary" command is not working.
Music Library I import 180,000 songs and from the command I only see 70,000
Code: [Select]
makelibrary Todo.xml|"M:\Mi musica"
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on April 11, 2018, 09:55:48 AM
Please try adding the same folder in the Music Library directly, does it add all the files?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on April 11, 2018, 10:03:35 AM
So is. Since the library works correctly
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on April 11, 2018, 10:27:17 AM
So is. Since the library works correctly
Does makelibrary always result in 70K tracks?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on April 11, 2018, 10:31:27 AM
I'm not sure about that. What I can confirm is that it never matters everything for a long time.

I have the command to update the complete database every Sunday,.
But the searches in this database always lacked songs, so I resort to Windows file explorer.
It has been more than a year since this happened. Yesterday it occurred to me to update manually from MusicLibrary and from there I work correctly.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on April 12, 2018, 06:06:50 AM
I've added it to the list of bugs, it will be addressed in one of the next update - among other changes, the makelibrary command will be reworked to perform an update (instead of rebuilding completely).
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on April 12, 2018, 02:32:15 PM
I also found another problem.
The database with 180,000 songs, can not be analyzed from RB. (only one track appears)

Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on April 12, 2018, 03:07:42 PM
Is it possible to send the database to us for testing (the xml file)?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on April 12, 2018, 03:40:57 PM
Yeah right. Here it is
https://ufile.io/k9ibj
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on April 13, 2018, 02:24:16 AM
Thank you!
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on April 14, 2018, 05:52:25 PM
Dmitry, here is a problem in the simultaneous player. The event starts playing when the current track of the main player ends. This for some things can be useful. But for example when using streaming and you want to start a block by DTMF, it will not start until there is a problem in streaming playback.

I'm in doubt if it's a bug or intentional.

If it was intentional, you could enable the option "Play immediately" to control this
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on April 16, 2018, 02:32:42 AM
If it was intentional, you could enable the option "Play immediately" to control this
Stream is also considered as track, and if event should wait until track ends - it will wait.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on April 16, 2018, 05:06:46 AM
My question is how to deactivate this. For some things it can be useful, for others as advertising replacement complicates things a lot.
Perhaps it would be a good option to allow the use of "Play immediately" for events in the simultaneous player, as in the capture
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on April 16, 2018, 10:53:46 AM
You can disable the "Maximum time to wait" option, in this case, it will start immediately. Currently, with your settings, it will wait up to 20 minutes for currently playing track to finish.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on April 22, 2018, 09:53:37 AM
Dmitry a question:
What happened to the prebuffer feature for streaming playback that should be implemented several versions behind? (For the reproduction to start immediately)

Will this be implemented? Is there a date for this?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on April 23, 2018, 02:50:10 AM
What happened to the prebuffer feature for streaming playback that should be implemented several versions behind? (For the reproduction to start immediately)

Will this be implemented? Is there a date for this?
It's still in the queue to be developed, but I can't tell you when it's going to be done. Currently it's scheduled for RadioBOSS 5.8.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: klinsoft on June 24, 2018, 10:15:55 AM
Access violation at address 00C855FB in module 'radioboss.exe'. Read of address 0000000F

If helps, bug reports attached
I can`t give "next song" to start playing again. If i press it - error appears with different address.

Access violation at address 00D0AFE8 in module 'radioboss.exe'. Read of address 0000000F.


I press Play for unpause.....Program just not responds, white screen and must kill and restart it
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on June 25, 2018, 07:36:40 AM
It appears that your RadioBOSS installation is damaged - please reinstall RadioBOSS from our web site.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: klinsoft on June 25, 2018, 10:34:37 AM
It was running more than 24 hours and then suddenly this happened .... as i see just after it "unpause" from a "sheduled track"...

Saw that and decide to show you.

P.S: Just right now it make it again with other address and 00000D at the end.
Access violation at address 00D0AFE8 in module 'radioboss.exe'. Read of address 0000000D.
Access violation at address 00C855FB in module 'radioboss.exe'. Read of address 0000000D.
Access violation at address 00D91086 in module 'radioboss.exe'. Read of address 0000000D.

Nevermind, installing back version that was before - no any problem like that with it.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on June 25, 2018, 01:17:27 PM
Saw that and decide to show you.

P.S: Just right now it make it again with other address and 00000D at the end.
Access violation at address 00D0AFE8 in module 'radioboss.exe'. Read of address 0000000D.
Thank you for reporting those problems, but as we've seen those previously, they only occur when RadioBOSS files were modified - deliberately or due to virus attack or some 3rd party software interfering.
What version did you install that did not have such problem?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: klinsoft on June 25, 2018, 04:27:45 PM
I have antivirus, but with 5.4.7.1 it`s not like that.
That`s why i decide that is a bug.

It may be the antivirus , i don`t know.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on June 29, 2018, 02:17:39 PM
Hello Dmitry,

Use bed for playback works in the simultaneous player? I intend to use it while announcing the temperature (Automatic weather announcements using pre-recorded files)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on June 30, 2018, 10:33:31 AM
Use bed for playback works in the simultaneous player? I intend to use it while announcing the temperature (Automatic weather announcements using pre-recorded files)
Yes, it should work there too.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on July 01, 2018, 12:26:28 PM
unfortunately, it does not work  :(

The bed is not reproduced in the simultaneous player.

And in the main player does not work if the macro is used
C:\Weather\Temp\TMP?temp.MP3

In the main player only inserts the bed if I add the file
C:\Weather\Temp\TMP7.MP3
but in the simultaneous player this does not insert the bed either
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on July 01, 2018, 01:52:19 PM
Dmitry,
I have an other question.
I'm driving the rating in a BD outside of RB and the idea is to generate a playlist with PLGen Pro.
Based on the rating I want to handle the priority of a song as I was doing from RadioBOSS.

To handle this I thought about duplicating a song in a playlist, so that the PLGen Pro random has more chances to choose this track.

The question here is the following:
In this Item the track "Coldplay - Clocks" is twice as likely to be chosen?

Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on July 02, 2018, 04:55:16 PM
The bed is not reproduced in the simultaneous player.
It could be a bug, thank you for the information, scheduled for RadioBOSS 5.8.

And in the main player does not work if the macro is used
It could be a bug too :)

The question here is the following:
In this Item the track "Coldplay - Clocks" is twice as likely to be chosen?
Unlikely, as playlist generator removes duplicates from the sources in most cases. You should create priority rules based on e.g. rating or other field and modify this tag field.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on July 02, 2018, 09:13:15 PM
You should create priority rules based on e.g. rating or other field and modify this tag field.
Rating and custom fields without doubt is the best alternative. The problem is that you can not modify this from the API for now.

I have to think of some other alternative while.

It would also be great to can read and modify the intro point from the WriteTag API command.
I hope it can be implemented soon :D
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on July 03, 2018, 04:04:43 AM
Rating and custom fields without doubt is the best alternative. The problem is that you can not modify this from the API for now.
This will be possible in RadioBOSS 5.8 - actually, it should be already possible in RadioBOSS 5.7.2, the "Rating" field in the XML data for readtag/writetag API commands.

It would also be great to can read and modify the intro point from the WriteTag API command.
I hope it can be implemented soon
This will be added in the future updates.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on July 03, 2018, 12:53:06 PM
en realidad, ya debería ser posible en RadioBOSS 5.7.2, el campo "Calificación" en los datos XML para los comandos API de lectura / escritura.
It's true !, good data :)

Is it foreseen that custom fields can be used as a filter in AutoIntro?
It would be something very interesting

An approximate date for RB 5.8 Beta?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on July 05, 2018, 06:26:40 AM
Is it foreseen that custom fields can be used as a filter in AutoIntro?
Likely, yes, this is planned for the future updates.

An approximate date for RB 5.8 Beta?
Currently it's under development and I think the beta should be ready by September or October.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on July 19, 2018, 01:12:05 PM
Hello Dmitry,

the last reproduction and the playcount are read-only fields in the Write Write API command?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on July 19, 2018, 03:43:50 PM
the last reproduction and the playcount are read-only fields in the Write Write API command?
Yes, this is planned for RadioBOSS 5.8.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on August 16, 2018, 09:31:47 AM
Hello Dmitry,
any idea why this event did not happen today?
This event has been going on for months and today, strangely, it did not work.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on August 17, 2018, 05:10:31 AM
any idea why this event did not happen today?
I don't think it can be possible to tell. It can be a sort of one time glitch.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on August 17, 2018, 05:17:10 AM
This event has been going on for months and today, strangely, it did not work.

Hi Nelson,

Do you have any time adjusting software on your computer at all? If the time was adjusted at exactly the same time RadioBOSS was about to perform the event, it may have slipped the time just enough for the event not to action.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on August 17, 2018, 05:24:55 AM
Do you have any time adjusting software on your computer at all? If the time was adjusted at exactly the same time RadioBOSS was about to perform the event, it may have slipped the time just enough for the event not to action.
Yes, that's one of the possibilities. Another is that if the event is edited just before it's supposed to start, it may not start.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on August 17, 2018, 08:41:23 AM
This event has been going on for months and today, strangely, it did not work.

Hi Nelson,

Do you have any time adjusting software on your computer at all? If the time was adjusted at exactly the same time RadioBOSS was about to perform the event, it may have slipped the time just enough for the event not to action.
Hi southerfm, There is no software that edits the time.
There are few applications on the air pc. And none should do this..


Yes, that's one of the possibilities. Another is that if the event is edited just before it's supposed to start, it may not start.
It was early morning, at that time there is no one using the PC.

Sometimes RB hangs for a few seconds, (For example, when a playlist is being generated on another PC, the same storage unit is used)
Now I suspect that the problem may come from this side
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on August 20, 2018, 01:05:32 PM
Now I suspect that the problem may come from this side
If it freezes for some time, this could mean that there's not enough CPU power and yes this could lead to events being skipped. But generating a playlist on another computer should not affect things.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: pety on August 21, 2018, 03:03:19 AM
If it freezes for some time, this could mean that there's not enough CPU power and yes this could lead to events being skipped. But generating a playlist on another computer should not affect things.

Dmitriy, what means "not enough CPU power". What kind of power?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on August 21, 2018, 10:14:01 AM
Dmitriy, what means "not enough CPU power". What kind of power?
If the CPU load is high, like 30% and more of constant load, this is not good and if some other software, or even RadioBOSS starts to perform some heavy task, it may freeze a bit and scheduled events may skip (it has to freeze for 4-5 seconds for that to happen).
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: pety on August 22, 2018, 03:43:46 AM
If the CPU load is high, like 30% and more of constant load, this is not good and if some other software, or even RadioBOSS starts to perform some heavy task, it may freeze a bit and scheduled events may skip (it has to freeze for 4-5 seconds for that to happen)
Now I understand, thanks a lot.
Title: End of WAV Files Being Cut
Post by: DJSTU on August 22, 2018, 08:54:30 PM
Using MS Win 7
RB 5.7.2.0
News.wav & Sports.wav files
See attached pic.

I am trying to ascertain why these files will not play in full, from one end to the other, with no intro or end mixing.
There are two WAV files and there is no problem at the Intro end, but only at the tail end.
Both end up having the tail faded out and the sound cut before the file has finished playing.
These two files are for News and Sports and are downloaded afresh every hour or even half hour.
Therefore the size constantly varies all the time, but not by huge amounts.
YET the end keeps getting cut off by the same set amount of time.
More so on the Sports file than the News file.

Am I missing something here in order to make this file play in full ?

Later Edit:
I have had some success in removing the Crossfades (Ctrl + J) for Music which removed 2.5 secs. But this means all Music files are now affected.
It won't let me save any settings using Track Tool nor will it let me save the WAV files to a new category so as to have their own specific crossfade settings.

So I am presuming that it may be best to convert these WAV  files to MP3 ?
Would that improve things ? I think the answer is YES.

What actual files does RB process happily (MP3, AAC etc) ?
Is there a list somewhere ?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on August 23, 2018, 10:07:21 AM
You can prevent mixing of those songs, place them in a certain folder (and make sure that new files are donwloaded to the same folder as well), create a file type that is based on that folder: http://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/using_different_types_of_files.htm and configure crossfade settings for this file type: http://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/crossfades.htm
Title: Re End of WAV Files Being Cut
Post by: DJSTU on August 23, 2018, 06:09:34 PM
Thank you for the reply DJSoft.
I have tried your suggestions.

There are still several issues however :
(1) The files were already in their own separate folder, on a network folder.
The files did NOT have a read-only attribute.
When I tried to add the "File Type" in, which is the new one I created called "News", the choice was there and I was able to select News, and save it, BUT when I re-opened the file the File Type was just blank again.

So I copied the two files to a local "My Computer" disk.
When I added the File Type to both files, this time, on the local disk, they saved it with no problem at all.

(2) As per the attached pic on Playlist.
For testing I added one of the two files, Sports, in amongst the music playlist.
The file started off fine but cut off short.
See the Track Tool pic. File Size 50.3secs and END 46.94 secs. You will note this box is NOT ticked, nor did I touch it at any stage. Is this being affected by the file constantly changing in size every hour/halfhour ?
Any suggestions on how I can overcome this problem.


(3) Pics attached also of Ctrl+J - Track Tool - File Type details.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on August 24, 2018, 05:06:28 AM
(1) The files were already in their own separate folder, on a network folder.
The files did NOT have a read-only attribute.
When I tried to add the "File Type" in, which is the new one I created called "News", the choice was there and I was able to select News, and save it, BUT when I re-opened the file the File Type was just blank again.
You don't need to assign file types for the files. Just configure the file type to use the folder - in this case, all files in the specified folder will be considered as belonging to a file type. Please see the link to the user manual I posted above.

See the Track Tool pic. File Size 50.3secs and END 46.94 secs. You will note this box is NOT ticked
Track Tool calculated the End point based on sound level - it cuts off the silence according to Gap Killer settings: http://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/miscellaneous.htm
You can change the threshold if it cuts off the real sound - it is possible if the level of the file itself is low.

Title: Re: RadioBOSS Version 5.7.2.0
Post by: DJSTU on August 25, 2018, 10:55:52 PM
Thank you for your replies DJSoft.

I had anticipated from my previous experience of Gap Killers for it to be a some form of mixing points, whereas you have designed it as true gap killer. Now that I know that, it has completely solved the problem I was having.
Thank you.

Now, this is not vital, since workarounds are available, but do you have any idea why on a network drive "File Type" would not save on the WAV file. This has me puzzled. It seems to work fine saving File Type on an MP3 file on a network drive, but not WAV.

Every so often I give RadioBoss a good tryout/thrashing to see if its now at the point of my finally putting it to air. That of course is where I will make a purchase to give it a go.
Over the last few years you have made a lot of good, and at times major improvements thus bringing it to a point of being a very good product.

Now I am already using your RadioCaster which works well. So I am not needing Broadcasting Output. However I do want Play an internet stream,  both LAN and WAN.
I should email you to talk about price.

There are always things that I want to see changed.
This is one...
and to me quite important. Thus it becomes a sticking point.
Scheduled Events
Why have you got it so that a you can Repeat every X minutes on Time but not on Hours ?
Surely repeat should be available for both (in my view).
If for example I want "Hours" (being 0 thru 5) to start at 0:11 and repeat every lets say 8 mins, I am puzzled as to why that isn't a choice/option.
To not have this means a multitude of events to take its place still using hours, but the event being created just for the purpose of the minutes.

Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on August 27, 2018, 08:36:46 AM
I had anticipated from my previous experience of Gap Killers for it to be a some form of mixing points, whereas you have designed it as true gap killer.
There's also a level-based mixing point, in the crossfade settings: http://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/crossfades.htm

do you have any idea why on a network drive "File Type" would not save on the WAV file.
This is a technical limitation, due to limited tagging support for WAV files. The additional information for WAV tracks is saved in alternate data streams, and those are not supported for network drives. As a workaround, if possible, you can use FLAC format instead (or MP3 or any other if lossless compression is not necessary).

Now I am already using your RadioCaster which works well. So I am not needing Broadcasting Output. However I do want Play an internet stream,  both LAN and WAN.
I should email you to talk about price.
Network stream playback will also require at least RadioBOSS Standard. Please also note that broadcasting from within RadioBOSS is usually more convenient, e.g. you'll see the number of listeners for every track in the playlist, and there are also statistic charts available in RadioBOSS.

Why have you got it so that a you can Repeat every X minutes on Time but not on Hours ?
Surely repeat should be available for both (in my view).
I'm not sure where this limitation comes from, technically it should be possible to have repeats when "Hours" option is used as well. We'll see if the limitation could be lifted in one of the next updates.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on August 31, 2018, 02:49:03 PM
Dmitry a while ago I found that TrackTool was consuming enough CPU and had started alone (without any visible window). This is normal?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on September 01, 2018, 08:01:01 AM
Dmitry a while ago I found that TrackTool was consuming enough CPU and had started alone (without any visible window). This is normal?
This doesn't look normal. Does it happen always or sometimes, with certain tracks?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on September 01, 2018, 08:58:26 AM
There are moments that RB freezes completely for a minute. It occurred to me to open the task manager and I found this. It's the first time that I see it
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on September 03, 2018, 11:52:39 AM
There are moments that RB freezes completely for a minute. It occurred to me to open the task manager and I found this. It's the first time that I see it
Then this is even more odd, as it's Track List that utilizes CPU, and it shouldn't affect RadioBOSS, especially given that RadioBOSS works with high priority and Track Tool has "normal" priority. The cause can be somewhere else, typically, this is caused by antivirus software when it scans files that programs access - it could lead to freezes and high CPU load sometimes.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on September 09, 2018, 08:31:00 PM
I found that the program freezes for several seconds because of too much use of the hard disk by RB. In less than a minute the program is distilled and everything goes back to work well.
It happens randomly but this happens a long time ago (I think from RB 5.6)
I think it happens when a very long playlist is loaded and the program was minimized for a long time. After minimizing when trying to pre-listen the program hangs for about 30 seconds, before the playback begins.
It's random but it happens to me several times a day.
Now we install a new PC on the air and it continues to happen (It is without any antivirus, even Windows Defenser deactivated).

For when can we expect a new beta?
Among other things I am needing to read and modify the custom fields from the API.  :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on September 10, 2018, 07:27:27 AM
I found that the program freezes for several seconds because of too much use of the hard disk by RB. In less than a minute the program is distilled and everything goes back to work well.
When you load a playlist, it reads the tracks metadata in the background. The process is not intensive and will not impact PC performance at all. Unless the PC is very slow and/or loaded with other tasks.

I think it happens when a very long playlist is loaded and the program was minimized for a long time. After minimizing when trying to pre-listen the program hangs for about 30 seconds, before the playback begins.
Minimizing does not affect anything. Unless you have some other software installed that somehow intercepts minimizing/maximizing and does something (I remember such case in the past when a user had alternative Start menu installed and it resulted in weird RadioBOSS crashes).


For when can we expect a new beta?
Among other things I am needing to read and modify the custom fields from the API. 
The next version will allow this. The beta will be released in September.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on September 10, 2018, 10:18:09 AM
I just used RB, after a night that was running in the background.
And again the same problem. I did not even pre-listen:
I did a scroll in the list and when I found a track without the intro. Try to right click with the idea of opening tracktool, but the program is hung. 30 seconds later everything went back to normal. And since then it worked well.

The strange thing is that the program hangs when "Double click" (for the pre-listen) or right click (for the popup).

At 2 o'clock in the morning a new list is loaded by the scheduler.
Maybe the metadata scan was never done. (It's a guess)

In the capture that I enclose the use of the disk perhaps it is not so big (Too late in making the capture). But as soon as I opened the task manager I saw that RB was in "Orange" (Indicating that he is using the maximum read or write capacity, I saw 7 Mb of transfer almost all the time)

When you load a playlist, it reads the tracks metadata in the background. The process is not intensive and will not impact PC performance at all. Unless the PC is very slow and/or loaded with other tasks.
It is a new PC with i3 7th generation and 4 gb of Ram I think it should be more than enough

Minimizing does not affect anything. Unless you have some other software installed that somehow intercepts minimizing/maximizing and does something (I remember such case in the past when a user had alternative Start menu installed and it resulted in weird RadioBOSS crashes).

The installation is clean and there are only popular programs installed such as Chrome, SQL, Teamviewer, etc.
There is nothing that can affect the normal functioning of Windows.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.7 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on September 10, 2018, 11:18:55 AM
I did a scroll in the list and when I found a track without the intro. Try to right click with the idea of opening tracktool, but the program is hung. 30 seconds later everything went back to normal. And since then it worked well.
This does not reproduce here, the menus and prelisten are instant. There are also no complaints from other users  -if those problems were common, we'd know about it, as it makes RadioBOSS unusable.

On your screenshot everything looks fine. RadioBOSS only uses 1% CPU and uses disk drive only 4 MB per second - this is nothing for modern drives, even regular HDD's allow speeds around 200-300 MB/s and SSD's are several times faster.

(Indicating that he is using the maximum read or write capacity, I saw 7 Mb of transfer almost all the time)
7 MB/s is also nothing. I think it's something to do with disk drive. It could be a hardware failure that's making it extremely slow. It can be something to do with drivers. But there's nothing wrong with RadioBOSS, so we can't fix it from here.