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Title: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 12, 2019, 07:51:03 AM
What's new
Ad Scheduler
HTTP notifications
Scheduler
Track Tool
Fixes and minor improvements
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Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Patrick De Bruyn on October 12, 2019, 11:57:32 AM
i changed the settings in the design and stored them, after that the Radioboss dousnt start anymore, just a little window appears with argument out of range
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Chris Deacon on October 13, 2019, 05:50:16 AM
Can you explain the use of the scheduler "next"command with timer?
Also I thought you were planning to implement a "fadeout without stop" command in this release.  IS that still possible please?

Kind regards
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 14, 2019, 04:39:51 AM
i changed the settings in the design and stored them, after that the Radioboss dousnt start anymore, just a little window appears with argument out of range
Sorry for that, last minute change before release broken custom style support. A fix will be released soon.

Can you explain the use of the scheduler "next"command with timer?
Also I thought you were planning to implement a "fadeout without stop" command in this release.  IS that still possible please?
You can use is like this: next 3000 change 3000 to any other valuse you like, it's in milliseconds, 3000 ms = 3 seconds.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 14, 2019, 07:34:07 AM
A notice about beta tester keys: if a key is not acepted, please try entering it again and it should work.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 14, 2019, 07:37:25 AM
RadioBOSS 5.9.0.1
Download: http://dl.djsoft.net/beta/radioboss_beta_5.9.0.1.exe
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on October 14, 2019, 11:18:26 AM
Hi Dmitry,
Congratulations on this new version. :)

Many things to try ;D


First bug:

In tracktool, when you delete the tags, they still appear in the edit
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on October 14, 2019, 11:22:17 AM
Can tags be read and written using the API?


Is it possible to add custom fields as a filter in Playlist Gen Pro?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on October 14, 2019, 11:27:29 AM
Any chance for this beta that the left panel becomes a work zone?
All the tabs (except dsp) are already available in the work area  ;)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on October 14, 2019, 12:00:36 PM
Teaser: added "Shuffle" option for transitions and playlist source for music tracks
Improved Auto Intro user interface when playing; shows time remaining before auto intro start
Great features :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on October 14, 2019, 12:06:21 PM
Chances for this?
https://www.djsoft.net/smf/index.php/topic,5601.msg29965.html#msg29965

https://www.djsoft.net/smf/index.php/topic,5208.msg29602.html#msg29602
(Feature highly anticipated by us, openweathermap is not accurate, we need real-time information)
Title: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: perucanta on October 15, 2019, 08:37:17 AM
se agradece su intensión de compartir su licencia pero algo anda mal no lo toma arrojando el error de la imagen
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on October 15, 2019, 10:01:24 AM
Hi Dmitry, when I enable the scheduler, the audio bars and timers freeze for approximately 200 ms every second.
I don't think the number of events is the problem.
It is not something that affects operation, but it is an interface problem.
This happens since RB 5.8 Beta, there is no antivirus or other software of this type installed.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 16, 2019, 05:47:47 AM
Congratulations on this new version.
Thank you :)

In tracktool, when you delete the tags, they still appear in the edit
This is not a bug. Deleting a tag will not remove it from music tracks where this track was assigned. If you want to completely remove the tag, you should use Music Library, select all tracks and remove this tag, then remove it from the list.

Can tags be read and written using the API?
Yes, in the next update it will be possible.

Is it possible to add custom fields as a filter in Playlist Gen Pro?
This is not planned yet. But maybe use Tags instead? They offer powerful filtering features.

Any chance for this beta that the left panel becomes a work zone?
All the tabs (except dsp) are already available in the work area 
We're gradually moving towards it. What do you want to use it for, e.g. what tabs you want to add there?

Chances for this?
https://www.djsoft.net/smf/index.php/topic,5601.msg29965.html#msg29965

https://www.djsoft.net/smf/index.php/topic,5208.msg29602.html#msg29602
(Feature highly anticipated by us, openweathermap is not accurate, we need real-time information)
Buffer preloading is still under developement, may be it will be available in this version as experimental feature.
About weather, it's almost ready, and it will allow you to use alternative weather sources (e.g read from a text file).
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 16, 2019, 05:49:41 AM
se agradece su intensión de compartir su licencia pero algo anda mal no lo toma arrojando el error de la imagen
Please try entering the code again, it should work.

Hi Dmitry, when I enable the scheduler, the audio bars and timers freeze for approximately 200 ms every second.
I don't think the number of events is the problem.
It is not something that affects operation, but it is an interface problem.
This happens since RB 5.8 Beta, there is no antivirus or other software of this type installed.
No changes were made in this regard in the newer version. There are not a lot of events to check, so I'm not sure why this happens. Maybe computer reboot will fix this?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on October 16, 2019, 09:39:28 AM
We're gradually moving towards it. What do you want to use it for, e.g. what tabs you want to add there?
In our case nothing that is there is often used ... (The planner is the most used but only for reviews that are not usual)

We would like, for example, to be able to take notes there, while in the work zone 2 an carts wall is open
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on October 16, 2019, 09:41:08 AM
Buffer preloading is still under developement, may be it will be available in this version as experimental feature.
I would gladly like to test this. :)

About weather, it's almost ready, and it will allow you to use alternative weather sources (e.g read from a text file).

Great news :D
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on October 16, 2019, 09:47:58 AM
Quote from: nelson c on October 15, 2019, 12:01:24 PM
Hi Dmitry, when I enable the scheduler, the audio bars and timers freeze for approximately 200 ms every second.
I don't think the number of events is the problem.
It is not something that affects operation, but it is an interface problem.
This happens since RB 5.8 Beta, there is no antivirus or other software of this type installed.
No changes were made in this regard in the newer version. There are not a lot of events to check, so I'm not sure why this happens. Maybe computer reboot will fix this?
It may be that the problem creeps from RB 5.7 .. I don't remember how long it has been there.
I remember reporting it on this but they couldn't reproduce it.
Maybe the problem was the events .. I just realized in this beta that the problem disappears when I deactivate the planner. I think that when I report the problem I attach my profile but not the events.
Change your computer between these versions (Events and profile are migrated) and the problem is still there. It is not fixed with a restart, it always happens.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on October 16, 2019, 10:20:35 AM
This is not planned yet. But maybe use Tags instead? They offer powerful filtering features.
Tags can be very useful for loose attributes brands, for example "Christmas Songs", "Protest Songs" .. I think there is its greatest potential.

In our case we need to categorize the songs with a time, a mood, etc.
All songs must ALWAYS be categorized with a time option, a mood, etc.
I do not think that tags are the best idea for this, it may happen that we have unallocated songs, or that they have two categories such as:
-Mood slow - Mood Fast

It is also not something ordered to see it in the interface.
Some songs could be
Mood: Slow - Recording: Live
and others:
Recording: In Studio - Mood: Time
Depending on the order in which they were assigned

I think that custom fields offer a better solution for this .. We can expect in field number 3 that we always know the type of recording .. and there is no doubt about it .. Even adding a combobox with options can be a good idea to avoid mistakes of typing.

From PlayList Gen Pro this way of working would be much tidier than the labels I think.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 16, 2019, 10:31:20 AM
We would like, for example, to be able to take notes there, while in the work zone 2 an carts wall is open
Noted, thank you! I think this will be possible in one of the future versions.

Maybe the problem was the events .. I just realized in this beta that the problem disappears when I deactivate the planner. I think that when I report the problem I attach my profile but not the events.
There's not so many events on your screenshot, we've tested it with 1000's of events and there were no problems like this. I'm not sure what it could be, I'm sorry.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on October 16, 2019, 10:35:07 AM
There's not so many events on your screenshot, we've tested it with 1000's of events and there were no problems like this. I'm not sure what it could be, I'm sorry.
More information: the problem occurs when the programmer window is visible.
If change of tab does not occur
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 16, 2019, 10:36:39 AM
Depending on the order in which they were assigned
Tags are alphabetically sorted when displayed.

Filtering based on attributes like "Live", "Slow", "Christmas" etc is easdily done with tags. There's no need to reinvent it in a different way. It's much easier to assign tags, like add or remove tags in bulk using music library.

Custom fields were introduced for reporting purposes as requirementrs are different in different countries and songs must have some additional attributes. Custom fields were never intended to be used for playlist building, and as we now have tags feature, they never will.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 16, 2019, 10:58:38 AM
More information: the problem occurs when the programmer window is visible.
If change of tab does not occur
It could be some sort of video card performance problem (when it re-draws the list). It only paints visible items, and those are about 10 or 20, this never cause any problems, unless there's some hardware failure or misconfiguration.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Patrick De Bruyn on October 16, 2019, 11:36:04 AM
At startup from Radioboss in the log appears input device error but my input device is ok
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: mediosprodan on October 16, 2019, 06:16:14 PM
hola, no funciona el código de activación brindado por mail
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: bfmradio on October 17, 2019, 03:55:44 PM
Track tags (categories): assign one or more tags to tracks, tags can be used to search tracks and filter tracks in

Speaking of SEARCH --- It takes FOREVER to find something and it NEVER ENDS!
and as a side effect WHILE SEARCHING everything is semi-paralyzed...   play stops momentarily between tracks.

I hope you fix this soon.

Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on October 18, 2019, 03:11:25 AM
Hi Dmitry,

Have just downloaded the new beta version now. I haven't tested this particular bug yet with the new beta but wanted to ask as it was present in 5.8.5.2

Sometimes when editing carts on the cart wall, the cart next to the one you want to edit ends up with the information you were trying to put into the one you were trying to edit.

So for example a cart wall 5 rows 3 columns. In row 3 column 2, you edit the cart. The details of that would end up in row 3, column 3.

Closing and re-opening RadioBOSS fixes it temporarily, but it sometimes comes back again.

We have a cart wall that our presenters are able to change as they come in and they load/save the cart walls as they see fit. I've attached it so you can see what the cart file looks like.

It's like a UI error where suddenly the cart can't be clicked or edited once it stops working for whatever reason. Not sure if this has been addressed in the beta but I'll try and re-create it in the beta.



Also - we had requested the ability to lock down certain cart walls so they couldn't be edited. We have a 'Station' cart wall that we want to be unchangeable, and a 'presenter' cart wall that we don't mind if the presenters adjust. Is it possible to add this feature?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on October 18, 2019, 03:24:08 AM
Observation:
Our track library is 74042 tracks. Whenever we search the database and clear the search field, there's a 'searching...' percentage that appears underneath the music library. This takes about 10 seconds to complete, then it shows 74042 tracks again
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djmicbby on October 18, 2019, 04:21:20 AM
Hi
I have installed the beta and I am afraid that the search in the database by title u.s.w very ... takes a long time and I have this broken off after 5 minutes and only about 20% search. Thus, it is almost impossible to search for titles, artist.

mfg
Kopens
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Patrick De Bruyn on October 18, 2019, 05:36:06 AM
why dousn´t Radioboss use MY Sql instead of XML Database ?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 18, 2019, 06:28:59 AM
At startup from Radioboss in the log appears input device error but my input device is ok
Does it happen all the time or only ocasionally? Does the MIC actually work?

hola, no funciona el código de activación brindado por mail
Please contact support@djsoft.net about problems with keys.

Speaking of SEARCH --- It takes FOREVER to find something and it NEVER ENDS!
and as a side effect WHILE SEARCHING everything is semi-paralyzed...   play stops momentarily between tracks.
Thank you for letting us know, we'll try to fix this problem soon.

It's like a UI error where suddenly the cart can't be clicked or edited once it stops working for whatever reason. Not sure if this has been addressed in the beta but I'll try and re-create it in the beta.
We have never seen this bug here, please try if it still exists in RadioBOSS 5.9, as we have made some changes to cart wall (and some bugs were fixed too).

Also - we had requested the ability to lock down certain cart walls so they couldn't be edited. We have a 'Station' cart wall that we want to be unchangeable, and a 'presenter' cart wall that we don't mind if the presenters adjust. Is it possible to add this feature?
Currently this is not possible, but it's on our to-do list for the future updates.

Our track library is 74042 tracks. Whenever we search the database and clear the search field, there's a 'searching...' percentage that appears underneath the music library. This takes about 10 seconds to complete, then it shows 74042 tracks again
Yes, it shows the complete library list when it's cleared (it worked like this in all versions). We'll try to optimize it, as there are complaints about search performance.

I have installed the beta and I am afraid that the search in the database by title u.s.w very ... takes a long time and I have this broken off after 5 minutes and only about 20% search. Thus, it is almost impossible to search for titles, artist.
How many tracks do you have in the music library?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 18, 2019, 06:30:15 AM
why dousn´t Radioboss use MY Sql instead of XML Database ?
MySQL requires installation and configuration and this is not that good solution. We'll probably switch to SQLite, to avoid performance bottlenecks, as there seem to be lots of complaints about search.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on October 18, 2019, 09:18:40 AM
Yes, it shows the complete library list when it's cleared (it worked like this in all versions). We'll try to optimize it, as there are complaints about search performance.

That's right, I've seen the behavior, but the speed is noticeably slower. We're using the APEv2 version, but also SQLite is slow.

Additionally the initial load is very slow, like 5 minutes to load slow vs 5 seconds usually.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 18, 2019, 10:34:05 AM
That's right, I've seen the behavior, but the speed is noticeably slower. We're using the APEv2 version, but also SQLite is slow.

Additionally the initial load is very slow, like 5 minutes to load slow vs 5 seconds usually.
How large is your music library?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on October 18, 2019, 10:51:26 AM
Hi
Any improvments in "Track List"?

I desperately need the option for "Less Played Songs"
Even with the scheduling i've got tracks that are less played and others with major plays.
(in same category and consedering artist/song separations)
Would be a very usefull option to get a much better rotation of the songs.

Please?  8)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djmicbby on October 18, 2019, 11:38:04 AM
I have installed the beta and I am afraid that the search in the database by title u.s.w very ... takes a long time and I have this broken off after 5 minutes and only about 20% search. Thus, it is almost impossible to search for titles, artist.
How many tracks do you have in the music library?
[/quote

Hi
I have about 35,000 titles in the database. I went with and under Option / Settings / General, the setting Location for additional title information on SQlite! It takes a bit but now the title or artist is moving quickly. But I think so not thought! But otherwise I am surprised by the new radioboss posetiv, especially concerning the sound! Very well.
  Sorry the english here .. google translator
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on October 18, 2019, 06:31:09 PM
How large is your music library?

74041 tracks. Previously this would take about 5 seconds to run through the 'searching...' process.

SQLite is a bit faster, but it still takes about a minute to show up the music library the first time, and then after searching it takes about 15 seconds or so
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on October 18, 2019, 06:33:06 PM
See attachment for errors in RadioBOSS.

The application (and user logged in) has at least read access to "C:\Program Files (x86)\RadioBOSS\Style" and write access to "C:\Users\RadioBOSS\AppData\Roaming\djsoft.net\RadioBOSS_1077086474".

These boxes appear over the main RadioBOSS window until OK is clicked.
I've reset the style for now and I think it's okay - but the error might show up for people upgrading from an older version of RadioBOSS

Edit: actually this may have just been the way we had the style set up previously - it wasn't assigned to any profile in particular (blank). I saved the style as a name, then applied that and it looks like it's coming up properly. I'll keep this post here anyway but I think it's resolved.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 19, 2019, 02:43:16 AM
I desperately need the option for "Less Played Songs"
Even with the scheduling i've got tracks that are less played and others with major plays.
(in same category and consedering artist/song separations)
Would be a very usefull option to get a much better rotation of the songs.
This is in the dev queue, it is possible that we'll add it in this beta.

I have about 35,000 titles in the database. I went with and under Option / Settings / General, the setting Location for additional title information on SQlite! It takes a bit but now the title or artist is moving quickly. But I think so not thought! But otherwise I am surprised by the new radioboss posetiv, especially concerning the sound! Very well.
The search will be improved in the next update, we'll remove force data updating that will make it load libraries faster.

SQLite is a bit faster, but it still takes about a minute to show up the music library the first time, and then after searching it takes about 15 seconds or so
Initial load will take time. We'll try to do something about it, but I can't promise anything right now, this is still being researched.

Edit: actually this may have just been the way we had the style set up previously - it wasn't assigned to any profile in particular (blank). I saved the style as a name, then applied that and it looks like it's coming up properly. I'll keep this post here anyway but I think it's resolved.
It shouldn't cause such errors. The error code means the following: "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process."
This is odd as even if for some reason you have two instances running from the same folder, RadioBOSS only reads files briefly and does not keep them open.
Please try rebooting the PC if possible, it should fix the problem.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Patrick De Bruyn on October 19, 2019, 09:13:57 AM
is it possible to change the color for the tab of a ACTIVE Playlist so it would be easyer to recognize iff al playlist is active or not
Thanks
https://www.facebook.com/groups/145260282901834/
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on October 19, 2019, 02:30:13 PM
Please try rebooting the PC if possible, it should fix the problem

I had a few more errors show up but I'll reboot and see how it goes.

New error: The categories (Display group) in Ads Scheduler are not showing up - even if the theme is changed.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Roberto Costa on October 19, 2019, 04:27:17 PM
Eu estou testado a nova versão  logo darei minhas impressões do Programa .  :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Roberto Costa on October 19, 2019, 04:28:05 PM
Obrigado pelo email enviado!
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on October 19, 2019, 07:10:38 PM
I desperately need the option for "Less Played Songs"
Even with the scheduling i've got tracks that are less played and others with major plays.
(in same category and consedering artist/song separations)
Would be a very usefull option to get a much better rotation of the songs.
This is in the dev queue, it is possible that we'll add it in this beta.

Would you, PLEASE??? I'm beggin :)
It's the only reason i see to test the version and to continue on subscribing.
I get the needs of others, but i only use RB in its basic functions.
As you know i suggested other options, but if this one is implemented i will not be bothering you. I promise. (unless it doesn't work properly :D )
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 20, 2019, 04:28:47 AM
is it possible to change the color for the tab of a ACTIVE Playlist so it would be easyer to recognize iff al playlist is active or not
An option will be added to change color for active tabs.

I get the needs of others, but i only use RB in its basic functions.
I can't promise anything at this time, it's assigned for RadioBOSS 5.9.x so either it will be ready in this beta (soon) or in one of the RadioBOSS 5.9 x updates later.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on October 20, 2019, 07:39:16 AM
I get the needs of others, but i only use RB in its basic functions.
I can't promise anything at this time, it's assigned for RadioBOSS 5.9.x so either it will be ready in this beta (soon) or in one of the RadioBOSS 5.9 x updates later.
[/quote]

Ok, just take in consideration i'm desperate. Everyday i do a research of the songs left behind and make manually a playlist to include them. So you can see how much that option would be apreciated.
Thanks in advance  8)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on October 20, 2019, 12:22:57 PM
Hi Dmitry, in this beta the Tag filter for AutoIntro will be available?
Thanks
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 21, 2019, 05:39:55 AM
Hi Dmitry, in this beta the Tag filter for AutoIntro will be available?
Yes, along with other new filters for Auto Intro (e.g year).
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on October 21, 2019, 10:53:39 AM
Great news  :). filter per decade would also be useful.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 21, 2019, 02:28:46 PM
RadioBOSS 5.9.0.2 beta

Changes:
Download: http://dl.djsoft.net/beta/radioboss_beta_5.9.0.2.exe
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 21, 2019, 02:29:53 PM
filter per decade would also be useful.
How should it work?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΠΕΡΕΣΟΓΛΟΥ on October 21, 2019, 02:51:10 PM
Good evening to the DJ soft team from Greece! I'm Giorgos Persesoglou, the translator of the program in Greek. And after the last misfortune we had if you remember about six months ago I have started to recreate the translation file from scratch again.
At this point trying out the new trial version of Radio Boss 5.8.9 and I in turn want to mention some problems that arise in general and in accessibility issues.
1. The autoamp tab does not allow us with the screen reader to find the button to select it to enable half weighted.
2. In the music library the buttons that are there do not name them. They are referred to as buttons.
3. When we add songs to the program we cannot find the Total. That is, the hours they can cover the pieces we have added. Everything I mentioned is not accessible with the jaws screen reader.
5. Select Add Text to Speech. It would be good depending on the country and language used by radioboss to be able to choose the right composer. B.C. The Greek.
6. It would be great to add social media broadcasting as a built-in feature. On Facebook primarily and on YouTube.
7. When the program is open. An icon appears in the Bottom Bar. In my opinion it would be great to have an option so that it can be removed for anyone who doesn't need it.
8. The weather announcement is not accessible to the vocal reader, that is. We cannot adjust the schedule to announce the weather in general, but especially in our own country.
9. A problem that exists in the Explore tab. When you find the song you want to hear, before adding it to that spot it doesn't work with the Pre-listening keyboard.
10. In my personal opinion. It would be a good idea to add an option to automatically add songs to the program in the right mouse click.
In a nutshell I tried to tell you the first things I saw from the trial version of the program. I hope and wish I didn't tire you! Working these days, I will report any problems I have. Either in regular use, or with the screen reader and accessibility theme. Sincerely, Greece! Staying at your disposal for any information and anything you need.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on October 21, 2019, 06:10:47 PM
Quote from: nelson c on Today at 12:53:39 PM
filter per decade would also be useful.
How should it work?
The idea is to identify, for example, songs from the 90s. Then a trader would say "Living the Nineties", about a song between 1990 and 1999
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Patrick De Bruyn on October 22, 2019, 05:52:28 AM
In the settings-Input we can check output to encoders only.
There seems to be a bug, iff checked the entire microfon is muted, also on the encoder (stream)
This bug is also in the version 5.8.0.2
Greethings from Germany
Patrick https://www.facebook.com/groups/145260282901834/
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djmicbby on October 22, 2019, 06:39:19 AM
RadioBOSS 5.9.0.2 beta

Changes:
  • File types can be reordered in the list
  • Scheduler groups are displayed by default in additional work zones
  • Target normalize level in Track Tool
  • Improved search UI in Music Library
  • Error notification emails now contain additional information (profile name and executable path)
  • Search: clear tags button
  • Mix point threshold and silence trimming take playback level info into account
  • OpenWeatherMap API key can be specified by user instead of the default key to prevent rate limitation errors
  • Fixed bugs in search: slow loading and incorrect duration display
  • Fixed stream archive incorrect microphone recording
  • Fixed incorrect tags display in Music Library
  • Fixed crash when normalizing certain music tracks
  • Fixed: Genre was not saved sometimes in Track Tool
  • Fixed: tags were not saved in Track Tool sometimes
  • Minor improvements and bugs fixed
Download: http://dl.djsoft.net/beta/radioboss_beta_5.9.0.2.exe


Super... :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 22, 2019, 08:55:00 AM
ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΠΕΡΕΣΟΓΛΟΥ, thank you for your input. The accessibility issues were added to our internal list and we'll try to gradually fix them. Answering to some points below:

2. In the music library the buttons that are there do not name them. They are referred to as buttons.
Can you please specify where those buttons are located?

5. Select Add Text to Speech. It would be good depending on the country and language used by radioboss to be able to choose the right composer. B.C. The Greek.
By default it uses the voice selected in the system.

6. It would be great to add social media broadcasting as a built-in feature. On Facebook primarily and on YouTube.
We plan on adding such a feature but currently it doesn't work as reliable as we want it to.

7. When the program is open. An icon appears in the Bottom Bar. In my opinion it would be great to have an option so that it can be removed for anyone who doesn't need it.
You can remove it: open Settings, General section, uncheck the "Place button on taskbar".

8. The weather announcement is not accessible to the vocal reader, that is. We cannot adjust the schedule to announce the weather in general, but especially in our own country.
Do you mean the weather data is not gathered? Please note, before reading the weather, you need to get the weather data first using the weather command. If it fails with an error message, you should register at openweathermap.org and specify your own API key in Settings->Scheduler.
Please also see this guide about weather announcements:https://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/automatic_weather_announcement.htm

9. A problem that exists in the Explore tab. When you find the song you want to hear, before adding it to that spot it doesn't work with the Pre-listening keyboard.
You can call the menu and there is Prelisten option to prelisten it before adding.

10. In my personal opinion. It would be a good idea to add an option to automatically add songs to the program in the right mouse click.
Right click is used to call context menu.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 22, 2019, 08:55:18 AM
The idea is to identify, for example, songs from the 90s. Then a trader would say "Living the Nineties", about a song between 1990 and 1999
In this case, using tags seems to be the way. Assign a tag like "90s" and make Auto Intro select using this tag. It is way easier to use and configure than allowing to specify a range like "Year from 1990 year to 1999, inclusive, ignore tracks with no year specified".

In the settings-Input we can check output to encoders only.
There seems to be a bug, iff checked the entire microfon is muted, also on the encoder (stream)
This bug is also in the version 5.8.0.2
This does not seem to confirm here. Are you sure the microphone actually works, eg. do you hear it in the stream with this option off?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Raimundo Ayala on October 22, 2019, 11:29:25 AM
Saludos, seria bueno mejorar la configuración para consola mixer y no tener que utilizar radio caster 
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 22, 2019, 11:47:03 AM
Please write in English.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on October 23, 2019, 01:04:42 AM
The categories (Display group) in Ads Scheduler are not showing up - even if the theme is changed.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 23, 2019, 06:05:06 AM
The categories (Display group) in Ads Scheduler are not showing up - even if the theme is changed.
Thank you for reporting this, will be fixed in the next update.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Beto Tuga on October 23, 2019, 11:46:33 AM
ola boa tarde alguem me pode informar como funciona o Stastistics nao encontra nenhum ouvinte e nas outars versoes fonciona
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta] Request Function
Post by: Davide72 on October 23, 2019, 11:54:55 AM
Would it be possible to implement in the conditions of "Auto Intro" also the choice "year", besides "Artist", "Comments", "Genre" and "File Name"?
It would be nice to be able to tell the listeners the year of the song they are playing!
I attach image

And
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 23, 2019, 01:43:18 PM
RadioBOSS 5.9.0.3 beta

What's new

Download: http://dl.djsoft.net/beta/radioboss_beta_5.9.0.3.exe
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 23, 2019, 01:44:16 PM
Would it be possible to implement in the conditions of "Auto Intro" also the choice "year", besides "Artist", "Comments", "Genre" and "File Name"?
Yes, it's already in RadioBOSS 5.9.0.3 :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Davide72 on October 23, 2019, 03:16:37 PM
Great!!  :) :)
And it's possible to have two other useful functions?  :D

The first one I inserted is the "Mix In" function, at the end of being able to create custom mixes and without having to use the "file types" function, which in the case of many songs to customize, it becomes difficult to use it, while the second concerns the expiration of the "Voice Ins" function after a certain number of passages of the song.
This last function as we use to insert in the new songs in playlist the sweeper "New Entry", which would be nice to expire automatically after a certain number of steps  :)
Thanks always for the good work done to improve the program  :)
I attach image
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on October 23, 2019, 11:32:35 PM
Auto intro: added track tags filter
Auto intro: added BPM and year filters, along with Range condition (e.g. 1990-1999)
Great features! More expected :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Patrick De Bruyn on October 24, 2019, 08:32:45 AM
In the settings-Input we can check output to encoders only.
There seems to be a bug, iff checked the entire microfon is muted, also on the encoder (stream)
This bug is also in the version 5.8.0.2
This does not seem to confirm here. Are you sure the microphone actually works, eg. do you hear it in the stream with this option off?
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Yes Microfone works fine  with the option off

It was a problem in windows, the microfone should NOT be in exclusiv mode
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΠΕΡΕΣΟΓΛΟΥ on October 24, 2019, 04:20:29 PM
Good evening from Greece! First of all Thank you for the answer! So I would like to clarify a few things with regard to the previous post I posted on the forum and you have pointed me out.
1. Select Add Text to Speech. It would be good, depending on the country and language used by radioboss, to be able to choose the right composer. B.C. The Greek.
Answer:
In this question you answered how the program works with the system-defined composer. Well I've set to Windows 7 through speaking another synthetic Greek language with System sapy 5 but radioboss continues and reads a specific voice only in English.
2. A problem that exists in the Investigation tab. When you find the song you want to hear before adding it to this point, it doesn't work with the Pre-listening keyboard.
Answer:
So what's going on in this case I'm that. It doesn't work in either way. Neither with the alt-r combination, nor with the keyboard we as a visually impaired right click on the keys.
3. In my personal opinion. It would be a good idea to add an option to automatically add songs to the program with the right mouse click.
Answer:
So what I'm mentioning here is that. It would be a good Add-on option outside the program, every right-click on music files.

It would also be good when we are in the program and use the alt-f command to add music files in list 1 to list two and show us the time it takes to complete the song, the time of the total songs we have added with these specific commands. I remain at your disposal for any clarification. Djsoft Always Ahead!
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: rossedj9 on October 24, 2019, 05:13:40 PM

Hi.

I'm afraid that in version 5.9.0.3 the auto-intro does not work.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 25, 2019, 02:14:22 AM
The first one I inserted is the "Mix In" function, at the end of being able to create custom mixes and without having to use the "file types" function, which in the case of many songs to customize, it becomes difficult to use it, while the second concerns the expiration of the "Voice Ins" function after a certain number of passages of the song.
Both those features are planned for the future updates.

This last function as we use to insert in the new songs in playlist the sweeper "New Entry", which would be nice to expire automatically after a certain number of steps 
We can add auto intro filter to check for "date added" field.

It was a problem in windows, the microfone should NOT be in exclusiv mode
Yes, you should almost never use the Exclusive option.

In this question you answered how the program works with the system-defined composer. Well I've set to Windows 7 through speaking another synthetic Greek language with System sapy 5 but radioboss continues and reads a specific voice only in English.
It uses the voice that is selected as default in Windows.

So what's going on in this case I'm that. It doesn't work in either way. Neither with the alt-r combination, nor with the keyboard we as a visually impaired right click on the keys.
Please make sure Prelisten is configured correctly. Can you prelisten tracks from the playlist? Alt+R is for prelistening a track in the playlist. If you want to prelisten it from Search or File Explorer, you can use the context menu and choose the prelisten option from there.

It would also be good when we are in the program and use the alt-f command to add music files in list 1 to list two and show us the time it takes to complete the song, the time of the total songs we have added with these specific commands. I remain at your disposal for any clarification. Djsoft Always Ahead!
We work on it, I think a sort of "stats" control wil be added after the playlist, so you can Tab there and learn about playlist duration.

I'm afraid that in version 5.9.0.3 the auto-intro does not work.
Can you please provide more information?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: madbeatz on October 25, 2019, 04:37:39 AM
Hi,

Using RadioBOSS 5.9.0.3 beta. Items that are assigned in the Jingles Cart, and displayed correctly but plays a different set of jingles (from a previous loaded jingles)

Any ides?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: 4kestereo on October 25, 2019, 09:30:55 AM
When I make a playlist, it is not activated at the scheduled time and date. What I can do? I get the following error:
PlGen Error: 3 (preset not found)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Patrick De Bruyn on October 25, 2019, 10:07:32 AM
Some poeple asked me for the possibility to hide the left window but the Microphone and the VU meter should stay in the middle
is this possible, maybe in one of the next updates?

Regards Patrick
https://www.facebook.com/groups/145260282901834/
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 26, 2019, 01:59:01 AM
Using RadioBOSS 5.9.0.3 beta. Items that are assigned in the Jingles Cart, and displayed correctly but plays a different set of jingles (from a previous loaded jingles)
Thank you, we'll check if this is a bug.

When I make a playlist, it is not activated at the scheduled time and date. What I can do? I get the following error:
PlGen Error: 3 (preset not found)
The error message means that preset you're trying to use does not exist. I suggest using wizard in the scheduler (select "Generate a playlist" option).

Some poeple asked me for the possibility to hide the left window but the Microphone and the VU meter should stay in the middle
is this possible, maybe in one of the next updates?
You can use the View->Mic and VU in the center option, and then making the left panel smaller.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: HMMMM on October 26, 2019, 06:59:06 AM
I am installing the new version to try out %bpm settings newly added to this update after just updating to 5.8.5.2  this month to which i thought it had been added. I received error on installation "The procedure entry point BASS_ChannelGetLevelEx could not be located in the dynamic link library c:\Program files(86)\RadioBoss\radioboss.exe" pressing Ok did not open up RadioBoss. Opening it again did not repeat the error. as attached in image.

I have run a test with settings in the Broadcast encoda medata data>  station settings > custom title format set to "%artist - %title [%len][%bpm]" This is performing excellently and outputs the variable to stream i am realy happy with this update which is excellent  :)


I changed the template Print PlayList.htm as follows This resulted  in a blank area on the print out  column with no BPM:

     font-family: Tahoma, Verdana;
      }
      table, th, td      {
         border: 1px solid black;
      }   
      td, th   {
         padding: 5px;
      }
      table      {
         border-collapse: collapse;   
         width:100%;
      }
   </style>
</head>
<body>
   <table>
      <tr><th>#</th><th>Title</th><th>Duration</th><th>Playcount</th><th>BPM</th></tr>   
      <!--PLAYLISTITEMSTART-->
      <tr><td>%index</td><td>%title</td><td>%len</td><td>%playcount</td><td>%bpm</td></tr>
      <!--PLAYLISTITEMEND-->      
   </table>
</body>
</html>



Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Marco Nicolosi on October 26, 2019, 09:25:36 AM
Hello
As always you do a great job, even in this new version RadioBoss 5.9, I'm trying and I noticed that in the Music Library, you can not run in sequence the tools, such as Set the Mix point, Calculate THE BPM etc, this can be useful to automate in these tools by avoiding a single selection.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: HMMMM on October 26, 2019, 04:38:11 PM
I am receiving a new error on start-up sometimes randomly  any ideas

Init Error (B): Code 32, cannot copy "C:\Program  Files\(x86)\RadioBoss\Style\Set 1\prev.png to C: \USERS\computor\AppData\Roaming\djsoft.net\RadioBoss_1183139368\Style\Set 1\prev.png"

Any ideas please? You are doing a great job . I did notice another pop up whilst playing music and whilst trying to get track bps next track this gave a pop up  . I have not seen it again since so perhaps it was a one off. I noticed the bps calculation is much quicker bravo :) Perhaps its not poppig up as its updated to latest version .
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on October 26, 2019, 11:03:08 PM
Init Error (B): Code 32, cannot copy "C:\Program  Files\(x86)\RadioBoss\Style\Set 1\prev.png to C: \USERS\computor\AppData\Roaming\djsoft.net\RadioBoss_1183139368\Style\Set 1\prev.png"

I don't get this specific error, but it sounds similar to one of my previous posts where I mentioned the error alerts showing up in RadioBOSS when nothing is really being done (e.g. no buttons pressed) to cause the alert to show up. This continues to happen for me too (using beta 5.9.0.3)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 27, 2019, 04:40:09 AM
I received error on installation "The procedure entry point BASS_ChannelGetLevelEx could not be located in the dynamic link library c:\Program files(86)\RadioBoss\radioboss.exe"
It appears that you did not close RadioBOSS before installing a new version.

I changed the template Print PlayList.htm as follows This resulted  in a blank area on the print out  column with no BPM
Thank you for letting uis know, we'll check if this is a bug.

I'm trying and I noticed that in the Music Library, you can not run in sequence the tools, such as Set the Mix point, Calculate THE BPM etc, this can be useful to automate in these tools by avoiding a single selection.
Yes, this is something that is planned for the future, all tools in one window.

I am receiving a new error on start-up sometimes randomly  any ideas
I suggest you to close all RadioBOSS instances and reinstall it.

I don't get this specific error, but it sounds similar to one of my previous posts where I mentioned the error alerts showing up in RadioBOSS when nothing is really being done (e.g. no buttons pressed) to cause the alert to show up. This continues to happen for me too (using beta 5.9.0.3)
What is the text of those error messages?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on October 27, 2019, 06:27:05 AM
What is the text of those error messages?

Reply #37 in this thread has the images
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Poeta Leandro Souza on October 27, 2019, 09:58:48 AM
Gostaria de relatar que ao pressionar f8 para abrir o mik, o cursor perde o foco da playlist de reprodução. Isto para quem usa leitor de telas, acaba se tornando um problema.

Grato.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Poeta Leandro Souza on October 27, 2019, 10:02:32 AM
Gostaria de sugerir um tempo maior para fechar o mik após o pressionamento da tecla f8. Poderia ser algo configurável. Primeiro sobe o trilha e alguns segundos depois fecha o microfone.
Hoje, primeiro fecha o microfone e depois sobe a trilha.
Grato se puder rever estas questões.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 28, 2019, 02:46:43 AM
Poeta Leandro Souza please write in English as this is the language of this forum.

Reply #37 in this thread has the images
This will only happen if there is rights or access problem with RadioBOSS's settings folder. Sometimes this happens because antiviruses block access, do you use any 3rd party antivirus software?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on October 28, 2019, 04:06:47 AM
do you use any 3rd party antivirus software

No, just default Windows Defender. These errors have only appeared in the latest version, I haven't seen them previously.

I haven't seen the errors appear again today, but I'll keep an eye out for them.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Patrick De Bruyn on October 28, 2019, 05:43:34 AM
Quote from: Patrick De Bruyn on October 25, 2019, 10:07:32 AM

    Some poeple asked me for the possibility to hide the left window but the Microphone and the VU meter should stay in the middle
    is this possible, maybe in one of the next updates?

You can use the View->Mic and VU in the center option, and then making the left panel smaller.
that is a possibillity but i dousnt hide the entire left of the Microphone and vu meter

What they want is to put the microphone and VU meter on his own and not integrated in the tools
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Poeta Leandro Souza on October 28, 2019, 07:23:50 AM
HI would like to report that pressing f8 to open the microphone causes radioboss to lose focus on the playlist. This for those who use screen reader, becomes a problem.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Poeta Leandro Souza on October 28, 2019, 07:29:06 AM
I would like to suggest that it would be unclear in the next few ver- sions that we might set the microphone close time. Today when we press f8 the microphone closes sharply and the trail goes up. It would be better if the track went up and soon after the microphone closed, that is, there could be a short delay there.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 28, 2019, 10:22:01 AM
No, just default Windows Defender. These errors have only appeared in the latest version, I haven't seen them previously.
This part was not changed compared to version 5.8, it just copies some settings filed to the settings folder in AppData.

HI would like to report that pressing f8 to open the microphone causes radioboss to lose focus on the playlist. This for those who use screen reader, becomes a problem.
We'll fix it in the next update.

I would like to suggest that it would be unclear in the next few ver- sions that we might set the microphone close time. Today when we press f8 the microphone closes sharply and the trail goes up. It would be better if the track went up and soon after the microphone closed, that is, there could be a short delay there.
You can control playlist fade in after microphone is turned off, it's in Settings, Inputs.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 28, 2019, 10:22:44 AM
that is a possibillity but i dousnt hide the entire left of the Microphone and vu meter
Currently we do not plan on changing it (it will require a lot of modifications to the UI to make it happen), I'm sorry.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 28, 2019, 10:31:02 AM
RadioBOSS 5.9.0.4 beta

What's new

makelibrary command example ("skip" option means that it will skip tracks with value already present):
makelibrary <normalize:-9.0;skip|silence:skip|mixpoint:-14;skip> "main.xml"|"D:\Music"

Download: http://dl.djsoft.net/beta/radioboss_beta_5.9.0.4.exe
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jopara on October 28, 2019, 11:45:04 AM
As for the update of the music library, I think that a section could also be included to eliminate tracks that do not exist or have been deleted.
On the other hand, I was watching the ad programmer and, as for the separators, something could be done so that they do not air after each announcement but every X ads. Sometimes it can be something repetitive.
Thank you
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Poeta Leandro Souza on October 28, 2019, 02:26:07 PM
Thank you! It was very good!
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on October 28, 2019, 03:32:03 PM
This part was not changed compared to version 5.8, it just copies some settings filed to the settings folder in AppData.

The message has only appeared in the latest beta. I'll install beta 5.9.0.4. today.

The errors did come back today:

Permissions of the C:\Program Files (x86)\RadioBOSS\Style\(Default).rbstyle file:
SYSTEM [F]
Administrators [F]
Users [R]


Permissions of C:\Users\RadioBOSS\AppData\Roaming\djsoft.net\RadioBOSS_107708674\Style\(Default).rbstyle file
SYSTEM [F]
Admin [F]
RadioBOSS [F]
Administrators [F]

Judging by the frequency of the errors it looks like it's trying to override the default style periodically. What purpose does this serve in the application?

Also separately - we're using 'SouthernFM.rbstyle' I believe - we load our own profile, so I don't know why the default one is trying to be copied across so frequently.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]AUTO INTRO DOES NOT WORK
Post by: rossedj9 on October 28, 2019, 03:35:49 PM
Does the auto intro still not work or will I be doing something wrong?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on October 28, 2019, 03:51:43 PM
Does the auto intro still not work or will I be doing something wrong?
Auto intro works here
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: rossedj9 on October 29, 2019, 08:43:07 AM
Does the auto intro still not work or will I be doing something wrong?
Auto intro works here
Can you give me an illustration of how you are doing to make automatic intros work?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Patrick De Bruyn on October 29, 2019, 12:02:37 PM
Does the auto intro still not work or will I be doing something wrong?
Auto intro works here
Can you give me an illustration of how you are doing to make automatic intros work?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 30, 2019, 07:31:06 AM
As for the update of the music library, I think that a section could also be included to eliminate tracks that do not exist or have been deleted.
This happens by default when you use the makelibrary command, all tracks that do not exist on the disk will be removed.

On the other hand, I was watching the ad programmer and, as for the separators, something could be done so that they do not air after each announcement but every X ads. Sometimes it can be something repetitive.
Noted for the future versions.

Judging by the frequency of the errors it looks like it's trying to override the default style periodically. What purpose does this serve in the application?

Also separately - we're using 'SouthernFM.rbstyle' I believe - we load our own profile, so I don't know why the default one is trying to be copied across so frequently.
It is definitely rights problem in your computer, the settings folder must allow full access for RadioBOSS so that it can read and write. It overrides the default style so that any changes between RadioBOSS versions are carried over to older installations.

Does the auto intro still not work or will I be doing something wrong?
It works. Does it show you any error messages? (please check the bottom left corner, the error will be in the log window).
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: rossedj9 on October 30, 2019, 12:20:13 PM
Nothing sounds at Autointro
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on October 31, 2019, 07:03:28 AM
Nothing sounds at Autointro
You need to make sure it's configured properly. Check if there are any error messages. I also suggest readingh the user manual about it: https://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/auto-intro.htm
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on October 31, 2019, 04:10:25 PM
It is definitely rights problem in your computer, the settings folder must allow full access for RadioBOSS so that it can read and write. It overrides the default style so that any changes between RadioBOSS versions are carried over to older installations.

The user account has full control of the settings folder...
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 01, 2019, 07:39:34 AM
The user account has full control of the settings folder...
The error message says otherwise - the write attempt is unsuccessful for some reason. Apart from rights, it can be locked by antivirus or some other software.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on November 01, 2019, 12:41:23 PM
The error message says otherwise - the write attempt is unsuccessful for some reason. Apart from rights, it can be locked by antivirus or some other software.

I'm going back to 5.8.5.2. I'll let you know the outcome.
Update: No errors all day today under 5.8.5.2.

Reinstalled 5.9.0.4. Will let you know if the errors return.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: envyx on November 02, 2019, 11:06:13 AM
Hello to all DJSoft.Net Community ;) My name is Denys and my operating system is Xubuntu 18.04 . I am using Wine 4.0 and RadioBoss 5.9 Beta is working perfectly, but it is an problem with ON AIR icon. It does not work. I will test all RadioBoss 5.9 functions and would make comments!
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: stokemusic on November 03, 2019, 03:53:59 AM
since updating to version 5.9.0.4 my scheduler list refreshes and moves items around every couple of seconds. This only happens if you have clicked on "Run in" to show the next playlist to be played. Is this a bug ?
Thank you.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Marco Nicolosi on November 03, 2019, 07:54:29 AM
Hello
I do not know if this has been reported in previous posts, but at random I get this error message, which blocks the execution of a schedule.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on November 03, 2019, 03:43:47 PM
Hello
I do not know if this has been reported in previous posts, but at random I get this error message, which blocks the execution of a schedule.

Same error code I get but for a different reason.

I also saw last night:
makelibrary: Directory inaccessible:  C:\Music\ZZ_SFNL (The path format is not supported)

On a few folders. My C:\Music is a symbolic link directory so I'm looking into that to see if I can rectify - although the behaviour is only happening in latest beta's. I re-ran the schedules manually and they worked the second time. I haven't been able to determine a cause for the errors. This didn't happen in 5.8 or prior.

The other error (code 32) has happened to multiple people now. This is a bug, not permissions; or if it is permissions, then something has changed to cause the error to appear now where it didn't before - e.g. process locking the files or something like that.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 04, 2019, 05:32:01 AM
I'm going back to 5.8.5.2. I'll let you know the outcome.
Update: No errors all day today under 5.8.5.2.

Reinstalled 5.9.0.4. Will let you know if the errors return.
Both versions are absolutely the same in terms of loading settings, copying styles etc, no changes were made there.

but it is an problem with ON AIR icon. It does not work
Can you please provide some specifics?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 04, 2019, 05:36:03 AM
since updating to version 5.9.0.4 my scheduler list refreshes and moves items around every couple of seconds. This only happens if you have clicked on "Run in" to show the next playlist to be played. Is this a bug ?
This works the same way as in later RadioBOSS 5.8, when you sort by Run In or Next Run fields, it will re-sort the list to make sure the event order is correct.

I do not know if this has been reported in previous posts, but at random I get this error message, which blocks the execution of a schedule.
When does it appear? From the text it appears to be startup error message.

makelibrary: Directory inaccessible:  C:\Music\ZZ_SFNL (The path format is not supported)
It appears that there is a space (" ") before the path, please try removing it from the makelibrray command. How did you create the command, manually or using the "Schedule librray update" feature?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on November 04, 2019, 06:53:06 AM
It appears that there is a space (" ") before the path, please try removing it from the makelibrray command. How did you create the command, manually or using the "Schedule librray update" feature?

The scripts were created in 2017 and use the RadioBOSS API.
Command is:
wget -qO- "http://newmaster:9000/?pass=xxxxxx&cmd=makelibrary+ZZ_SFNL.xml+|+C:\Music\ZZ_SFNL"

as an example. Each of our folders have their own scripts, and each runs via another batch file that calls the API at 1am. The reason it's done this way is so our master system does all the processing and we push the database changes to the studios via our own custom methods.

Attached:
I quit out of 5.9.0.4, installed 5.8.5.2, ran the script. No errors (version_5.8.5.2.jpg).
Installed 5.9.0.4 again, ran the script, now errors show up (version_5.9.0.4.jpg).

If I need to amend my scripts that's okay, but I'll need to know what's changed between the two versions, for there to suddenly be errors accessing the folder. There's been no system changes in the 5 minutes running between the versions to show the issue.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 04, 2019, 12:08:36 PM
southernfm the problem could be due to a bug in "makelibrary" command parsing, introduced in the last update (we've added new options to it to allow normalizing music tracks and other processing). Will be fixed in the next update.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on November 06, 2019, 03:52:46 AM
Will be fixed in the next update.

Thanks.

FYI - This error returned today, on new beta 5.9.0.4.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 06, 2019, 08:15:12 AM
Please wait for the next update, we'll get rid of this error message there.
Title: Music Library - Tag Editor Inconsistency (Maybe BUG)
Post by: pety on November 07, 2019, 07:37:12 AM
There is an inconsistency between title name in Music Library and Teg Editor (Track Properties...).
I checked latest Beta edition.


In real example Title column in Music Library shows:
$ Iarna


but Tag Editor (activated by Track Properties) shows:
Iarna 3,28 R


In xml file there is:
title="$ Iarna"


WHY Title in Tag editor does not display it exactly as it is?
Whe removes characters and merge others?


Is it an option which should I check or uncheck?

Every record in Library looks in the same way.

See the image in attach.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 07, 2019, 08:45:00 AM
There is an inconsistency between title name in Music Library and Teg Editor (Track Properties...).
Please try updating the tags displayed in the library using the Tools->Update info from tags command.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: pety on November 07, 2019, 08:49:39 AM
There is an inconsistency between title name in Music Library and Teg Editor (Track Properties...).
Please try updating the tags displayed in the library using the Tools->Update info from tags command.
Did as you said.
LIBRARY DESTROYED !!!
There is an inconsistency between title name in Music Library and Teg Editor (Track Properties...).
Please try updating the tags displayed in the library using the Tools->Update info from tags command.
Did as you said.
LIBRARY DESTROYED.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: pety on November 07, 2019, 08:50:47 AM
Please try updating the tags displayed in the library using the Tools->Update info from tags command.
LIBRARY DESTROYED !!!
https://postimg.cc/VdxDTqpb
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: pety on November 07, 2019, 08:52:35 AM
Please try updating the tags displayed in the library using the Tools->Update info from tags command.
I made a copy before. But if not?
Your solution doesn't work. And is not reflecting the PROBLEM.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 07, 2019, 08:56:27 AM
This function reads tags from the file and fills the music library fields. When you see one information in the Music Library, but editing the tag actually shows a different information, it means the tags were edited after library was created. The "Update info from tags" will make it re-read the tags and update the library.

On your screenshots here: https://www.djsoft.net/smf/index.php/topic,6309.msg30263.html#msg30263 you see that Album, Comment and other fields are empty. That's what you see after you update the library.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: pety on November 07, 2019, 08:58:46 AM
That's what you see after you update the library.
Look at TITLE.
It is clear for me that there is an algorithm which reads a segment from file name.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: pety on November 07, 2019, 09:00:37 AM
That's what you see after you update the library.
Look here:
https://postimg.cc/hXjrYCPs
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: pety on November 07, 2019, 09:02:29 AM
Look at the XML.
There are good tags for Artists and Title

Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 07, 2019, 09:45:16 AM
It is clear for me that there is an algorithm which reads a segment from file name.
It does extract the artist/title from the file name when there's no tag information in the file. It appears this is the case, given that "Update tags library" clears out all other fields like album, comment.

Look at the XML.
There are good tags for Artists and Title
They used to be when you initially created the library, but now there are no tags for some reason. Can you please send one of the music tracks to support@djsoft.net to check?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: pety on November 07, 2019, 09:55:02 AM
Can you please send one of the music tracks to support@djsoft.net to check?
Sure, but tomorrow. Now I am not at job.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: pety on November 07, 2019, 09:56:56 AM
Tommorow I will install beta version in Live, but only for testing.
When find bugs I'll report them.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: pety on November 07, 2019, 10:11:37 AM
It seems that RB has a bad logic.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 07, 2019, 11:45:50 AM
It seems that RB has a bad logic.
I'm not sure what this code is... Please note that XML file only contains data that it once read. If you update information from the tags, or call tag editor, it will read tag from the file, not from the XML file.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 07, 2019, 12:08:50 PM
RadioBOSS 5.9.0.5 beta
Download: http://dl.djsoft.net/beta/radioboss_beta_5.9.0.5.exe
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: pety on November 07, 2019, 01:23:32 PM
If you update information from the tags, or call tag editor, it will read tag from the file, not from the XML file.
Understand ! I made a new Library in my laptop, with existing files and works fine.
I'll check tomorrow at job.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on November 07, 2019, 09:54:02 PM
Please wait for the next update, we'll get rid of this error message there.

Thanks - installed today.

The 'makelibrary' issue is present still although slightly different now. It looks like a filename with a space in it doesn't get processed properly. Easy enough for me to adjust my scripts not to include spaces, but thought I'd pass it on anyway.


Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 08, 2019, 07:26:03 AM
The 'makelibrary' issue is present still although slightly different now. It looks like a filename with a space in it doesn't get processed properly. Easy enough for me to adjust my scripts not to include spaces, but thought I'd pass it on anyway.
It should work with spaces, I suppose the problem is somewhere else - please send a full command to check.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nicotrak on November 08, 2019, 05:12:27 PM
Hello,
Great for the new AccuWeather support, thanks a lot :-)
The API Key must be set in the Settings - Scheduler window
For the event, we formulate like usual. For example: weather Lisbon, PT
It works fine like this (but I need to restart RB to override the rate limitation, which should not occur when using our own key I guess. Rate limitation is only when using RB general API Key)
Precision is much better and we can run the event twice per hour for free.
Thank you
Nico

For people interested, you need to create a login and create an App here to have an API Key (free for 50 calls/day)
https://developer.accuweather.com/user/me/apps (choose Limited Trial, Desktop website, Weather App, C#, Country "your country)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on November 08, 2019, 11:11:23 PM
please send a full command to check


wget -qO- "http://newmaster:9000/?pass=xxxxx&cmd=makelibrary+%%22Footy+Themes.xml%%22+|+%%22C:\Music\Footy+Themes%%22"

wget is a command line application to visit webpages. The -qO- option deletes the 'downloaded' webpage - we're only interested in hitting the URL to trigger the API.

note the %%22 items in the command script for putting quotes around the filepath and XML path. These scripts were created in 2017.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Marco Nicolosi on November 09, 2019, 08:21:18 AM
Hi,
Good Update now, all the tools of the music library are put together in a single screen, unfortunately I noticed some problem on the BPM, despite the correct settings in some songs you no longer see the value, and the calculation function for some songs not works, if you use track editor for the same it marks -1, incorrect value.
In the photo you see I have used the BPM tool many times, but do not update the results.

In the second song from the top where written -1 this was possible with single track editor but the obtained value is not correct.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 10, 2019, 05:48:23 AM
It works fine like this (but I need to restart RB to override the rate limitation, which should not occur when using our own key I guess. Rate limitation is only when using RB general API Key)
I guess you're right, we'll remove the limitation when using non-default key.

wget -qO- "http://newmaster:9000/?pass=xxxxx&cmd=makelibrary+%%22Footy+Themes.xml%%22+|+%%22C:\Music\Footy+Themes%%22"
The command in fact has an error, that it contains spaces (encoded as "+") around the pipe ("|") characters. In the next version we'll make the command ignore such spaces, so you don't have to fix the command. It used to ignore them in the past, before we updated the parser to allow new parameters.

Good Update now, all the tools of the music library are put together in a single screen, unfortunately I noticed some problem on the BPM, despite the correct settings in some songs you no longer see the value, and the calculation function for some songs not works, if you use track editor for the same it marks -1, incorrect value.
The BPM algo was updated and now it depects more songs correctly (we compared it with Spotify database). Hpwever for some songs it's unable to detect BPM for some reason, in this case it will show -1, and scanning it again will not change that. We'll fine tune it in the next update to reduce the number of "-1" results (most likely it will become a bit slower).
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 10, 2019, 11:02:44 AM
Hi Dmitry, what is the reason why "Wait for the current track to finish" (in relay) has it been removed ?,
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 10, 2019, 11:34:13 AM
The simultaneous player does not work when relay is activated. Is this intentional?
It is usually useful for reproducing local advertising, over remote transmission.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 10, 2019, 11:57:35 AM
Hi Dmitry, what is the reason why "Wait for the current track to finish" (in relay) has it been removed ?,
It never worked properly, and fixing it didn't really work, so it was removed. Did you use this option?

The simultaneous player does not work when relay is activated. Is this intentional?
It is usually useful for reproducing local advertising, over remote transmission.
Yes, all RadioBOSS air is muted when the relay is active. We'll add an option for events to allow them being played over the relay.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 10, 2019, 12:16:44 PM
It never worked properly, and fixing it didn't really work, so it was removed. Did you use this option?
I tried this option in testing (not in production), it seemed to work well.

I have several stations linked by IP, using RB with streaming redundancy. (Using the API), I am looking at how this feature evolves so that in the future it may be used in transmission sites that do not require redundancy.

I think that at some point this feature should be incorporated. It makes transitions sound much more professional and helps with some problems such as packet loss: While today it is strange and less and less frequent can happen.

RadioBOSS, would be continuously alternating between local and remote reproduction, with a disastrous result.
On the other hand, if you wait for the current track to return to streaming, the result would be much less transitions.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 10, 2019, 12:25:59 PM
Quote from: nelson c on Today at 01:34:13 PM
The simultaneous player does not work when relay is activated. Is this intentional?
It is usually useful for reproducing local advertising, over remote transmission.
Yes, all RadioBOSS air is muted when the relay is active. We'll add an option for events to allow them being played over the relay.
It's good news

By the way, what is the reason why DTMF cannot be checked from the main output? Is it something technical?
I think it's the most common and useful.
Even with this relay function
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 10, 2019, 12:28:16 PM
Alternative weather data sopurce (AccuWeather) - requires registering for API key
Great feature, please do not get olive from reading data from hardware stations :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 10, 2019, 02:06:08 PM
There is a problem with the automatic Intro:

I have two active rules.
-The first is reproduced on the tracks of the 2018-2019 range
-The second should be played on the rest of the tracks(Attached image)

The problem is that only the intro is played on the tracks of the first rule. (The second does not work)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 10, 2019, 02:20:56 PM
Update
Posted by: nelson c
« on: Today at 04:06:08 PM »Quote (selected)
There is a problem with the automatic Intro:

I have two active rules.
-The first is reproduced on the tracks of the 2018-2019 range
-The second should be played on the rest of the tracks(Attached image)

The problem is that only the intro is played on the tracks of the first rule. (The second does not work)
The new rules do NOT work, it is strange.
If rules are created with exactly the same configuration as a previous one, they are not.
I am setting the same configuration as a long-created rule and it does not work, only different files. (Tested even as the only rule enabled)

I think someone reported a problem with autointro in the forum
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 11, 2019, 06:20:58 AM
I think that at some point this feature should be incorporated. It makes transitions sound much more professional
But while it waits for the song to finish, the live stream itself will be cut at the beginning. That's why we decided not to invest dev time into this feature at the moment. Dealing with bad connections is not that important in 2019, but point taken, the feature is not completyely removed and it may return in the future.

Great feature, please do not get olive from reading data from hardware stations
You can implement it yourself, it's fairly simple. RadioBOSS now reads weather data from the Temp\weather.ini file (located in RadioBOSS settings folder). The file format is simple:
Code: [Select]
?wind_speed_tom=2
?wind_speed_tom_m=3
?temp_tom=12
?temp_tom_f=54
?humidity_tom=63
?temp=5
?temp_f=41
?humidity=86
?wind_speed=4
?wind_speed_m=9
?wind_name=Gentle Breeze
today_data_valid=1
tomorrow_data_valid=1
You can write a batch script or something to convert data from your hardware weather station to this format and that's about it. You can only write the values you actually use and omit the others, it will still work, e.g:
Code: [Select]
?temp=5
?humidity=86
?wind_speed=4
today_data_valid=1

I think someone reported a problem with autointro in the forum
I don't recally anything that we were able to reproduce. Are there any error messages? Please try to use some other value (not Fade In but set a fixed position), will it work?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 11, 2019, 10:37:40 AM
You can implement it yourself, it's fairly simple. RadioBOSS now reads weather data from the Temp\weather.ini file
Good point. A quick test modifying the txt, I don't update the interface.
And I suppose update comand will delete the modified data, what can I do about it?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 11, 2019, 11:39:34 AM
Good point. A quick test modifying the txt, I don't update the interface.
It's a bug, you can click on the label to make it update the data (the bug will be fixed in the next update). The values will work in text-to-speech.

And I suppose update comand will delete the modified data, what can I do about it?
If you update the file manually, you should not use the weather command. If you use it, it will rewrite the data with new values it gets from the weather service.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Patrick De Bruyn on November 11, 2019, 03:27:22 PM
In the playlist it isnt possible to sort by Tag
Maybe it is also possible to implement a playlist colum with Year
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 12, 2019, 04:56:40 AM
In the playlist it isnt possible to sort by Tag
Will be fixed in the next update.

Maybe it is also possible to implement a playlist colum with Year
Yes, the column will be added in one of the future updates.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Антон Новиков on November 12, 2019, 09:55:10 AM
Please tell me why does not work auto Intro ?Configured the same as in previous versions,but alas ( The same with the scheduler, the jingle before the song now does not fly (
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Patricio Pizarro Ayala on November 12, 2019, 01:23:44 PM
when creating an auxiliary playlist with network files. after restarting radioboss the auxiliary list does not work.
i have this problem with early radioboss editions.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 13, 2019, 09:21:18 AM
Please tell me why does not work auto Intro ?Configured the same as in previous versions,but alas ( The same with the scheduler, the jingle before the song now does not fly (
Please send a screenshot of your Auto Intro rule configuration, we'll check it here. Are there any error messages in the log?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 13, 2019, 09:21:40 AM
Quote from: nelson c on November 10, 2019, 04:20:56 PM
I think someone reported a problem with autointro in the forum
I don't recally anything that we were able to reproduce. Are there any error messages? Please try to use some other value (not Fade In but set a fixed position), will it work?

No interface error, the intro simply does not play. (Work, If in configurations created in previous versions)
Other values tested and does not work either

Please tell me why does not work auto Intro ?Configured the same as in previous versions,but alas ( The same with the scheduler, the jingle before the song now does not fly (
I think it's the same problem
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 13, 2019, 09:39:11 AM
No interface error, the intro simply does not play. (Work, If in configurations created in previous versions)
Other values tested and does not work either
So only new rules do not work? Just in case, do you have them enabled in the Auto Intro window?

when creating an auxiliary playlist with network files. after restarting radioboss the auxiliary list does not work.
i have this problem with early radioboss editions.
Can you please provide more details, what exactly does not work, are there any error messages?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]AUTO INTRO DOES NOT WORK
Post by: nelson c on November 13, 2019, 09:49:20 AM
Does the auto intro still not work or will I be doing something wrong?
Here another report

Quote from: nelson c on Today at 11:21:40 AM
No interface error, the intro simply does not play. (Work, If in configurations created in previous versions)
Other values tested and does not work either
So only new rules do not work? Just in case, do you have them enabled in the Auto Intro window?
That's right, try all the possible options and the new rules never work

Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Patrick De Bruyn on November 13, 2019, 09:52:57 AM
No interface error, the intro simply does not play. (Work, If in configurations created in previous versions)
Other values tested and does not work either
So only new rules do not work? Just in case, do you have them enabled in the Auto Intro window?


My Auto Intro works fine with these settings
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 13, 2019, 12:07:49 PM
That's right, try all the possible options and the new rules never work
Thanks for the information, we'll check if this is a bug.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Антон Новиков on November 13, 2019, 01:45:04 PM
Please tell me why does not work auto Intro ?Configured the same as in previous versions,but alas ( The same with the scheduler, the jingle before the song now does not fly (
Please send a screenshot of your Auto Intro rule configuration, we'll check it here. Are there any error messages in the log?
There are no errors in the error log and does not knock out errors, just does not play auto Intro, as well as the task is not played in the Multiple tasks tab (
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: madbeatz on November 13, 2019, 03:25:37 PM
Hi,

Issue 1 - Running 5.9.0.5. Did a computer restart and now getting an error message when the advert scheduler runs. Picture attached. Advert playlist is located on same computer which is on a drive that is shared. Music and adverts are on the same drive and play without issue. issue occurs every time the adsupdate command is run

Issue 2 - on random occasions, whilst a network stream is playing, the advert fires at the correct scheduled time and the advert tracks populates in the playlist but fails to advance to the intro jingle and subsequently remains playing the network stream. This does not occur at any particular time/day but on random occasions. If started manually, the advert progresses as normal, and then clears the playlist as normal. logs shows no error and shows the advert scheduler being started on time. any ideas?



Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 13, 2019, 03:25:41 PM
RadioBOSS 5.9.0.6 beta
Download: http://dl.djsoft.net/beta/radioboss_beta_5.9.0.6.exe
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on November 14, 2019, 01:02:25 AM
The command in fact has an error, that it contains spaces (encoded as "+") around the pipe ("|") characters. In the next version we'll make the command ignore such spaces, so you don't have to fix the command. It used to ignore them in the past, before we updated the parser to allow new parameters.

It looks like 5.9.0.6 hasn't addressed that yet but it's okay, I'll adjust my scripts with your notes in mind. Thanks for letting me know the cause.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Антон Новиков on November 14, 2019, 03:43:28 AM
Tell please, that here not so I do?Task immediately two not works, initially jingle then musical composition, now jingle not crashes, only on task composition. Auto Intro earned a huge thank you!
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 14, 2019, 04:03:37 AM
There are no errors in the error log and does not knock out errors, just does not play auto Intro, as well as the task is not played in the Multiple tasks tab (
The latest update should fix it.

Issue 1 - Running 5.9.0.5. Did a computer restart and now getting an error message when the advert scheduler runs. Picture attached. Advert playlist is located on same computer which is on a drive that is shared
The error message means it can't write to the folder, some rights problem or the file is used by another software.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 14, 2019, 05:16:53 AM
It looks like 5.9.0.6 hasn't addressed that yet but it's okay, I'll adjust my scripts with your notes in mind. Thanks for letting me know the cause.
There will be another update regarding this command, don't need to change anything - your commands will start working.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 14, 2019, 05:17:41 AM
Tell please, that here not so I do?Task immediately two not works
I'm not sure if I understood the request, can you please provide some details?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: madbeatz on November 14, 2019, 05:38:42 AM
The error message means it can't write to the folder, some rights problem or the file is used by another software.

Not sure what that could be, Nothing else would use that file apart from Radioboss. it pops up randomly not on every adsupdate. since posting the issue yesterday, it has suddenly stopped with no intervention. will monitor and report back again.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 14, 2019, 09:31:35 AM
Not sure what that could be, Nothing else would use that file apart from Radioboss. it pops up randomly not on every adsupdate. since posting the issue yesterday, it has suddenly stopped with no intervention. will monitor and report back again.
The only reason for this error message is when it's unable to write to that folder - there's nothing that can be done from within RadioBOSS to "fix" it as the problem is not there. In this case it just states the fact that directory is not writeable. If the folder is shared, it's possible that other computer reads from there and writing is not possible.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Patricio Pizarro Ayala on November 14, 2019, 11:15:06 AM
When creating an auxiliary playlist, I enter the files from a network address, it works without problems, then when I close the radioboss and restart it, the list no longer plays the previously entered files. If I re-enter files from the network to the auxiliary list, they do work until the radioboss restarts and there it will not play them again.

thanks by your attention.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: madbeatz on November 14, 2019, 01:42:02 PM
Issue 2 - on random occasions, whilst a network stream is playing, the advert fires at the correct scheduled time and the advert tracks populates in the playlist but fails to advance to the intro jingle and subsequently remains playing the network stream. This does not occur at any particular time/day but on random occasions. If started manually, the advert progresses as normal, and then clears the playlist as normal. logs shows no error and shows the advert scheduler being started on time. any ideas?

Any ideas what is happening here... its a real nuisance as it is causing confusion with the DJ's

Fixed - Issue was caused by another instance of Radioboss running and not configured to run immediately when loaded.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Антон Новиков on November 14, 2019, 04:02:05 PM
Tell please, that here not so I do?Task immediately two not works
I'm not sure if I understood the request, can you please provide some details?
Quests in section Several action, works only one thing ( screen higher
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: criss_x on November 14, 2019, 04:18:31 PM
I have a suggestion about the indepented level management between the sound sources.

I suggest to add a mixer on the final stage before the signal to go onair!

By this method we can manage for example the level of the microphone to be a bit higher then the rest sources.

I have tried to make it work, but when I enable a limiter or a compressor at he final stage, it is lowering my microphone level (that I wish to be +2 decibels higher)!

A second suggestion is to add more than one microphone inputs that they will be enabled together the existing one.
Imagine that there are 2 or 3 persons participating in a radio show or when a listener is on phone and we wish to talk with him/her onair in a live show!

What do you think about my ideas/suggestions?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on November 14, 2019, 08:27:26 PM
There will be another update regarding this command, don't need to change anything - your commands will start working.

Okay thank you

Within RadioBOSS software I have a command for updating individual music libraries (separate to the API commands)

makelibrary "c:\RadioBOSS\Database\NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK.xml"|"C:\Music\NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK"

This command isn't working as well.

Error:
makelibrary error: Cannot create file "C:\WINDOWS\system32\"c:\RadioBOSS\Database\NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK.xml"". The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect

Could you please advise why C:\WINDOWS\system32\ is being referenced? I don't have any scripts in that location.

If it's related to the same issue and will be fixed then no worries, but if it's separate then I can give more information if needed.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 15, 2019, 04:12:34 AM
When creating an auxiliary playlist, I enter the files from a network address, it works without problems, then when I close the radioboss and restart it, the list no longer plays the previously entered files. If I re-enter files from the network to the auxiliary list, they do work until the radioboss restarts and there it will not play them again.
Thank you for the details. We'll check if this is a bug. Meanwhile, you should be able to fix it if you mount network folder as drive and add tracks from there.

Quests in section Several action, works only one thing ( screen higher
There is only one event action on your screenshot.

Issue was caused by another instance of Radioboss running and not configured to run immediately when loaded.
This is odd as RadioBOSS instances will vever affect each other, they work independently.

I have tried to make it work, but when I enable a limiter or a compressor at he final stage, it is lowering my microphone level (that I wish to be +2 decibels higher)!
You can disable mic processing in Settings->Playback->Miscellaneous, "Apply main DSP to playback only" (enable).
The virtual mixer board is something we have planned for the future, but currently I can't tellwhen it'll be ready.

A second suggestion is to add more than one microphone inputs that they will be enabled together the existing one.
Imagine that there are 2 or 3 persons participating in a radio show or when a listener is on phone and we wish to talk with him/her onair in a live show!
The second MIC button will be added in the future. Currently it's recommended to use the mixer board where multiple microphones will be connected and RadioBOSS will use the board mix instead of individual mics.

If it's related to the same issue and will be fixed then no worries, but if it's separate then I can give more information if needed.
Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience. It's a technical error, we've included wrong "makelibrary" code in the 5.9.0.6 release. Please wait for the .7 update (1-2 days) and let me know if there are any problems with it.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on November 15, 2019, 04:24:25 AM
Hello. Thanks for adding me to beta testers. I didn't answer because I didn't have time. I noticed improvements in accessibility. The first thing I noticed is that now Jaws and NVDA are reading the buttons on the fx card. In the playlist generator pro are named both generate buttons which is good. I don't know what it looks like visually. When I tabbed myself at the first generate button, the screen readers immediately said generate button. When I positioned myself on the second generate button, there was a small pause between saying the word generate and the word button. I wondered why this was so. I turned on the punctuation pronunciation and then my screen readers on the second generate button read the generate dot dot dot button. So I understood the difference between the two buttons. Unfortunately, edit field names still don't read screen readers. In the music lybrary section of the tag list item, we have two buttons that are not named. It should be made that with the application key the context menu can be called. Now it only does this by right-clicking it. It is much more elegant with the application key to call the context menu than with the right mouse click simulation because we never know where the mouse is currently located.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: madbeatz on November 15, 2019, 04:47:24 AM
Quote from: madbeatz on November 14, 2019, 01:42:02 PM
Issue was caused by another instance of Radioboss running and not configured to run immediately when loaded.
This is odd as RadioBOSS instances will vever affect each other, they work independently.

The second instance of Radioboss (located on a separate VM on the same network) has the adsupdate command running. Both commands are running on the same playlist which caused a conflict. I removed on of the adsupdate schedule to remove the conflict.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Patrick De Bruyn on November 15, 2019, 06:27:26 AM
a member of my facebook group asks if it is possible to fade-in all songs if the playlist is running in automatic mode.
All title should be played to the end, without fade-out and then the next title should be played. with a soft-fade in
Regards
Patrick
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 15, 2019, 09:38:56 AM
I turned on the punctuation pronunciation and then my screen readers on the second generate button read the generate dot dot dot button
In the playlist generator pro are named both generate buttons
The first button is to create a playlist, the second one shows the menu with additional options.

Unfortunately, edit field names still don't read screen readers
Yes, this is a problem we're aware about but it's technically challenging, we're working on it.

In the music lybrary section of the tag list item, we have two buttons that are not named. It should be made that with the application key the context menu can be called. Now it only does this by right-clicking it.
Thank you, those issues will be fixed in the next update.

The second instance of Radioboss (located on a separate VM on the same network) has the adsupdate command running. Both commands are running on the same playlist which caused a conflict. I removed on of the adsupdate schedule to remove the conflict.
Thank you, this will help in case anyone else has a similar problem.

All title should be played to the end, without fade-out and then the next title should be played. with a soft-fade in
Disable fade out and set fade in to the desired value in Crossfade settings: https://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/crossfades.htm
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Patrick De Bruyn on November 15, 2019, 11:13:02 AM
a member of my facebook group asks if it is possible to fade-in all songs if the playlist is running in automatic mode.
All title should be played to the end, without fade-out and then the next title should be played. with a soft-fade in
Regards
Patrick
Disable fade out and set fade in to the desired value in Crossfade settings: https://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/crossfades.htm

This dousnt works title dous not fade in it gous immediatly with full loudnes
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 15, 2019, 12:10:37 PM
Can you please provide some details?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 15, 2019, 12:33:16 PM
It should be made that with the application key the context menu can be called
It is true for all menus in RadioBOSS - can you please specify where the context menu button does not work?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 15, 2019, 01:42:35 PM
RadioBOSS 5.9.0.7 release candidate
Download: http://dl.djsoft.net/beta/radioboss_beta_5.9.0.7.exe
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on November 15, 2019, 05:00:51 PM
Bugs fixed

Both my makelibrary (within RadioBOSS) and API scripts are working again, thank you.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Poeta Leandro Souza on November 16, 2019, 07:44:06 AM
I would suggest that you assign two different keys.
One to open and close the microphone and one just to control the volume of the track.
So we could have more control over the microphone.

Grateful
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Marco Nicolosi on November 16, 2019, 08:18:37 AM
Hi
I do not know if anyone has got the same possible bug, but from version 5.9.0.6 you no longer read the names of The Preset Groups in the Pro Playgenerator, as seen in the attached photo, same problem also in beta version 5.9.0.7.
In addition.. During running Tool Tracks All and not only, in Music Library, the RadioBoss player, slows down a lot, and delay to load from Schedule new events especially programs, to conclude many songs are still without BPM in previous versions and not beta , instead they are written to Tag.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 16, 2019, 08:46:44 AM
RadioBOSS 5.9.0.7 release candidate
  • Minor improvements
  • Bugs fixed
Download: http://dl.djsoft.net/beta/radioboss_beta_5.9.0.7.exe

Will you add now the option "Less played tracks"?  ;D
By the way, "album separation" is not woking
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 16, 2019, 04:23:55 PM
Hi Dmitry, Is possible by API writetag to write the intro of a song?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 17, 2019, 06:01:26 AM
One to open and close the microphone and one just to control the volume of the track.
The playlist volume is controlled automatically when you turn microhpone on and off - it is configured in Settings->Inputs.

Both my makelibrary (within RadioBOSS) and API scripts are working again, thank you.
Thanks, good to know!

I do not know if anyone has got the same possible bug, but from version 5.9.0.6 you no longer read the names of The Preset Groups in the Pro Playgenerator, as seen in the attached photo, same problem also in beta version 5.9.0.7.
It appears to be a bug, will be fixed in the next update.

During running Tool Tracks All and not only, in Music Library, the RadioBoss player, slows down a lot
Can you please provide some details?

many songs are still without BPM in previous versions and not beta , instead they are written to Tag.
The BPM was improved in this version, but there are still tracks for which it won't be able to get BPM.

Will you add now the option "Less played tracks"? 
Currently this is delayed due to the way Track List works, there are technical difficulties for such a feature. You can use the playlist generator to select tracks that play fewer than others, use priority rules: https://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/plgen-cat3.htm

By the way, "album separation" is not woking
Please note that album is only checked for the same artist, same album name by different artists are considered as different ablums.

Hi Dmitry, Is possible by API writetag to write the intro of a song?
Currently not - will be added soon, it's not a big deal :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Marco Nicolosi on November 17, 2019, 11:32:55 AM
One to open and close the microphone and one just to control the volume of the track.
The playlist volume is controlled automatically when you turn microhpone on and off - it is configured in Settings->Inputs.

Both my makelibrary (within RadioBOSS) and API scripts are working again, thank you.
Thanks, good to know!

I do not know if anyone has got the same possible bug, but from version 5.9.0.6 you no longer read the names of The Preset Groups in the Pro Playgenerator, as seen in the attached photo, same problem also in beta version 5.9.0.7.
It appears to be a bug, will be fixed in the next update.

During running Tool Tracks All and not only, in Music Library, the RadioBoss player, slows down a lot
Can you please provide some details?

I explain better, during the work of the Tools Tracks All the Hard Disk, works a lot, and it seems that this operation takes a lot of resources, in fact, this slows down a lot the creation of a Playlist requested by a preset in the schedule event. I also tried to create a playlist from a single preset from my pc I5 slows down by many minutes the load of the playlist in the live player.
When Tracks All is not active everything works regularly.


many songs are still without BPM in previous versions and not beta , instead they are written to Tag.
The BPM was improved in this version, but there are still tracks for which it won't be able to get BPM.

Will you add now the option "Less played tracks"? 
Currently this is delayed due to the way Track List works, there are technical difficulties for such a feature. You can use the playlist generator to select tracks that play fewer than others, use priority rules: https://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/plgen-cat3.htm

By the way, "album separation" is not woking
Please note that album is only checked for the same artist, same album name by different artists are considered as different ablums.

Hi Dmitry, Is possible by API writetag to write the intro of a song?
Currently not - will be added soon, it's not a big deal :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 17, 2019, 01:26:37 PM
Hi Dmitry, Is possible by API writetag to write the intro of a song?
Currently not - will be added soon, it's not a big deal :)
in this beta?, also we need to get the intro in ReadTag of course. ;D
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 17, 2019, 01:27:55 PM
Quote from: nelson c on Today at 01:34:13 PM
The simultaneous player does not work when relay is activated. Is this intentional?
It is usually useful for reproducing local advertising, over remote transmission.
Yes, all RadioBOSS air is muted when the relay is active. We'll add an option for events to allow them being played over the relay.
It's good news

By the way, what is the reason why DTMF cannot be checked from the main output? Is it something technical?
I think it's the most common and useful.
Even with this relay function
I think it happened to answer this  :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 17, 2019, 01:58:50 PM
Quote from: jpp on November 16, 2019, 08:46:44 AM

    Will you add now the option "Less played tracks"? 

Currently this is delayed due to the way Track List works, there are technical difficulties for such a feature. You can use the playlist generator to select tracks that play fewer than others, use priority rules: https://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/plgen-cat3.htm

Last time i used the playlist generator i didn't like the result of it, but maybe because i don't know exactly how to use it because the logic is not very clear to me.
So, maybe you can help me get the result i want for my playlists, wich is: Get ALWAYS the less played songs in each music folders.
Fo example, if i add a new song (zero counts) i want it to start being selected and play more until it gets the same playcount of the others.
Hope you can help' me.
Thanks in advance
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 17, 2019, 09:39:12 PM
For some reason some tags are not painted in the tag editor
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 17, 2019, 10:02:40 PM
The readtag command has a problem reporting multiple tags (separates them with space). Then when the WriteTags command is called, the assigned tags are lost. (A single tag is created with all the concatenated strings)

<TagInfo>
<File FN="C:\Users\Nelson Casey\Desktop\borrar.mp3" Duration="26972" Artist="" Title="probando" Album="" Year="2018" Genre="" Comment="" BPM="" Rating="0" Playcount="0" LastPlayed="" UserField1="" UserField2="" UserField3="" UserField4="" UserField5="" TypeIdentifier="" TagsList="Categoria: Recurrente MiListaDeTemas"/>
</TagInfo>
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 18, 2019, 09:31:14 AM
I explain better, during the work of the Tools Tracks All the Hard Disk, works a lot, and it seems that this operation takes a lot of resources, in fact, this slows down a lot the creation of a Playlist requested by a preset in the schedule event. I also tried to create a playlist from a single preset from my pc I5 slows down by many minutes the load of the playlist in the live player.
When Tracks All is not active everything works regularly.
Track Tool only loads track on startup (to display tags and wavbeform) and then does nothing.
When you create a playlist, it will read tags for all tracks in all categories that are used in the playlist.
Anyway, this is not changed compared to previous version. If you use antivirus, it can be the cause for slowness.

By the way, what is the reason why DTMF cannot be checked from the main output? Is it something technical?
I think it's the most common and useful.
Even with this relay function
Not technical, but how do you want to use it? To deactivate the relay by DTMF signal? In this case you can use the same source for DTMF as you use for Relay.

Fo example, if i add a new song (zero counts) i want it to start being selected and play more until it gets the same playcount of the others.
You should use Priorities in playlist geenrator: https://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/plgen-cat3.htm
Multiple rules can be specified, e.g. one for tracks with Playcount less than average, and another for tracks with Playcount = 0 to increase priority even more.

For some reason some tags are not painted in the tag editor
It is possible if you changed the color recently and the change was not pick up by the track information tab. Is tit the case?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 18, 2019, 09:34:44 AM
The readtag command has a problem reporting multiple tags (separates them with space). Then when the WriteTags command is called, the assigned tags are lost. (A single tag is created with all the concatenated strings)
The tags are separated with Tab character, in XML it is presented as . I did a quick test and readtag command properly returns tags separated by tab. You need to use the same separator when you call the writetag method, e.g.
Code: [Select]
... TagsList="Categoria: RecurrenteMiListaDeTemas" ...
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 18, 2019, 09:59:47 AM
Quote from: nelson c on November 17, 2019, 03:27:55 PM
By the way, what is the reason why DTMF cannot be checked from the main output? Is it something technical?
I think it's the most common and useful.
Even with this relay function
Not technical, but how do you want to use it? To deactivate the relay by DTMF signal? In this case you can use the same source for DTMF as you use for Relay.
I never found the meaning to have to play 2 streaming instances to play exactly the same.
I even read in a forum that after several days there may be a difference of minutes between the same stream. Which is a problem
If streaming is analyzed from the main output, it makes everything simpler, for example it allows you to change the streaming source with the scheduler
Even Zararadio works this way
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 18, 2019, 10:04:59 AM
Quote from: nelson c on November 17, 2019, 11:39:12 PM
For some reason some tags are not painted in the tag editor
It is possible if you changed the color recently and the change was not pick up by the track information tab. Is tit the case?
That's right, they are labels created since the last opening of RB. When restarting the program they are painted correctly
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 18, 2019, 10:35:41 AM
I think your example forgot about the tag. Here is how it appears here with two tags
Code: [Select]
TagsList="Cat: Alta Cat: Recurrente"
A quick test using Chrome: I get the xml with readtag, without modifying it I write the command writetag and execute it, then tags will be broken.

Also with the following Delphi code the same thing happens. (At no time modify the tags)
Code: [Select]
if ReadTag(ObtenerRuta(ListadoCanciones, ListadoCanciones.Selected.Index), ANode) then
      Begin
          ANode.ChildNodes.FindNode('File').SetAttributeNS('Artist', '', EditEdicionInterprete.Text);
          ANode.ChildNodes.FindNode('File').SetAttributeNS('Title', '', EditTitulo.Text);
          ANode.ChildNodes.FindNode('File').SetAttributeNS('Year', '', AñoCancion.Text);
          ANode.ChildNodes.FindNode('File').SetAttributeNS('Album', '', EditAlbum.Text);
          ANode.ChildNodes.FindNode('File').SetAttributeNS('Genre', '', EditGenero.Text);
          ANode.ChildNodes.FindNode('File').SetAttributeNS('Comment', '', EditComentario.Text);
RBAPI.Get(URLParaLlamarAAPI('&action=writetag&fn=' + EncodeURIComponent(ListadoCanciones)) + '&data=' + EncodeURIComponent(ANode.XML));
    End;
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 18, 2019, 12:06:09 PM
I never found the meaning to have to play 2 streaming instances to play exactly the same.
This is a technical issue as DTMF and other parts are separated and therefore each one uses the same stream. This will be improved in the future, and only one stream will be used.

That's right, they are labels created since the last opening of RB. When restarting the program they are painted correctly
Thanks, added to the list of bugs.

A quick test using Chrome: I get the xml with readtag, without modifying it I write the command writetag and execute it, then tags will be broken.
I think Chrome displays tabs as spaces. You probably need to use the "View source" option to view the XML data as-is.

As for the Delphi code, I'm not sure what happens there as code is not complete, it looks likle that one of the functions you call modify the XML data, removing the "#&9;" character and changing it to something else (space).
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 18, 2019, 12:52:47 PM
I think Chrome displays tabs as spaces. You probably need to use the "View source" option to view the XML data as-is.
You are right :D
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 18, 2019, 12:55:14 PM
As for the Delphi code, I'm not sure what happens there as code is not complete, it looks likle that one of the functions you call modify the XML data, removing the "#&9;" character and changing it to something else (space).
Here the rest of the code. It's weird how tabs are removed..Any ideas?
Code: [Select]
Function TPrincipal.ReadTag(Ruta: String; Var ANode: IXMLNode): Boolean;
Var
ADPLocalFile : TFileName;
  conexionservidor: String;
Begin
conexionservidor:= URLParaLlamarAAPI('&action=readtag&fn=') + EncodeURIComponent(Ruta);
ADPLocalFile := IncludeTrailingPathDelimiter(_carpetatemp + '\') + 'temp.' + FormatDateTime('YYYY-MM-DDTHH-hh.mm.ss.zzz',now()) + '.xml';

if not DownloadURLFile(conexionservidor, ADPLocalFile)  then
begin
  Screen.Cursor:=crDefault;
  Raise Exception.CreateFmt('Atencion, se perdio la conexion!',[]);
  Exit;
end;

if not FileExists(ADPLocalFile) then
begin
  Screen.Cursor:=crDefault;
  raise exception.Create('Error al escribir archivo temporal');
  Exit;
end;


XMLDoc.FileName := ADPLocalFile;
XMLDoc.Active:=True;

ANode := XMLDoc.DocumentElement; //get root node - "Info" in case of RB's XML
  showmessage(XMLDoc.DocumentElement.XML);

Chrome:
Code: [Select]
<TagInfo>
<File FN="M:\Mi musica\13 - fabiana cantilo - profugos(2).mp3" Duration="278949" Artist="Fabiana Cantilo" Title="Profugos" Album="Inconsciente Colectivo" Year="2005" Genre="Rock/Pop" Comment="" BPM="" Rating="10" Playcount="90" LastPlayed="2019-11-18 12:40:21" UserField1="Nacionales" UserField2="" UserField3="" UserField4="" UserField5="" TypeIdentifier="" TagsList="Cat: Alta&#09;Cat: Nuevos Sonidos" />
</TagInfo>
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 18, 2019, 01:12:05 PM
Nor am I being able to set tags using the API:
Google Chrome only inserts the first tag (I think because of the & symbol used for passing variables)
From delphi (What is important): If I write (tab), it is inserted as space and "#&9;" It is written as a tag
Examples code:
Code: [Select]
ANode.ChildNodes.FindNode('File').SetAttributeNS('TagsList', '', 'Cat: Alta  Cat: Baja');//Cat: Alta  Cat: Baja
ANode.ChildNodes.FindNode('File').SetAttributeNS('TagsList', '', 'Cat: Alta#&9;Cat: Baja');//Cat: Alta#&9;Cat: Baja
RBAPI.Get(URLParaLlamarAAPI('&action=writetag&fn=' + EncodeURIComponent(Ruta)) + '&data=' + EncodeURIComponent(ANode.XML));
It would not be a good idea to change the separator character to ',' for example?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 19, 2019, 02:05:15 PM
AccuWeather is not working .. In the test pc it says that the data was updated, however it says the temperature of more than 12 hours ago (it can be seen in the last modification of the file)
Advertise 17 degrees when it actually does 35, which is a serious problem..

I think we need data from more than 1 hour ago to be considered outdated (And not show them)

On the ad production PC It also announces a temperature of more than 12 hours and:
Weather update error: HTTP/1.1 503 Unauthorized
Both PCs have the same API key
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 20, 2019, 12:26:08 AM
Now AccuWather in RB worked again an hour ago. It was not working all day.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Patrick De Bruyn on November 20, 2019, 01:22:52 PM
Voicetrack´s save in wave format.
Is ther a way to save voicetrack in MP3 instead  ?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Roberto Costa on November 20, 2019, 07:53:48 PM
hoje o meu radio Boss versão 5.9.0.1 travando e teve que reiniciar.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Roberto Costa on November 20, 2019, 07:54:49 PM
E estou usando a licença que me foi enviada por email
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 21, 2019, 09:48:40 AM
Here the rest of the code. It's weird how tabs are removed..Any ideas?
No ideas, sorry. I suggest to check all intermediate results, e.g. same downloaded content to a file and see if it's not modified and the tab characters are still there. The "Showmessage" function you use is very likely to convert tabs to spaces, so it's not a good debug tool, saving to a text file is more reliable.
As you see RadioBOSS presents the data correctly, so the problem is not there.

Google Chrome only inserts the first tag (I think because of the & symbol used for passing variables)
The readtag/writetag APIs are intended to be used from code, not from the browser. Browsers will likely convert special characters and you will not get the results that you expect - if you want to run it from the browser, you should URL-encode all parameters to escape the "&" character.

It would not be a good idea to change the separator character to ',' for example?
The Tab character works fine. I see there's a bug in your code: you use #&9; while it should be &#9 :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 21, 2019, 09:51:39 AM
I think we need data from more than 1 hour ago to be considered outdated (And not show them)
This seems to be a good idea, currently IIRC it's set to 12 or 24 hours.

Now AccuWather in RB worked again an hour ago. It was not working all day.
Probably some technical issues at AccuWeather, I'm not sure.

hoje o meu radio Boss versão 5.9.0.1 travando e teve que reiniciar.
Please write in English and also provide more details on what happened. I'd suggest to upidate to the latest RadioBOSS 5.9.0.7 as there are lots of changes compared to the 5.9.0.1 version.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on November 21, 2019, 09:56:01 AM
This seems to be a good idea, currently IIRC it's set to 12 or 24 hours.
Could you see this soon? :D
Quote from: nelson c on November 20, 2019, 02:26:08 AM
Now AccuWather in RB worked again an hour ago. It was not working all day.
Probably some technical issues at AccuWeather, I'm not sure.
The strangest thing is that on one of the PCs, he said that the data was updated correctly. And this can cause an incorrect temperature to be announced. (RB code problem), however the temp file had not been modified
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Andreskr on November 21, 2019, 10:07:14 AM
This morning I turned on the RadioBoss and I only see a trial version. I also deleted many events that I had as commercials. :( :(
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 22, 2019, 05:48:00 AM
Could you see this soon?
It will be added to "Advanced settings" first, then we'll see if there's demand for it to include in the main settings - in the next update, I think.

The strangest thing is that on one of the PCs, he said that the data was updated correctly. And this can cause an incorrect temperature to be announced. (RB code problem), however the temp file had not been modified
It checks that the connection was successful and the data returned was valid. If both of those are true, it considers that weather update is successful.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 22, 2019, 05:50:52 AM
This morning I turned on the RadioBoss and I only see a trial version. I also deleted many events that I had as commercials. :( :(
It looks like some files got removed, and RadioBOSS lost information about its key and event. This happens when hard drive is faulty, or when you turn computer off abruptly (not using the Power Off feature in Windows).
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 22, 2019, 01:51:43 PM
You can use the playlist generator to select tracks that play fewer than others, use priority rules: https://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/plgen-cat3.htm

This is not giving me the result i want for my automation. I insert new tracks and they are not selected in the next generated playlist. If they have 0 counts, why do they are left behind? There's no conflicts (artists, albuns or track names). I even tested with "if counts are less > MIN > Increase 100".
I have to insert the new song tracks manually. Since RadioBoss is an automation program maybe you should prioritize these kind of issues... what really makes me sad is that i've already asked for this some months ago, and now is being delayed. Not fair.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 23, 2019, 05:25:23 AM
It will prioritize the tracks with zero playcount so you should see them more often in the created playlist. If priority is 100, those tracks will have 2x more chance to appear in the playlist.

If you want it to be guaranteed, then you should probably use Tags and assign tag like "New" and make playlist generator select tracks with such a tag.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 23, 2019, 07:41:26 AM
Why use a tag if i have already a value (playcounts)? Using 2 values (tag+playcounts) makes it more complicated, besides playcounts changes and tags don't. So the problem would appear in a near future.

For me tags are a waste of time when you already have so much fields to use when you work with the metadata of a song. The basics are being left behind, such as having rotations like less/more playcounts or old/recent dates.
The options you have is by order or random. For the basics these should be developed but they are being left behind for an automation software, in my opinion you are losing focus.
The basics are what keep the structure strong.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 24, 2019, 06:57:48 AM
The basics are being left behind, such as having rotations like less/more playcounts or old/recent dates.
It is possible with priorities. You can change priorities to maker tracks appear more often or less often in the playlist. For your case, increasing the priority for less played tracks can be supplemented by another rule to lower the priority for tracks that play too often.

For the basics these should be developed but they are being left behind for an automation software, in my opinion you are losing focus.
This feature already exists, so there's nothing that should be added.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 24, 2019, 07:33:51 AM
RadioBOSS 5.9.0.8 release candidate
Download: http://dl.djsoft.net/beta/radioboss_beta_5.9.0.8.exe
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 24, 2019, 05:22:09 PM
This feature already exists, so there's nothing that should be added.

Clearly you don't do playlists, or if you do you don't give much attention to it. I do, because they are the base of my radio, and i believe playlists are the base of the majority... But it also looks like the majority don't give credit to it, if so you should already know that there are some features that don't work.
a major one is that even with the box selected to have in consideration songs in playlist, it fails. A song in a generated playlist that hasn't been played yet, it is going to be scheduled in the next hour... It fails to respect ALL rules. Song/artist/album/etc.
IF it exists, are they working?

Besides it fails to work and give the best rotation, why do i have to generate playlists if there's an option to just simply follow a structure... why the need to create an event to simply have a playlist? An event is what it means, and not the entire programation. An event occurs when you need to change something in your schedule. Not having an event to have a playlist. And you've already have that option and i want it to use it, but you don't have one that picks the less played songs. As i pay for the software i'm entiled to ask for it.

So You say it exists. I say it don't, because it is NOT the same. On the fly you update immediately the data, on a generate playlist you have to wait and execute it to update, so it will never be accurate.
On the fly you can make changes on the moment, with a generated playlist, if you want to change anything you have to delete and generate another, and as it works now, you will not have an accurate list of what you want for your rotation. It doesn't pick a 0 playcount song, it picks one beetween 0 and 1 or 2 or 3... Is this what you mean it exists???
Sorry but No, it doesn't exists.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on November 24, 2019, 08:38:13 PM
Clearly you don't do playlists, or if you do you don't give much attention to it. I do, because they are the base of my radio, and i believe playlists are the base of the majority... But it also looks like the majority don't give credit to it, if so you should already know that there are some features that don't work.
a major one is that even with the box selected to have in consideration songs in playlist, it fails. A song in a generated playlist that hasn't been played yet, it is going to be scheduled in the next hour... It fails to respect ALL rules. Song/artist/album/etc.
IF it exists, are they working?

Besides it fails to work and give the best rotation, why do i have to generate playlists if there's an option to just simply follow a structure... why the need to create an event to simply have a playlist? An event is what it means, and not the entire programation. An event occurs when you need to change something in your schedule. Not having an event to have a playlist. And you've already have that option and i want it to use it, but you don't have one that picks the less played songs. As i pay for the software i'm entiled to ask for it.

So You say it exists. I say it don't, because it is NOT the same. On the fly you update immediately the data, on a generate playlist you have to wait and execute it to update, so it will never be accurate.
On the fly you can make changes on the moment, with a generated playlist, if you want to change anything you have to delete and generate another, and as it works now, you will not have an accurate list of what you want for your rotation. It doesn't pick a 0 playcount song, it picks one beetween 0 and 1 or 2 or 3... Is this what you mean it exists???
Sorry but No, it doesn't exists.

Priority > Additional Priority rules, works for us when selecting tracks with 0 play count.
 
We use the API to schedule playlist updates although you can use events to achieve the same. This updates the playlists for us. We've been able to do that since 2017.

The features exist, you may need to implement them a specific way to suit your environment. This is not on the onus of the programmer, they have provided API capabilities for you to customize the software to suit your needs. Changing the baseline application affects everybody.

In our case we have a master system that is controlled via API because all the studios are synchronised with the master system. In order to prevent all 3 systems doing database updates each night, only 1 does this and then pushes the changes to the other studios. This has been achieved using the API commands.

Was this feature working previously, and now not working any more? If that's the case, then that sounds like something the programmer can fix. If you've never had it working in the first place, it sounds like you need to adjust your settings.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 25, 2019, 03:12:50 AM
Clearly you don't do playlists, or if you do you don't give much attention to it.
We do playlists, but you want to do them a different way and do not want to explore the options that exist in the software.

For your task, priortity rules for playlist generator look like a good solution, I suggest you to try it. To have more tracks with low playcount in the playlist, you can use the following rules:
- Increase priority for tracks with Playcount = 0
- Increase priority for tracks with Playcount less than AVG
- Decrease priority for tracks with Playcount more than AVG
In the result, it will have much more "less played tracks" than other tracks, the proportion will be around 70% less played tracks, 30% other tracks.
Pay attention to repeat protection rules. Do not make them too strict, as this does not allow enough fredom to create a good playlist (e.g. it tries to insert a track with playcount=0, but recently another track from this artist was played, and it will have to choose something else).

Besides it fails to work and give the best rotation, why do i have to generate playlists
You can use the Track List feature to create simple playlists that follow the structure and utilize basic repeat protection rules. But if you need more options, playlist generator offers them.

It doesn't pick a 0 playcount song, it picks one beetween 0 and 1 or 2 or 3... Is this what you mean it exists???
Selecting tracks with exactly 0 playcount looks like a very specific task. Originally you were asking how to select "less played songs" - this is a more generic task, and this is possible.

with a generated playlist, if you want to change anything you have to delete and generate another
Not true. You can create a playlist and edit it after that - the resulting playlist is just like any other playlist, you're free to do anything with it. You can also create playlists in advance, save them to a file and then edit/play them when needed. I really suggest to invest some time to get familiar with playlist generator.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: pety on November 25, 2019, 04:32:31 AM
Dmitri, this url does not work:

https://ivm.antenaplay.ro/liveaudio/radiozu/playlist.m3u8

But Daum Poplayer, BSplayer etc., plays it.

It looks that they stream with Z/IPStream R/2 Multi-Channel Streaming Encoder

So, is it necessary a new type of decoder?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 25, 2019, 04:52:01 AM
I think a similar issue was discussed recently: https://www.djsoft.net/smf/index.php/topic,6348.msg30404.html#msg30404
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: pety on November 25, 2019, 05:02:41 AM
I think a similar issue was discussed recently: https://www.djsoft.net/smf/index.php/topic,6348.msg30404.html#msg30404
Yes, indeed ! Thanks a lot !
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 25, 2019, 09:19:55 AM
- Increase priority for tracks with Playcount = 0
- Increase priority for tracks with Playcount less than AVG
- Decrease priority for tracks with Playcount more than AVG

1st option doesn't exist on my version 5.8.2 (i didn't updated because what i asked for doesn't exist)
The other ones i use them but still continue to have songs with 0 playcounts being left. It could be general rules separation but i check and there are no conflits.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 25, 2019, 09:39:22 AM
you want to do them a different way and do not want to explore the options that exist in the software.

Really???
Is there any other ways to make playlist?
Looks like i explored, i experienced and got the result and it doesn't work.
I don't just do playlists, i check them, so don't tell me i don't explore.
I spent hours on it... doing and re-doing playlists, and checking each one.

If there was one way that works, would i be missing my time here?

Anyway, the way each one finds better to have a better rotation should be taken in consideration and not criticized.
What i wrote it's true. And i should be abble to choose what fits my rotation better. And with the results of what i explored and experienced i found the "track option" more reliable than "generated" because it fails to respect rules on songs that are on playlist but not played yet... I tested it several times and several times i got songs on cue being included in the next hour.
So it's not a question of exploring, it's a question of not having the results i want.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 25, 2019, 10:17:30 AM
Selecting tracks with exactly 0 playcount looks like a very specific task. Originally you were asking how to select "less played songs" - this is a more generic task, and this is possible.

The logic is less playcounts... 0 is less than 1.
So it should start looking for 0 counts, if none found look for 1 counts, if not look for 2... and so on and son.
This logic doesn't exist in your programming.
Once again, it's not that i don't explore and you have to put yourself as a user.

Just to let you know. As a day to day professional I work with RCS Sound Software. I work in Radio for several years.
I just use RadioBoss for my personal project and i don't it to take me the time i already spend on my work hours. So using the basics it's an option... a choice, and you shouldn't criticize no one for their options/choices, especially if you don't know that person.
I may express my ideas sometimes, but english is not my 1st language... another thing you might take on consideration with people who tries to expose their problems/ideas.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 25, 2019, 03:01:56 PM
see for yourself:

19:36   Flo Rida - Whistle
19:31   ABBA - Chiquitita
19:26   Tina Turner - Addicted to Love
19:23   Four Tops - Reach Out, I'll Be There
19:18   Jackson Browne - For America
19:13   Phil Collins - Another Day in Paradise
19:09   Kurt Nilsen - On My Mind
19:06   Outkast - Ms. Jackson
19:02   Prefab Sprout - When Love Breaks Down
18:57   Tina Turner - I'll Be Thunder
18:53   Swing Out Sister - Surrender
18:50   No Doubt - Hey Baby (w/Bounty Killer)

My event to generate a playlist is: HOUR.50
The event to star the generated playlist is HOUR.00
Between 50m and 00m, while being generated these 10m gap is like empyty, because it doesn't assume tracks that weren't played yet. Got checked the boxes for "songs in cue" and "read files". This doesn't happen with the "track list". So yes it's more reliable, so Yes i prefer it.
But this is even other problem, than the one i started with.
Sorry not to explore...  ::)

another example, and this one is exactly the same song:
23:03   Billy Idol - Mony Mony
22:59   Wham - I'm Your Man
22:53   Aftershock - Slave to the Vibe
22:48   Adventures - Broken Land
22:44   Maggie Reilly - Everytime We Touch
22:40   LeAnn Rimes - How Do I Live
22:37   Real Thing - You to Me Are Everything
22:33   Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You
22:31   Bazzi - Mine
22:27   Beatles - Ticket to Ride
22:24   George Benson - Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You
22:20   Prince - Kiss
22:16   Sophie B Hawkins - Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
22:12   Olivia Newton-John - Physical
22:09   Stefy - Chelsea
22:05   Rihanna - SOS (Rescue Me)
22:03   Bad Manners - Can Can
22:00   Bob Marley & The Wailers - Waiting in Vain
21:49   Aftershock - Slave to the Vibe
21:46   Monroes - Sunday People

---------------------

02:17   Bluebells - Young at Heart
02:12   George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
02:08   James - We're Going to Miss You
02:04   Christina Aguilera - Ain't No other Man
02:01   Four Tops - It's the same Old Song
01:57   Girls Aloud - Jump
01:54   George Harrison - When We Was Fab
01:50   Simon & Garfunkel - America

-------------------------------------

10:09   Bangles - Let It Go
10:05   Joe Cocker - Up Where We Belong
10:02   Four Tops - Loco in Acapulco
09:58   Joe Cocker - Edge of a Dream
09:55   Elvis Costello - A Good Year for the Roses
09:52   Industry - State of the Nation

---------------------------------

14:56   Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time
14:53   Warren G - Prince Igor
14:51   Julian Lennon - Saltwater
14:40   U2 - One
14:39   Troggs - With a Girl Like You
14:28   Wet Wet Wet - Love Is all Around
14:24   Santana - Evil Ways
14:23   Kelly Clarkson - Because of You
14:12   Fray - You Found Me
13:59   Detroit Spinners - Working My Way Back to You
13:55   Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA
13:51   Warren G - Prince Igor
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 26, 2019, 07:41:26 AM
1st option doesn't exist on my version 5.8.2 (i didn't updated because what i asked for doesn't exist)
It's there: open Category, Priority, add rule. Please see the screenshot.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 26, 2019, 07:58:17 AM
Anyway, the way each one finds better to have a better rotation should be taken in consideration and not criticized.
It's absolutely taken into consideration, and my conclusion is that the feature you seek, it already exists in the software.

The logic is less playcounts... 0 is less than 1.
So it should start looking for 0 counts, if none found look for 1 counts, if not look for 2... and so on and son.
This logic doesn't exist in your programming.
Sorting by playcount, yes, it does not exist, but currently I see it as a too situation-specific feature and I'm not sure it has to be added to the software at this moment.

Between 50m and 00m, while being generated these 10m gap is like empyty, because it doesn't assume tracks that weren't played yet
For such case, you can create all playlists in advance, in one go, this way all of them will share the same repeat protection buffer. To do so, use the "arrow" button near the "Generate" button, specify all presets that you need, and then click "Create event" to create an event in RadioBOSS.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 26, 2019, 11:33:43 AM
Sorting by playcount, yes, it does not exist, but currently I see it as a too situation-specific feature and I'm not sure it has to be added to the software at this moment.

So don't tell me it exists, because it's completely different than the logic you have. Using the priority rules i still continue to have 0 counts songs waiting to be on a generated playlist.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 26, 2019, 11:43:34 AM
For such case, you can create all playlists in advance, in one go, this way all of them will share the same repeat protection buffer. To do so, use the "arrow" button near the "Generate" button, specify all presets that you need, and then click "Create event" to create an event in RadioBOSS.

How about using the "track list" with a box that allow you to "Use all options defined on the playlist generator".
Is this possible?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 26, 2019, 12:05:41 PM
It's there: open Category, Priority, add rule. Please see the screenshot.

What i use is "If counts is less than 1 increase priority to 100".
Still i continue with 0 counts tracks (with no conflits)
But for what i want i'll have to make hundreds of priorities, because when playcount gets to 1 the rule doesn't apply anymore... so make another rule:
"If counts is less than 2 increase priority to 100", but no i cant use 100 because is i do, 0 and 1 will have the same chances... ok, change then:
"If counts is less than 2 increase priority to 90".
another one:
If counts is less than 3 increase priority to 80".
another:
If counts is less than 4 increase priority to 70".
another
If counts is less than 5 increase priority to 60".
another;
If counts is less than 6 increase priority to 50". But ooppss, these songs with 6 counts are going to be just like all other that have playcounts with 6 or more because by default all songs are priority 50.

How simple would be if a software do the job with the command to start in 0 and goes up in playcounts?

Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: southernfm on November 27, 2019, 07:34:28 AM
How simple would be if a software do the job with the command to start in 0 and goes up in playcounts?

Your use case is very specific. I'd suggest finding a different program which does the sorting function you're after, and import it into RadioBOSS via API commands.

The Scheduler commands are here:
https://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/index.html?scheduler_commands.htm

Remote control API is here:
https://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/index.html?remote_controlapi.htm
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 27, 2019, 07:45:54 AM
So don't tell me it exists, because it's completely different than the logic you have. Using the priority rules i still continue to have 0 counts songs waiting to be on a generated playlist.
Yes, this is true. However, with priority rules, you will have much more less played songs in the playlist.

How about using the "track list" with a box that allow you to "Use all options defined on the playlist generator".
Is this possible?
Currently it's not really possible doe to a way Track List works - it does not have any track information so it can't extract tracks with "Playcount=0" and perform other advanced filtering Playlist Generator does. This is because Track List has to be fast as it operates in real time, while Playlist Generator can take all the time it need to filter and select tracks. We have plans on improving the Track List to add more filters and features there, as the feature is no doubt useful and have to be improved.

What i use is "If counts is less than 1 increase priority to 100".
Still i continue with 0 counts tracks (with no conflits)
Yes, this should work too. Please note that a priority can't be higher than 100. So 100+50+40+... will still be capped at 100. Increasing priority is one thing, please consider decreasing priority for teacks that you less want to be in the playlist.

How simple would be if a software do the job with the command to start in 0 and goes up in playcounts?
It will be simpler for what you want to achieve, but the thing is that the problem you have appears to be too situation-specific, therefore we don't have a ready solution for you.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 27, 2019, 07:48:26 AM
Your use case is very specific. I'd suggest finding a different program which does the sorting function you're after, and import it into RadioBOSS via API commands.
Loading playlists created somewhere else does not require API to be used. 3rd party software (or a script) can simply save .m3u8 (or .m3u) files and RadioBOSS can load them using a scheduled event. This is a typical use case when one needs some specific track selection.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 27, 2019, 09:38:36 AM
please consider decreasing priority for teacks that you less want to be in the playlist

I've already done that
"if counts is more than AVG decrease priority to 0"
but New Songs (0 playcounts stiil continue to be left outside in the generator
Question:
Could it be that "zero" in programming is considered "null" and not a number and it doesn't take the value in consideration?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 27, 2019, 09:55:30 AM
Track List has to be fast as it operates in real time, while Playlist Generator can take all the time it need to filter and select tracks

Remember that Track List only do 1 item at a time, so it won't take longer as Generator. Besides with this logic it only has 1 more command to do (playcounts)... If it starts to list first 0 playcounts songs, then the rest already exists (artist/title/album separations). Instead of random, do it by playcounts from lowest to highest. How can this be so complicated?

I do it manually with no difficulties... if i do it, i'm sure a software do it too...
What i do everyday when i get home from my work is:
- pick a folder with the new songs
- grab it to an empyty playlist in the player
- look for the lowest playcounts
- pick one and check if the artist has been selected in the past 3 hours
- if not, i got the one

(by the way, it would be usefull if in the player i could list by any field in it. When i put a folder the songs are listed alphabetically by artist, but if i want to list by title it's not possible... or by playcounts or last time played, or any other field displayed)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 27, 2019, 10:25:22 AM
"if counts is more than AVG decrease priority to 0"
The rules define the amount to change the priority. "Decrease by 0" means do not change priority, e.g. 50 - 0 = 50. You should set some number e.g. 30.

Remember that Track List only do 1 item at a time, so it won't take longer as Generator
The longest task is to load the music list, and that is what currently Track Tool doesn't do. It requires sertious changes before it can utilize complex rules like Playlist Generator has.

(by the way, it would be usefull if in the player i could list by any field in it. When i put a folder the songs are listed alphabetically by artist, but if i want to list by title it's not possible... or by playcounts or last time played, or any other field displayed)
You can enable playlist sorting in Settings->General and enable the Playcount column from View->Playlist Columns.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 27, 2019, 10:26:09 AM
I see it as a too situation-specific feature and I'm not sure it has to be added to the software at this moment.

If you don't have the option, users can't choose it.
I'm sure i won't be the only one to use it. Besides, having options is much better than not having them.

(If i had the money, i wouldn't be here... i would buy the RCS wich has this option and my "problem" was solved.
And you wouldn't have to put up with me. The reality is that i'm poor and i'm here, but just trying to improve... i really don't want to bother.)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 27, 2019, 10:31:48 AM
You can enable playlist sorting in Settings->General and enable the Playcount column from View->Playlist Columns.

Thank you
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 27, 2019, 10:41:37 AM
The rules define the amount to change the priority. "Decrease by 0" means do not change priority, e.g. 50 - 0 = 50. You should set some number e.g. 30.

The fact is that bigest playcount songs started to play less, but it could be because of the other priorities.
Thank you
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 27, 2019, 11:01:01 AM
The fact is that bigest playcount songs started to play less, but it could be because of the other priorities.
It is because you increased priority for less played songs. Decreasing priority for songs that play more than average will make things even better.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 27, 2019, 12:11:43 PM
"Decrease by 0" means do not change priority, e.g. 50 - 0 = 50. You should set some number e.g. 30.

Is there a way to check what priority number a song has?
(i've tried song properties... i see de data for title, artist, etc... where the wave form appears, but i didn't spot the priorities.)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 28, 2019, 05:23:28 AM
Is there a way to check what priority number a song has?
No, it is calculated when the playlist is created and only usied internally. It's not a property like Artist, Title that is shown in tag editor.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: jpp on November 28, 2019, 04:12:09 PM
No, it is calculated when the playlist is created and only usied internally. It's not a property like Artist, Title that is shown in tag editor.

So, it's impossible to check if priorities are being applied according to the rules we create
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: NickPollock on November 29, 2019, 01:56:09 AM
Just a quick question.

Is there a limit on the amount of Tags you can put with a song?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on November 29, 2019, 04:22:53 AM
So, it's impossible to check if priorities are being applied according to the rules we create
Currently it is not possible, but you should see the results in the playlist created.

Is there a limit on the amount of Tags you can put with a song?
There's no limit in RadioBOSS, so you can assign any number of tags you need.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: madbeatz on November 30, 2019, 02:46:35 PM
Hi,

Experiencing truncation on set block intro and outro jingles during adverts. Issue started with 5.9.0.5 and still present in 5.9.0.8. Any ideas?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 01, 2019, 05:17:26 AM
Experiencing truncation on set block intro and outro jingles during adverts. Issue started with 5.9.0.5 and still present in 5.9.0.8. Any ideas?
Can you please provide more details on this issue?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: madbeatz on December 01, 2019, 06:36:54 AM
Experiencing truncation on set block intro and outro jingles during adverts. Issue started with 5.9.0.5 and still present in 5.9.0.8. Any ideas?
Can you please provide more details on this issue?

Fixed - the intro/outro was impacted by the generic cross fade settings. Resolved by enabling the Do Not crossfade tracks shorter than xx settings
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 01, 2019, 06:44:00 AM
Fixed - the intro/outro was impacted by the generic cross fade settings. Resolved by enabling the Do Not crossfade tracks shorter than xx settings
Thanks for the info. I suppose it was the "Trigger mix at" option that cut the tracks.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: madbeatz on December 01, 2019, 09:14:46 AM
Fixed - the intro/outro was impacted by the generic cross fade settings. Resolved by enabling the Do Not crossfade tracks shorter than xx settings
Thanks for the info. I suppose it was the "Trigger mix at" option that cut the tracks.

Yes, it was the Trigger Mix at that caused it. Of course the advert tracks are immune to it but the the Jingles were not. Since all of our jingles are shorter than a music track in length, its not an issue to enable the Do Not Crossfade tracks shorter option.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 02, 2019, 06:13:49 AM
Big thanks for everyone who took part in the beta testing process!

RadioBOSS 5.9 is now released and available for download: https://www.djsoft.net/enu/download.htm
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Marco Nicolosi on December 02, 2019, 10:43:41 AM
Hello Dmitry
Thank you for the opportunity you gave us.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nicotrak on December 02, 2019, 05:12:04 PM
Thank you Dmitry :-)
It is a great version again.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: DJ Denise on December 02, 2019, 05:32:55 PM
Looks really good it popped up with an update button on it today fantastic was so easy to update and kept my cart settings . I forgot to see what is in this version and am very thankful for being able to help to fix it . I was going to ask if the automatic volume adjustment had been fixed as sometimes on a low volume track  it does not boost the volume high enough to get to the 92% profile . I wonder if this is because of volume settings in each song. In addition I have noticed that songs do not appear to be saving BPM but is it being saved in playlist . Thank you for your help.

PS i have also been experimenting with adding playlists directly instead of songs this is amazing  and really cool with the randomise button as it picks sweet songs that match perfectly from the playlists even if you have five loaded

PPS the changes to add bpm to song title are really working thanks for the add.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 03, 2019, 07:46:34 AM
I was going to ask if the automatic volume adjustment had been fixed as sometimes on a low volume track  it does not boost the volume high enough to get to the 92% profile
You should use the Normalize feature added in this new version, in Music Libary: Tools->Process tracks or in Track Tool - Auto button near the playback level slider.

I have noticed that songs do not appear to be saving BPM but is it being saved in playlist
Can you please provide more information on this?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: DJ Denise on December 04, 2019, 03:27:46 PM
Hi Dmitry,

I have some feed back the Library of songs was processed yesterday some 19k songs all too overnight to process with EBU R128 volume adjusting this worked well. I also tried to add BPM this took half a day on same data . Which is reasonable :) sound levels are much better I have been recommending your product and hope your are getting more trials and purchases :)

I have however noticed that since the last update calculating BPM on some tracks returns a -1 instead of the BPM. These have not disappeared from playlist after running BPM Set BPM in tracks with no options selected. I also notice these track play perfectly and if I re-import to playlist this -1 stay put. Here is an image of the songs below:

(https://i.gyazo.com/7485098817f452ac0dba1fb7f2ca9b45.png)

C:\Music & Video\Various Artist - Greatest ever(love)  CD TWO\01 - Jo Cocker & Jenifer Warnes - Up Where we Belong.mp3
C:\Music & Video\VA - NOW 03 - D1\08 - Phil Collins - Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now).mp3

Tested with CheckMate
(https://i.gyazo.com/3efc686d68c04231681e5c5bedf8dccd.png)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 05, 2019, 05:26:37 AM
I have some feed back the Library of songs was processed yesterday some 19k songs all too overnight to process with EBU R128 volume adjusting this worked well. I also tried to add BPM this took half a day on same data . Which is reasonable  sound levels are much better I have been recommending your product and hope your are getting more trials and purchases
Thank you :)

I have however noticed that since the last update calculating BPM on some tracks returns a -1 instead of the BPM
We've changed the way it detects BPM and statistically it's better - the detection rate is higher and it's more accurate. In the past, it produced much more wrong values, so it's even worse than "-1". Currently there's no way to detect BPM 100% reliable, we plan on adding a different way like using some public database to get the BPM from.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on December 05, 2019, 08:38:19 AM
Hello. The application button in the music library is still not working. When the music library is empty, when no database is loaded, the application key works.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on December 05, 2019, 09:11:56 AM
When the music library is empty, when no database is loaded, the application key works.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 06, 2019, 06:18:43 AM
When the music library is empty, when no database is loaded, the application key works.
This does not confirm here. If you have files list focused in the Music Library, pressing the Application key shows the context menu for the list.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: DJ Denise on December 06, 2019, 07:33:39 AM
Hi Dmitry,

I have some more feedback thank you for this opportunity .If I understand you you  said you brought in a new feature for BPM detection I am experiencing this -1 regularly now even ran the BPM through the library procedure'Process tasks'  to no avail . It is appearing on even classical songs.

(https://i.gyazo.com/654801d26aa643e03b183f1678b2a070.png)

It seems once this -1 is encountered it cannot detect the BPM. Do i understand that in regard to this process window if you select nothing it does not operate . Does this imply if you select something you can do it on just the section as currently it runs through whole library :

(https://i.gyazo.com/da4a2d08772684077d5aac1f83bd8a13.png)

Does the -1 and or 0 count as a value in the BPM field and  halt BPM creation if "Skip Tracks with BPM Set"  and therefore it will not run the BPM again ?

(https://i.gyazo.com/476b901440cd9aef8ade561c66a54e5d.png)

The derived from here seems to no longer function for me:

(https://i.gyazo.com/871b7c7f0d3b77747f79829115151dcf.png)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: DJ Denise on December 07, 2019, 05:19:07 AM
Hi Dmitri ,

Thank you once again for this great software and amazing chance to help make it fabulous.

I ran an extensive test yesterday process of Music Library >> Tools >> Process Track
The test library consisted of around 26K files I ran the 'Set BMP value  in tags' without the boxes ticked as below

(https://i.gyazo.com/e0f1cd6cd620d1da7612aebea13ad4ba.png)

This finished leaving the -1 on screen in the Music library windows and  seems to have not changed the records.
 
I selected these records and tight Click Menu "Exported to Player " This strangely exported all the tracks  not just the selected . I could not sort on BMP to see how many lines I had so printed  the playlist adding %bpm to the template   I dragged the the play list to Excel as HTML and could then sort on BPM this gave me 552 titles with -1 . Then i checked no value these items in the playlist which  ranged from cells 2946 to 26910. That is 23964 MP3 files which had not been changed or the information removed and a blank value substituted It is fair that some of these cannot be set as some are NOT MP3 format but is not the figure 23364 which I am being presented with .

I hope this helps as something seems wrong to me
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 08, 2019, 06:40:17 AM
It seems once this -1 is encountered it cannot detect the BPM
It will skip the track if you have the "Skip tracks with BPM set" option enabled and the BPM field is not empty (has a BPM value or -1) - this is to avoid scanning tracks that were already scanned.
The BPM always produces the same value - there's no point in scanning a track again if you already got a result (or -1).

Does this imply if you select something you can do it on just the section as currently it runs through whole library :
It only processes tracks that are selected in the list.

This finished leaving the -1 on screen in the Music library windows and  seems to have not changed the records.
The value will be updated in tags and in the music librtary as well. You can try opening Track Tool to confirm if the value actually presents there. It saves this data in APEv2 tag (if you did not change this in settings), so works for all file formats, except for FLAC and WAV where it saves the data to NTFS alternative stream.

I selected these records and tight Click Menu "Exported to Player " This strangely exported all the tracks  not just the selected
Yes, exporting only selected tracks makes more sense - we'll change how this command works.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: DJ Denise on December 10, 2019, 12:35:43 PM
Hi Dmitry,

Thanks for answering if you can can you add the facility to just select a few records to process with these tools so the whole library does not need to be scanned.

I have checked values in -1 fields they are all as shown -1 or spaces the files are mp3 v1 variable bit rate . Since talking to you and checking my files with Check Mate Mp3. I notice that MixMiester has no problem in calculating the BPM of these mp3 which return -1 or space in your beta but work in commercial product . This leads me to believe that something has changed in the software beta . I hope this helps :)

see below bpm calculates correctly in MixMester

(https://i.gyazo.com/75aaaa0733a1a90b4a57a9f3e6b83ea2.png)



Denise
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 10, 2019, 02:05:19 PM
I have a problem with MariaDB.
The service closes immediately when you start using it. Also when trying to generate a backup from HeidiSQL. I did an analysis and found the following
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 11, 2019, 06:09:18 AM
Thanks for answering if you can can you add the facility to just select a few records to process with these tools so the whole library does not need to be scanned.
It only scans selected tracks, not all tracks.

I notice that MixMiester has no problem in calculating the BPM of these mp3
They probably use a different BPM scanning algorithm to get BPM. Well, it's a tool whose sole purpose is BPM scanning while in RadioBOSS it's one feature amongst lots of others :)

The service closes immediately when you start using it. Also when trying to generate a backup from HeidiSQL. I did an analysis and found the following
It appears that the database is corrupted. If you have a backup, I'd suggest to delete this database and restore from the backup.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 13, 2019, 04:30:29 AM
It appears that the database is corrupted. If you have a backup, I'd suggest to delete this database and restore from the backup.
It would be useful if with the Backup command of RadioBOSS a backup of MySQL is made if it is enabled.  :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on December 13, 2019, 07:37:25 AM
It would be useful if with the Backup command of RadioBOSS a backup of MySQL is made if it is enabled. 
RadioBOSS would be unable to backup a remote database. You can call mysqldump utility using the run command in the scheduler to make a backup if a database is local.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on December 30, 2019, 06:43:49 PM
Hi Dmitry,
Is there any way to deactivate the alphabetical order in track tags?
We need to show the category first, then the speed ..
Now order it according to the string

Happy New Year! :D
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 02, 2020, 06:35:10 AM
Happy New Year!

Yes, I think that would be possible in one of the future updates, to custom-arrange the tags.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 05, 2020, 08:10:55 PM
The Tab character works fine
Hi Dmitry
I am trying several weeks ago and it is impossible. It does not work with encoded catheters either.
Coded Tab corresponds to %09, however RB does not recognize it

http://127.0.0.1:9000/?pass=&action=writetag&fn=M%3A%5CMi%20musica%5C13%20-%20fabiana%20cantilo%20-%20profugos(2).mp3&data=%3CTagInfo%3E%0D%0A%09%3CFile%20FN%3D%22M%3A%5CMi%20musica%5C13%20-%20fabiana%20cantilo%20-%20profugos(2).mp3%22%20Duration%3D%22278949%22%20Artist%3D%22Fabiana%20Cantilo%22%20Title%3D%22Profugos%22%20Album%3D%22Inconsciente%20Colectivo%22%20Year%3D%222005%22%20Genre%3D%22Rock%2FPop%22%20Comment%3D%22%22%20BPM%3D%22%22%20Playcount%3D%2291%22%20LastPlayed%3D%222019-11-26%2015%3A05%3A16%22%20UserField1%3D%22%22%20UserField2%3D%22%22%20UserField3%3D%22%22%20UserField4%3D%22%22%20UserField5%3D%22%22%20Intro%3D%2217460%22%20Outro%3D%22-1%22%20FadeIn%3D%22-1%22%20FadeOut%3D%22-1%22%20Mix%3D%22-1%22%20Level%3D%220%2C0%22%20Start%3D%22-1%22%20End%3D%22-1%22%20TypeIdentifier%3D%22%22%20Rating%3D%2210%22%20TagsList%3D%22Cat%3A%20Nacionales%09Grab%3A%20Cover%22%2F%3E%0D%0A%3C%2FTagInfo%3E
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 06, 2020, 08:43:12 AM
This is not correct, as you need to pass XML data into RadioBOSS, not tabs directly. Here's an example to illustrate how it can be done:
Code: [Select]
<?php
$api 
"http://127.0.0.1:9000/?pass=xxx";
$fn 'C:\track.mp3';

//read current tag
$tag file_get_contents("$api&action=readtag&fn=" urlencode($fn));
//display tag info as XML
echo "Tag data:\n\n$tag";

//process as XML
$xml = new SimpleXMLElement($tag);
//change tags list, Tab-separated (\t)
$xml->File['TagsList'] = "Slow\t80s";
//get XML string
$newtag $xml->asXML();

echo 
"\n\n\nNew tag data:\n\n" $newtag;

//write tag to file
file_get_contents("$api&action=writetag&fn=" urlencode($fn) . '&data=' urlencode($newtag));

This produces the following results:
Code: [Select]
Tag data:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<TagInfo>
<File FN="C:\track.mp3" Duration="227122" Artist="Katrin Mokko" Title="Kill Me [Dub step]" Album="" Year="" Genre="Other" Comment="" BPM="174" Rating="0" Playcount="25" LastPlayed="2017-06-24 15:49:35" UserField1="" UserField2="" UserField3="" UserField4="" UserField5="" TypeIdentifier="" TagsList="90s&#09;Old&#09;Slow" Intro="-1" Outro="-1" FadeIn="-1" FadeOut="-1" Mix="-1" Level="0.0" Start="-1" End="-1" />
</TagInfo>



New tag data:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<TagInfo>
<File FN="C:\track.mp3" Duration="227122" Artist="Katrin Mokko" Title="Kill Me [Dub step]" Album="" Year="" Genre="Other" Comment="" BPM="174" Rating="0" Playcount="25" LastPlayed="2017-06-24 15:49:35" UserField1="" UserField2="" UserField3="" UserField4="" UserField5="" TypeIdentifier="" TagsList="Slow&#09;80s" Intro="-1" Outro="-1" FadeIn="-1" FadeOut="-1" Mix="-1" Level="0.0" Start="-1" End="-1"/>
</TagInfo>

The tabs are encoded as &#9; and this is done automatically by the XML library in PHP. Then this is encoded to be usable for URL with urlencode(). The resulting request string would be:
Code: [Select]
http://127.0.0.1:9000/?pass=xxx&action=writetag&fn=C%3A%5Ctrack.mp3&data=%3C%3Fxml+version%3D%221.0%22+encoding%3D%22utf-8%22%3F%3E%0A%3CTagInfo%3E%0A%3CFile+FN%3D%22D%3A%5Cdisko%5Cdubstep%5C_+Katrin+Mokko+-+Kill+Me+%5B.mp3%22+Duration%3D%22227122%22+Artist%3D%22Katrin+Mokko%22+Title%3D%22Kill+Me+%5BDub+step%5D%22+Album%3D%22%22+Year%3D%22%22+Genre%3D%22Other%22+Comment%3D%22%22+BPM%3D%22174%22+Rating%3D%220%22+Playcount%3D%2225%22+LastPlayed%3D%222017-06-24+15%3A49%3A35%22+UserField1%3D%22%22+UserField2%3D%22%22+UserField3%3D%22%22+UserField4%3D%22%22+UserField5%3D%22%22+TypeIdentifier%3D%22%22+TagsList%3D%22Slow%26%239%3B80s%22+Intro%3D%22-1%22+Outro%3D%22-1%22+FadeIn%3D%22-1%22+FadeOut%3D%22-1%22+Mix%3D%22-1%22+Level%3D%220.0%22+Start%3D%22-1%22+End%3D%22-1%22%2F%3E%0A%3C%2FTagInfo%3E%0A
You should not build this string yourself, instead let the libraries handle it, as shown in the example.

This request string correctly writes new tags list to the file and it's verified in Track Tool - the new list of tags is shown.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: DJ Denise on January 07, 2020, 05:07:11 PM
Hi Dimitri , I hope your development is going well still loving the beta is there any news of the tools for the library which equalise sound and create bpm?

I just wondered as you was fixing this if it would be possible to add a menu option when you right click on a selected playlist to get a menu to normalise sound levels and add bpm please?

The main routines on library are now taking me more than a night to run with new tracks. I only really need to run this on my playlist that I want to play which is about 30 songs for 2 hours and a much more manageable size for your routines to cope with? I hope this is helpful ideas for you ? I am still getting -1  bpm on some songs too from track tool.

Would it also be possible when you press shift+c in a selected play list to have a warning message you are about to delete everything in the playlist please?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 07, 2020, 10:34:44 PM
This is not correct, as you need to pass XML data into RadioBOSS, not tabs directly. Here's an example to illustrate how it can be done:
Thank you so much for your help.  :D

A test on PHP showed that RadioBOSS works correctly.
I'm coding in Delphi and that's where I have the problems (In XML PreserveWhiteSpaces is true)
Code: [Select]
ANode.ChildNodes.FindNode('File').SetAttributeNS('TagsList', '', 'Cat: ' + ComboCategorias.Text) + chr(9) + 'Grab: ' + ComboVersiones.Text)I also tried with "\t", "&#09;" and "&#9;" (instead of chr(9))
and next:
Code: [Select]
RBAPI.Get(URLParaLlamarAAPI('&action=writetag&fn=' + HTTPEncode(Ruta)) + '&data=' + HTTPEncode(ANode.XML));
Nothing seems to work I guess is a problem of the HTTPEncode library.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 08, 2020, 08:09:35 AM
I just wondered as you was fixing this if it would be possible to add a menu option when you right click on a selected playlist to get a menu to normalise sound levels and add bpm please?
This is already possible in RadioBOSS 5.9, use the Tools->Process Tracks menu command to batch process tracks.

The main routines on library are now taking me more than a night to run with new tracks. I only really need to run this on my playlist that I want to play which is about 30 songs for 2 hours and a much more manageable size for your routines to cope with? I hope this is helpful ideas for you ? I am still getting -1  bpm on some songs too from track tool.
The BPM will fail for some tracks and we do not have any solution for this. You can add any number of tracks to the music library to process, it can also automatically skip the tracks that arte already scanned.

Would it also be possible when you press shift+c in a selected play list to have a warning message you are about to delete everything in the playlist please?
There's no "Shift+C" hot key defined in RadioBOSS.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 08, 2020, 08:18:09 AM
I'm coding in Delphi and that's where I have the problems (In XML PreserveWhiteSpaces is true)
The same approach will work with any language, XML is a standard and works the same everywhere. I'm not familiar with the library you use, but I suppose SetAttributeNS should properly encode Tab character, so using Chr(9) is correct. You can check what actual XML it generates (ANode.XML) - the Tab character should appear there as &#9;.
If it's correct there, then check that HTTPEncode produces correct results, Delphi has IdURI and NetEncoding classes to handle URL encoding and both of them do the job.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: DJ Denise on January 11, 2020, 06:54:55 AM
Hi Dmitry,

I have noticed the song shuffler will play songs duplicating the artists could this be feature changed or a preference be put in preferences to only play different artists in shuffle please? As you can see below it is duplicating Howard Shore. I can imagine it might do that every other which would be also frustrating but if it could be set to a number of tracks back that would be helpful.  . It picked this from 190 songs. Thanks for looking . P.S in regard to %bpm even if you take -1 out it will not record %bpm on track properties even if its playing the song.  I am happy to provide you with examples. It was working before the beta so something must have slipped in i guess?

(https://gyazo.com/b4d0b60d9f01e042743bf760c2532e20)


Also if the -1 stops the bpm calculation how will the library repair itself
Title: MusicLibrary-Tools-RemoveMixPoint BUG
Post by: pety on January 11, 2020, 07:14:09 PM
Steps:
That is a severe BUG.
It should be one alert window for all tracks, not individually.


(https://i.postimg.cc/Nf5gxK6B/remove-Mix-Point-BUG.jpg)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 14, 2020, 04:05:09 AM
I have noticed the song shuffler will play songs duplicating the artists could this be feature changed or a preference be put in preferences to only play different artists in shuffle please?
Shuffle is very simple, it plays tracks in shuffle order, not checking for anything. If you want repeat protection and other track selection rules, consider using Track List: https://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/using_track_list.htm or Playlist Generator: https://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/using_playlist_generator_pro.htm

in regard to %bpm even if you take -1 out it will not record %bpm on track properties even if its playing the song
It records "-1" when it did not detdcxt BPM so that next time you scan for BPM it won't process the same tracks again.

That is a severe BUG.
It should be one alert window for all tracks, not individually.
Yes, it should be only one alert - we'll check what could be wrong there, thank you.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: yober botello on January 18, 2020, 03:33:57 PM
hola buenas tardes  ingrese el codigo me aparece error
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 31, 2020, 01:46:55 PM
RadioBOSS 5.9.1 (preview release)

http://dl2.djsoft.net/radioboss_setup_5.9.1.0.exe
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on January 31, 2020, 02:32:27 PM
RadioBOSS 5.9.1 (preview release)

http://dl2.djsoft.net/radioboss_setup_5.9.1.0.exe
what are the changes? :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on January 31, 2020, 05:09:06 PM
what are the changes?
It's mostly a bug fix release, the changes are:

- Cart wall: volume slider shows hint with volume level
- Cart wall: fixed "Test" button sometimes did not work correctly
- Playlist Generator: improved "Generate multiple presets window (added presets, window resize)
- Fixed playlist generator command line processing for multiple playlist creation
- Music Library: added "Rename file" context menu option
- Music Library: disabled songs are shown in grey color
- Fixed "set" and "clr" commands for COM port
- FTP export checks if artwork file exists before removing it
- Event delete: confirmation window includes event name (disabled by default, advanced options)
- Playback is possible after the End marker in Track Tool
- Confirmation for "Delete all" command in the playlist (disabled by default, advanced options)
- HTTP Live Stream (hls) playback support
- Improved "Browse for folder" dialog in music library
- Improved events list: sorting indication, fixed bugs
- Fixed: track start/end dates sometimes were not processed correctly
- Advanced settings: additional text for system tray icon hint to distinguish between RadioBOSS instances
- Fixed multiple additional work zone bugs
- Added hot key to call Track Tool in Music Library
- Fixed misleading error message in voice track recording tool
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on February 05, 2020, 04:09:54 AM
Hello,
I have a problem. In version 5.9.1, Jaws and NVDA do not read the items made on the scheduled card. Last night I made a few new events and when I went to the scheduled tab and positioned myself on the event list by moving the up arrows down, none of the screen readers read anything.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 05, 2020, 07:53:41 AM
I have a problem. In version 5.9.1, Jaws and NVDA do not read the items made on the scheduled card. Last night I made a few new events and when I went to the scheduled tab and positioned myself on the event list by moving the up arrows down, none of the screen readers read anything.
Sorry for that, it appears that new control we use does not support screen readers. We'll do something to fix it.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9.1
Post by: Patrick De Bruyn on February 05, 2020, 01:01:40 PM
In the sheduler, iff deactivate a plan it dousnt change color anymore so it is hard to see iff activated or not
Only the color of the text changes in grey not the backgroundcolor as it used to do
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 05, 2020, 02:40:55 PM
I have a problem. In version 5.9.1, Jaws and NVDA do not read the items made on the scheduled card
RadioBOSS 5.9.2 was released that should fix this.

In the sheduler, iff deactivate a plan it dousnt change color anymore so it is hard to see iff activated or not
Only the color of the text changes in grey not the backgroundcolor as it used to do
Yes, this is a bug, will be fixed in one of the future updates.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Sasa Grbic on February 06, 2020, 05:24:34 AM
Thanks a lot. I will update the software this afternoon when I have time. I have another question. If I add songs and jingles to a blank playlist via file explorer, is it possible for me to read with a screen reader how long that playlist will last when it starts playing? 10 years ago I had the opportunity to see Zara radio software and it had one very interesting option. When a certain number of songs are added to a blank playlist, all songs are selected and right-clicked to open the context menu and select the calculate playlist lenght option. When the software calculates how long the playlist lasts, a window will pop up informing how long the playlist is running.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: pety on February 06, 2020, 12:24:44 PM
I have a problem. In version 5.9.1, Jaws and NVDA do not read the items made on the scheduled card. Last night I made a few new events and when I went to the scheduled tab and positioned myself on the event list by moving the up arrows down, none of the screen readers read anything.
Sorry for that, it appears that new control we use does not support screen readers. We'll do something to fix it.
Always beta version...
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 07, 2020, 03:07:43 AM
If I add songs and jingles to a blank playlist via file explorer, is it possible for me to read with a screen reader how long that playlist will last when it starts playing?
Currently it's not possible, we'll add something similar in one of the future updates.

Always beta version...
What do you propose? It's how it works in the software world. You either release software with bugs, or you spend infinite time to build perfect software, and never release it. Windows was released 34 years ago and still receives bug fixes every two weeks. RadioBOSS works on Windows, so even if we do impossible work and make RadioBOSS bug free, there are still Windows bugs, or bugs in 3rd party components RadioBOSS uses.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: pety on February 07, 2020, 03:54:50 AM
What do you propose? It's how it works in the software world. You either release software with bugs, or you spend infinite time to build perfect software, and never release it. Windows was released 34 years ago and still receives bug fixes every two weeks. RadioBOSS works on Windows, so even if we do impossible work and make RadioBOSS bug free, there are still Windows bugs, or bugs in 3rd party components RadioBOSS uses.
It is simple. Make stable release, not excuses. It is very easy to destroy a live program every single time RadioBoss is updated/upgraded. We cannot all the time tell to our listeners that Dmitri lives in a programming world (where beta never ends). Your argument is totally childish: Windows never broken live broadcasting, but RadioBOSS did.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 07, 2020, 04:13:58 AM
It is very easy to destroy a live program
Cases like this are extremely rare. Did it happen for you with one of the recent releases? I mean, "destroy live program", not some minor issue that affects nothing.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: pety on February 07, 2020, 06:29:35 AM
Cases like this are extremely rare.
Dmitri, I am tired of so many bugs. The way back to point to bugs wich were fixed long time ago made me give up.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on February 07, 2020, 08:43:27 AM
That's what Beta versions are for.  And this is normal in any software.  Only we are used to using stable versions in other software.  That is why many times we do not find out about the betas processes that happened to get there.

We agree with Pety that re-reporting problems already reported is somewhat tiring.  But we must recognize that a few years ago there are fewer reports, things that have to be reported again are less frequent.

I really think there are many fewer Bugs in the Beta versions of major updates.  even in the first deliveries.  They are so stable that they can be used in production, although it would not be recommended.

In my case, radioboss never left the station in silence.  and for the output per fm, the transmission goes through 4 instances of RB.  some of them make constant use of the API but are extremely stable

Some very rarely have I seen reboots, mostly in Beta versions.  but they are very rare and radioboss is automatically restored, so this is no problem
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: DJSTU on February 08, 2020, 03:55:18 AM
I think it is time I put in my two cents worth here since there seems to be many grizzles in regards to bugs re-appearing.

I for one have all but abandoned using RadioBoss. I am certainly not doing any further updates, and will only use what I have left over from purchases of licenses.
And I haven't participated in the forum for many months now.

Why you ask ?

My reason is that when I asked for an end time to be added into an event, I was told that couldn't be done "as it would upset events that have been added in 10 years ago by users".
This shocked me, as it suddenly dawned on me that we weren't dealing with up to-date modern software, but software so jigged around so as to fit ancient use, whilst trying to incorporate new developments. Sorry, but it just plain doesn't work. Which is probably a reason for many of the problems with bugs. Things are just added on and plonked here, there and everywhere. Bits and pieces are not in logical places, are hard to find, make no sense at times. And goodness knows how many things I find that no longer work anymore. Probably coz it was added in 5 years ago.

RadioBoss was no longer for me I decided because I wanted something modern, that was going to take us into the future, and certainly not tied into a 10 year (at least) past. This past aspect is dragging RadioBoss down.
If we are catering to such old development and people aren't being encouraged to moving on, I no longer felt RadioBoss was going to be where I personally needed and wished it to be.

I think it is time that we have a modern RadioBoss. Just as Windows 8 moves onto Windows 10, and so on, its time for RadioBoss to also move on.
This may mean leaving RadioBoss Mark One for users who want it that way, and developing a Mark Two, a much better performing and newer model.
Until something happens I for one will be only onlooking in the meantime.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 10, 2020, 05:36:15 AM
Dmitri, I am tired of so many bugs. The way back to point to bugs wich were fixed long time ago made me give up.
Can you please provide an example of a bug that made your live broadcast stop - the bug that was present before, fixed and appeared again. There are bugs in the software, this is unavoidable, and we work on software quality.
According to our bug tracker, RadioBOSS 5.8 and 5.9 had much fewer bugs than previous versions, and 5.7 had less bugs than 5.6.

That's what Beta versions are for.  And this is normal in any software.  Only we are used to using stable versions in other software.  That is why many times we do not find out about the betas processes that happened to get there.
Beta testing is for finding bugs, yes, but it also allows proposing new features and some of them are implemented right away.

In my case, radioboss never left the station in silence.  and for the output per fm, the transmission goes through 4 instances of RB.  some of them make constant use of the API but are extremely stable
Thank you :)

My reason is that when I asked for an end time to be added into an event, I was told that couldn't be done "as it would upset events that have been added in 10 years ago by users".
Actually, we plan on adding "Event duration limit" - I don't see in the tracker who proposed it, it appears to be a feature combined from multiple requests, planned for RB 6.0.

Backwards compatibility is an important thing, few people would want to redo all their events or presets when a new version is released. Seamless updating is a good thing.

I think it is time that we have a modern RadioBoss. Just as Windows 8 moves onto Windows 10, and so on, its time for RadioBoss to also move on.
You're right, and this is actually what happens here now. RadioBOSS 6.0 will have some old/obsolete features removed or rewritten or reworked; also dropping some ties to the past that hold developments back. So stay tuned :)
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on February 10, 2020, 12:37:29 PM
Hi Dmitry, I'm thinking of migrating the stream that is later broadcast on FM to flac. But I realized that the RadioBOSS buffer is omitted with this format. Is it a bug, or is it a technical limitation?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 11, 2020, 08:13:16 AM
Hi Dmitry, I'm thinking of migrating the stream that is later broadcast on FM to flac. But I realized that the RadioBOSS buffer is omitted with this format. Is it a bug, or is it a technical limitation?
It should buffer regardless of the stream format. It is possible that there's no data to buffer on the server. FLAC data is larger than MP3, and if you configure 30 second buffer on the server in bytes based on MP3, the same value will be only couple of seconds in FLAC.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on February 11, 2020, 08:41:59 AM
I assumed it was a matter of flac data size.  The server is the integrated radiocaster  :).
I am using a very large buffer of 50 seconds.  in an ogg stream it starts playing after these seconds are stored.  (I don't think I will request data from the server before).

In the case of flac, playback begins immediately
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 11, 2020, 10:22:54 AM
I'm not sure why it's like this. You can use OGG or other format at high bitrate, the quality will not suffer. Using FLAC on a network where you need a 50 second buffer is not that good idea.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on February 11, 2020, 01:48:56 PM
I'm not sure why it's like this. You can use OGG or other format at high bitrate, the quality will not suffer. Using FLAC on a network where you need a 50 second buffer is not that good idea.
OGG at 192 khz is my encoder at least 6 years ago. 50 seconds of buffer was a great idea at that time and that's why it remains until today. (That's why I'm interested in continuing to maintain it)  It provides great reliability especially for something as critical as fm.

The compressed sound to OGG sounds great and it is very difficult to distinguish it from a FLAC.
The problem is when it has a subsequent processing (as in the case of fm). The difference is really very noticeable. Hanz, the creator of StereoTool, has written several posts about it, in addition he launched his own codec to avoid loss of audio quality in IP transport.

Everything evolves and internet connections are more stable and faster, today a stream flac of about 1 Mb per second should not be a problem. (Any YouTube video consumes at least 2 MB), that is why I want to migrate to flac.
I have router mikrotik prioritizing this type of traffic in the encoder and decoder, but I would like to have a large buffer, as additional protection.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on February 12, 2020, 02:10:44 PM
If your connection is stable, there should be no problems with using FLAC. I've added FLAC buffering issue to bug tracker, if there's a bug, will be fixed in one of the next updates.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: Nuno Costa on March 13, 2020, 01:52:25 AM
hello, i have a question:
i have a windows vps, with windows server 2016. i use windows rdp to operate it.
I have radio boss instaled and transmiting radio. but, when i'm logged in the vps via rdp, all is normal. when i close rdp, the stream stops. it apears that vps is suspending, but, it is active, because i can make oter things, for example i have a game server that not stops. could you tell me what i can do for fix this?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on March 13, 2020, 12:36:28 PM
It seems that audio device is deactivated when you disconnect (by default the only audio device when you connect with RDP is "Remote audio" and it's disconnected when remote session ends). You should use the "No sound" device in RadioBOSS as Main soundcard, this way RadioBOSS will not depend on any sonud devices.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: DJ Denise on May 03, 2020, 05:18:57 AM
Hi D. The send artwork from mp3 function works really well although i Have noticed that it does not get turned of if you are not streaming music. I know this is probably a wish but could it have a toggle check box setting that switches this on and off with the stream  please as currently the artwork streams from RadioBoss even when the stream is not playing but is playing local.

Thanks D
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on May 04, 2020, 05:24:03 AM
If you send artwork to your web site, you can make web site ignore it under certain circumstances.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9.2.0
Post by: DJSTU on May 11, 2020, 08:01:04 PM
Yesterday morning RadioBoss threw a wobbly and caused Win 7 to collapse (presumably since I cannot be absolutely certain of that, but the whole computer wasn't operating and had to be turned off and then powered up again. Of course it may not be RB that caused Win 7 to collapse also, that is simply a presumption on my part that it did... since RB was the only thing that did not come back normally after the crash happened).
This is the first time it has ever happened on this computer since RB was installed.
After rebooting and starting RB, it was back to basic's with NO skin. After several restarts of RB the skin came back, seemingly reluctantly, but did eventually.
The other oddity was Events and Playlist. The columns were out of order (I don't think this was back to default either) and I had to manually move them back to the order I wanted them. This was even after loading back in the .sdl file, which should have saved the order of columns.

I decided it might be best to reinstall Ver 5.9.2.0 but suddenly realized that I didn't have that due to using the built-in automatic downloader (top right in RB). Using the button again resulted in RB wanting to install 5.9.4.0 but my license is paid up until 5.9.2.0 only, so that was of no use.
On clicking the area where it mentions 5.9.1.0 (https://www.djsoft.net/enu/news/138.htm), I thought I would download that, as it was about as close as I could find to 5.9.2.0, but when I clicked on "Download RB Ver 5.9.1.0, it immediately went to downloading the lastest version 5.9.4.0.

So my question is where do I got to download Ver 5.9.2.0 ?
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on May 12, 2020, 06:29:36 AM
You can download version 5.9.2 here: http://dl2.djsoft.net/radioboss_setup_5.9.2.0.exe
Consider updating to 5.9.4 as it has about 100 bug fixes and improvemens compared to 5.9.2 :)

Please note that RadioBOSS can't crash the computer. It simply does not hany any permission to do so even if it wanted :) (it runs in user mode, without admin rights, it does not have any drivers or services). From what you describe, it seems like hard drive failure (but it could be anything), some files got corrupted or deleted, therefor it was unable to start properly. In this case, it will happen again.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.8.5.2 [beta]
Post by: DJSTU on May 16, 2020, 06:13:56 AM
It must be my week for RadioBoss throwing wobbly's. Have I done something wrong or upset someone ?

This on a second separate computer running WIN 7. RadioBoss has never thrown a wobbly on this computer before, EVER.
I picked this up via a network remote monitor one word being repeated every 2 seconds from a talking file. This surprised me as it has never happened before. I thought it was the monitor or network rather than RB.
When I went to the computer itself, it was showing the file jammed near the very end of the file it was on. The file had rotated previously for several days with no problems. This computer has an SSD Drive.
BUT besides that was a box coming up saying "Something Library" like RadioBoss Monitor Library, something like that, but in typing this now I have forgotten what it was, the first name that is.
This was being repeated hundreds of times on the screen, presumably in sync with the repeated word rolling over. Hundreds of boxes.

On rebooting, nothing was strange with RB. It started up normally and happily went on its way and is this evening going absolutely fine.



Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on May 17, 2020, 03:49:40 AM
BUT besides that was a box coming up saying "Something Library" like RadioBoss Monitor Library, something like that, but in typing this now I have forgotten what it was, the first name that is.
It's impossibly hard to tell the reason without the exact error message. This can be caused by anything - Windows installed an update and there could be "almost installed" updates that require computer restart, if you're not using server grade hardware then it can glitch occasionally (although extremely rarely).
Honestly it's impossible to do something for such one-off, once in N years/months issues. Just restart the computer and if it works, then good.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.8.5.2 [beta]
Post by: DJSTU on May 18, 2020, 01:41:50 AM
No, its most certainly not a windows 7 update issue.
Immediately we set up a computer, and its running fine, then Windows Updates is one of the first things we completely turn off never to be used again.
These are dedicated on-air units, that's the only function they perform.
Microsoft is hazardous at the best of times.

Also the reason most radio people never use Windows 10, due to its trying to force updates all the time and rebooting the computer at 3am in the morning. I would never use one on-air but the Win 10 computer I do have, in spite of everything I have tried to stop it updating, still does. It just over-rides everything.  Your attempt to stop it might last 2 or 3 months, but then its back at it again. Its frustrating to say the least.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on May 20, 2020, 04:07:09 AM
Also the reason most radio people never use Windows 10, due to its trying to force updates all the time and rebooting the computer at 3am in the morning.
It's possible to turn off updates completely via group policies: https://www.djsoft.net/smf/index.php/topic,4937.0.html
If you set Configure Automatic Updates: Disabled then you forget about updates forever. You still should install them from time to time for security purposes.
The fact is that Windows 7 is virtually dead, gradually you will find more and more drivers missing for this OS and software that does not support it. We will continue supporting it for a while, as we did for Windows XP. BTW, starting with RadioBOSS 6.0 we drop Windows XP support.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on July 07, 2020, 06:11:16 PM
If your connection is stable, there should be no problems with using FLAC. I've added FLAC buffering issue to bug tracker, if there's a bug, will be fixed in one of the next updates.
Hello Dmitry, is a solution to this problem possible in the near future?
Now we have a dedicated internet link to send Flac audio. However RB continues to have problems every two to three hours. (I think internally it uses less than 5 seconds of buffer when using flac).
We tried another player with 10 seconds of buffer and the playback is totally stable.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on July 09, 2020, 04:54:54 AM
It will be addressed in the next major update - RadioBOSS 6.0.
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: nelson c on August 08, 2020, 07:13:00 PM
It will be addressed in the next major update - RadioBOSS 6.0.
Hi Dmitry, the buffer problem with FLAC was with an old version of RB. In the latest version it works as it should.  :)

By the way, any estimated date for RB 6? ;D
Title: Re: RadioBOSS 5.9 [beta]
Post by: djsoft on August 09, 2020, 10:02:01 AM
Hi Dmitry, the buffer problem with FLAC was with an old version of RB. In the latest version it works as it should.
Interesting, as I don't see any changes in the past few versions regarding FLAC.

By the way, any estimated date for RB 6?
The beta version should be available with a month, maybe two.