I just uploaded a new PF v4.0 version incl. the Remote Voice Tracking Feature…
http://www.proppfrexx.radio42.com/downl ... te4000.zip
This version will almost be the final version and be released soon - probably be the end of the week!
Here is a quick description how Remote Voice Tracking works: You need two PCs – a server and a client
On the SERVER instance, make sure, that you ‘Enable GPIO Ext. Service’ – see general settings, section ‘GPIO/Remoting’.
Note the Port Number (default is 9042).
Also remember the ‘Authorization Password’ under the ‘TCP Device’ section.
In addition define a Compression Encoding Profile in the general settings, section ‘Encoding/Recording’ – see the new 'Remote Voice Tracking' group:
The 'Compression Profile' always uses the specified 'Default Encoder' of the related profile.
E.g. click above on 'Define Encoder Profile…' to define a new one!
I am using WMA with 48kbps as the default (as the WMA encode is pretty fast and good).
(the 'Playlist Template Path' might be left empty, see the tool tip)
Also note, that there is a new Program Scheduler option 'AllowRemoteVoiceTracking'.
This option MUST be enabled in order to allow the creation of a new template playlist based on an existing, normal script entry remotely.
Else the existing program scheduler entry MUST already be converted/created as a 'Playlist Template' by a local user (program editor); e.g. via the 'Template Playlist Wizard…' or via a right-click on a Program Scheduler entry and using the 'Create Playlist Template…' menu.
So the SERVER must be an Enterprise Edition! The Client can be ANY Edition!
Now to the CLIENT:
Here you just click on the 'New' main ribbon tab arrow and select 'Remote Voice-Tracking…' - this opens the 'Remote Voice-Tracking Download Wizard'.
As the 'Server-URL' specify at least the DNS/IP address of the server instance as well as the GPIO Ext. port, e.g. "192.168.1.17:9042".
The 'Clientname' can be ANY name – it's just for info.
The 'Password' MUST match the above TCP server password!
Now click on 'Connect'.
On the next page you’ll be able to select a date and time, which will identify the program entry you want to process (do the voice-tracking on). You might click in the '…' button to see all available entries for that day. So just pick one entry in the future.
Now you specify a 'Local Base Folder' and decide if you want to use the compression mode.
Specify a local folder underneath the voice tracking session files will be created. For each session there will automatically be a YYYYMMDD_HHMM sub-folder created.
If you are on a remote network (connected via the Internet) it is recommended to leave the 'Use Compression' option enabled.
If you are within the same network you might disable this option – as in that case the native tracks will be transmitted.
If enabled (and there is a compression encoding profile defined on the remote server) the related audio files are NOT transmitted in their original audio format, but are first compressed on the server and then the compressed versions are downloaded.
If you now click on 'Next >', the download will start….once finished, the playlist will be opened and you can do your voice-tracking and/or modify the local playlist.
When you close the playlist, you are asked, if you want to upload it back to the server.
You might select NO and continue later (just click on the 'Remote Voice-Tracking…' ribbon menu again and your last session will be opened again)
Else, the Upload Wizard comes up and will transfer all new files and the modified playlist back to the server…now ready for play out on the server!