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Few questions regarding scripts

Post by Thijmen » 16 Jul 2019 20:22

Hey guys,

I am looking at ProppFrexx and just wondering how I could fix this.
In my current setup (currently using Sam Broadcaster) I have a script that plucks some tracks from some categories, put a jingle in between and repeat that until the playtlist has 1 item remaining.

How would I archieve something liket hat in ProppFrexx? I looked at Program Scheduling but I am running a nonstop station and just have 1 show.

Could somebody help me out? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Few questions regarding scripts

Post by radio42 » 16 Jul 2019 21:47

Please take a look to the following post:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10

Or the following tutorials:
http://youtu.be/dTaHXE5zi5A
http://youtu.be/rie4pmvqkes

However, in general you can create a single script, which covers the whole day. In the program scheduler you can create a single program, which covers the whole day (from 00:00 to 24:00 - 24 hours) and use a 'Soft' Start-Type to which you assign the single script.

In the script you can define any number of script-lines, e.g. 12 to cover a single hour, but more or less is also possible. A script will loop, if it reaches the end and the program requests more tracks.
You can in the script-lines pick from a single media library or multiple (ANYOF). And in between you place your Jingles (i.e. you either define related script lines to pick from your Jingle cartwall libs OR you use the script headers option to randomly insert Jingles every x to y tracks.

As such, it seems very easy to achieve what you described.

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Re: Few questions regarding scripts

Post by Soulmaster » 21 Jul 2019 15:26

made a screenshot .. it's realy easy..
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Re: Few questions regarding scripts

Post by Thijmen » 03 Aug 2019 14:28

Hi guys,

Thank you for the replies! :) Really helpful. Is there a way to hide the played tracks in a playlist? So I only see the tracks that are queued?

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Re: Few questions regarding scripts

Post by radio42 » 03 Aug 2019 14:39

Yes, see the general settings, section Playlist. There is an option to define how many items should remain in the playlist after they have been played. In addition you can define, if you want to mark them as played or directly remove the played items.

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Re: Few questions regarding scripts

Post by Thijmen » 03 Aug 2019 18:14

Hi radio42,

Thanks for the reply! In previous software, I had 1 media library with subfolders. In my script I got one track from the subfolder from a subfolder of the main library. How do I archieve such thing?

Is it also possible to do some basic scripting? E.g. create a random integer between 0 - 100 and create a switch. Case 1-10: pick track from library A. 11-20: pick track from folder b etc.

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Re: Few questions regarding scripts

Post by radio42 » 03 Aug 2019 19:08

A) you cannot, as the software is different ;-)
But you can simply create multiple media libs, ie. one for each sub-folder.

B) there is no need for such thing in ProppFrexx.
See the scripts tutorial video for more info, e.g. you can select multiple media libs with the Random script-line mode. This will then automatically pick a random media lib out of the selected (Any-of feature).

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Re: Few questions regarding scripts

Post by Thijmen » 04 Aug 2019 12:29

Hi Bernd,

Thank you for your reply! It's really good to see what you can archieve with WinForms - you've done an awesome job! I have a question regarding the license system.

I see myself as an hobby'ist (I am like my only listener to the station, lol) and really want to use the streaming functionality and the scripting functionality. Which edition do I need to choose?

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Re: Few questions regarding scripts

Post by radio42 » 04 Aug 2019 12:47

If you only need scripting and streaming, the Premium Edition should be fine.

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Re: Few questions regarding scripts

Post by Thijmen » 04 Aug 2019 21:01

Hi Bernd,

Thank you. And I see that I can put specific filters to my 'random' mode. Is there any way to edit the tracks in a library without affecting the origional file?

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