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Inzane8305
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Stream, restream after playlist.

Post by Inzane8305 » 20 Nov 2018 11:28

Hi Bernd. Maybe a little odd problem:
We have 10+5 hours program every weekend.
When we are off air another station is using the freq. We use Propp to send and stream to Shoutcast local server.
To keep the stream "alive" we restream the other radio when off air.
To do that I have made a script with just 2 lines: Loadtrack url stream 8 hours, option set "Keep stream loading".
But when playlist is running Propp is "loading" up 88000 lines with only 1 sec. playtime.
Other problem : sometimes Propp is starting 2 or 3 tracks on top of each other with "echoing" sound due to same stream loading in 3 players.
Is this because of option "keep stream loading"?
Or is there a completely other way of doing this?

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Re: Stream, restream after playlist.

Post by radio42 » 20 Nov 2018 13:51

You should have given the URL stream in the script a pre-defined duration. Have you done that?

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Re: Stream, restream after playlist.

Post by Inzane8305 » 20 Nov 2018 17:41

Yes. Predefined 8 hours. And also keep stream loading. (Maybe that is my fault? That this is a conflict)

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Re: Stream, restream after playlist.

Post by Inzane8305 » 20 Nov 2018 17:57

Maybe I should explain what I am trying to do:
To keep our local stream "alive and running" we cut our signal ( to the transmitter) at the end of the show, and start restreaming from the other station. So this "restreaming" should be alive from sunday 16.00 to saturday next week at 11.00.
I have done this by scheduling 24 hours pr. day with the script mentioned in first post. But perhaps you have an idea to do this another way.

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Re: Stream, restream after playlist.

Post by radio42 » 20 Nov 2018 22:46

Can you show me your script?!

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Re: Stream, restream after playlist.

Post by Inzane8305 » 22 Nov 2018 12:42

Since this is a "running" schedule I can only make a copy of the file. (Not show a picture of it).
Also I took screenshot of MAIN window, Scheduler and "Restream-ocurence" (Also attached)

Hope this helps ;-)

Here is the script:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<script version="1">
<title>Festival</title>
<creator>ProppFrexx ONAIR</creator>
<date>2018-11-11T14:57:55+01:00</date>
<settings>
<mode>Sequential</mode>
<loopScriptLine>1</loopScriptLine>
<scriptOptions>0</scriptOptions>
<playlistLookAhead>0</playlistLookAhead>
<reloadMediaLibrary />
<asyncReloading>true</asyncReloading>
<initialTrack />
<archiveFilename />
<additionalSongHistoryFilename />
<maxHistory>0</maxHistory>
<historyUseExtendedCheck>true</historyUseExtendedCheck>
<historyForceTAGReading>true</historyForceTAGReading>
<historyKeepPersistent>true</historyKeepPersistent>
<historyUseStrictExtendedCheckArtist>false</historyUseStrictExtendedCheckArtist>
<historyUseStrictExtendedCheckAlbum>false</historyUseStrictExtendedCheckAlbum>
<historyUseStrictExtendedCheckTitle>false</historyUseStrictExtendedCheckTitle>
<historyArtistCrossCheck>0</historyArtistCrossCheck>
<historyAlbumCount>0</historyAlbumCount>
<historyAlbumMinutes>0</historyAlbumMinutes>
<historyArtistCount>10</historyArtistCount>
<historyArtistMinutes>0</historyArtistMinutes>
<historyTitleCount>5</historyTitleCount>
<historyTitleMinutes>0</historyTitleMinutes>
<clearHistoryAtReload>false</clearHistoryAtReload>
<jingleMediaLibrary />
<jingleFrequencyFrom>0</jingleFrequencyFrom>
<jingleFrequencyTo>0</jingleFrequencyTo>
<jingleMode>Random</jingleMode>
<jingleCount>1</jingleCount>
<advertMediaLibrary />
<advertFrequencyFrom>0</advertFrequencyFrom>
<advertFrequencyTo>0</advertFrequencyTo>
<advertMode>Sequential</advertMode>
<advertCount>1</advertCount>
</settings>
<scriptLines>
<line>
<mode>LoadTrack</mode>
<entry>http://netradio.oestfm.dk/|28800</entry>
<count>1</count>
<options>2236417</options>
<onTrackLoaded>STREAMING_SETSONGTITLE Øst FM 107,2</onTrackLoaded>
<title>Øst FM 107,2</title>
</line>
</scriptLines>
<fixTimeElements />
<scriptRules />
</script>
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SCHEDULE.png
SChed2.png
MAIN.png

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Re: Stream, restream after playlist.

Post by radio42 » 22 Nov 2018 16:02

I just have tried your script, but here it runs just fine.
I personally would have actually used 2 script-line, e.g.:
1. LoadTrack, http://...
2. Radom, Jingle

(since once the url stream fails, it often cannot directly reconnect, thus I would play a Jingle)
But this wouldn't explain, why 88000 lines are loaded to your playlist - it also doesn't look like this.
Do you pre-generate the playlist files in advance somehow? Or have maybe set some options with the program (even if I don't see any on your screenshot)?

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Re: Stream, restream after playlist.

Post by Inzane8305 » 22 Nov 2018 16:44

I will get back to this in or after the weekend. (Since the script is now running all the time)

The 88000 lines has been seen only once (I had to restart the PC) the CPU was overloaded, system lagging a.s.o.

But the "start of two" players is seen daily. (I will take screenshot of that)
Maybe this is because PRopp gets confused about the stream having a spiltsecond of "dropout" starting next track and then 1.st track is still open (has come back from dropout).
Would the solution be "Command-> On track started - stop previous" ? (If one is there ;-) )

When testing the script, how many lines did you get? Here at least 6 - 8 lines gets loaded.

As written: I will get back in or after the weekend again.

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Re: Stream, restream after playlist.

Post by radio42 » 22 Nov 2018 17:58

You definitely try to add one Jingle line to your script, ie. add a 2nd script-line.
How many tracks are loaded depends on the ‚Look Ahead‘ parameter in the schedulers general settings. The is always the number of DJ- Players plus this look ahead value.

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Re: Stream, restream after playlist.

Post by Inzane8305 » 05 Dec 2018 08:05

Finally I got back to the office.. The "2 line script" has not made any "massive lines in playlist". And playing a jingle/stationID is also fine. Though sometimes (in fact many times) PF is playing/starting 2 players restreaming (giving an echo) See picture.
Im thinking: would a "control command" (stopping other players) be a solution?
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