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Thijmen
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Editing station

Post by Thijmen » 27 May 2020 19:48

Hello,

I have a question, currently running Premium on a VM.
On a VM the premium edition is running fine. However, I want to run the application on my own pc (in the same network) to make changes to scripts and schedulers. Maybe eventually edit TAGs.

Is this already possible? If so, how can I make this possible?

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Re: Editing station

Post by radio42 » 27 May 2020 20:00

There shouldn't be any Problem - you just need to purchase a license for each seat/PC.
Editing TAGs should come for free with the fee Tagger application provided.

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Re: Editing station

Post by Thijmen » 27 May 2020 20:09

Don't I need Database MediaLibraries for that? Or is it recommended?

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Re: Editing station

Post by Thijmen » 27 May 2020 20:43

By the way - i've installed the MySQL ODBC driver and I'm getting a IM002 error when setting up a DB library...
The name of the source is not found or there is no default driver

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Re: Editing station

Post by radio42 » 27 May 2020 21:54

Don't know what you tried to configure, but there was probably a driver issue.
A database might only be used for saving meta data - but in that case you would need to maintain that.
One of the big advantages of ProppFrexx is, that it doesn't use or need a DB!

Setting up Media Libraries are explained here (incl. Database based Media Libraries):
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11
However, I would not recommend using database based media libs, as the maintenance is much more complex.
(but in the installation folder you will find a file called SQL.txt, which you need to use as a table for your entries - but as said I wouldn't use that!)

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Re: Editing station

Post by Thijmen » 28 May 2020 12:48

Hi,

Thanks for your response. But how do you keep the libraries in-sync? Or do I need to have the same libraries on the both machines?

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Post by radio42 » 28 May 2020 13:33

There are two ways:
a) you use them in parallel from a shared drive or folder
b) you use the Media Library Server (see here for details: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1014&p=3914#p3914)

But the essence is, that yes you share the audio files from a common drive/folder.
As media libraries in ProppFrexx are either playlist based libs or folder based libs, there is no need to have a DB (a database would also only hold the meta data and reference to the audio files)!

Meta Data is either stored FULLY in the physical files or stored in a playlist file (which is also automatically created for a folder based lib).
As such is the 'virtual database' this playlist file (which references the audio files).
Thus, there is NO need for a sync, as each PF instance loads the full media lib info into its main memory.
If the external info changes, the data has to be reloaded - which can be automatized and is as quick as a few seconds reading it in the background.

The Media Library Server simply reduces the memory footprint for very large libs (tens or hundred of thousands of files), as it provides a single in-memory database for all media libs - which are then accessed by multiple ProppFrexx instances - thus using 'remote media libs'.

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