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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #25 on: 23:02, 14 April 15 »
like the "time beeps" ? :-) lol




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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #26 on: 01:52, 15 April 15 »
Any idea what keeps causing this on RR?


Decoding failure at 0:37.590 (Connection error):
"http://streaming.rt.cmo.de:8000/rolandradio";
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #27 on: 02:46, 15 April 15 »
It's currently 00:45 GMT and I'm up late working on Cosmic Prison Commando while the catchy and somewhat spooky theme from Prince of the Yolk Folk plays on Roland Radio streaming through my Winamp.   Good times.  :)
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #28 on: 13:52, 15 April 15 »

Decoding failure at 3:56.884 (Connection error):
"http://streaming.rt.cmo.de:8000/rolandradio.ogg";


And again, it was fine pre maintenance
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #29 on: 14:13, 15 April 15 »
We have no issues here we know. You can try the mono stream or the ogg stream.
But: we will change streaming server to a newer version at the weekend i think. So we also wil add 64 kBit/s-Streams for MP3 stereo and mono i think.


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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #30 on: 14:34, 15 April 15 »
We have no issues here we know. You can try the mono stream or the ogg stream.
But: we will change streaming server to a newer version at the weekend i think. So we also wil add 64 kBit/s-Streams for MP3 stereo and mono i think.


Cheers, shame really as it was fine before the maintenance.  The other radio stations are fine that I also listen too :/
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #31 on: 20:38, 15 April 15 »
I'll check the system later today.
does anybody else have problems with the stream?
As i can not see any problems and the stream was 100% available today (as i listened to it) :D


But i'll check.


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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #32 on: 19:43, 16 April 15 »
Well, yes, it's like it arrives "chunky"... how can I say that... like a slow Skype connection.

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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #33 on: 19:53, 16 April 15 »
On any "problems" you want to tell me, i need the following informations:
  • Which Player do you use (Name, Version, OS)
  • Which Stream do you Use (128K Stereo MP3, 128K Mono MP3, 64K Stereo Ogg)
  • Which time (german time please) and date you have had the Problem
With this informations i am able to check the log files to approve that you've been listening and that there was a downtime of the stream service or anything else.

Without these informations i can not even tell if it's dark outside or not. So please - if you report problems do this as detailed as possible. As i am listening itself to the radiostream the whole day i have not registered any issues which not was later proven to be a track of crittersoap or crown :-)


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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #34 on: 20:08, 16 April 15 »
No problems here. I used VLC and the stream which Neil79 posted in a previous posting.
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #35 on: 20:43, 16 April 15 »
Using Foobar, Mono stream!


I think the problem is the internet connection at my family home, not the beastly one at my place. Usually when the bandwith is a problem on any other radio player it cuts out and cuts back in again, however on Roland Radio, any form of break or lag causes a complete shut down of the stream.


Does this make sense?  :)
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #36 on: 21:53, 16 April 15 »
Yes, makes sense  ;D  NO Roland Radio is better than stuttering Roland Radio  :P


Maybe i should set up a 64 kBit/s stream? But i also switched today from "real stereo" to joint stereo wich reduces bandwith and increases quality

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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #37 on: 22:56, 16 April 15 »
Using the internet address and online player, it seems to work pretty well now. Don't know it you changed something or it the net is just more free now. Good work anyway!  :)
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #38 on: 00:17, 17 April 15 »
Yes, makes sense  ;D  NO Roland Radio is better than stuttering Roland Radio  :P


Maybe i should set up a 64 kBit/s stream? But i also switched today from "real stereo" to joint stereo wich reduces bandwith and increases quality


That would be good ^, for people with really poor internets..


At home I can use the full wack, Fibre Optic :D
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New Streaming-Server also on Port 80 for "business use" :-)
« Reply #39 on: 20:21, 19 April 15 »
NoRecess wanted it, and so we did it :-)
We now have a new streaming server set up wich not only runs on Port 8000 like the most shoutcast/icecast player expect, but you also can use now Port 80 for "listening through firewalls" at the office during work time. Yay!.


Check our the brand new IceCast2-Server at: Roland Radio Streaming Media Server




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Rate the music - make a Top 10 of CPC Sounds
« Reply #40 on: 18:32, 26 April 15 »
I have implemented a first, small "rating" system, so you can now give +1 / -1 to the tracks at the track list.


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I will make this a bit nicer in coding and optics soon.

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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #41 on: 19:29, 26 April 15 »
Wouldn't it better to keep it positive?
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #42 on: 20:10, 26 April 15 »
no, because we want to see, which tracks are great and which are not. if a track is rated too high in a negative way it will only be played on request on the station. if we do this only in giving "points" we have to define the "play it"-level over and over again.-


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Re: Rate the music - make a Top 10 of CPC Sounds
« Reply #43 on: 20:12, 26 April 15 »
I have implemented a first, small "rating" system, so you can now give +1 / -1 to the tracks at the track list.

This is a great addition to an already amazing web-site/radio. However, I have just "+1" TURBO BOAT SIMULATOR 15 times and now it's #1 on the Top Ten list. Is there any way of stopping people from abusing this new feature?
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #44 on: 20:34, 26 April 15 »
Yes, we will add some routines to avoid "up/down"-voting  :-*
But this takes a while. as i coded the last time as php/fi was actual (google it) i need some time to get in touch with those nice new things in php5 and jQuery and stuff. not that easy for an old Roland :-)


I just start to implement those basic functions and will do the "dont abuse"-stuff later on. As i have to modify the databases behind while i learn how to combine things and functions :-)


So at the moment the Radio Station is posting the played tracks, i add them to the databases and on the same second they appear at the artists page if not already listed. Lot to do. But it will get better and better from weekend to weekend :-)


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Re: Rate the music - make a Top 10 of CPC Sounds
« Reply #45 on: 22:52, 26 April 15 »
This is a great addition to an already amazing web-site/radio. However, I have just "+1" TURBO BOAT SIMULATOR 15 times and now it's #1 on the Top Ten list. Is there any way of stopping people from abusing this new feature?


Yes, there is: Just don't do it!
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #46 on: 00:08, 27 April 15 »
I admit I don't think it's a good idea to rate music. For your own music collection, it's relevant, but no that much for a CPC radio. Music is a very subjective thing. For example, you might want to love the "Ranarama" music because it's a great game and it reminds you fond memories. Yet, the music isn't very good, objectively speaking :). Yet it has the right to be played as much as "Space Debris by BSC", because the guy that loves playing Ranarama maybe didn't give a crap about the demo Space Debris first appeared in.


I am more for a "play it soon!" button that would program the song in a while, with a security for preventing it from being played too often.


Just my 2 cents...


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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #47 on: 01:13, 27 April 15 »
at the moment its just a "rate" music fuction. very raw. not implemented in anything.
i am thinking about to pair rates with profiles so you have your own "top10" and a kind of mark for your most loved sounds but its very very rare at the moment. i try to refresh my coding skillz with this little project. who knows where it will end up :-)




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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #48 on: 01:58, 27 April 15 »
What could maybe be a good idea would be to have an "all star songs" session for one hour that would only play the highest rated songs.
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Re: Roland Radio - Your Amstrad Chiptune Broadcaster
« Reply #49 on: 08:40, 27 April 15 »
What could maybe be a good idea would be to have an "all star songs" session for one hour that would only play the highest rated songs.
I like the idea, even if I think the songs will be the same for ages... So it might get a bit boring over the years.