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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #25 on: 12:03, 18 March 20 »
@Targhan The OSSC/Hauppauge Rocket combination creates MP4 files which I then upload to YT. If necessary, I then use 4K video Downloader to strip the audio content of the YT files - aside from MP3 the only other audio file options are MPA and OGG.


We can read nearly any audio file as long as they are not drmed. So it’s no need to convert audio. I can test you audio formats here to check if your easiest way to save the audio files will run natively in our broadcasting system.
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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #26 on: 12:07, 18 March 20 »

@RolandRadio Seems to work fine! I didn't hear the new songs, but I'm sure I will eventually :) .
Two suggestions:
- You should put the Mono stream on the front page too, because some people will use it (including me).
- The random algorithm is not great. I always hear the same songs. Lately I use a random on my local collections of my tracks and heard many songs I didn't remember and that I almost never heard on the radio.

Thanks for you great work!


We have now a list of every title we have in our database. So you can search for the titles. If they are in the list. They have been played on the station. Our database contains around 2000 titles. Played have been around 1300 now. So the list is growing live as the titles are played.


Check out [size=78%]https://rolandradio.net/titles[/size]



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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #27 on: 12:37, 18 March 20 »
Cool,

If you can select the first ten files I will convert them to MP3 and send them to you in a day or so. . I should be able to do this on a weekly basis until all the files have been transferred to you.

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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #28 on: 13:34, 18 March 20 »
- The random algorithm is not great. I always hear the same songs. Lately I use a random on my local collections of my tracks and heard many songs I didn't remember and that I almost never heard on the radio.


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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #29 on: 14:03, 18 March 20 »
If you can select the first ten files I will convert them to MP3 and send them to you in a day or so.


As i hope to get every classical sound from the cpc i dont bother where to start with. just select them as you like.
For uploading we have a nice "how to" on our homepage [size=78%]https://rolandradio.net/participate/upload[/size]
Thank you!
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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #30 on: 15:28, 18 March 20 »
Hi,

Filezilla gives this error message when I use it - "You appear to be behind a NAT router. Please configure the passive mode settings and forward a range of ports in your router.
Warning: FTP over TLS is not enabled, users cannot securely log in."

So no Filezilla for me - I have sent you a link to a folder on my new Dropbox account and you will be able to download the files from there.
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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #31 on: 18:30, 19 March 20 »
I have added the first 10 titles to our database. They are playing at the moment.
I love it.
i needed to trim them all and to use a humming filter but this worked like charm and the audio files are now in a very high quality. Normalized all and added to the database.
I can not wait to get more classical stuff :)
Thanky again
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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #32 on: 20:39, 19 March 20 »

Glad you like them, I'll get another ten off to you Monday or Tuesday.
Is there anywhere on your site that you could show that these were transcribed to the CPC between 1987 - 89 by Rob Baxter?

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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #33 on: 16:05, 20 March 20 »
I will add the credits to the database i am setting up at the moment. So this also will be a way to add more informations to a single title. I just am planning the database setup and what fields i think i may need.

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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #34 on: 19:06, 20 March 20 »
Why does the Title page indicates that 1279 titles are in the database? My collection has 1714 files, and you've added some more.
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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #35 on: 20:10, 20 March 20 »
Another quirk, I don't think the "musician session" announcement was heard (David Whitakker at 7 on Friday). Maybe all musician announcements are discarded?
Or maybe it is ok and I didn't hear it?
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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #36 on: 21:30, 20 March 20 »
The shows are not listed at the moment on the homepage but configured and play.
If i check the playlist on [size=78%]https://rolandradio.net/playlist[/size]
there is 1 hour between 19:00 and 20:00 only playing Whittaker.


Not every Artist played at the "Artist only"-Show has an own announcement. Due to lack of time years ago :-)
The only Shows with announcements are:
 - Ben Daglish
 - Johnatan Dunn
 - Kangaroo MusiQue
 - Targhan
 - Tom & Jerry


Charles Callet and David Whittaker are not done yet. If you have a nice and funny text for their announcement: post it here
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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #37 on: 21:33, 20 March 20 »
Yes, there is one hour of David Whitakker, this works great. But I thought there should be an announcement telling something like "and now... get ready for one hour of ...".
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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #38 on: 21:35, 20 March 20 »
edited my last post to point it out
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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #39 on: 21:44, 20 March 20 »
Ok no problem, I thought it was a bug :). What about my previous question about the title count that seems a bit low? Sorry to bother you with all this, I just want to make sure all the recorded music can actually be heard :)
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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #40 on: 22:04, 20 March 20 »
At the page https://rolandradio.net/titles you can find all the titles played within the last three days. Those are 1332 titles at the moment.

The database itself contains 1867 titles. So we are near to the state that every title is been played on RolandRadio which is in our database. At the moment the https://rolandradio.net/titles page is one large page - so you can easily search it for a title you have in mind and if its on this list it has been already played on RolandRadio. We have reset the list two days ago to get the duration of the whole title database and it seems that every title is played within 4 to 5 days.
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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #41 on: 01:25, 27 March 20 »
I have listened to RolandRadio quite a lot lately, especially at around 11pm for at least one hour, mostly two (while coding, of course :)). I have already told you the shuffle algorithm was not good enough in my opinion. Now I have the proof! The same songs always come up (I still didn't hear the latest songs I uploaded).

What I did is very simple: thanks to your Playlist webpage, I copied/paste the yesterday's playlist, did the same today and compared the result. For one hour, here is the result:

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1 12542 2020-03-26 23:58:42 Tarann Ltd Afterburner - Theme 2                                           PLAYED yesterday at 23:50:33
2 12656 2020-03-26 23:55:32 Unknown Artist The Race Against Time For Sport Aid'88 (Games without frontiers)        PLAYED yesterday at 23:13:32
3 12105 2020-03-26 23:53:08 Unknown Artist Magicland Dizzy - Main Menu                                     PLAYED yesterday at 23:31:30
4 12214 2020-03-26 23:52:37 Unknown Artist Monty Python's Flying Circus                                    PLAYED yesterday at 23:37:15
5 12223 2020-03-26 23:52:35 Unknown Artist Mountain Bike Simulator - Start Game                            NOT PLAYED yesterday
6 12316 2020-03-26 23:51:11 Unknown Artist Prison Riot - Highscore                                         PLAYED yesterday at 23:49:08
7 11708 2020-03-26 23:50:05 Unknown Artist Freddy Hardest                                                  PLAYED yesterday at 23:08:33
8 12259 2020-03-26 23:49:26 Unknown Artist Nonamed                                                         PLAYED yesterday at 23:52:37
9 13172 2020-03-26 23:49:17 RolandRadio Jingle - Ultrasyd (japanese)                                    NOT PLAYED yesterday
10 11630 2020-03-26 23:47:51 Elie Daniel Fire!                                                           PLAYED yesterday at 23:07:07
11 12234 2020-03-26 23:45:42 Na th an Sir Ababol - Ingame                                             PLAYED yesterday at 23:55:26
12 12874 2020-03-26 23:45:35 Unknown Artist Wriggler - Game Over                                            NOT PLAYED yesterday
13 12821 2020-03-26 23:43:29 Unknown Artist Wanderer                                                        NOT PLAYED yesterday
14 12387 2020-03-26 23:41:11 Unknown Artist Rock'n'Roll - Ingame                                            PLAYED yesterday at 23:02:08
15 12639 2020-03-26 23:40:03 Unknown Artist The Master Of Space - Main Menu                                 NOT PLAYED yesterday
16 12397 2020-03-26 23:38:38 Unknown Artist Rygar - Theme 6                                                 PLAYED yesterday at 23:16:42
17 11686 2020-03-26 23:36:30 Unknown Artist Fire & Forget 2 - Level 2                                       PLAYED yesterday at 23:19:32
18 11238 2020-03-26 23:36:25 Unknown Artist Arkanoid - Theme 7                                              PLAYED yesterday at 23:40:45
19 13157 2020-03-26 23:36:17 RolandRadio Jingle - MaV (english)                                          PLAYED yesterday at 23:06:59
20 12629 2020-03-26 23:35:20 Unknown Artist The Armageddon Man                                              PLAYED yesterday at 23:33:54
21 11691 2020-03-26 23:34:02 Unknown Artist Fire Land                                                       PLAYED yesterday at 23:18:06
22 12876 2020-03-26 23:31:36 Unknown Artist WWF Wrestlemania                                                PLAYED yesterday at 23:37:46
23 12078 2020-03-26 23:29:32 Unknown Artist Liverpool                                                       PLAYED yesterday at 23:26:29
1 12039 2020-03-26 23:26:28 Kevin Parker & Mat Something                                                    NOT PLAYED yesterday
2 12619 2020-03-26 23:24:18 Unknown Artist Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles                                     PLAYED yesterday at 23:28:33
3 11789 2020-03-26 23:20:57 Unknown Artist Gobot                                                           NOT PLAYED yesterday
4 12261 2020-03-26 23:20:21 Unknown Artist Oh Mummy                                                        PLAYED yesterday at 23:23:26
5 13087 2020-03-26 23:16:52 Ron Klaren Battle Squadron (Title)                                         NOT PLAYED yesterday
6 13166 2020-03-26 23:16:45 RolandRadio Jingle - robcfg (german)                                        PLAYED yesterday at 22:26:16
7 12870 2020-03-26 23:15:35 Unknown Artist Wonder Boy - Ingame                                             PLAYED yesterday at 23:10:17
8 11419 2020-03-26 23:13:44 Colin Porch Dragon's Lair - Intro                                           PLAYED yesterday at 23:40:52
9 12806 2020-03-26 23:11:56 Unknown Artist Demoniak 4 - Asm                                                PLAYED yesterday at 23:44:03
10 11666 2020-03-26 23:10:42 Unknown Artist Fast Food Dizzy                                                 PLAYED yesterday at 23:42:40
11 12391 2020-03-26 23:10:10 Unknown Artist Roland In The Caves                                             NOT PLAYED yesterday
12 11625 2020-03-26 23:09:16 Unknown Artist Dwarf                                                           NOT PLAYED yesterday
13 11651 2020-03-26 23:09:11 Unknown Artist Exploding Wall                                                  PLAYED yesterday at 23:47:12
14 12753 2020-03-26 23:06:28 Tony Kidjo - (QuasarDisc 2 - Interview)                                      PLAYED yesterday at 23:57:35
15 12450 2020-03-26 23:04:45 Unknown Artist Sirwood                                                         PLAYED yesterday at 23:00:25
16 13159 2020-03-26 23:04:37 RolandRadio Jingle - Nilquader (english)                                    PLAYED yesterday at 23:31:22
17 11854 2020-03-26 23:04:04 Unknown Artist Humphrey - Main Menu                                            PLAYED yesterday at 23:40:12
18 11865 2020-03-26 23:03:39 Imagitec Design Inc. The Shoe People - Title                                 PLAYED yesterday at 23:00:01
19 12814 2020-03-26 23:02:04 Unknown Artist Vigilante                                                       PLAYED yesterday at 23:11:56
20 11193 2020-03-26 23:00:14 Mark Tait 1943                                                            NOT PLAYED yesterday

Basically, most songs played at 11pm were ALSO broadcast yesterday at the same hour, but in different order!
Maybe your shuffle algorithm could be improved by... simplifying it? Maybe only prevent a song from being played if played 6 hours before or something like that and that's it? But that would be great if you could improve it! Thanks!
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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #42 on: 05:00, 27 March 20 »
Hello,

I have 2 requests on top of what @Targhan said :)

1. As a registered user, I would like to be able to request a song. Like, let's say, OK I'm in the mood of listening some tunes from Epsilon ; I can select few of them from Epsilon in the user-interface and they get queued. Once the "custom queue" (cf. user-requests) is done, you switch to the default playlist in place. Of course, the queue is visible to everyone, and we know who did the song request.

2. The white-only UI is a bit aggressive. Could you add a dark theme to it ? cf. user could switch to dark theme, info gets saved into a cookie (or in user's profile). Note that this is lower priority to me than 1.

Thank you  :)

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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #43 on: 18:51, 27 March 20 »
First of all: The title database is not extensive enough to generate a lot of randomness in the selection of titles. But I take a look at the playlist generator. At the moment we produce the playlists once every hour for the following hour. Probably the results would be better if we generated the playlist for several hours or even days. I will try this.

First of all, I want to introduce some kind of rating, so that single titles can be voted up or down. From the resulting "Top-X" list I will then try to generate an external playlist that will randomly assemble the Top-X titles for an hour and then transfer it to radio automation so that we can run a "Top of the Bleeps" hit parade at a certain time on certain days. Vice versa, we can also use "Worst of the system playlist :-) If there is a need for it? Maybe in the morning at 03:00.

After this function has been implemented, I will develop a wish concert function, where registered users can choose their favourite titles. These will then - combined with other wishes - also be played at a certain time. Depending on how well this is received, we can of course expand this function and the way it is used. It needs some patience :-)

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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #44 on: 19:19, 27 March 20 »
Your approach appears to be a bit complicated to me. Why not a pure, dummy random method for adding next songs in the queue ? Then just let users insert next song in the queue, when requested. No need of "top artists" and the likes (as much as I enjoy listening Targhan songs, I also want to be surprised with songs I never heard :-).
Note that this is a personal opinion, you do whatever you want with Roland Radio. It's already pretty good in its current state  :D

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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #45 on: 19:45, 27 March 20 »
The problem with requests for individual titles, that - if we want to provide the radio station with Gema/BIEM titles for a remix show at some point in the future - according to the regulations of the collecting societies, these may not be played recognizably at a defined time. So a function like "play wish xy next" is not possible without getting any problems. Just the "what comes next" function alone will be something we would have to remove as soon as we play Gema/BIEM-listed music.

But I'll think of something to make this work satisfactorily. Maybe it will be possible to play desired tracks always at the beginning of the following hour and arrange the wishes randomly, so that an exact playback time cannot be guessed anymore.
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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #46 on: 20:22, 27 March 20 »
Understood.

Then maybe that during the "special events", you could ignore user requests (with a message explaining that to the user) ?
(btw I like those events and it's a good idea to keep them)

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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #47 on: 21:58, 04 April 20 »
Any news on the possible new playlist management?
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Re: RolandRadio 2020
« Reply #48 on: Yesterday at 22:17 »
I am working on it. You can find the progress of the project here https://rolandradio.net/aboutus/progress


At the moment I am working on the streaming server to get this stable
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