[RDD] Making sure elements play

Stan Fotinos sfotinos at rtrfm.com.au
Thu Oct 18 21:08:58 EDT 2012


1. How is the program audio loaded into the system, dropbox, 
manually...? (can you control the max length this way)
2. If you want your program closer to always play can you use a 
"hardtime start" on this instead? (is fading out the program acceptable)

On 19/10/12 2:50 AM, WWNL Radio (AM-1080) wrote:
> Unfortunately, an ASI card is not "in the cards" for us right now. . .
>
> A 13-minute program can be anywhere between 11 and 17 minutes.
>
> Here are some things I have considered:
>
> --  Can you play several carts together using a macro command--and, 
> will it force all of the carts to play out in the macro (regardless of 
> the next timed event)?  Or, is there some other way to say that Cart 
> A, Cart B, and Cart C must all play together?
>
> --  Can you create a macro that will automatically do a "play next" 
> for the next timed event in the log?  (Then, I could just make the 
> closer the first item in the next event.)
>
> --  Is there a way to merge three different carts into one cart?
>
> --  Is there a way to say that, if a cart has played within xx amount 
> of time, to not replay it?
>
> Any ideas would help. . .  thanks!
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "WWNL Radio (AM-1080)" <wwnl at wilkinsradio.com>
> To: "rivendell-dev" <rivendell-dev at lists.rivendellaudio.org>
> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 1:52:23 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> Subject: Making sure elements play
>
> Hi, everyone. . .
>
>
> Here is what I am trying to do:
>
>
> I have my logs set up with rather generic clocks that allow for filler 
> carts to take up any used time before the next timed event. Because of 
> the nature of our programming, our program elements are not always 
> consistent on time.
>
>
> Here's an example of what I mean:
>
>
> xx:00:00 FIRST EVENT
>
>
> xx:00:00 Program Opener (30 sec)
>
> xx:00:30 Program (varying lengths)
>
> xx:13:00 Program Closer (30 sec)
>
> (event then fills if it isn't time to start new event)
>
>
> xx:13:30 SECOND EVENT (marked "make next")
>
>
> xx:13:30 Spots
>
>
> This is what I want to do: I want to ensure that the *Program Closer 
> *always airs before going to the second event. But, I don't always 
> want whatever filler may come after the closer before starting the 
> next stopset. All of this depends on the length of the program as to 
> whether things will run early or late.
>
>
> If my program elements is longer than 13 minutes, what would happen is 
> that my closer would get bumped so that the first spot would be "made 
> next." But, if I tell it to "wait for xx seconds," I may or may not 
> get my program closer in, but I might also get some of the extra 
> filler that I may not want if we're running late.
>
>
> In other words: I only want filler playing if my first event ends 
> before :13:30. But, I always want my program closer to play. (All of 
> my program and spot elements come from my traffic log.)
>
>
> What's the best way to do this?
>
>
> ______________________________
>
> Fred Brucker
> Station Manager
>
>
>
> WWNL Radio (AM-1080)
> 5316 William Flynn Highway . Suite 3N
> Gibsonia, PA  15044
>
> (724) 443-4844
> E-mail:  wwnl at wilkinsradio.com
> Web:  www.wilkinsradio.com
>
>
>
> -- 
> ______________________________
>
> Fred Brucker
> Station Manager
>
>
>
> WWNL Radio (AM-1080)
> 5316 William Flynn Highway . Suite 3N
> Gibsonia, PA  15044
>
> (724) 443-4844
> E-mail:  wwnl at wilkinsradio.com
> Web:  www.wilkinsradio.com
>
>
>
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