[RDD] Fade down the current event; start the next one

Pedro Picoto pedro.picoto at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 17:48:27 EDT 2015

I do that in my stream...
Listen to theTOH and if that's what you want...


On Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 8:33 PM, Rob Landry <41001140 at interpring.com> wrote:

> I spent a fair amount of time yesterday trying to fade out of an event and
> start the next one. The goal is to end each hour by fading down whatever is
> playing, play a series of pips a la the BBC, then run the top-of-hour ID.
> The following should have worked, but didn't:
> PS 1 3000!
> SP 5000!
> PN 1!
> rdairplay will fade down the current event and stop.
> I then tried MD commands to fade down without stopping and then fade up
> quikly after starting the next event. rdairplay would fade down but never
> fade back up.
> The strange thing was that everything worked perfectly if I test-ran the
> macro in rdlibrary.
> I eventually hit on putting all the RML commands in a shell script called
> "fadedown.sh", and putting "RN /home/nowplayd/rml.fadedown.sh!" in a
> macro.
> That works perfectly, at least in RD 2.10.3.
> This information is provided for anyone else who might be wrestling with
> the problem.
> Rob
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