[RDD] Playback while recording

Lorne Tyndale ltyndale at tyndaleweb.com
Tue May 10 18:17:43 EDT 2016


Delayed playback / playback while recording has been supported for a
while.  It can be done without a problem.


> Hey Matthew,
> I don't know if someone else answered your question yet so I'll give you
> what I've picked up through some other discussions.
> In short, no.  Rivendell currently can not play back the new version of
> what is currently recording.  The recording must finish completely before
> it can play in Rivendell.
> I too would really really really love to have that feature implemented. It
> would greatly help up my efforts to make Rivendell my main and only
> automation system. (currently Riv runs my music and my other system runs
> commercials and my 6min TOH CBS News)
> There is a really good thread from March 17th in the Rivendell Open Source
> Radio Automation facebook group.
> https://www.facebook.com/groups/1739406449620107/
> Some of the good quotes from John Anderson, a Paravel support guy, in that
> FB group thread.
> "Rivendell can actually record to a cart that is playing, and the show that
> is playing will finish properly, (and will be replaced with the new show,
> immediately upon completion"
> "What Rivendell does do well, is allow you to update a cart that is
> currently playing on the air, while it is playing..allow you to play back
> that cart, then update it, so if you played it back the next time, you have
> the new material"
> What you and I want to accomplish with recording a Top of Hour network
> newscast and playing it back slightly delayed is not currently possible in
> Rivendell.  That is the top thing on my short list of things I think
> Rivendell is missing.  It would be probably best in situations where there
> was a fixed record duration, like a hard timed newscast.  Playing back a
> floating time segment while it's still recording would be much tricker due
> to the fact that you couldn't know how long the currently playing segment
> would wind up being.
> I couldn't begin to guess at the ease or difficulty of writing the code to
> make that work, but I would be overjoyed if it could happen
> Brad Beahm
> Operations Manager
> Platte River Radio
> Hastings and Kearney, NE
> On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 4:14 PM, Matthew Chambers <mchambers at showmeham.info>
> wrote:
> > I've noticed that Rivendell plays back the previous hours recording of our
> > hourly news, which gets recorded into a cart from xx:00 to xx:04 every
> > hour. Nearly every hour overlaps by anywhere from a few seconds to a couple
> > minutes before the legal ID and toh news plays. Is there a way to have
> > rivendell playback what's being currently recorded instead of the last
> > hours?
> >
> > Matthew A. Chambers
> > Assist. Director / Public Information Officer
> > Wright County Emergency Management Agency
> >
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