All of the music playout library vendors that I contacted will only sell to "real" radio stations with FCC call signs. That leave me with becoming very friendly with Rivendell's import music RDLibrary function.
Here's the issue: The server I am building on does not have a internal CD/DVD. Any recommendation on an external CD/DVD drive that will survive importing many hundred of music CD's ?
Last Edit: May 23, 2018 23:13:19 GMT by sparepart: fixed version number for Rivendell and spelling error
I would think many of us at ALPB are ready to hear the results of these trials.
We have hobbled along for long enough with our slightly buggy free playlist systems.
Happy to share notes. We will write the whole shebang up on the website, once we are up and running
The gear below are corporate leftovers (it helps the host organization is a non-profit)
* Server: HP ProLiant DL380p G8 server, 2x Intel E5-2680,32GB RAM, 5x 600GB drives in RAID 5 (2.4 TB as it sits now, if we can scrape up the funds to max the system out before deployment, 4.2 TB) * Workstation #1: HP Z800 Workstation 12-Core 3.06GHz 2x Intel X5675, 48 GB RAM, 2x 1TB HDD, ASI5640 4 channel audio card, dual HP touchscreens
Not that we would have the money anytime soon for an Telos "Small Market" Axia Console,our server and workstation will be on a separate blade in our Cisco 6509, which is on the "approved" list for Axia digital audio.
No cost or effort to design this ability in during construction....
At another site that uses Rivendell, I was exposed to their using an ASI6685 PCIe Livewire card to feed the audio directly to the mix engine, using an Telos Small Market Console. Avoids multiple D/A/D conversions. Audio stay digital all the way to the streaming engine. Tried not to drool on the equipment....
Last Edit: May 26, 2018 19:34:54 GMT by sparepart: fixed typo in system description
All that mention of Telos tripped a memory relay in my neural network...
Every week here on KDX Worldround Radio we carry the program "This Week in Radio Tech" hosted by Kirk Harnack of The Telos Alliance together with several big time radio engineers from major markets all under a Creative Commons license.
In the 1990s when we had a network of Commodore Amiga machines we had a fabulous CD drive via the SCSI port, but suddenly we are in a different time and possibly another world.
Be on the lookout for a quality CD/DVD external drive, someone must know!
I am looking for a quality USB CD/DVD drive, but for Win 10. If I buy one I won't know how well it works with Linux. The reason I need one is that my Predator Helios 300 laptop is primarily a gamer's machine. I don't play computer games and have no interest in them, but I was sick and tired of running a slow PC. This one has a super vast processor and video display adapter, plus a SSD, but it doesn't include a CD or DVD drive.
MRAM 1500 Charter Member ALPB Previous Chairman ALPB
We just upgraded to Rivendell, 3.2.1, however the really important stuff is below:
On behalf of the Rivendell audio community, I’m pleased to announce the first production release of GlassCoder, a minimalist live audio encoder. In addition to streaming to IceCast and Shoutcast stream aggregators, GlassCoder is capable of generating live HLS streams and publishing them to any standard HTTP server. It is available under the GNU Public License version 2.
From the NEWS file: *** snip snip *** Changes: Updated codec support. Glasscoder(1) has been updated to work properly with FDK-AACv2.
UTF-8 Enhancements. Updates and bug-fixes to support multi-byte UTF-8 characters fully in ICY and HLS metadata.
PyPAD Plug-in Fixes. Bug-fixes for 'pypad-glasscoder' plug-in for Rivendell [thanks to Gabriele Fergola <email@example.com>]. *** snip snip ***
Cool about Glass streamer. I like Opus a lot, every job and trial we've used it in has worked well, streaming file to player on web page (HTML 5), and live stream to page player and client players. No need to mess around with AAC+ licensing concerns.
I had looked into Rivendell, but it was long ago, and the only two formats it could play out of the box were mp2 and wav. I like mp2, it used to be a compressed broadcast standard, with some advantages over mp3, at least 25 years ago it did!
I have sets of mp2s, but so much more CD ripped to mp3, that it wasn't practical to even think about Rivendell.
As it is, my station runs Windows, with the number of audio apps for broadcasting that are available.