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Splitting long playlists
« on: February 27, 2018, 01:33:41 PM »
Hi everyone,

A quick question : :)

What is an easy way to break up a playlist ?
I have a playlist of 1729 tracks of the 1970's - all the hits, nearly hits and the popular music of that decade.
The problem is, RadioDJ doesn't like large playlists as they take a very long time to put into the playlist, and long delays as you try to control Auto/Assisted, dragging ads into the top of the list etc etc. There is a huge lag - and understandably too - it has to completely resort each time.

What I'd like to do is break it up into 3 playlists of around 575 each and import as required. It still takes a few seconds to load but it's do-able.

I do a show of the Music From the 70's which is apparently very popular with the listeners - including surprisingly, the younger set !! The show is once a week for 3 hours so I load a playlist and then at the end I save what hasn't been played and continue on the next week. It takes a very long time before I repeat a song !

So, I'm looking for an easier way than what I've done in the past to split the huge 1929 tracks I have into 3 smaller playlists.

Suggestions please ?

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Chris
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Re: Splitting long playlists
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 04:38:27 PM »
I'm curious as to why you aren't letting Track Rotations do their thing... Its been said before that large playlists will slow RadioDJ down and that's mainly because of limitations within MYSQL and its connections.

I have over 1500 tracks in each of my categories and I just use autodj to choose what's played. Don't forget you can have different rotations for different moods etc now...
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Re: Splitting long playlists
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 06:27:44 PM »

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Re: Splitting long playlists
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 02:04:34 AM »
I'm curious as to why you aren't letting Track Rotations do their thing... Its been said before that large playlists will slow RadioDJ down and that's mainly because of limitations within MYSQL and its connections.

I have over 1500 tracks in each of my categories and I just use autodj to choose what's played. Don't forget you can have different rotations for different moods etc now...

Thanks for the reply.
I have some 31K music files which after several years, I'm finally getting into shape. However, some of the tracks are not what I would play on any particular show. The ones I want to play on a Wednesday are the hits, nearly hits and popular music from the 70's and I have marked each track I want to play with an "*" after the Artist name in the tags.
I guess I've done it weirdly but it does seem to work.
To use rotations, which I'd love to be able to do, I'd need to only select songs with an "*" in the Artist Tag and only those that were in the 70's.
I do other shows as well like "The Sounds Of ..." (year between 1960 and 2005) which is a 4 hr show on Thursdays plus I sometimes fill in for other Presenters who can't make it that day so that could upset rotation rules too by eliminating songs that I played on other shows. [sigh].

Plus ! To cap it off, I boast that there won't be a repeat of a track for over 40 weeks on that show so it really mustn't repeat.

If it were a fully automated radio station, I think I could do it quite easily but doing my shows plus sometimes, others as well, that could wreck havoc on the rotation ?

Any suggestions on how to make this work would be appreciated as it would make things so much easier.

Any yes, I've seen the new ways to mark tracks with moods etc and have to sit down when I've got a moment and see if something can be worked out there.

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Chris
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Re: Splitting long playlists
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 02:06:12 AM »
See this thread...

http://www.radiodj.ro/community/index.php?topic=10615.msg61005#msg61005

Thanks :)
I will check this out and see if it does what I want although as DJ GaryBaldy says, rotations would be preferred. This may do as an interim measure.

Thank you :)

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Chris
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