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« on: October 14, 2015, 03:54:06 AM »
Hi Guys,

Been playing with traffic software and they have been kind enough to script a template that is recognized by RadioDJ however i have no way of importing the playlist. The instructions they gave me from another RadioDJ user makes no sense:

This is the example of the event with following actions that should be created:

1. Clear playlist.                                                                 - This action stops the music rotation after the playing song is finished.
2. Load playlist |C:\Playlists\Monday\09.20.rpl                      - This action loads the commercial break file created by AdMaster
3. Load Track |4421|C:\Jingles\MyOutro.mp3                        - This action plays a station ID after the break (if necessary)
4. Load Rotation |C:\Rotations\Monday\Morning.rot               - This is, for example, your rotation for Monday morning

But Step to you can only import a .m3u or a precreated playlist

Any ideas?
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Re: Import .rpl via Timed Event
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2015, 08:08:48 AM »
can you show what is inside this rpl playlist. how the files are there! Maybe is option to export from AdMaster playlist like m3u or txt file and reconvert?

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Re: Import .rpl via Timed Event
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2015, 08:44:16 AM »
This is the example of the event with following actions that should be created:

1. Clear playlist.                                                                 - This action stops the music rotation after the playing song is finished.
2. Load playlist |C:\Playlists\Monday\09.20.rpl                      - This action loads the commercial break file created by AdMaster
3. Load Track |4421|C:\Jingles\MyOutro.mp3                        - This action plays a station ID after the break (if necessary)
4. Load Rotation |C:\Rotations\Monday\Morning.rot               - This is, for example, your rotation for Monday morning

But Step to you can only import a .m3u or a precreated playlist

Any ideas?

Hi Matthew,

Those actions are for really old RadioDJ versions, before 0.1.6, hwen rotations were stored in files.

Correct actions for current RadioDJ:
Code: [Select]
AutoDJ Disable!
Clear Playlist!
Load M3U Playlist|C:\path\to\playlist.m3u|0|Top
Load Track By ID|1|4242|the outro jingle|Bottom
Play!
AutoDJ Enable!

The file extension of loaded playlist doesn't matter if it is correct M3U format.
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Re: Import .rpl via Timed Event
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2015, 09:02:26 AM »
Hi Matthew,

Can you tell us in what format is able to export the playlist files? If it's not a standard one (like pls or m3u, please post a sample).
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Re: Import .rpl via Timed Event
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2015, 02:26:10 PM »
Hi Guys,

I have been in touch with the guys over at www.Admaster.info who are trying to develop traffic software for RDJ. The issue is when a .m3u playlist is fed into RDJ which is exported from Admaster RDJ seems to ignore all the files and does not load any of them. Not sure if its not recognising the format.

An example of the .rpl file that is being spat out by Admaster is:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!--PlayList generated by RadioDJ Radio Automation.-->
<PlayList>
 <Song ID="1">
  <SongID></SongID>
  <PlaySweeper>False</PlaySweeper>
 </Song>
 <Song ID="2">
  <SongID></SongID>
  <PlaySweeper>False</PlaySweeper>
 </Song>

</PlayList>

The devolpers have claimed it has been tested with RDJ but it must have been a very old version. I am not sure how to get M3U files into RDJ

Marius, if you can download the demo version of Admaster and tell us what the .m3u file needs for RDJ to work that would be great.
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Re: Import .rpl via Timed Event
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2015, 02:55:10 PM »
Oh, i thought that by rpl you mean some Admaster file, but you are referring to the old rdj playlist. They are not supported anymore because it was implemented the standard playlist format m3u.

I downloaded the demo and in the first screen when you start the program you can choose the file type you want to use and m3u is available.
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Re: Import .rpl via Timed Event
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2015, 06:49:45 PM »
Ok, now that i played a bit with the program i can say that is very easy to make it work with rdj.
In AdMaster settings (output format) set it to "Standard m3u playlists" and set the amount of commercial breaks you need. In advanced settings set the format you need (week-hour, day-hour or only hour). This will reflect how the playlist is named and how the breaks are exported.

Depending by the format you choose from advanced settings, the program will generate the playlists that can be loaded in rdj using event action "Load m3u Playlist by Date Mask". For example if you choose the "only hour" format and you have 3 commercial breaks in a hour, the generated playlists will be named something like "09a.m3u", "09b.m3u", "09c.m3u", where the numbers are the hour and the a,b,c letters are the 3 breaks.

Now create an event for the first break, let's say hourly at XX:05:00 and add an "Load m3u Playlist by Date Mask" action. Set the folder where the generated playlists are located. As action argument add "HHa" (which will load the first break). The "HH" part will be replaced by rdj with the current hour, so if the event is triggered at nine o'clock, it will look for a file named "09a.m3u", at ten for "10a.m3u", and so on.

If you chose 3 breaks, you will need to make 3 events in rdj and like i said earlier, in first event the argument is "HHa", in the second is "HHb" and in the third "HHc".
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Re: Import .rpl via Timed Event
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2015, 04:39:16 AM »
Marius you are a bloody legend!!!

Been looking for a way of getting it to detect which hour it is and play the right playlist.

Will trial it and let you know

Also the developers of Admaster are watching this thread and may contact you Marius
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Re: Import .rpl via Timed Event
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2015, 04:53:54 AM »
Hi,

I didnt work for me. It counted down the event but never added anything to either the top or bottom of the playlist.

Screenshots are:

https://gyazo.com/800527a0043014c748e9c4f78470e2bd
https://gyazo.com/5428dc42b7e68bf8c5d183c9b2c50b0b
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Re: Import .rpl via Timed Event
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2015, 05:22:34 AM »
Hmm, did you make sure the event was 'Enabled'?
There's a little tick-box on the event creation window, near the bottom. It's usually already checked by default, but I have seen mine sometimes not checked by default.
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Re: Import .rpl via Timed Event
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2015, 05:25:22 AM »
Hi,

Its differently checked. These are the sorts of issues we have been having with 1.8.2 where with timed events it will countdown but fails to add the file to the playlist.

I can confirm however that it is enabled and as far as i can see it should be working

While all of our adverts, station ids and music is streamed over the network using network shares it should not be an issue as the station plays that content fine. :/
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Re: Import .rpl via Timed Event
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2015, 07:36:25 AM »
If you play a playlist manually in winamp for example, it runs correctly? You can also check windows error logs for messages from rdj regarding the events.

PS: Set the Windows File Explorer to show the file details and check the size of the playlists.  In my case, because i didn't have too many campaigns, at some hours, the playlists were empty (0kb). Maybe at the hour you've tested you ended up loading such a playlist.

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Re: Import .rpl via Timed Event
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2015, 08:06:11 AM »
Hi Marius,

I am well aware of the empty play lists - I have them as well but I can assure you the playlist that it should be loading has an ID and an advert in it but it does not seem to be adding it to the playlist.

The other thing is I can not find ANY radio DJ logs in the windows event viewer. See screenshot

https://gyazo.com/1d61c8388c84efe9e742b2accbed9d6d

I can find no logs what so ever in relation to Radio DJ - I know this because I have a custom web player that is not working as well. I am not sure if that is related to this issue or not.

I have not tested the playlists in winamp but I have tested the file urls in the playlist and they play the file.
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Re: Import .rpl via Timed Event
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2015, 08:15:53 AM »
For the moment i'm out of ideas. If you want i can take a look using team viewer.
Regarding the logs, make sure that in rdj options the logs are enabled and if you are using windows UAC, you will need to run rdj as administrator.
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Re: Import .rpl via Timed Event
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2015, 08:36:20 AM »
Hi Marius,

Can you send me an email admin@phazern.com.au and I will send you the teamviewer details
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