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Runs perfectly on el cheapo tablet
« on: July 01, 2016, 04:27:10 AM »
I picked up a Teclast X98 3G plus tablet on a lark.

http://www.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_330509.html

It's dual-boot Windows 10 and Android 5.1. I couldn't see any reason why I'd use the Windows side, but then it occurred to me that it would be handy if it ran RadioDJ as a backup to my laptop on location. I didn't expect it to actually work. It did, and rather well. It's been streaming for six hours now. Win 10 on the tablet has no trouble recognizing my Behringer Q802USB mixer via a micro USB hub I had kicking around, either. I am so chuffed!

Update:

Here are some pics we just posted to our Flickr account...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/radiohanna/27982942516/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/radiohanna/27915389462/

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Re: Runs perfectly on el cheapo tablet
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2016, 06:16:19 AM »
Also discovered that Radio Hanna works like a charm on this system as well:

http://www.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_323958.html

Pics coming shortly. This is a Voyo V1 Ultrabook. The nice thing is that it has a standard-sized USB port my Behringer and Alesis mixers talk to nicely. I now have four remote systems for covering sports and other school events when school starts up this fall and two of them were dirt cheap.

We have a main system that an Event fires on. Track stops and fades out. Announcement cart plays saying we are switching to remote broadcast. Encoder goes offline. The corresponding remote laptop (synced to Net time server) has an event that fires 2 seconds later to load a playlist, start the Shoutcast encoder, announce the remote system is now online (audio file in cart) and then start playing music from the playlist until the on-site commentator is ready to take over.  Corresponding events take the remote offline and bring the main system back online to broadcast again. I'm no longer having to toggle these things from my phone via Remote Desktop.

We're using a decent laptop for the main system, but the cheapie Voyo Ultrabook can go out as a backup system in case the main one goes down. 

Me so happy. Radio DJ makes life easier while saving us a crap tonne of $$$ we don't have (school broadcasting program).
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Re: Runs perfectly on el cheapo tablet
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2016, 08:20:01 AM »
Update: RadioDJ was running perfectly on a PIPO X9 TV Box this afternoon and evening for an on location broadcast:

First Outing for Budget Rig by Radio Hanna, on Flickr

(No pic of this student available for privacy reasons, just the gear.)

We were covering school awards ceremonies. RadioDJ basic functions are simple enough that I had an eleven-year-old grade six student running the system for the afternoon ceremony after giving him half an hour of training. The toggling between our studio system and remote systems were handled by events.

In addition to the above, we had two broadcasters covering a football game happening between the award ceremonies with one of our loaner laptops over a 4G hotspot on one of their phones:

Hanna Chrysler Broadcast Booth [1 of 2] by Radio Hanna, on Flickr

Hanna Chrysler Broadcast Booth [2 of 2] by Radio Hanna, on Flickr

(Notice the new control pad getting used already?)

You don't have to confine RadioDJ to a studio -- it is the BEST solution going for a portable broadcasting rig. I can train almost any volunteer to sound like a professional DJ on one of our RadioDJ-based remote systems inside of an hour. The software is just that good.

Cheers,

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Re: Runs perfectly on el cheapo tablet
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2016, 07:06:35 PM »
This is just plain awesome!!  ;D

I've been wanting to do something like this for ages now, just wasn't sure how to go about setting the whole thing up...
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Re: Runs perfectly on el cheapo tablet
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2017, 02:18:22 PM »
This is fantastic. We use RadioDJ for a Low Power FM run by our high school Blue Ridge, GA. We need to get in touch with you and share some ideas about involving students. Ours is run by our students. The keypad is great!

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Re: Runs perfectly on el cheapo tablet
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2017, 08:06:27 AM »
I'd be happy to get in touch. I don't know what your budget looks like for your project, but ours is whatever I find behind the couch cushions. I actually pay all of the operating costs out of my own pocket. :(

We also maintain a support site, if that helps any. You can find it here:

http://support.radiohanna.ca/

If you're interested in having students from your school buddy up with students from a different school in a different country, I can hook you up with my wife. She's the teacher in charge of the project. I run the tech and community side of the project.
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Re: Runs perfectly on el cheapo tablet
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