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    LunarCaster DJ

    Hi,

    I'm the developer of LunarCaster DJ. A Free internet radio broadcaster for shoutcast/icecast servers. The program is still in beta testing but, I (and a few other testers) have done a number of shows with it already without problem. I'm posting here in the hopes of getting a few more people to try it out and maybe provide some feedback either here or on my own forum.

    It is a windows only program and has been tested extensively on my own systems (XP and VISTA).

    http://lunarcaster.com

    Again, it's free. No hidden costs or ads or other such nonsense. I will also be adding a number of small scripts for internet radio sites in the near future (also free).

    If I have posted this in the wrong place, my appologies.

    Edit: Version 1.2a1 is now available for download from the download section at lunarcaster.com or just click here: http://www.lunarcaster.com/index.php.../3-lunarcaster
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    Nice Work Papa Bear and welcome to Broadcasting world

    Making the software Linux compatible would be most awsome too ;)

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    Hi saint,

    Thanks. I have a LOT of improvements planned for LCDJ and making a Linux compatible version is one of them. I'm still a bit of a Linux noob but I've read that Mono is the way to go in order to get it cross-platform. I guess Mono is something like .NET for Linux? Right now it requires .NET 4.0 and Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 SP2. So, I first need to change the database completely since MSSQL will not work on Linux (as far as I know).

    I also have planned to integrate NSV to allow for video streaming. Unless someone knows of something better to use for shoutcast video encoding (since NSV Tools is no longer being developed to my knowledge).

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    Hi Papabear,

    You're right, mono is the set of libraries needed for .net on Linux. Alternatively, you can use Wine which provides some true windows components on Linux (Although anything beyond .NET2 is patchy under Wine at the moment) and I have to say, that radio automation under Linux is very poor at the moment in my experience unless you look at a web based solution like Airtime (http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/)

    However, I'm more curious as to your choice of database, why Compact edition? I'd have thought that going with SQL 2008 Express would have been a logical choice (or even 2005 Express) due to enhanced functionality, low footprint, flexibility and scalability (eg CE is limited to 256 concurrent connections, doesn't run as a service etc....)

    I know I'm biased as I prefer mySQL as it's so much easier in PHP than MSSQL!

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    Hi Papabear

    LunarCaster Looks Promising although i know Nothing about MSSQL if it could be ported to Linux with a MySQL database option that would suit a lot of People..... as It would open up more possibilties for Website programming.

    For now tho i'm sticking with RadioDJ.

    Nice to see someone thinking about the Linux users for once!

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    Problems with your current automation program? Why not switch to Radio DJ Free Radio Automation Software instead? It's 100% FREE & reliable. http://radiodj.ro

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    @techmonkey - My choice of MSSQL CE came about while trying to embed a database into the program. The idea being that there would be no need for users to install any database software at all for it to work. In theory, this should be possible with CE but not with express nor mysql (or so I have read, could be wrong). Though I have been unsuccessful at getting it to work without users installing MSSQL CE on their own systems. I hadn't seen a need for more than 256 concurrent connections. In fact, I never really figured there would be more than 1 with this program, and 0 need for it to run as a service...again, just not something I ever gave much thought to.

    I will probably look more into EffiProz which promisses to be an embedable cross-platform database.

    @garybaldy - Thanks and yes, mysql would be an option if I am unsuccessful with embedding a cross-platform database. I suppose, in the end I could offer users a choice of database. I would need to look into how much code changing would need to be done for that.

    I have seen that RadioDJ mentioned a number of times around here and elsewhere and will probably take a look at it myself. LCDJ isn't so much intended to compete with any other software out there as it is about simply giving people another option. If someone doesn't like RadioDJ, maybe they would like LCDJ and vice versa. ;)

    Thanks for the replys guys.

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    Oh I can understand why the embedded option is simpler for end users, but most people who have used RA software before will be used to installing a database (and the non-embedded version of SQL is easy enough to automate the setup with a script) but at the end of the day, I'm not a software developer, I'm a web developer who happens to support SQL based software in his day job.

    The connection limitation would surely apply if you had a particularly sucessful website, multiple people viewing say the song history table if you had that availible. (or if some web-dev writes a badly coded bit of script!)

    I don't have any expierince in coding with EffiProz, doesn't look particularly friendly for web developers unless you're using ASP.

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    I understand what you mean. All my webdev work requiring a database uses mysql. So, I am fairly familiar with it. When I began to develop this program, I never considered that anyone would want to use it in any other way then how I and some other DJ's were using their broadcast software. Namely from our home PCs, connecting to a remote shoutcast server. In that setup, there would be only one connection to the database (me). I will keep that in mind though. Who knows, since mysql also runs on windows and linux machines, it may very well be what I end up going with.

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    nice work PapaBear ...IF You are still looking for testers please let me know

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    Thanks. Sure, all are welcome. Download Link

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