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Airtime 2.2 makes radio smarter with dynamic playlists and live modes


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Hi all,

 

Airtime 2.2, the free open source radio software from Sourcefabric is out now. Here's a quick summary of what you can expect. For those of you not comfortable installing on a GNU/Linux server, Airtime Pro might be worth a look. There's a 30 day free trial - same functionality, takes care of install, security, updates and so on.

 

Four live modes now exist in Airtime. DJs can rebroadcast incoming streams managed by a source switcher which manually, or automatically, connects to the correct source (and fades between them). Users can configure remote live input streams from DJ programs such as Mixxx or IDJC, or smartphone applications used by broadcast journalists. Additionally, they can schedule these streams in the calendar, or schedule a ‘live’ show which records from the computer’s line-in.

 

Requested by users more than any other feature, the new Smart Blocks let users enter parameters (like genre or time last played) for a playlist and Airtime will populate that block randomly according to those conditions, before playing it out at an allotted time.

 

The library has also been overhauled, with huge performance increases on import and improved search. Users can also drag and drop tracks directly from the library into the Now Playing list to instantly edit playout on-the-fly.

 

Amongst 500 bug fixes and improvements, other new features include:

  • WAV, FLAC and AAC support, plus ReplayGain to normalize volume output.
  • User ownership of files to help stations with multiple DJs
  • Rescan watched folders button (useful for network drives where keeping in sync is more difficult).
  • Stereo/mono streams.

Huge thanks to the growing Airtime community for testing and suggesting new features. Airtime now has hundreds of users worldwide, we couldn't do this without them! :)

 

Best, Adam

 

[h=3]Resources[/h]Download free: http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/

Read the manual: http://en.flossmanuals.net/airtime-en-2-2/easy-setup/

Check out all the features: http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/features/

Screencast guide to Airtime 2.2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbhsjNoK3_o

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I have yet to have a full play about with Airtime got frustrated at it last time i tried it. It looks like a promising solution to have as a backup and once again it's FREE.

My Blog https://djgarybaldy.blogspot.com

User of RadioDJ FREE radio playout software since 2010.

How to Install RadioDJ: https://djgarybaldy.blogspot.com/2020/08/how-to-install-radiodj-free-radio.html

RadioDJ is my most FAVOURITE piece of software EVER

 

 

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It's not free, we are paying for it. And we are paying for our test client's to try it too.

 

The Basic version of Airtime is free it's only the PRO version that soucefabric charge for.

My Blog https://djgarybaldy.blogspot.com

User of RadioDJ FREE radio playout software since 2010.

How to Install RadioDJ: https://djgarybaldy.blogspot.com/2020/08/how-to-install-radiodj-free-radio.html

RadioDJ is my most FAVOURITE piece of software EVER

 

 

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We are paying for the Pro version to attach to our servers. I have now using it for my radio and love the way it fades when on of my DJ's connects for a live show and fades back to the scheduled playlist. Really makes it sound more professional. We will be adding Air Time to our streaming plans as a add on very soon.

 

As far as I'm aware you can only install Airtime once per Server or VPS If you think I'm making this up contact Sourcefabric! They will tell you that! Think this also applies to the PRO versions.

 

We wanted 2 installs of it on our VPS before we gave it up and were told the above!

 

It's not meant as a AutoDJ backup for a streaming plan!

My Blog https://djgarybaldy.blogspot.com

User of RadioDJ FREE radio playout software since 2010.

How to Install RadioDJ: https://djgarybaldy.blogspot.com/2020/08/how-to-install-radiodj-free-radio.html

RadioDJ is my most FAVOURITE piece of software EVER

 

 

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