The Folders list is very important for the proper functioning of MB STUDIO / MB SPOT. In this window you have to add all the folders containing audio files that MB STUDIO must play. When an audio file has to be played, MB STUDIO will search it through this list of folders and if it is not found an error message is displayed. MB STUDIO search on such files also in the first-level subfolders: adding the folder C:\ Songs, the search will include subfolders like as C:\Songs\Dance, C:\Songs\Rock, C:\Songs\Miscellaneous, etc etc. More deep subfolders are not considered (eg the subfolder C:\Songs\Dance\years80 will not be included in the search).
Starting from version 8.59 MB STUDIO supports MID-STREAM TAG: one or more commands to run in specified points of the current playing audio/video file.
Common use would be to display the songs titles during rebroadcasted shows or overlap jingles to the playing file (overlap only on MB STUDIO PRO).
To set the position where to insert audio or text, open the prelisten window of any file or song, go to MidStreamTag section and add or modify MidStreamTag.
Text: at the indicated position displays the text. It can be any text or information on a song in the format "interpreter - title - year - label" (year and label are optional)
File: when reach the position overlap the selected audio file (MB STUDIO PRO only)
Random File: when reach the position overlap a random file of the the selected genre (MB STUDIO PRO only)
Time announcement / Date announcement: when reach the position overlap the time or date announcement
Breaks: when reach the position, if the following item in the playlist is a break, MB STUDIO pauses the playback of the current file, starts the break and resumes playback of the file at the end of the break. (This happens only in PLAY ALL, AUTOPLAY or AUTOMATIC mode). This function is useful for example to insert advertising breaks on a long-lasting file.
Send command: send a keyboard command to another program running on the computer. The program to which the command is to be sent must be specified in Configuration\Network\More\Send Command to this window
Static Text - Scrolling - Flashing: if you use the Video plugin this text will be displayed on the screen
Disable Video Text: Disable text from the video screen
Song Index: in the Songs window of MB STUDIO each song has an index number (last column on the right). Writing here the index of a song MB STUDIO considers' as broadcasted the song associated with the index.
MB STUDIO save MidStream Tags in a separate text file located in the same folder of the corresponding audio/video file with the same filename but different extension .txt. If you share the audio/video file to other MB STUDIO users don't forget to share also the .txt file
Ex: for the audio file c:\chart\chart dance saturday.mp3 the MidStreamTag file will be c:\chart\chart dance saturday.txt
When the audio/video file play on any MB STUDIO the MidStream Tag will be executed so when reaching the corripsondig position text/titles will be displayed. If the Option "Display Tag" is enabled, text will output also to webcast Metadata, RDS encoder and WebExport. If the text is a song title and the song is present in the song archive, MB STUDIO will mark teh song as brodcasted to avoid retransmission before the distance rules of Setup\Songs
Inthis section you can configure an automatic recording that begin or end by time and / or by command from the property of the item on the air. (MB STUDIO PRO ONLY) The goal is to record live shows to be rebroadcasted later. The audio sound is recorded by the section WebCast \ Capture that must be set to MBStudioMix or to a valid sound card input from which to capture the sound.
ThroughRandom Song module you can insert into playlists or break a song randomly chosed from MB STUDIO according to the specified parameters. You can specify or exclude a language, a genre, year, rate, and Beats Per Minute. With the comment field you can select a song for comment, artist or title as described HERE
TheMODE switch determines the mode of selection of the song:
Least Recently Played: it's the default and recommended method. MB STUDIO will search for a songless recently or ever played.
Least Times Played: MB STUDIO will choose a song never or few times played (see the column Hits in the songs list)
Most Recently Added: choose a song among the latest additions to the archive, checks the date of the column "Enabled since"
Random: choose a random song with no specific preference
Note that in all modes of selection, MB STUDIO try to respect the rules of Configuration \ songs or property of the song
MB STUDIO is a radio automation software that will allow you to create and manage your own radio station playing all your media files: jingles, commercials, news, songs, Files from internet, live streams, live inputs from your sound card, satellite feeds. Automatically download news and shows from Internet. Multiple overlapping files and/or live sources (mic, line, aux). Voice tracking. Integrated CD Ripper. Integrated jukebox to play songs requested via sms / email messages. Display current playlist on your web site.
MB RECASTER PRO
MB RECASTER features an audio recorder with scheduler, a webcast module to send streams to any Shoutcast, Icecast or Windows Media server, AutoDJ function to play randomly your own audio files from up to 4 folders, a stream receiver allowing to record or recast to your server (transcoder), an audio converter from/to any format.
MB LIVE is a software that stream a live audio feed from any place to an MB STUDIO PRO automation in the main radio studio. MB LIVE make use of a TCPIP connection and is fully configurable with 2 different audio codecs: MP3 and OPUS. This program is free for MB STUDIO PRO users