Through Random Song module you can insert into playlists or break a song randomly chosed from MB STUDIO according to the specified parameters.
The random song can be chosen from the SONG LIST database or it can be chosen from a folder on the hard disk.
If chosen from the SONG LIST it is possible to indicate or exclude a language, a genre, the year, the liking, and the BPM and other parameters.
It is also possible to select a song by comment, artist or title as explained HERE
The MODE 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 song less 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
The flag "HitList" force MB STUDIO to choose an hitlist song.
"Play Teaser only" will play from marker "Teaser In" to "Teaser Out"
"Allow replacement by request of Musicline": If the Musicline requests service is available, this song can be replaced by a song request from the listener. If there is also the flag "Comply with song properties" the replacement will take place only if the requested song has the same genre of this song.
If the song is chosen from a FOLDER there are no choice parameters and MB STUDIO will choose a file at random among those contained in the specified folder.
All the files in the folder will be played once and then they will start playing again and no distance rules are applied (2 songs in a row by the same performer could be broadcast)
The chosen folder does not need to be added to Configuration / Folders.
At any time you can add or delete files from the folder.
Any subfolders are ignored
In MB STUDIO HOME and LITE a maximum of 5000 files are read.