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Trimming Rotations

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Chuck Conrad

2002-10-19 17:41:48

Trimming Rotations

Maybe I've just missed the obvious. I have a sydicated feature program that I'm running as a rotation in my events scheduler. It runs three times a day with a different program every day. The program comes to me with 5 seconds of dead air at the end, which I would like to eliminate.

The trim feature does not seem to work if I put a ~5 at the end of the event file name. I've tried using the trim feature on each individual file in the rotation playlist, but that option does not seem to be available. It would be nice to have it work in future versions.

If I go into Windows Explorer and add a ~5 to each file, will it kill the last 5 seconds of the program?

Since Raduga is actually running on the air 24/7, I don't want to get too experimental.


Wolfgang Loch

2002-10-20 02:15:06

Re: Trimming Rotations

Adding an overlap time to a .rotation file has no effect. But the individual rotation items may have individual overlap points. The idea is that different tracks could have different fade-out characteristics and therefore need to overlap an different points.

Chuck Conrad

2002-10-20 17:44:25

Re: Trimming Rotations

I think I’ve figured it out, but it isn’t pretty. It seems the “Set Overlap Point” function you normally access by right clicking on the file, only works when the play list in question is running. When it is stopped (which is most of the time in a rotation) that function does not work. I’ve tried going to the actual files and adding a ~4 to each, since I wanted to trim 4 seconds off of each. Raduga did not like that and simply skipped the rotation. I’m not sure why.

It would be very convenient to be able to easily trim files in a rotation without actually running any part of the particular rotation. Maybe you can do this, but I haven’t discovered how.

Currently, I have to take Raduga off line to make these trims, since I don’t want to play the files contained in the rotation at any time other than when they are scheduled. Taking the computer off line and running backup programming from another source is not always convenient.

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