Airtime News http://airtime.sourcefabric.org Sourcefabric provides open source CMS, radio automation and book production software for media and j en Copyright 2014, sourcefabric.org Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:07:25 +0100 60 Newscoop http://www.sourcefabric.org/templates/2011/_img/logo-airtime-rss.jpg Airtime News http://airtime.sourcefabric.org 134 38 Airtime 2.5.1 introduces new Broadcaster web theme in this maintenance release http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/2058 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=338&amp;ImageId=1848" alt="The Broadcaster theme for Newscoop features the integration of Airtime functionality" title="The Broadcaster theme for Newscoop features the integration of Airtime functionality" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">The Broadcaster theme for Newscoop features the integration of Airtime functionality</p></div><p></p> <p>The latest maintenance release of Airtime 2.5.1 is recommended for anyone using Airtime 2.5.0, which introduced a customisable Playout History. In this release you can expect to find improved reliability of program scheduling with linked shows, and some important fixes to the station and user timezone handling.</p> <p>Looking ahead to 2014, we'd like your input on development ideas. Find out more below under "What's next".</p> <h2>Introducing Airtime's website theme: Broadcaster</h2> <p>Working on new features for <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1897/The-Scope-at-Ryerson-gets-started-with-community-radio-in-Toronto.htm" target="_blank">The Scope</a> radio station, based at Ryerson University, the Airtime team have been working closely with our Newscoop theme developers to offer a brand new Broadcaster theme. This theme is customised for radio broadcasters and offers Airtime users even more functionality and control for a full online radio experience. The design is based on our popular Newscoop theme, <a href="https://github.com/newscoop/theme-Rockstar" target="_blank">Rockstar</a>, designed by Stephanie Miebach and Christian Kobben. One of the distinctive features of this theme is how it integrates Airtime widgets for weekly schedules and HTML5 audio playback.</p> <p> </p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=435&amp;ImageId=1849" alt="The Program Grid in Broadcaster features the radio program schedule integrated in the web design" title="The Program Grid in Broadcaster features the radio program schedule integrated in the web design" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">The Program Grid in Broadcaster features the radio program schedule integrated in the web design</p></div><p></p> <h2>You can find out more about Broadcaster:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/theme/" target="_blank">On our theme page</a></li> <li><a href="http://broadcaster.lab.sourcefabric.org/" target="_blank">Play around with the demo</a></li> <li><a href="https://github.com/newscoop/theme-Broadcaster" target="_blank">Check out the GitHub page</a></li> </ul> <h2>Airtime 2.5.0 introduced custom logging</h2> <p>The last major release, Airtime 2.5.0, enabled playout logging in the exact format you require and the ability to export that data in CSV or PDF file formats. This is a great feature for professional radio stations who need an organised (digital) paper trail. Advertisers and stakeholders, the DJ community and listeners benefit from having easy access to detailed playout history in formats that are easy to share forward.</p> <h2>Template customisation makes data broadcast ready</h2> <p>The playout history templates can be customized to comply with the broadcasting regulations in your country. This feature also enables you to see playback statistics on each file and show in your library. That data can be edited manually, for corrections or logging of analogue sources.</p> <p>Airtime is open source broadcast automation, playout and scheduling software.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.5.1 for free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/airtimepro" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/manuals" target="_blank">Check out the latest features in the free Airtime manual!</a></li> </ul> <h2>What's next?</h2> <p>The Airtime team is planning a new tool to connect radio producers and podcasters with radio stations. We'd like to hear your feedback about how we can build this tool to suit your needs. Join the conversation <a href="http://forum.sourcefabric.org/discussion/16182/feedback-wanted-airtime-content-network-idea" target="_blank">over on our forum</a> and stay tuned in 2014!</p> <ul> <li>Don't forget,<a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/airtimepro/" target="_blank"> Airtime Pro</a> now offers unlimited streaming for just $49.95 a month.</li> </ul> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:24:04 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/2058 Airtime 2.5.0 introduces customisable Playout History http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1999 <p>Airtime 2.5.0, released today, introduces a customisable Playout History alongside many bug fixes and stability improvements. Working on new features for The Scope radio station, based at <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1897/The-Scope-at-Ryerson-gets-started-with-community-radio-in-Toronto.htm" target="_blank">Ryerson University</a>, the Airtime team developed a template-based system for tracking broadcast playout.</p> <p>Airtime 2.5.0 enables you to log playout in the exact format you require and export that data in CSV or PDF file formats. This is a great feature for professional radio stations who need an organised (digital) paper trail. Advertisers and stakeholders, the DJ community and listeners will benefit from having easy access to detailed playout history in formats that are easy to share forward.</p> <p> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/by-6U9M18Cc" width="420" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <h2>Template customisation makes data broadcast ready</h2> <p>The playout history templates can be customized to comply with the broadcasting regulations in your country. This feature can also enable you to see playback statistics on each file and show in your library. That data can also be edited manually, including data from the past.</p> <p>[Insert Flickr library of Screenshots]</p> <p>Airtime is open source broadcast automation, playout and scheduling software.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.5.0 free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/airtimepro" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/manuals" target="_blank">Check out the latest features in the free Airtime manual!</a></li> </ul> <h2>Three ways to view your history</h2> <p>With Airtime's new playout history menu there are three ways to view your past programming, Log Sheet, File Summary and Show Summary. Log Summary produces a chronological view of all past content. File Summary allows you to choose a period of time and call specific meta-data about those files. Show Summary brings up data relating to particular show slots in your programming. With all history views you have the ability to modify and manually add data to your playout history.</p> <h2>Support for Ubunto 13.10</h2> <p>Airtime 2.5.0 also features experimental support for the newly released Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander), and we welcome feedback on it.</p> <h2>What else can you expect to find in the latest release?</h2> <ul> <li>Shows on three or four-week rotation, in addition to existing weekly and monthly options</li> <li>Fetch schedule data for next week via the API, not just the current week</li> <li>Several important timezone handling improvements</li> <li>Rebroadcast shows bugfix</li> <li>Reduce likelihood of playout stalls under high memory pressure</li> <li>Fixed calendar not loading sometimes</li> <li>Fixed webstream disconnections due to Now Playing page</li> <li>Prevent account password changes in demo mode</li> <li>Plus dozens of other bugfixes!</li> </ul> <p><strong>Don't forget,<a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/airtimepro/" target="_blank"> Airtime Pro</a> now offers unlimited streaming for just $49.95 a month.</strong></p> <p> </p> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:28:26 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1999 Airtime 2.4.1 improves mono file playout, Liquidsoap input and playout engine lock http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1975 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=350&amp;ImageId=1613" alt="The wave form editor, one of the latest features in Airtime 2.4" title="The wave form editor, one of the latest features in Airtime 2.4" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">The wave form editor, one of the latest features in Airtime 2.4</p></div><p></p> <p>Airtime 2.4.1 introduces improvements that focus on the playout engine lock, Liquidsoap input and the ability to play mono files. </p> <p>Many Airtime users often wish to play mono files, and up until recently this was not possible. With the release of 2.4.1 you can now add these files to your playlists with ease!</p> <p>As well, the Airtime team has been working hard to make sure the gears that run Airtime, like the playout engine and the Liquidsoap input are working in top notch condition. With this minor release you can expect much smoother playback as a result of updates to these features.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.4.1 free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.airtime.pro" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/manuals" target="_blank">Check out the latest features in the free Airtime manual!</a></li> </ul> <h1>What else is new in Airtime?</h1> <p>In the last major release of Airtime 2.4 we built in a full range of professional options that help radio stations sound even better than before. Crossfading between shows and tracks, plus a waveform preview that allows you to easily set cue points. Professional audio streamers will be able to make the most of the new support for AAC and Opus.</p> <p>Sourcefabric's open source radio software Airtime allows radio stations to be programmed and streamed through an easy web interface and can be downloaded and installed on GNU/Linux platforms like Ubuntu and Debian, or used via Sourcefabric's web-hosted Airtime Pro service.</p> <h2>Crossfades and waveform preview</h2> <p>Crossfading has been high on our community wishlist for some time, and now it's here. The global crossfade setting allows you to determine a default crossfade between tracks. In the media builder you'll find the waveform preview, a visual way to look at a track's audio and easily set cue and fade points without guessing at where a track should start and end.</p> <p>Take a look at our screencast that shows exactly how this new function works.</p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kISJoQHZmNM" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe> </p> <h2>AAC and Opus support</h2> <p>Airtime now has AAC and Opus codec support. Streaming with these codecs offers improvements to the quality or latency of incoming webstreams or your outgoing broadcast stream. AAC generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bitrates, while Opus benefits from much lower latency than other formats like MP3 or OGG, but competes favourably for quality at similar bitrates. See more on using Opus with Airtime <a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/display/CC/Airtime+Opus+Support" target="_blank">here</a>, or take a look at our unofficial support for the new breed of AAC+ streaming <a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=13632310" target="_blank">on the wiki</a>.</p> <h2>Show linking and repeating</h2> <p>We added some great improvements for those who create a lot of dynamic playlists: show linking. When multiple shows are linked, content that is scheduled in one show is scheduled in the others as well. By creating a dynamic playlist in one show and linking it, the playlist will be dynamically generated every time.</p> <p>We've also improved repeats. Monthly repeating shows can now be scheduled by day of the month (e.g. every second Monday), instead of simply by a numerical calendar date.</p> <p>Check out our screencast on this new feature.</p> <p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/68599195" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <h2>More, more, more...</h2> <p>Here is a list of some of the other new features and fixes from the major release of Airtime 2.4, the highlights of which are...</p> <ul> <li>New columns in library table indicate whether a track is scheduled and whether it's in a playlist</li> <li>Library view can expand to entire screen</li> </ul> <p><strong>Don't forget, Airtime Pro now offers unlimited streaming for just $49.95 a month.</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.4.1 free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.airtime.pro" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/manuals" target="_blank">Check out the latest features in the free Airtime manual!</a></li> </ul> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Mon, 02 Sep 2013 14:47:46 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1975 Crossfading and waveform editing added to Airtime 2.4 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1887 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=350&amp;ImageId=1613" alt="The wave form editor, one of the latest features in Airtime 2.4" title="The wave form editor, one of the latest features in Airtime 2.4" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">The wave form editor, one of the latest features in Airtime 2.4</p></div><p></p> <p>Airtime 2.4 now contains a range of professional options that help radio stations sound even better than before. Crossfading between shows and tracks has been added, plus a waveform preview that allows you to easily set cue points. Professional audio streamers will be able to make the most of the new support for AAC and Opus.</p> <p>Sourcefabric's open source radio software Airtime allows radio stations to be programmed and streamed through an easy web interface and can be downloaded and installed on GNU/Linux platforms like Ubuntu and Debian, or used via Sourcefabric's web-hosted Airtime Pro service.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.4 free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.airtime.pro" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/manuals" target="_blank">Check out the latest features in the free Airtime manual!</a></li> </ul> <h2>Crossfades and waveform preview</h2> <p>Crossfading has been high on our community wishlist for some time, and now it's here. The global crossfade setting allows you to determine a default crossfade between tracks. In the media builder you'll find the waveform preview, a visual way to look at a track's audio and easily set cue and fade points without guessing at where a track should start and end.</p> <p>Take a look at our screencast that shows exactly how this new function works.</p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kISJoQHZmNM" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe> </p> <h2>AAC and Opus support</h2> <p>Airtime now adds AAC and Opus codec support. Streaming with these codecs can offer improvements to the quality or latency of incoming webstreams or your outgoing broadcast stream. AAC generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bitrates, while Opus benefits from much lower latency than other formats like MP3 or OGG, but competes favourably for quality at similar bitrates. See more on using Opus with Airtime <a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/display/CC/Airtime+Opus+Support" target="_blank">here</a>, or take a look at our unofficial support for the new breed of AAC+ streaming <a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=13632310" target="_blank">on the wiki</a>.</p> <h2>Show linking and repeating</h2> <p>Great improvement for those who create a lot of dynamic playlists: show linking. When multiple shows are linked, content that is scheduled in one show is scheduled in the others as well. By creating a dynamic playlist in one show and linking it, the playlist will be dynamically generated every time.</p> <p>We've also improved repeats. Monthly repeating shows can now be scheduled by day of the month (e.g. every second Monday), instead of simply by a numerical calendar date.</p> <p>Check out our screencast on this new feature.</p> <p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/68599195" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <h2>More, more, more...</h2> <p>Here is a list of some of the other new features and fixes in Airtime 2.4, the highlights of which are...</p> <ul> <li>New columns in library table indicate whether a track is scheduled and whether it's in a playlist</li> <li>Library view can expand to entire screen</li> </ul> <p><strong>Don't forget, Airtime Pro now offers unlimited streaming for just $49.95 a month.</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.4 free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.airtime.pro" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/manuals" target="_blank">Check out the latest features in the free Airtime manual!</a></li> </ul> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:42:29 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1887 Airtime 2.3.1 released with bug fixes and security improvements http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1765 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=280&amp;ImageId=1361" alt="The Airtime calendar view for Sourcefabric FM, our team radio station." title="The Airtime calendar view for Sourcefabric FM, our team radio station." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">The Airtime calendar view for Sourcefabric FM, our team radio station.</p></div><p></p> <p>Airtime 2.3.1 is out now and provides a stability and security upgrade to the last version released in February.</p> <p>Airtime allows radio stations to be programmed and streamed through an easy web interface and can be downloaded and installed on GNU/Linux platforms like Ubuntu and Debian,  or used via Sourcefabric's web-hosted Airtime Pro service.</p> <p>Airtime 2.3 was released for World Radio Day and has an interface translated into 11 languages and the option for users to add new translations. Icecast and SHOUTcast listener statistics are now available too, as are automatically set cue-points and ReplayGain improvements.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.3.1 free</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.airtime.pro" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro.</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1493" target="_blank">How can I add a localization?</a></li> </ul> <p>Huge thanks to the amazing Airtime community who have been helping to test and zap bugs.</p> <h2>What's new?</h2> <ul> <li>Multiple bug fixes</li> <li>Security fixes with running unescaped shell commands</li> <li>Fixed backend services not coming back online if RabbitMQ crashed and then restarted</li> <li>Uninstall now properly cleans system</li> <li>Improved Services watchdog (test whether Services are running and responding, not just running)</li> <li>Much faster library import (Silan analyzer runs in background)</li> <li>Fixed zombie process sometimes being created</li> <li>Upgraded to Mutagen (tag reader) 1.21</li> </ul> <p>Airtime has four live-assist modes, an intelligent audio library and calendar, and a Now Playing dashboard that allows tracks to be dragged-and-dropped on-the-fly into a playing schedule. Professional needs are catered for with WAV, FLAC and AAC support, plus ReplayGain which helps to normalise volume output.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/features/" target="_blank"><strong>Check out all the Airtime features.</strong></a></p> <p>In addition to those, the Airtime 2.3 series offers the following improvements...</p> <ul> <li>The interface is now available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Czech.</li> <li>Stations can now translate the interface themselves.</li> <li>Listener Statistics allow stations streaming on the web via Icecast &amp; Shoutcast to track how many people are tuned into the station.</li> <li>Airtime scans newly imported tracks for leading/trailing silence and automatically sets cue points to avoid silence.</li> <li>ReplayGain, a tool that enables all audio to be broadcast at a consistent volume level can now be switched on and off, plus offset in real-time.</li> <li>Liquidsoap memory footprint improvements mean better streaming performance.</li> <li>There is a new user management page for non-admin users.</li> </ul> <p>To see all 250 changes, <a href="http://dev.sourcefabric.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10001&amp;version=10432" target="_blank">check the changelog</a>. Special thanks to Luciano De Fazio, Sebastian Matuszewski and Albert Bruc for contributing localizations!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/manuals/">Check out the manual to see how you can get more out of Airtime</a></strong>!</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fairtimeradio&amp;width=600&amp;height=290&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;show_faces=true&amp;border_color&amp;stream=false&amp;header=true" width="600" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Thu, 21 Mar 2013 09:36:25 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1765 Airtime 2.3 goes global for World Radio Day with localizable interface http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1577 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=280&amp;ImageId=1361" alt="The Airtime calendar view for Sourcefabric FM, our team radio station." title="The Airtime calendar view for Sourcefabric FM, our team radio station." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">The Airtime calendar view for Sourcefabric FM, our team radio station.</p></div><p></p> <p>Airtime 2.3, our open source radio software released for World Radio Day, has an interface now translated into 11 languages and the option for users to add new translations. Icecast and SHOUTcast listener statistics are now available too, as are automatically set cue-points and ReplayGain improvements.</p> <p>Airtime allows radio stations to be programmed and streamed through an easy web interface and can be downloaded and installed on GNU/Linux platforms like Ubuntu and Debian,  or used via Sourcefabric's web-hosted Airtime Pro service.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.3 free</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.airtime.pro" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro.</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1493" target="_blank">How can I add a localization?</a></li> </ul> <p>Airtime has four live-assist modes, an intelligent audio library and calendar, and a Now Playing dashboard that allows tracks to be dragged-and-dropped on-the-fly into a playing schedule. Professional needs are catered for with WAV, FLAC and AAC support, plus ReplayGain which helps to normalise volume output.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/features/" target="_blank"><strong>Check out all the Airtime features.</strong></a></p> <p>In addition to those, Airtime 2.3 offers the following improvements...</p> <ul> <li>The interface is now available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Czech.</li> <li>Stations can now translate the interface themselves.</li> <li>Listener Statistics allow stations streaming on the web via Icecast &amp; Shoutcast to track how many people are tuned into the station.</li> <li>Airtime scans newly imported tracks for leading/trailing silence and automatically sets cue points to avoid silence.</li> <li>ReplayGain, a tool that enables all audio to be broadcast at a consistent volume level can now be switched on and off, plus offset in real-time.</li> <li>Liquidsoap memory footprint improvements mean better streaming performance.</li> <li>There is a new user management page for non-admin users.</li> </ul> <p>To see all 250 changes, <a href="http://dev.sourcefabric.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10001&amp;version=10432" target="_blank">check the changelog</a>. Special thanks to Luciano De Fazio, Sebastian Matuszewski and Albert Bruc for contributing localizations!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/manuals/">Check out the manual to see how you can get more out of Airtime</a></strong>!</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fairtimeradio&amp;width=600&amp;height=290&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;show_faces=true&amp;border_color&amp;stream=false&amp;header=true" width="600" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:41:35 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1577 Airtime 2.2.1 improves audio streams, fades and smart blocks http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1500 <p><span style="font-size: large;"></p><div align="center"><div class="cs_img cs_fl_middle"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=1243" alt="Streams can be utilised in many different ways in Airtime 2.2.1." title="Streams can be utilised in many different ways in Airtime 2.2.1." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Streams can be utilised in many different ways in Airtime 2.2.1.</p></div></div><p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: large;">Airtime 2.2.1 has been released with a number of fixes to improve the performance and stability of streaming and Smart Blocks.</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.2.1 free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.airtime.pro" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro!</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Streaming</strong> was a major focus of the 2.2 release. Airtime can rebroadcast incoming streams including smartphone applications and web streams from other web sites. This connection can be automatic or manual, or external streams can be scheduled in the application's calendar, as can live shows. Fading between streams is now smoother in Airtime 2.2.1 and issues with stream connection and preview have been resolved.</p> <p>Airtime's new <strong>Smart Blocks</strong> have also been tweaked. Smart Blocks let DJs and Station Managers choose a block of time and fill it with audio according to parameters like genre or upload date. Airtime 2.2.1 makes this even more powerful with 'and' 'or' connectors that allow complex sets of rules to be built.</p> <h2>Here's the full list of fixes...</h2> <ul> <li>Improved fades between webstreams</li> <li>Fix webstreams disconnecting occasionally</li> <li>Added 'and' and 'or' connectors between smart blocks</li> <li>Preview webstreams in the Now Playing page improved for all browsers</li> <li>airtime-import script now works for FLAC files</li> <li>DJs can no longer delete files they don't own</li> <li>Support added for 'x-scpls' webstream playlist types</li> <li>media-monitor no longer requires a restart for initial import</li> </ul> <h2>What else is in Airtime 2.2.1?</h2> <p><strong>Live in 3, 2, 1...</strong></p> <p>Four live assist 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.</p> <p><strong>Smart Blocks.</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Improved library.</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Other great improvements.</strong></p> <ul> <li>WAV, FLAC and AAC support, plus ReplayGain to normalize volume output.</li> <li>User ownership of files to help stations with multiple DJs</li> <li>Rescan watched folders button (useful for network drives where keeping in sync is more difficult).</li> <li>Stereo/mono streams.</li> </ul> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download, install and upgrade Airtime</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.airtime.pro" target="_blank">Try Airtime Pro, our web-hosted version</a></strong></li> <li><a href="http://en.flossmanuals.net/airtime-en-2-2/" target="_blank"><strong>Check out the manual to get broadcasting in minutes</strong></a></li> </ul> <p> </p> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Wed, 05 Dec 2012 16:01:49 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1500 Airtime 2.2 makes radio smarter with dynamic playlists and live assist http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1452 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageId=1154" alt="Take control of your radio station with Airtime" title="Take control of your radio station with Airtime" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Take control of your radio station with Airtime</p></div><p></p> <p><strong>Airtime has been released in version 2.2. Airtime is our free, web-based software for Debian or Linux that lets radio stations, media organisations and businesses run a radio station via the web and broadcast it online or on air.</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download free</a></li> <li><a href="http://en.flossmanuals.net/airtime-en-2-2/easy-setup/" target="_blank">Read the manual</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/features/" target="_blank">Check out all the features</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/whosusing/" target="_blank">Who's using Airtime?</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.com/en/airtimepro/" target="_blank">Airtime Pro</a> is our cloud-hosted service which upgrades users to new versions before anyone else and takes care of installation, updates and security.</p> <h2>What's new in 2.2?</h2> <p> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CbhsjNoK3_o" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <h2>Live in 3, 2, 1...</h2> <p>Four live assist 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.</p> <h2>Work smarter.</h2> <p>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.</p> <h2>Improved library.</h2> <p>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.</p> <h2>Over 500 fixes and improvements.</h2> <p>Amongst 500 bug fixes and improvements, other new features include:</p> <ul> <li>WAV, FLAC and AAC support, plus ReplayGain to normalize volume output.</li> <li>User ownership of files to help stations with multiple DJs</li> <li>Rescan watched folders button (useful for network drives where keeping in sync is more difficult).</li> <li>Stereo/mono streams.</li> </ul> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download free</a></li> <li><a href="http://en.flossmanuals.net/airtime-en-2-2/easy-setup/" target="_blank">Read the manual</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/features/" target="_blank">Check out all the features</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/whosusing/" target="_blank">Who's using Airtime?</a></li> </ul> <h2>Give us feedback!</h2> <p>What do you think of Airtime 2.2? Let us know in the <a href="http://forum.sourcefabric.org" target="_blank">forum</a> , on <a href="http://www.twitter.com/Sourcefabric" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, or on the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/AirtimeRadio" target="_blank">Facebook</a> page.</p> <p>Oh, and before you go... why not like Airtime on Facebook?</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fairtimeradio&amp;width=600&amp;height=290&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;show_faces=true&amp;border_color&amp;stream=false&amp;header=true" width="600" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:41:47 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1452 Airtime 2.1.3 fixes improve playout, widget and stream performance http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1309 <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8KpdMv0nWK4" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0"></iframe> </p> Airtime 2.1.3 has been released with a number of fixes improving performance of the playout engine, jQuery widgets and streams. This third hotfix for the popular 2.1 series was driven and tested by great feedback from the open source radio community. <br /><br />Airtime Pro users have been upgraded automatically. Self-hosted users should follow these <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">guides</a> to either install or upgrade.<br id="tinymce" class="mceContentBody " /> <p><strong>Here are this release's headlines:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Fixed playout engine occasionally quitting after changes to Stream Settings page</li> <li>Fixed jQuery widgets not showing the incorrectly showing the past Sunday on Sunday</li> <li>Fixed dragging and dropping tracks into a live show, which could cause to web UI to become unsynchronized from what is actually playing</li> <li>Fixed inability to receive mono streams for Master or Show source rebroadcasts</li> <li>Fixed SoundCloud uploads not working for some users</li> </ul> <p>So what's new in the Airtime 2.1 series? Read on to see more about the new features...</p> <h2>Real-time show editing</h2> <p></p><div class="cs_img"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=868" alt="Basic FM in the studio with Airtime" title="Basic FM in the studio with Airtime" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Basic FM in the studio with Airtime</p></div><p></p> <p>In the Now Playing and Calendar screens, DJs can now edit their shows in real-time even while they're on air. Doing last second changes to your schedule before (or during) any track is as simple as using the web interface to drag and drop your tracks to the desired destination. Tracks no longer require placement inside of a playlist to be scheduled - you may know simply drag the track directly into a show. You can also edit the length of the show.</p> <ul> <li>Add/Remove/Rearrange tracks within a show, even if it is currently playing</li> <li>See at a glance which tracks are inside the show, which are on the show boundary, and which are outside the show</li> <li>Cut all tracks that are outside the show's boundary</li> <li>Edit the length of a show that is currently playing</li> </ul> <h2>Live stream rebroadcasting</h2> <p>With this feature, you can connect to Airtime via remote broadcasting tools such as Mixxx, Virtual DJ etc. and Airtime will rebroadcast the stream. You can also use the calendar to impose limits on what date and time streams should be rebroadcast. Two live streams can be connected to Airtime: DJ stream and Master stream.</p> <ul> <li>DJ stream can connect to Airtime and override the scheduled playout</li> <li>Master stream can connect to Airtime and override the DJ stream and the scheduled playout.</li> </ul> <p>Live Streams are activated in the main interface and the interface displays which stream is being outputted.</p> <h2>Improved audio library</h2> <p>You spoke, we listened. Managing the Airtime media library is now much simpler thanks to various improvements including being able to select multiple items before dragging and dropping, as well as being able to customize which metadata columns are visible. It is now also possible to see the date a media item was uploaded.</p> <ul> <li>Perform bulk actions including "Add to Playlist", "Add to Show", and "Delete File."</li> <li>Choose which columns to display and the order of the columns</li> <li>Sort by multiple columns (including a new a "Date Uploaded" column)Display any metadata in the list</li> <li>Editing metadata in the library will update the metadata on disk</li> <li>Library is automatically refreshed when media import is finished</li> </ul> <h2>Playout History Log</h2> <p>For those in need of a simpler way to keep track of what has been played, a Playout History log is now available in the Web UI, which will be useful for royalty reporting purposes no doubt...</p> <h2>Track previews</h2> <p>Users can now seek to a specific part of a track, and can also listen to all tracks in a playlist or show back-to-back.</p> <h2>Media Monitor improvements</h2> <p>We've added support for network and USB drives and made the following improvements.</p> <p>Removing a watched directory and adding it again preserves playlists &amp; shows with those files.An icon in the playlist shows whether a file is missing on disk, warning the user that the playlist will not go according to plan.Media monitor detects add and removal of watched temporary local storage (USB disks for example) and network drives.</p> <h2>Other improvements</h2> <p>For those who love attention to detail, we also made this list of minor improvements:</p> <ul> <li>Ability to turn off the broadcast.</li> <li>Password reset - user can request a password reset if they forgot it.</li> <li>Overbooked shows now fade out properly</li> <li>Default fade time set to 0.5 of a second</li> <li>Repeating shows default to "No End"</li> <li>Ability to "View on SoundCloud" for recorded shows in the calendar"</li> <li>Listen preview player no longer falls behind the broadcast (you can only mute the stream now, not stop it)</li> <li>Tracks that cannot be played will be rejected on upload and put in to the directory "/srv/airtime/store/problem_files" (but currently it will not tell you that it rejected them - sorry!)</li> <li>Reduced CPU utilization for OGG streams</li> <li>New command line utilities: 'airtime-test-soundcard' to verify that the soundcard is working and 'airtime-test-icecast' to verify that you can connect to an Icecast server</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>Huge thanks and credit goes to the entire Airtime community who did an amazing job of suggesting these features, helping us to blueprint them and then tested, tested and tested till they were ready to be included!</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.1.3<br /></a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://airtime-demo.sourcefabric.org/" target="_blank">Try the online demo</a></strong><strong></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.com/en/airtimepro/" target="_blank">Want Sourcefabric to install and host Airtime for you? Check out Airtime Pro.</a></strong></li> </ul> <br /> <p> </p> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:51:31 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1309 Airtime 2.1.2 hotfix ready to go http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1247 <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8KpdMv0nWK4" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0"></iframe> </p> <p>Airtime 2.1.2 is out today and is the second hotfix for this Airtime release, which makes some improvements and bugfixes in response to some great community feedback.</p> <p>The Airtime 2.1 series brings extra live and real-time capabilities to independent broadcasters everywhere. Taking on board community feedback, we've added real-time show editing and live stream rebroadcasting, improved the audio library, and added a whole host of other features that give greater flexibility and power to anyone working with radio or audio.</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.1.2<br /></a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://airtime-demo.sourcefabric.org/" target="_blank">Try the online demo</a></strong></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.com/en/airtimepro/" target="_blank">Want Sourcefabric to install and host Airtime for you? Check out Airtime Pro.</a></p> <p>So what's new in the Airtime 2.1 series? Read on to see more about the new features...</p> <h2>Real-time show editing</h2> <p></p><div class="cs_img"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=868" alt="Basic FM in the studio with Airtime" title="Basic FM in the studio with Airtime" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Basic FM in the studio with Airtime</p></div><p></p> <p>In the Now Playing and Calendar screens, DJs can now edit their shows in real-time even while they're on air. Doing last second changes to your schedule before (or during) any track is as simple as using the web interface to drag and drop your tracks to the desired destination. Tracks no longer require placement inside of a playlist to be scheduled - you may know simply drag the track directly into a show. You can also edit the length of the show.</p> <ul> <li>Add/Remove/Rearrange tracks within a show, even if it is currently playing</li> <li>See at a glance which tracks are inside the show, which are on the show boundary, and which are outside the show</li> <li>Cut all tracks that are outside the show's boundary</li> <li>Edit the length of a show that is currently playing</li> </ul> <h2>Live stream rebroadcasting</h2> <p>With this feature, you can connect to Airtime via remote broadcasting tools such as Mixxx, Virtual DJ etc. and Airtime will rebroadcast the stream. You can also use the calendar to impose limits on what date and time streams should be rebroadcast. Two live streams can be connected to Airtime: DJ stream and Master stream.</p> <ul> <li>DJ stream can connect to Airtime and override the scheduled playout</li> <li>Master stream can connect to Airtime and override the DJ stream and the scheduled playout.</li> </ul> <p>Live Streams are activated in the main interface and the interface displays which stream is being outputted.</p> <h2>Improved audio library</h2> <p>You spoke, we listened. Managing the Airtime media library is now much simpler thanks to various improvements including being able to select multiple items before dragging and dropping, as well as being able to customize which metadata columns are visible. It is now also possible to see the date a media item was uploaded.</p> <ul> <li>Perform bulk actions including "Add to Playlist", "Add to Show", and "Delete File."</li> <li>Choose which columns to display and the order of the columns</li> <li>Sort by multiple columns (including a new a "Date Uploaded" column)Display any metadata in the list</li> <li>Editing metadata in the library will update the metadata on disk</li> <li>Library is automatically refreshed when media import is finished</li> </ul> <h2>Playout History Log</h2> <p>For those in need of a simpler way to keep track of what has been played, a Playout History log is now available in the Web UI, which will be useful for royalty reporting purposes no doubt...</p> <h2>Track previews</h2> <p>Users can now seek to a specific part of a track, and can also listen to all tracks in a playlist or show back-to-back.</p> <h2>Media Monitor improvements</h2> <p>We've added support for network and USB drives and made the following improvements.</p> <p>Removing a watched directory and adding it again preserves playlists &amp; shows with those files.An icon in the playlist shows whether a file is missing on disk, warning the user that the playlist will not go according to plan.Media monitor detects add and removal of watched temporary local storage (USB disks for example) and network drives.</p> <h2>Other improvements</h2> <p>For those who love attention to detail, we also made this list of minor improvements:</p> <ul> <li>Ability to turn off the broadcast.</li> <li>Password reset - user can request a password reset if they forgot it.</li> <li>Overbooked shows now fade out properly</li> <li>Default fade time set to 0.5 of a second</li> <li>Repeating shows default to "No End"</li> <li>Ability to "View on SoundCloud" for recorded shows in the calendar"</li> <li>Listen preview player no longer falls behind the broadcast (you can only mute the stream now, not stop it)</li> <li>Tracks that cannot be played will be rejected on upload and put in to the directory "/srv/airtime/store/problem_files" (but currently it will not tell you that it rejected them - sorry!)</li> <li>Reduced CPU utilization for OGG streams</li> <li>New command line utilities: 'airtime-test-soundcard' to verify that the soundcard is working and 'airtime-test-icecast' to verify that you can connect to an Icecast server</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>Huge thanks and credit goes to the entire Airtime community who did an amazing job of suggesting these features, helping us to blueprint them and then tested, tested and tested till they were ready to be included!</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.1.2<br /></a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://airtime-demo.sourcefabric.org/" target="_blank">Try the online demo</a></strong><strong></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.com/en/airtimepro/" target="_blank">Want Sourcefabric to install and host Airtime for you? Check out Airtime Pro.</a></strong></li> </ul> <br /> <p> </p> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:45:47 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1247 Turn your iPhone into a radio station with Airtime http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1236 <p></p><div class="cs_img"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=880" alt="Papaya App" title="You are the master of all sources. Going live with Airtime and an iPhone." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">You are the master of all sources. Going live with Airtime and an iPhone.</p></div><p></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><a href="/en/community/blog/1582/Turn-your-iPhone-or-Android-into-a-radio-station-with-Airtime.htm">Update: We've updated this guide now. Check out the new blogpost which includes Android!</a></strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Going live could mean many things: Maybe it’s a reporter with a microphone on the scene of breaking news, maybe it’s an announcer in the studio, maybe a DJ selecting tracks live, maybe a band. There are lots of ways to go live.<br /> <br />We listen a lot to what our community members say in the forums, and going live has been one of the most frequent <a href="http://sourcefabric.org/en/airtime" target="_blank">Airtime</a> feature requests. In our usage, this means being able to switch from the prepared playlists on the calendar to a live stream.<br /> <br />Over in the Airtime forums and even in our manuals, we’ve always made a fairly simple assumption: When people need to go live with their program using Airtime, they would be doing so with a PC and a program like Mixxx or IDJC. And for a lot of users, this really does the trick.<br /> <br />For me, though, the holy grail has always been to be able to use my mobile phone as a streaming source. The logic is simple: You always have your phone with you, and it has more than enough power to do the job.<br /> <br />I’m an iPhone owner, and on several occasions I’ve searched through the App Store looking for something that would do the trick - to send a live stream from my iOS device to Airtime for restreaming. The problem is that there are hundreds of apps that _play_ streams from a source, but few to _send_ an MP3 or Ogg stream. <br /> <br />(By the way, if you need a stream player for iOS, I highly recommend Fstream. But I digress.)</p> <h2>Using the KoalaSan app</h2> <p>I eventually found one that does what I need. It’s called <a class="campsite_external_link" title="KoalaSan" href="http://koalasan.net/" target="_blank">KoalaSan</a>, and I’ve tested it with Airtime and it works great.</p> <p>KoalaSan is a paid app which costs $5.99, but personally I’m OK with that. The setup is fairly straightforward, with fields you have to input only once for your Airtime setup.<br /> <br />KoalaSan takes whatever is being input from either the built-in microphone or the headphone jack, so you can plug in an external mic, or even plug in another analog audio source (like from a mixing board, another computer’s audio out, a cassette player - whatever you’ve got).<br /> <br />KoalaSan uses either 3G or wifi connections, but because high-quality audio can use a lot of bandwidth, it’s probably not a good idea to use 3G unless you want to pay high data charges.</p> <div>The first place to check is in Airtime’s stream settings, which are located in Preferences -&gt; Stream:</div> <p></p><div class="cs_img"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageRatio=75&amp;ImageId=882" alt="Airtime" title="Airtime 2.1" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Airtime 2.1</p></div><p><br /> <br />In my case, my KoalaSan setup looks like this:<br /> <br />Name: Airtime<br />Server: myserver.example.com<br />Port: 8001<br />Mountpoint: masterstream<br />Stream name: My Stream<br />Description: <br />Genre: <br />Username: myusername<br />Password: mypassword<br />Codec: mp3 Bitrate: 128<br />Protocol: Icecast2<br />Stereo: On<br />AudioBus: off<br />Dump: on<br />Broadcast: on</p> <p>Once you’ve got your settings in place, you can start streaming by pressing the start button on KoalaSan's Stream! tab, and then you’re sending a live stream. The final step is to make the switchover to the live stream from your scheduled play, and you do this by switching the Master Source switch to ‘On’ manually:<br /><br /></p><div class="cs_img"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=880" alt="Airtime 2.1" title="Airtime 2.1" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Airtime 2.1</p></div><p><br /><br />And now you’re live from your iOS device on Airtime and Airtime Pro!</p> <br clear="all"> Blog Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:34:37 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1236 Airtime 2.1 brings live capabilities to independent radio http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/news/1234 <p></p><div class="cs_img"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=868" alt="Basic FM in the studio with Airtime in Newcastle-upon-Tyne" title="Basic FM in the studio with Airtime in Newcastle-upon-Tyne" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Basic FM in the studio with Airtime in Newcastle-upon-Tyne</p></div><p></p> <p>Sourcefabric have released Airtime, their software for radio stations, in version 2.1.</p> <p><a href="/en/airtime/release" target="_blank">Airtime is open source, free to download, runs on Ubuntu and Debian, and users can interact with it through any web browser</a>.</p> <p>The software now includes real-time show editing and live stream rebroadcasting, plus audio library improvements and a playout history log to keep track of what has been played.</p> <p>"Airtime 2.1 is a big step forward for open source radio," said Martin Konecny, Airtime's lead developer. "Hundreds of independent radio stations worldwide can now broadcast interviews, concerts or entire shows live with the new live stream rebroadcast feature."</p> <p>Live stream rebroadcasting allows remote broadcasters to connect to Airtime via tools such as <a href="http://www.mixxx.org/" target="_blank">Mixxx</a> or <a href="http://www.virtualdj.com/" target="_blank">Virtual DJ</a>. Airtime will rebroadcast the stream, either at a set-time, or in the middle of an existing broadcast with a smooth transition.</p> <p>DJs can also now edit their automated shows in real-time even while they're on air. Last second schedule changes, such as moving or adding a track, are performed with a drag and drop movement using the web interface. A Playout Log detailing the tracks played is also now available - essential for most radio stations' royalty reporting.</p> <p>Airtime recently won a Guardian Award for Digital Innovation in the category 'best use of technology for social change'. The judges remarked on how Airtime's innovative use of free technology was bringing together different radio and code communities to create a tool that benefitted stations like London's <a href="http://www.resonancefm.com" target="_blank">Resonance FM</a>, Dakar's <a href="http://www.wadr.org" target="_blank">West Africa Democracy Radio </a>and Canada's <a href="http://www.nationtalk.ca" target="_blank">NationTalk</a>.</p> <h2>Useful links</h2> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://airtime.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime" target="_blank">Airtime 2.1 demo and download</a></strong></li> <li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KpdMv0nWK4" target="_blank"><strong>YouTube preview</strong></a><strong></strong></li> <li><a href="http://bit.ly/NCVMah" target="_blank"><strong>Press photos</strong></a></li> <li><strong><a href="/en/community/blog/1138" target="_blank">News archive: Airtime wins Guardian Mega</a></strong></li> </ul> <br clear="all"> News Tue, 05 Jun 2012 11:19:06 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/news/1234 Airtime 2.1 adds real-time show edit and live stream rebroadcast http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1232 <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8KpdMv0nWK4" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0"></iframe> </p> <p>Airtime 2.1 is out today and brings extra live and real-time capabilities to independent broadcasters everywhere. Taking on board community feedback, we've added real-time show editing and live stream rebroadcasting, improved the audio library, and added a whole host of other features that give greater flexibility and power to anyone working with radio or audio.</p> <p><strong>June 14th Update: Airtime 2.1.1 has been released with over <a href="http://forum.sourcefabric.org/discussion/14230/airtime-2.1.1-update-released" target="_blank">15 bug fixes and improvements</a>!</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.1.1 for free</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://airtime-demo.sourcefabric.org/" target="_blank">Try the online demo</a></strong></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.com/en/airtimepro/" target="_blank">Want Sourcefabric to install and host Airtime for you? Check out Airtime Pro.</a></p> <p>So what's new in Airtime 2.1? Read on to see more about the new features...</p> <h2>Real-time show editing</h2> <p>In the Now Playing and Calendar screens, DJs can now edit their shows in real-time even while they're on air. Doing last second changes to your schedule before (or during) any track is as simple as using the web interface to drag and drop your tracks to the desired destination. Tracks no longer require placement inside of a playlist to be scheduled - you may know simply drag the track directly into a show. You can also edit the length of the show.</p> <ul> <li>Add/Remove/Rearrange tracks within a show, even if it is currently playing</li> <li>See at a glance which tracks are inside the show, which are on the show boundary, and which are outside the show</li> <li>Cut all tracks that are outside the show's boundary</li> <li>Edit the length of a show that is currently playing</li> </ul> <h2>Live stream rebroadcasting</h2> <p>With this feature, you can connect to Airtime via remote broadcasting tools such as Mixxx, Virtual DJ etc. and Airtime will rebroadcast the stream. You can also use the calendar to impose limits on what date and time streams should be rebroadcast. Two live streams can be connected to Airtime: DJ stream and Master stream.</p> <ul> <li>DJ stream can connect to Airtime and override the scheduled playout</li> <li>Master stream can connect to Airtime and override the DJ stream and the scheduled playout.</li> </ul> <p>Live Streams are activated in the main interface and the interface displays which stream is being outputted.</p> <h2>Improved audio library</h2> <p>You spoke, we listened. Managing the Airtime media library is now much simpler thanks to various improvements including being able to select multiple items before dragging and dropping, as well as being able to customize which metadata columns are visible. It is now also possible to see the date a media item was uploaded.</p> <ul> <li>Perform bulk actions including "Add to Playlist", "Add to Show", and "Delete File."</li> <li>Choose which columns to display and the order of the columns</li> <li>Sort by multiple columns (including a new a "Date Uploaded" column)Display any metadata in the list</li> <li>Editing metadata in the library will update the metadata on disk</li> <li>Library is automatically refreshed when media import is finished</li> </ul> <h2>Playout History Log</h2> <p>For those in need of a simpler way to keep track of what has been played, a Playout History log is now available in the Web UI, which will be useful for royalty reporting purposes no doubt...</p> <h2>Track previews</h2> <p>Users can now seek to a specific part of a track, and can also listen to all tracks in a playlist or show back-to-back.</p> <h2>Media Monitor improvements</h2> <p>We've added support for network and USB drives and made the following improvements.</p> <p>Removing a watched directory and adding it again preserves playlists &amp; shows with those files.An icon in the playlist shows whether a file is missing on disk, warning the user that the playlist will not go according to plan.Media monitor detects add and removal of watched temporary local storage (USB disks for example) and network drives.</p> <h2>Other improvements</h2> <p>For those who love attention to detail, we also made this list of minor improvements:</p> <ul> <li>Ability to turn off the broadcast.</li> <li>Password reset - user can request a password reset if they forgot it.</li> <li>Overbooked shows now fade out properly</li> <li>Default fade time set to 0.5 of a second</li> <li>Repeating shows default to "No End"</li> <li>Ability to "View on SoundCloud" for recorded shows in the calendar"</li> <li>Listen preview player no longer falls behind the broadcast (you can only mute the stream now, not stop it)</li> <li>Tracks that cannot be played will be rejected on upload and put in to the directory "/srv/airtime/store/problem_files" (but currently it will not tell you that it rejected them - sorry!)</li> <li>Reduced CPU utilization for OGG streams</li> <li>New command line utilities: 'airtime-test-soundcard' to verify that the soundcard is working and 'airtime-test-icecast' to verify that you can connect to an Icecast server</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>Huge thanks and credit goes to the entire Airtime community who did an amazing job of suggesting these features, helping us to blueprint them and then tested, tested and tested till they were ready to be included!</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.1 for free</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://airtime-demo.sourcefabric.org/" target="_blank">Try the online demo</a></strong><strong></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.com/en/airtimepro/" target="_blank">Want Sourcefabric to install and host Airtime for you? Check out Airtime Pro.</a></strong></li> </ul> <br /> <p> </p> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Tue, 05 Jun 2012 11:16:45 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1232 Airtime 2.0.3 released, fixes critical security issue http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1139 <p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_nordby/4622392451/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_blank"><strong></p><div class="cs_img"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=758" alt="Radio masts. Credit: Steve Nordby | Flickr CC BY-NC" title="Radio masts. Credit: Steve Nordby | Flickr CC BY-NC" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Radio masts. Credit: Steve Nordby | Flickr CC BY-NC</p></div><p></strong></a></p> <p><strong>Airtime 2.0.3 has been released in order to fix security issues. The issues relate to pypo permissions and monit permissions and are deemed critical. Upgrade is strongly recommended for users on all versions of Airtime.</strong></p> <p>Airtime 2.0.x versions support upgrading from version 1.8.0 and above. If you are running a production server with a version of Airtime prior to 1.8.0, you should upgrade it to version 1.8.0 before continuing. Before upgrading any production Airtime server, you should back up.</p> <p>If you have deployed Airtime using apt-get, install with:</p> <p>sudo apt-get update<br />sudo apt-get upgrade</p> <p>If you have used the manual method you should repeat the installation steps of downloading and unpacking the tarball to an installation directory, and running the airtime-install script. The installation script will detect an existing Airtime deployment and back up any configuration files that it finds.</p> <p><strong>Full upgrade information can be found <a href="http://en.flossmanuals.net/airtime-en-2-0/upgrading/" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p> <p><strong>To install Airtime for the first time, <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">visit our download page</a>.</strong></p> <p><strong>The new tarball for Airtime 2.0.3 is <a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/airtime/files/2.0.3/airtime-2.0.3.tar.gz/download" target="_blank">here</a></strong>. (SourceForge is mirroring very slowly today. If the file does not appear, please refresh.)</p> <p>If you have any issues with your upgrade or questions, <a href="http://forum.sourcefabric.org/discussion/13934/airtime-2.0.3-released-fixes-critical-security-issue" target="_blank">head over to our forum</a>.</p> <h2>What's new in Airtime 2?</h2> <p>And, just to jog your memory, here’s what’s new in the 2.0.x series in general...</p> <p><strong>Stream configuration through the browser</strong></p> <p>You can now have up to three streams with different bitrates and point them to different Icecast/SHOUTcast servers. Any connection problems between Liquidsoap and Icecast are shown in the interface (no more blaming Airtime for your misconfigured Icecast server!)</p> <p><strong>Better playlists</strong></p> <p>First up, the playlist now expands as you add items instead of keeping everything within a small scrolled box.. There's better error checking in cases where two users alter the same data at the same time now too. We removed the intermediate "Add Playlist" screen where it asked you to fill in the name and description of the playlist. This wasnt necessary since everything could be changed from the playlist editor itself. And finally, you can now right-click on an item in the library to see the metadata for the audio file.</p> <p><strong>Clever calendar!</strong></p> <p>Ability to change the day a week starts on. Your view settings are now saved in the calendar (time scale and time increments) and playlists (number of items displayed, search term), so when you browse away and return, they'll be remembered.</p> <p><strong>SoundCloud enhancements</strong></p> <p>Airtime's native integration with SoundCloud just got better! You can now upload any clip to SoundCloud (not just the recorded shows as it was in previous versions), upload many files at once, view the file on soundcloud.com once it is uploaded, re-upload a file (for example, if the file has been edited) and automatically set the file to be downloadable.</p> <p><strong>Easily change hardware output</strong></p> <p>Change the hardware output API from within your browser! You can now switch between ALSA, OSS, AO, Pulseaudio, and Portaudio, all via the user interface!</p> <p><strong>Live preview mode</strong></p> <p>You can now listen to your streams directly from the web interface without having to start a third party application (such as VLC). Gotta love this...</p> <p><strong>Simple access to settings</strong></p> <p>Configure time zone can now be set in the browser. Times are now stored in the database in UTC time, there is no more need to adjust server time or values stored in ".htaccess" or "php.ini" files. Woo-hoo! Another thing we moved to the browser was service monitoring. You can now see easily the status of the services and the disk space available.</p> <p><strong>Media Monitor improved</strong></p> <p>The Media Monitor is also much improved. It now correctly handles the case where a watched directory or subdirectory is deleted or moved. We also fixed a very rare bug where Airtime import could start reading a file before it had finished copying, leading to import failure.</p> <p><strong>Better security</strong></p> <p>Airtime 2.0 features protection against brute-force password guessing attacks: after three failed login attempts, the user will be presented with a RECAPTCHA.</p> <p><strong>And there's more...</strong></p> <p>We've improved a lot of small things relating to entering information into Airtime (only allowing valid inputs, removing a few unnecessary 'required' fields). We also added a friendly 404 page design and a small indicator as to whether you have the most recent version installed.</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://airtime-demo.sourcefabric.org" target="_blank">Check out the online demo</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.0.</a>3</strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.com/en/airtimepro/" target="_blank">Test drive Airtime Pro</a></strong></li> </ul> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Wed, 04 Apr 2012 15:42:43 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1139 Say hello to Airtime 2.0.2! http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1129 <object width="600" height="450" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fsourcefabric%2Fsets%2F72157628245907601%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fsourcefabric%2Fsets%2F72157628245907601%2F&amp;set_id=72157628245907601&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="src" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object> <p><strong>Airtime 2.0.2, our <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/" target="_blank">free open source radio automation software</a>, is out today</strong><strong id="internal-source-marker_0.08117179712280631"> and it's quicker than ever. </strong></p> <p>While we were fixing some vital bug reports from the community, we took the opportunity to optimise the calendar, dashboard and Now Playing page. The result? Your favourite open source radio automation software is now more stable and more responsive than ever. Airtime is free to download (and always will be), runs on Ubuntu and Debian, and users can interact with it through any web browser.</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://airtime-demo.sourcefabric.org" target="_blank">Check out the online demo</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.0.2 free</a></strong></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.com/en/airtimepro/" target="_blank">Airtime Pro, is our hosted version of the software</a>. It aims to make things easier and quicker still by taking care of installation, set-up, upgrades, security updates, server maintenance and worldwide technical support. We've just halved the price of hosting and there's a month's free trial on offer <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.com/en/airtimepro/" target="_blank">over at sourcefabric.com</a>.</p> <h2>So, what's new in 2.0.2?</h2> <p>We’ve been benchmarking! Airtime’s Calendar display speed is now twice as fast, the dashboard is twice as fast and the Now Playing page is up to six times faster. In addition we sorted a couple of issues with the playout engine, worked on improving the show recorder and dealt with an filename upgrade issue affecting those trying to upgrade from 1.8.2. The full changelog is <a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/x/ZoN9" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>And, just to jog your memory, here’s what’s new in the 2.0.x series in general...</p> <h2>Stream configuration through the browser</h2> <p>You can now have up to three streams with different bitrates and point them to different Icecast/SHOUTcast servers. Any connection problems between Liquidsoap and Icecast are shown in the interface (no more blaming Airtime for your misconfigured Icecast server!)</p> <h2>Better playlists</h2> <p>First up, the playlist now expands as you add items instead of keeping everything within a small scrolled box.. There's better error checking in cases where two users alter the same data at the same time now too. We removed the intermediate "Add Playlist" screen where it asked you to fill in the name and description of the playlist. This wasnt necessary since everything could be changed from the playlist editor itself. And finally, you can now right-click on an item in the library to see the metadata for the audio file.</p> <h2>Clever calendar!</h2> <p>Ability to change the day a week starts on. Your view settings are now saved in the calendar (time scale and time increments) and playlists (number of items displayed, search term), so when you browse away and return, they'll be remembered.</p> <h2>SoundCloud enhancements</h2> <p>Airtime's native integration with SoundCloud just got better! You can now upload any clip to SoundCloud (not just the recorded shows as it was in previous versions), upload many files at once, view the file on soundcloud.com once it is uploaded, re-upload a file (for example, if the file has been edited) and automatically set the file to be downloadable.</p> <h2>Easily change hardware output</h2> <p>Change the hardware output API from within your browser! You can now switch between ALSA, OSS, AO, Pulseaudio, and Portaudio, all via the user interface!</p> <h2>Live preview mode</h2> <p>You can now listen to your streams directly from the web interface without having to start a third party application (such as VLC). Gotta love this...</p> <h2>Simple access to settings</h2> <p>Configure time zone can now be set in the browser. Times are now stored in the database in UTC time, there is no more need to adjust server time or values stored in ".htaccess" or "php.ini" files. Woo-hoo! Another thing we moved to the browser was service monitoring. You can now see easily the status of the services and the disk space available.</p> <h2>Media Monitor improved</h2> <p>The Media Monitor is also much improved. It now correctly handles the case where a watched directory or subdirectory is deleted or moved. We also fixed a very rare bug where Airtime import could start reading a file before it had finished copying, leading to import failure.</p> <h2>Better security</h2> <p>Airtime 2.0 features protection against brute-force password guessing attacks: after three failed login attempts, the user will be presented with a RECAPTCHA.</p> <h2>And there's more...</h2> <p>We've improved a lot of small things relating to entering information into Airtime (only allowing valid inputs, removing a few unnecessary 'required' fields). We also added a friendly 404 page design and a small indicator as to whether you have the most recent version installed.</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://airtime-demo.sourcefabric.org" target="_blank">Check out the online demo</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.0.2 free</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.com/en/airtimepro/" target="_blank">Test drive Airtime Pro</a></strong></li> </ul> <div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><span style="line-height: 17px;"><br /></span></span></div> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fairtimeradio&amp;width=600&amp;height=290&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;show_faces=true&amp;border_color&amp;stream=false&amp;header=true" width="600" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Wed, 07 Mar 2012 15:10:01 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1129 Airtime 2.0.1 improves stability and upgrades http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1095 <object width="600" height="450" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fsourcefabric%2Fsets%2F72157628245907601%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fsourcefabric%2Fsets%2F72157628245907601%2F&amp;set_id=72157628245907601&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="src" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object> <p><em>Screenshots from Airtime 2, which was released in January 2012.  </em></p> <p><strong>Airtime 2.0.1</strong> is out and fixes some of the issues spotted by our eagle-eyed and ever-committed community. The headlines? Airtime is now more stable, is easier to upgrade and it's thanks to everyone who submitted feedback.</p> <p>Test or install this latest release (secure-apt user will, of course, be upgraded automatically):</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://airtime-demo.sourcefabric.org/" target="_blank">Check out the online demo</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.0.1 free</a></li> </ul> <p>The update fixes the now infamous missing Australia and Arctic timezones bug (we apologise to the entire populations of both). It also improves Media Monitor behaviour (it no longer changes the owner of watched files) and an issue with a 24 hour show that failed to calculate total play-time and gave a false warning to users. In 2.0.0, sometimes the Current Playing item on the top panel incorrectly showed "Nothing Scheduled" - this is now fixed. When changing stream settings previously sometimes Airtime did not resume playback; the team also zapped this.</p> <p>Here's that changelog in full:</p> <h2>Bug fixes</h2> <p><strong>Now Playing</strong></p> <ul> <li>CC-3296 Sometimes the Current Playing Item on the top Panel in the UI incorrectly shows "Nothing Scheduled"</li> </ul> <p><strong>Playlist Builder</strong></p> <ul> <li>CC-3273 Latency of Playlist Builder play buttons very high when playing MP3 file on Firefox</li> <li>CC-3310 Editing metadata of a song shows Artist instead of Creator.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Stream Settings</strong></p> <ul> <li>CC-3293 Stream settings page does not remember the stream metadata format</li> </ul> <p><strong>Shows<br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>CC-3285 24 hour show fails to calculate total play time and gives a false warning to users</li> </ul> <p><strong>Recording</strong></p> <ul> <li>CC-3286 Shows not recorded after upgrade to 2.0.0 from 1.8.2</li> </ul> <p><strong>Preferences<br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>CC-3291 Airtime is missing Australia and Arctic timezones</li> </ul> <p><strong>Media Monitor</strong></p> <ul> <li>CC-3282 Issue with file causing media-monitor to crash</li> <li>CC-3299 Media monitor should not change the owner of watched files</li> <li>CC-3318 When changing stream settings (Liquidsoap + Pypo restart), sometimes Airtime does not resume playback</li> </ul> <p><strong>Widgets</strong></p> <ul> <li>CC-3289 Widgets should have a version string so users can make sure widgets are up to date</li> </ul> <p><strong>Misc</strong></p> <ul> <li>CC-3284 Don't make browser users clear their cache when Airtime is upgraded</li> <li>CC-3297 Depend on zendframework and php-pear as external packages</li> <li>CC-3288 Remove phing code(airtime_mvc/library/phing) from releases</li> <li>Various upgrade issues</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p></p><div class="cs_img"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=714" alt="Sourcefabric and Airtime love radio!" title="Sourcefabric and Airtime love radio!" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Sourcefabric and Airtime love radio!</p></div><p></p> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:21:05 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1095 Airtime 2.0 features improved Icecast, SHOUTcast, SoundCloud integration http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/news/937 <p> <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/25083275?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=e20020" width="600" height="450" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>The latest version of Sourcefabric's <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/" target="_blank">open source radio automation software</a> now adds the ability to configure <a href="http://www.icecast.org/" target="_blank">Icecast</a> and <a href="http://www.shoutcast.com/broadcast-tools" target="_blank">Shoutcast</a> streams in the browser, a button to listen to the station's output and multiple improvements to the playlist and calendar views.</p> <h2><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/" target="_blank">Airtime 2.0 can be demoed or downloaded free at sourcefabric.org</a></strong></h2> <p>Sourcefabric have also announced a new <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.com/en/airtimepro/" target="_blank">radio hosting and streaming service called Airtime Pro</a>. Built on their successful open source software, which has been downloaded over 12,000 times this year, Airtime Pro delivers a ready-to-broadcast, cloud-hosted version of the GNU Linux-based application. Installation, set-up, upgrades, security updates, server maintenance and worldwide technical support all come included in the range of packages which start at $49.95 a month.</p> <p>Originally developed to enable radio stations in conflict zones to control their broadcast remotely, Airtime has found new applications with organisations like London-based community station <a href="http://resonancefm.com/" target="_blank">Resonance FM</a>, innovative Polish youth station <a href="http://bieszczady.fm/" target="_blank">Bieszczady FM</a>, Canadian newswire <a href="http://www.nationtalk.ca/" target="_blank">NationTalk</a>, and even trans-territorial networks like <a href="http://wadr.org" target="_blank">West Africa Democracy Radio</a> (WADR).</p> <p>"Traditional playout system licenses and hardware can be prohibitively expensive," said Paul Baranowski, Sourcefabric's chief technical officer. "We wanted to offer radio stations a choice that saved both time and money, whilst retaining many of the features radio stations really need like sound processing, intelligent media archives that watch file activities, and the ability to record and rebroadcast a live show."</p> <p>Airtime was part of the WADR platform that won a <a href="http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2011/09/2011-knight-batten-winners-include-storify-andy-carvin272.html" target="_blank">Knight-Batten Innovation in Journalism</a> award in 2011 where the judges commended its integration with SoundCloud.</p> <br clear="all"> News Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:38:09 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/news/937 What's new in Airtime 2.0? http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/938 <object width="600" height="450" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fsourcefabric%2Fsets%2F72157628245907601%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fsourcefabric%2Fsets%2F72157628245907601%2F&amp;set_id=72157628245907601&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="src" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object> <p><strong>Airtime 2.0, our <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/" target="_blank">free open source radio automation software</a>, is out today and it couldn't have happened without the amazing Airtime community.</strong></p> <p>The focus of this release was to <strong>reduce the time and effort</strong> station managers and DJs spent on behind-the-scenes work, and thanks to the feedback of users we've been able to <strong>integrate many tasks into the Airtime interface</strong>. Configuring <strong><a href="http://www.icecast.org/">Icecast</a> and <a href="http://www.shoutcast.com/broadcast-tools" target="_blank">SHOUTcast</a> streams</strong> is just one of those things. We've also <strong>improved calendars, playlists, <a href="http://soundcloud.com/apps/airtime" target="_blank">SoundCloud</a> integration and the Media Monitor</strong> in order to make everything that little bit easier and more intuitive.</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://airtime-demo.sourcefabric.org" target="_blank">Check out the online demo</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.0 free</a></strong></li> </ul> <p>Last week we officially launched <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.com/en/airtimepro/" target="_blank">Airtime Pro, our hosted version of the software</a>. It aims to make things easier still by taking care of installation, set-up, upgrades, security updates, server maintenance and worldwide technical support. There's a month's free trial on offer <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.com/en/airtimepro/" target="_blank">over at sourcefabric.com</a>.</p> <p>Onto the improvements!</p> <h2>Stream configuration through the browser</h2> <p>You can now have up to three streams with different bitrates and point them to different Icecast/SHOUTcast servers. Any connection problems between Liquidsoap and Icecast are shown in the interface (no more blaming Airtime for your misconfigured Icecast server!)</p> <h2>Better playlists</h2> <p>First up, the playlist now expands as you add items instead of keeping everything within a small scrolled box.. There's better error checking in cases where two users alter the same data at the same time now too. We removed the intermediate "Add Playlist" screen where it asked you to fill in the name and description of the playlist. This wasnt necessary since everything could be changed from the playlist editor itself. And finally, you can now right-click on an item in the library to see the metadata for the audio file.</p> <h2>Clever calendar!</h2> <p>Ability to change the day a week starts on. Your view settings are now saved in the calendar (time scale and time increments) and playlists (number of items displayed, search term), so when you browse away and return, they'll be remembered.</p> <h2>SoundCloud enhancements</h2> <p>Airtime's native integration with SoundCloud just got better! You can now upload any clip to SoundCloud (not just the recorded shows as it was in previous versions), upload many files at once, view the file on soundcloud.com once it is uploaded, re-upload a file (for example, if the file has been edited) and automatically set the file to be downloadable.</p> <h2>Easily change hardware output</h2> <p>Change the hardware output API from within your browser! You can now switch between ALSA, OSS, AO, Pulseaudio, and Portaudio, all via the user interface!</p> <h2>Live preview mode</h2> <p>You can now listen to your streams directly from the web interface without having to start a third party application (such as VLC). Gotta love this...</p> <h2>Simple access to settings</h2> <p>Configure time zone can now be set in the browser. Times are now stored in the database in UTC time, there is no more need to adjust server time or values stored in ".htaccess" or "php.ini" files. Woo-hoo! Another thing we moved to the browser was service monitoring. You can now see easily the status of the services and the disk space available.</p> <h2>Media Monitor improved</h2> <p>The Media Monitor is also much improved. It now correctly handles the case where a watched directory or subdirectory is deleted or moved. We also fixed a very rare bug where Airtime import could start reading a file before it had finished copying, leading to import failure.</p> <h2>Better security</h2> <p>Airtime 2.0 features protection against brute-force password guessing attacks: after three failed login attempts, the user will be presented with a RECAPTCHA.</p> <h2>And there's more...</h2> <p>We've improved a lot of small things relating to entering information into Airtime (only allowing valid inputs, removing a few unnecessary 'required' fields). We also added a friendly 404 page design and a small indicator as to whether you have the most recent version installed.</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://airtime-demo.sourcefabric.org" target="_blank">Check out the online demo</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.0 free</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.com/en/airtimepro/" target="_blank">Test drive Airtime Pro</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/934/Become-Airtime-Artist-of-the-Year-and-get-radio-play!.htm" target="_blank">Enter the Airtime Artist of the Year contest</a></strong></li> </ul> <div style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><span style="line-height: 17px;"><br /></span></span></div> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fairtimeradio&amp;width=600&amp;height=290&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;show_faces=true&amp;border_color&amp;stream=false&amp;header=true" width="600" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:37:39 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/938 Airtime Pro Provides New Hosting, Streaming and Support Service For Radio http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/news/871 <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/33119471?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ff5d1a" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p> </p> <p><strong>Sourcefabric have announced a new radio hosting and streaming service called <a href="http://www.airtime.pro" target="_blank">Airtime Pro</a>.</strong></p> <p>Built on its successful open source software, which has been downloaded over 12,000 times this year, Airtime Pro delivers a ready-to-broadcast, cloud-hosted version of the Linux-based application. Installation, set-up, upgrades, security updates, server maintenance and worldwide technical support all come included in the range of packages which start at $59.95 a month.</p> <p>Originally developed to enable radio stations in conflict zones to control their broadcast remotely, Airtime has found new applications with organisations like London-based community station <a href="http://www.resonancefm.com" target="_blank">Resonance FM</a>, Canadian newswire <a href="http://www.nationtalk.ca/" target="_blank">NationTalk</a>, and even trans-territorial networks like <a href="http://www.wadr.org" target="_blank">West Africa Democracy Radio</a> (WADR).</p> <p>Airtime Pro offers a ready-made streaming add-on for radio stations, which allows them to broadcast via webstreams such as Icecast or Shoutcast. Elements within Airtime Pro packages can be upgraded or downgraded. As stations grow and require extra storage, streaming or support these can be purchased individually without the need to buy a whole new package.</p> <p>"Traditional playout system licences and hardware can be prohibitively expensive," said Paul Baranowski, Sourcefabric's chief technical officer. "We wanted to offer radio stations a choice that saved both time and money, whilst retaining many of the features radio stations really need like sound processing, intelligent media archives that watch file activities, and the ability to record and rebroadcast a live show."</p> <p>Airtime was part of the WADR platform that won a Knight-Batten Innovation in Journalism award in 2011 where the judges commended its integration with SoundCloud. The latest 2.0 version adds the ability to configure Icecast and Shoutcast streams in the browser, a button to listen to the station's output and multiple improvements to the playlist and calendar views.</p> <p><strong>More information can be found at <a href="http://www.airtime.pro" target="_blank">airtime.pro</a>.</strong></p> <br clear="all"> News Thu, 08 Dec 2011 09:55:30 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/news/871 One click install on Ubuntu and Debian with Airtime 1.9.5 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/803 <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/25083275?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ff9933" width="600" height="450" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p> </p> <p><strong>Airtime 1.9.5 is out now! It comes with an 'easy install' package that sets up a quick configuration without the need to enter any settings. Airtime is free to download, runs on Ubuntu and Debian, and users can interact with it through any web browser.</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank"><strong>Download Airtime 1.9.5</strong></a><br /></strong></p> <p>The <strong>airtime-easy-install</strong> DEB package will install everything needed for a working version of Airtime with a <strong>single click on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid or Debian 6.0 Squeeze</strong> through either the Ubuntu Software Center or the GDebi Package Installer.</p> <p>Airtime 1.9.5 improves Airtime's Media Monitor, specifically the parsing of a file's metadata and the moving or renaming of 'watch' folders. It also addresses issues with parsing Unicode metadata in audio files and a bug with older versions of python-virtualenv.</p> <p>The previous version of the software, Airtime 1.9.4, was the most downloaded version of the software to date with <strong>over 1500 downloads in its first month</strong>. Airtime is used by stations such as London's Resonance FM, Senegal's West Africa Democracy Radio and Poland's Bieszczady FM for scheduling, automation and remote radio station management.</p> <p>Airtime 1.9.5 includes features debuted in the <a href="http://sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/771" target="_blank">previous version</a>: a file storage system with 'watch' folders that allows stations to magically synchronise files and to easily browse their audio archives, Shoutcast support, improved front-end widgets, and extensive bug-fixes.</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/demo/" target="_blank">Demo Airtime 1.9.5</a></strong><br /><strong></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://airtime.sourcefabric.org/download" target="_blank">Download and install now!</a></strong><strong></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://wiki.sourcefabric.org/x/EYNw" target="_blank">View the full changelog</a></strong></li> </ul> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:21:53 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/803