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.
Here are this release's headlines:
So what's new in the Airtime 2.1 series? Read on to see more about the new features...
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.
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.
Live Streams are activated in the main interface and the interface displays which stream is being outputted.
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.
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...
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.
We've added support for network and USB drives and made the following improvements.
Removing a watched directory and adding it again preserves playlists & 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.
For those who love attention to detail, we also made this list of minor improvements:
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!