PlayIt Live Radio Automation.
This program had been on my radar for quite a while I hadn’t had the chance to test it.
The results weren’t great I’m afraid.
“I downloaded, installed & then I started importing tracks into it via the built in tracks manager feature. Unfortunately that’s where it all started going downhill”
It started scanning a folder of just over 1000 tracks then completely chose to ignore about 200 of them.
Those 200 mp3 files are loaded into RadioDJ with no issues.
After it had imported 800 of the tracks. I switched it to auto DJ mode and clicked play on one of the decks and NOTHING happened.
The selected track wasn’t showing as playing in the deck and the countdown timer wasn’t even moving.
Although it would appear the songs were actually playing I just couldn’t see them playing.
Here’s what another user had to say about the software.
“After trying to use PlayIt software for the last couple of months was sick of every part of it not working utterly rubbish. Then I looked for new software so found RadioDJ easier to set up and run”
Seems he pretty much thought the same as me about play it live its utter tosh!
Another user took to a Forum to vent his spleen about the software…
The whole program needs a lot more work on it to get it ready for a DJ to use live on air.
**Update** (June 2017)
Just went to test the newest version and it appears it now require activating online before you can use it.
Plus the EULA for the software is now somewhat laughable.
“Only thing is you need a paid (monthly) subscription on Voicetracking when using PlayIt Live”
So the software isn’t totally free then? Charging people to use Voicetracking is only going to make users look elsewhere for software that supports this out of the box! Restricting what people can do with your software is only going to lead them to use something comes without any such silly limitations.
It also appears that the developer of PlayItLive also charges extra for stuff like the Now Playing Plugin and Audio Processing… F’kin Cheek!
Think we’ll stick with RadioDJ as that doesn’t require needless online activations or silly registrations, The audio processing is free as is a now playing plugin that can post to multiple locations.
We’re sure as hell not registering to use a piece of software that’s going to put people off using the software.
If it wasn't for the activation issues I might have been able to test it properly, Plus the charges for extras is also going to put a lot of other users off when they can get the features for free in other software such as RadioDJ
Last updated on: 25th July 2018
at 11:52 AM Europe/London