Running A Database Needn’t Be Scary!

I’ve just joined a “radio station automation” group on Facebook, Don’t normally bother with groups on FB but this one was recommended to me.

I saw this post on there last week:

“I’m Looking for a simple piece of software that has a live assist feature without the hassle of SQL and databases”

 
What are you scared of? Running a database/MySQL server need not be scary…

Read the full article

Why Bother With Winamp?

I can’t help but notice that people are still using Winamp to stream their Internet radio stations with.

Click to enlarge

While Winamp is a great little media player things have moved on in the last 15 years.

Read the full article

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 15:11 PM Europe/London

Microsoft Told Me To Remove RadioDJ??

The latest sour grapes from someone who had issues installing RadioDJ just takes the biscuit…

radiodj-screenshot-compressor

“Don’t use RadioDJ as automation. It give issues on your local machine with MariaDB/MySQL. Microsoft and others advice me to remove it.”

 
Microsoft remove?

Microsoft told you to remove RadioDJ? Excuse me while I laugh HA!

Read the full article

Last updated on: July 19th, 2017
at 18:48 PM Europe/London

Mariadb 3 Years And Counting

Just been looking back on various posts on my Facebook page from around this time 3 years ago.

I realised it was around June 2014 when we were first made aware of MariaDB an alternative to Oracle MySQL

Click to enlarge

Since that first install 3 years ago things have ran smoothly. We’ve not had to rebuild the RadioDJ database from scratch once.

Read the full article

Last updated on: July 25th, 2017
at 13:37 PM Europe/London

Why Does RadioDJ Rely On A MySQL Database?

Saw this post on a forum on a post about RadioDJ free radio automation software.

“The biggest fail with RadioDJ to me is the reliance upon a MySQL database”

 
Click to enlarge

So Why does RadioDJ rely on a MYSQL database?

RadioDJ requires MySQL to run some backend functions such as Rotations/Playlists/Events and even listener requests.

The fact RadioDJ relies on an SQL database for some of it’s functions is actually one of it’s PLUS points.

Read the full article

Last updated on: July 19th, 2017
at 14:28 PM Europe/London

Installing RadioDJ On A New Machine

Recently a couple of users of RadioDJ free radio automation software asked how they should go about transferring the RadioDJ settings to a new computer.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

Are there files that I can copy and paste onto the new machine so it will have the same rotation, cue marks, events, and other settings? Please advise.

 
Moving RadioDJ to a new machine with the same settings is really easy.

Read the full article

Last updated on: July 19th, 2017
at 19:01 PM Europe/London

RadioDJ & MSSQL?

This search term appeared on my stats over the past few days.

“RadioDJ & MSSQL”

 
I guess by now the person who made that search will realise that RadioDJ only works with MySQL

Unlike SAM Broadcaster which has 4 different database options. The database in RadioDJ has been kept simple.

Read the full article

Last updated on: July 19th, 2017
at 16:44 PM Europe/London

Translate ยป