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Pirate Radio - Playlist Broadcasts

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A connection to the Internet is required to broadcast. Only live broadcasts are listed on the directory.

  1. Assemble your song files
    Before you begin a broadcast, your song files (MP3s, .wavs, etc.) should be arranged into directories that can be easily accessed by you. If you intend to insert a song from CDs into your Playlist, have a CD in your primary CD-ROM drive with others waiting close by. Using the line-in feature with a mic will allow you to intro songs or chat while you smoothly change CDs.
  2. Add files to your Playlist
    The Playlist is a list of songs that are ready to be accessed by the Pirate Radio Broadcaster. You can save each Playlist that you create as a list file and load it up at another time. To access the Playlist menu, click on the yellow Playlist button.



    The Playlist window can be detached and stretched for convenient editing.


    Once the Playlist window is open, you will have several ways of adding files to the playlist. You can add individual files by clicking the Add File button. You can add the entire contents of a folder of audio files by clicking on the Add Folder button. Or, you can load a previously created Playlist by clicking on Load. Another way of doing this is to simply drag and drop files, folders or playlists onto the black portion of the Playlist window.

    Creating a series of different Playlists will allow you to easily and conveniently keep your content fresh. The Playlist saving and sorting functionality will be built out in future versions of the software. Because the RadioDestiny Broadcaster will play playlists from the Destiny Media Player and other third party players such as Winamp (.lst, .m3u), we recommend using your favourite mp3 player to do your playlist editing. For example, the Destiny Media Player includes the extra functionality of including sub-directories when a folder/directory is added. The Destiny Media Player also has expanded sorting and randomizing features.

  3. Select the Playlist functionality
    The Repeat button is functional but the broadcaster will repeat any list in Playlist mode rather than going to dead air. lt will always go back to the top and start again whether or not Repeat is selected.



    Random - If you press random, the Broadcaster will mix up your current list of songs in random order.

  4. Changing order in the Playlist
    The Playlist enables you to change the order of songs in the Playlist using a few methods. You can click down on a song title name and then drag it up to a spot and release it to insert it into another spot in the Playlist. Or, you can highlight the song or a group of songs and use the move up and move down buttons to shift the songs one space at a time. If you press Random, the Broadcaster will mix up your current list of songs in random order. Removing songs To remove songs from the playlist, hilight the song or songs and then click the Remove button.

  5. Saving the Playlist:
    After spending many minutes (or hours!) creating a playlist you will want to save it. Click on the Save button.

    Save the file in the Destiny folder or some other convenient location so that you know where to load it from later. Use descriptive names for your list to easily distinguish from other lists. Playlist saving image: the dialogue box above shows part of the Playlist saving process.

      Note: It's important to know that a Playlist does not include the songs themselves. A Playlist is a set of pointers to the files. If you create a Playlist and then move the songs from their original locations, the Playlist will not know where to find them and will skip any moved/deleted files.

    (As mentioned above) The Playlist saving and sorting functionality will be built out in future versions of the software. Because the RadioDestiny Broadcaster will play playlists from the Destiny Media Player and other third party players such as Winamp (.lst, .m3u), we recommend using your favourite mp3 player to do your playlist editing.

  6. Broadcast! Once you have created or loaded a playlist, go to the main interface and click the Begin button!

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