Category Archives: StationPlaylistStudio

Cloud Storage – Log Folders

Music 1 itself must always be installed to the default directory on the c-drive.  Your M1 data may be kept in one folder that you create on an external server or on one of the cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. I recommend naming the cloud folder:  Music 1 Data , however it can be named anything you choose.

With such a setup, three things be in the folder:
1) Your library/database file  ( the “station”.m1 file)
2) The Logs folder
3) The Playlists folder

IMPORTANT: The two Log folders must be Name Only , the field should NOT include a drive\path\filename

Cloud Folder 1

 

Cloud Folder 2

Playout / Automation Playlists

When you save a new schedule, M1 makes two files; one for it’s own uses and another for your playout/automation system to import and use.  The Music 1 file goes into the folder that you name on the General window above. Only Music 1 itself can read and use these files.  They will be named:  yyyymmdd.log

On the Automation screen in System Settings, you set where M1 is to put the playlists that will be used for playout.  The two files may be directed to be saved into the same folder, but it is usually more efficient and less confusing if they are in separate folders.

Cloud Folder 3

Audio folders for Internet Radio

Professional broadcast playout systems all use a short Cart Number to find and play audio files. That cart number is automatically linked to the audio file, no matter where on your drive the file may be saved. But most of the inexpensive internet radio automation/playout systems use the direct drive\path\filename to find and play songs.… Continue Reading

Question About External Hard Drives

If I sometimes use two different computers, is it best that I use an external drive to have my music on, as music 1 will try pull from that folder that music is on? M1 itself doesn’t necessarily have to have any connection to the location of the audio files.  that is something your playout system will… Continue Reading

Player Commands For StationPlaylist Creator

There are two outputs for StationPlaylist in Music 1/Professional. One for StationPlaylistStudio and another for the company’s Creator. Using Creator adds a lot more functionality to SPS, allowing one to manually insert Voice Tracks into a finished schedule, to merge a music schedule and a traffic schedule and to insert Player Commands that tell SPS… Continue Reading

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