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Changes for v5.1.3.0 - v5.2.1.0

  • New features in RadioBOSS
  • Added "Dark" UI color scheme
  • Song Request API to receive automated song requests
  • Listener number chart in Broadcasting Statistics
  • Tag Editor improved: faster artwork and metadata reading, ability to edit tags during playback, and fixed the bugs
  • Cart wall improvements: hot keys, progress bar, grid resize, drag-n-drop
  • RadioBOSS is accessible by using only the keyboard; improved compatibility with screen reader software
  • "DTMF Only" logic changed (see the documentation for more info: http://manual.djsoft.net/radioboss/en/starting_events_by_dtmf_signal.htm)
  • "Next play" right-click playlist command evolved to Playback Queue
  • Track Tool redesigned
  • Scheduler Overlay player moved to the bottom left corner
  • All tracks that were played in the Overlay player are now included in the report
  • VST and Winamp DSP plugins can be used for a Microphone
  • Quick DSP configuration for the microphone: right-click the MIC button
  • WASAPI driver for pre-listen sound card
  • Added a button to the toolbar to record the stream (activates the Stream Archive feature)
  • Stream Archive configuration option added: automatic start/stop when MIC is activated and deactivated
  • FLAC and OPUS support for Stream Archive
  • Level Meter and MIC button can be moved to the center of the window (menu View->MIC and VU meter in the center)
  • New columns added to the playlist: Play, Insert stop command
  • Playlist file name history for AUX players
  • Custom picture can be used as a picture for tracks with no artwork
  • Added ability to set the Rating and File Type from the playlist
  • Notify when a track is going to end (flash in red)
  • "Tag from filename" right-click command added in the Track Information panel
  • Notepad tab improved
  • Item spacing setting for library search
  • Library search: alternate colors in the result
  • Station logo (top right corner) preserves image proportions
  • "Skip after scheduled track" option for file types
  • Status bar shows listener numbers: current and peak
  • HTTP Request: %listeners variable to send listeners count
  • Lots of minor issues and bugs were fixed
  • Code optimization for faster and more stable operation
  • Scheduler
  • Event sweeper feature improved
  • New "getfile" scheduler command added: command allows to select one file from the folder (newest, oldest, or random) and, optionally, delete it after playback
  • Scheduler list can be filtered by day of week (List button->Show filters)
  • "Weekdays" column added to event list
  • New "silencedetector (on/off)" command to control the silence detector from the scheduler
  • Warning when the scheduler expiration date is in the past
  • Playlist Generator Pro
  • UI to generate multiple playlists
  • Maximum (MAX), Minimum (MIN), and Average (AVG or AVERAGE) variables to set the playcount priority rules
  • Overlap amount can be set with fractions of a second
  • Length filter improved (allows to specify seconds)
  • Rename presets: right click on the preset name
  • Music Library
  • New feature: schedule automatic music library update (synchronize track with folder(s), update tags)
  • Multiple folders can be added at once from the Add Directory window
  • Improved the Check music tracks feature
  • Added "Scan BPM" feature (Tools menu)
  • Save search results as a music library (xml) file
  • Added "item spacing" setting
  • Added Bitrate column
  • Advertisement Scheduler
  • Color indication in the advertisement list to show missed, expired, and disabled tracks
  • Presets for grid
  • DTMF Only option for events
  • Added new feature: create report for advertisement track impressions within a specified date range
  • Sweepers to make commercial blocks of desired duration
  • Report Generator
  • Split into pages/continuous report option added
  • Listener field to include the number of listeners in the record for each song



Changes for v5.1.3.0 - v5.2.0.3 Beta

  • What's new
  • Added "Dark" UI color scheme
  • Song Request API: allows to receive automated song requests
  • Tag Editor improved: fixed lots of bugs, faster artwork reading, ability to edit tags during playback
  • Cart wall improvements: hot keys, progress bar, grid resize, drag-n-drop
  • "DTMF Only" logic changed: now it only prevents event startup when there was no DTMF
  • "Next play" feature changed to Playback Queue
  • Track Tool redesigned
  • Scheduler Overlay player moved to bottom left corner
  • All tracks which were played in the Overlay player are now included in the report
  • VST and Winamp DSP plugins can be used for Microphone
  • Quick DSP configuration for microphone: right-click on MIC button
  • ASIO and WASAPI driver for pre-listen
  • Added a button to toolbar to record stream (activates the Stream Archive feature)
  • Stream Archive setting added: automatic start/stop when MIC is activated and deactivated
  • Added FLAC and OPUS support for Stream Archive
  • Level Meter and MIC button can be moved to the center of the window (View->MIC and VU meter in the center)
  • New columns added to the playlist: Play, Insert stop command
  • Playlist file name history for AUX players
  • Custom picture can be used as a picture for tracks with no artwork
  • Added ability to set Rating and File Type from the playlist
  • Notify when a track is going to end (flash in red)
  • "Tag from filename" right-click command added in Track Information panel
  • Notepad tab improved
  • Item spacing setting for library search
  • Library search: alternate colors in the result
  • Station logo (top right corner): preserves image proportions
  • "Skip after scheduled track" option for file types
  • Status bar shows listener numbers: current and peak
  • HTTP Request: %listeners variable to send listeners count
  • Scheduler
  • Event sweeper feature improved
  • New "getfile" scheduler command added: command allows to select one file from folder (newest, oldest or random) and, optionally, delete it after playback
  • Scheduler list can be filtered by day of week (List button->Show filters)
  • "Week Days" column added to event list
  • New "silencedetector (on/off)" command to contorol the silence detector from the scheduler
  • Warning when scheduler expiration date is in the past
  • Playlist Generator Pro
  • UI to generate multiple playlists
  • Maximum (MAX), Minimum (MIN) and Average (AVG or AVERAGE) variables to set playcount priority rules
  • Overlap amount can be set with fractions of second
  • Length filter improved (allows to specify seconds)
  • Preset rename: right click on preset name
  • Music Library
  • New feature: schedule automatic music library update (syncronize track with folder(s), update tags)
  • Multiple folders can be added at once from the Add Directory window
  • Improved the Check music tracks feature
  • Added "Scan BPM" feature (Tools menu)
  • Save search results as music library (xml) file
  • Added "item spacing" setting
  • Added Bitrate column
  • Advertisement Scheduler
  • Color indication in the advertisement list to show missed, expired and disabled tracks
  • Presets for grid
  • DTMF Only option for events
  • Added new feature: create report for advertisement track impressions within specified date range
  • Sweepers to make commercial blocks of desired duration
  • Report Generator
  • Split into pages/continuous report option added
  • Listener field to include the number of listeners in the record for each song
  • Fixes and minor improvements
  • scheduler off command did not turn off DTMF events
  • level meter shows MIC level with "Output to encoders only" option enabled
  • main windows library search sometimes failed on big libraries
  • main window library search: real track duration is shown
  • playback starts faster
  • fixed rare crash situation when tracks were added to the playlist
  • fixed bug: DSP was not applied to cart wall playback
  • fixed several bugs in Stream Archive feature
  • file name sorting for Track List and Playlist Generator now uses "natural" sort order (considers numbers in file names)
  • fixed scheduled events dragging between groups
  • fixed several "multiple action" scheduler event bugs
  • fixed: "makelibrary" command sometimes did not perform correctly
  • fixed bug: custom Segue Editor crossfade did not work with voice tracks
  • fixed: https:// streams did not play
  • fixed: "Do not mix" option for file types sometimes did not work
  • fixed: "stop" command bug in Playlist Generator
  • fixed bug when playlist columns were resized/reordered
  • fixed crash when video with no audio track was played
  • fixed: BPM filter sometimes did not work correctly in Playlist Generator
  • fixed: Music Library BPM sorting
  • improved repeat protection for Track List
  • fixed: scheduler and playlist columns sometimes were reordered when Windows Remote Desktop connection was used to control RadioBOSS
  • fixed: Music Library did not store the Last Played column
  • fixed: when files were dragged from Windows Explorer file size was detected as zero
  • fixed rare crash when RadioBOSS was closed
  • fixed: when sweepers was inserted gap killer was not taken into account
  • profile name is shown on the taskbar and tray icon
  • web browser is launched as a separate process for stability purposes
  • fixed scheduler list font bug



Changes for v5.1.1.0 - v5.1.2.0

  • Playlist Generator produces detailed error messages.
  • Improved command line interface in Playlist Generator.
  • Fixed bug: sometimes RadioBOSS crashed on DTMF signal detection.
  • Minor UI improvements.
  • Fixed bugs in makelibrary scheduler command.



Changes for v5.1.0.7 - v5.1.1.0

  • Minor improvements. Bugs fixed.



Changes for v5.0.3.2 - v5.1.0.7

  • New features and improvements
  • User Accounts and Rights - password protect software features [RadioBOSS Advanced only!]
  • New feature: Notepad - can be added in Zone 2 and Zone 3
  • MP3 and AAC encoding quality improved; additional encoder parameters can be specified in the Player.ini file
  • Full Screen display - F11 key or menu View->Fullscreen
  • Graphical display (stars) for Rating in the playlist
  • Better visibility of the Scheduler and Silence detector state
  • MIC button is now more visible when turned on
  • Improved multi-monitor support
  • Prelisten and Delete icons added to the playlist for every track
  • Fade In setting for file type crossfades
  • Scheduler
  • Events can perform multiple actions and/or start multiple tracks
  • Run Now button can skip the next scheduled launch
  • "download" command can be used to trigger a specific URL (without saving any file)
  • "makelibrary" command can use libraries and playlists as track sources
  • Group color can be changed: add [#color] tag to the group name (color can be: red, green, or RGB code AABBCC)
  • Events can be ended by the DTMF signal
  • Scheduled event is not inserted between the voice track and track
  • Fixed "wait in the queue" bug
  • "Repeat every ... minutes" feature: "No more times" is now optional
  • Event groups can be minimized
  • Enable/disable all events in a group and rename a group (right-click a group)
  • Playlist Generator Pro
  • Priority-based track selection (depending on the Playcount, Date last played and Rating: for instance, tracks that were not played for a long time or tracks with a high rating can be boosted in priority)
  • Presets can be stored in groups
  • File name substitution macro can be used in source filenames
  • Now it is possible to use multiple track sources for each category
  • Related artists support for no-repeat rules
  • Improved random tracks selection
  • Each category can override global no-repeat rules
  • Fixed bug: for some file types the duration was incorrectly calculated
  • Categories can be moved in the list
  • Repeat album - an option added to the repeat album of the same artist only
  • Fixed BPM filter bug
  • UI improvements
  • Segue Editor
  • Ability to edit current track crossfades
  • Time ruler added
  • Save for current session only - improved
  • Fixed a lot of bugs
  • Other improvements
  • Highlight duplicate tracks in the playlist (Playlist->Extra->Show Duplicates)
  • Playlist state is now preserved after a program restart
  • ON AIR - shows the actual server connection state
  • Nowplaying: .txt can now be saved in UTF8 format
  • HTTP notification: new %casttitle field to send current playlist title
  • API: new command - getplaylist
  • Search: new feature to search in all libraries
  • "Set Active Playlist" right-click option to set the active playlist
  • Improved Start Time calculation
  • Reset profile settings feature
  • Music Library: import music library
  • Music Library: filename column display format setting
  • Lots of other minor improvements
  • Optimizations for faster operation
  • Bugs fixed
  • Minor improvements and bugs fixed in the Advertisement Scheduler, Report Generator, and Track Tool
  • Fixed several bugs in the Track List feature
  • Fixed bugs in Voice Tracking
  • Other minor bugs fixed



Changes for v5.0.3.2 - v5.1.0.3 Beta

  • New features and Improvements
  • User Accounts to enable/disable access to software features (RadioBOSS Advanced only!)
  • Highlight duplicate tracks in the playlist (Playlist->Extra->Show Duplicates)
  • Playlist state is now preserved after program restart
  • New feature: Notepad (can be added to additional zones)
  • ON AIR now shows actual server connection state
  • Outro is now displayed in the Nowplaying bar
  • MP3 and AAC encoding quality improved (additional encoder settings can be specified in the Player.ini file)
  • Full Screen display - F11 (View->Fullscreen)
  • Search in all libraries feature
  • Fade In setting for file type crossfades
  • Better indication for Scheduler and Silence detector state
  • Nowplaying: .txt can now be saved in UTF8 format
  • Improved multi-monitor support
  • HTTP notification: new %playlisttitle field to send current playlist title
  • "Set Active Playlist" right-click option to set the active playlist
  • Reset profile settings feature added
  • Prelisten and Delete icons added to the playlist for every track
  • Graphical display for Rating in the playlist
  • MIC button is now more visible when on
  • API: new command - getplaylist
  • Scheduler
  • Run Now button can now skip next scheduled launch
  • "download" command can now be used to trigges specific URL (without saving any file)
  • "makelibrary" command can now use libraries and playlists as track sources
  • Group color can be changed: add [#color] tag to the group name (color can be: red, green, or RGB code AABBCC)
  • Events can perform several actions
  • Events can be ended by DTMF signal
  • Scheduled event is not inserted between voice track and track
  • Fixed "wait in the queue" bug
  • "Repeat every ... minutes" feature: "No more times" is now optional
  • Event groups can be minimized
  • Enable/disable all events in a group (right-click on a group)
  • Ability to rename scheduler group
  • Playlist Generator Pro
  • Priority based track selection depending on Playcount, Date last played and Rating (tracks which were not played for a long time, tracks with high rating can be boosted in priority) - [detailed information below]
  • Presets can now be stored in groups
  • File name substitution macro can be used in source filenames (same as in the Scheduler)
  • Now it's possible to use multiple track sources for each category
  • Related artists support for no-repeat rules
  • Improved random tracks selection
  • Each category can now override global no-repeat rules
  • Fixed bug: for some file types the duration was incorrectly calculated
  • Categories can be moved in the list
  • Repeat album - an option added to repeat album of the same artist only
  • Fixed BPM filter bug
  • UI improvements
  • Segue Editor
  • Ability to edit current track crossfades
  • Time ruler added
  • Save for current session only - improved
  • Fixed a lot of bugs
  • Music Library
  • Import music library feature
  • Music Library: filename column display option
  • Fixed
  • Advertisement Scheduler: several minor improvements and bugs fixed
  • Report Generator: bugs fixed
  • Track Tool: sometimes was unable to save the tag bug fixed
  • Fixed several bugs in the Track List feature
  • Fixed bug with "Treat file type as voice track" option
  • Fixed several Start Time calculation bugs
  • Lots of other improvements and bugs fixed
  • License key:
  • If you're a registered user, please use your key.
  • To request the free beta tester license key, please send an e-mail to sales@djsoft.net (use "RadioBOSS 5.1 beta" subject). The free key expires August 30, 2014.



Changes for v5.0.2.0 - v5.0.3.0

  • Improved Start Time playlist duration calculation
  • More reliable method to store user settings
  • Fixed a bug: sometimes track title was sent twice to the server
  • Hot keys now work in AUX players
  • Search feature added for AUX players
  • Music Library: bulk set Playcount for tracks
  • Extended the "no repeat" period for Track List
  • Event-driven mode for WASAPI devices now can be enabled
  • Added Polish localization
  • Added Portuguese localization
  • Fixed rare crash when sending notifications
  • Fixed a bug in Report Viewer (track duration was detected as ??:??)
  • Ads Scheduler: default priority for tracks is now 5
  • Playlist Generator Pro: bulk playlist generation command line improved (new options added)
  • Fixed lots of minor issues



Changes for v5.0.0.9 - v5.0.1.0

  • Video window stays when RadioBOSS is minimized
  • Send Test Email button to test notifications
  • Hot keys in AUX players bug fixed
  • Slow search in music library fixed
  • Fixed a bug in scheduler: "Do not launch event when playlist is stopped" worked incorrectly
  • Fixed rare crash bug, which occured on some systems
  • Macro can be used in scheduler for commands
  • Minor UI improvements



Changes for v4.9.1.0 - v5.0.0.9

  • New features
  • AUX Players (can be added in Zone 2 and Zone 3)
  • Third work zone added. It can host: AUX playlist, Web browser, Cart wall, File explorer and Search (View->Work Zones->3).
  • Email notifications on error, silence detector actions, and other events
  • Do not launch events when MIC is on (Settings->Inputs->Advanced)
  • Play intro file when broadcasting encoder connected
  • Podcast playback (check "Podcast" when adding a URL)
  • A setting added to change the font in secondary windows (Settings->View->Other windows font)
  • New settings added to change color scheme + two default color schemes (dark/silver)
  • Added ability to change the playback control buttons' style
  • Playlist columns show/hide (View->Playlist columns)
  • Ability to load/save Cart Wall to a file
  • Loop option in Cart wall
  • Now it's possible to make the playlist tab non-playable (right click a tab)
  • Custom title format for encoders, also possible to disable metadata for the encoder
  • OPUS broadcasting and playback
  • File types
  • Treat the file type as a voice track
  • Custom title format for the track type
  • New option: do not mix tracks of this type with other tracks
  • Bed for file types
  • Scheduler
  • Automatic sweepers: insert a sweeper before event launch to make the event start at the specified time without an interruption of the playing track
  • Scheduler can now wait a specified time frame to launch an event between the tracks (Maximum time to wait in queue -> Play action)
  • Events can be assigned into groups
  • Save as a new event/Delete event buttons in the Event window were added
  • New scheduler command: download - downloads a file and saves it to a disk
  • Advertisement Scheduler
  • Grid copy/paste feature
  • "Add to queue" schedule event option
  • Improved grid color scheme
  • Report Generator
  • Date/time is now included in reports
  • Filters: filter by file type, track title or filename
  • Report generator now doesn't need to access original music files
  • Reports generated much faster
  • Playlist Generator Pro
  • Ability to add commands and network streams
  • Playlist export options: add to the end or overwrite
  • An option added: crossfade amount to take crossfading into account
  • Music Library
  • New feature: files verification - test all files in the library and report broken/unplayable (Tools->Check Music Tracks)
  • New feature: scan files and cut silence - scan all files and set their Cue In/Cue Out points to remove silence
  • Last played column added
  • Added ability to print music library
  • Improvements
  • Overlay playback: playlist pause/unpause is now performed smoothly
  • Numerous improvements in UI graphics
  • Stream playback quality control: restarts the stream if any problems are detected (works only on streams with the duration set)
  • Crossfades edited with Segue Editor are now marked in the playlist (Custom Mix column)
  • ON AIR indicator when broadcasting is on (Settings->Broadcast->Show On Air)
  • RadioBOSS API file duration bug fixed
  • RadioBOSS API new commands added: delete, move, trackinfo, mic
  • Library search: tracks are now sorted by artist and then title
  • Export next track information to nowplaying and HTTP request
  • Improved track selection for the Track List feature
  • Report files are now saved in UTF8 encoding and contain all track information
  • File type for commands
  • An option added "identify sound cards by driver name" for Windows XP systems with multiple sound cards with the same name
  • Fadein/Fadeout options for microphone
  • DSP manager grays out the plugin types that are turned off
  • More user actions are now logged in the report
  • A setting added: fade out when the Stop button is clicked
  • Improved Stream Archive feature
  • Event window shows a warning on incorrect Repeat settings
  • Fixed
  • Track waveform display in Now Playing didn't take the end time into account
  • WMA tag reading/writing problem
  • Incorrect encoding with some ID3v2 tags
  • Fixed several Cart wall bugs
  • m2ts video files playback
  • AIFF audio files playback
  • Prelisten bug on Search tab
  • Playlist and Scheduler printout didn't work on some machines
  • Track artwork display for some files
  • File Type incorrectly detected for events with "Send task name as title" option
  • "Back" button works in the Encoder Configuration Wizard
  • Overlay player sometimes didn't close
  • MIME type correctly sent when using the integrated server



Changes for v4.9.1.0 - v5.0.0.0 Beta

  • New features
  • AUX Players (can be added in Zone 2 and Zone 3)
  • Third work zone added. It can host: AUX playlist, Web browser, Cart wall, File explorer and Search (View->Work Zones->3).
  • Feature: do not launch events when MIC is on (Settings->Inputs->Advanced)
  • Play intro file when broadcasting encoder connected
  • Podcast playback (check "Podcadt" when adding a URL)
  • A setting added to change font in secondary windows (Settings->View->Other windows font)
  • New settings added to change color scheme + two default color schemes (dark/silver)
  • Added ability to change playback control buttons style
  • Playlist columns show/hide (View->Playlist columns)
  • Ability to load/save cart walls to a file
  • Loop option in Cart wall
  • Now it's possible to make the playlist tab non-playable (right click on a tab)
  • Custom title format for encoders/disable metadata for encoder
  • OPUS broadcasting and playback
  • File types
  • Treat file type as a vioce track
  • Custom title format for track type
  • New option: do not mix tracks of this type with other tracks
  • Scheduler
  • Automatic fillers: insert filler before event launch to make event start at the specified time without playing track interruption
  • Scheduler can now wait a specified time frame to launch event between tracks (Maximum time to wait in queue -> Play action)
  • Events can be assigned into groups
  • Save as new event/Delete event buttons in the Event window added
  • New scheduler command: download - downloads a file and saves it no a disk (download URL FILENAME)
  • Advertisement Scheduler
  • Grid copy/paste feature
  • "Add to queue" schedule event option
  • Improved grid color scheme
  • Report Generator
  • Date/time is now included in reports
  • Filters: filter by file type, track title or filename
  • Report generator now doesn't need to access original music files
  • Reports generated much faster
  • Playlist Generator Pro
  • Ability to add commands and newtork streams
  • Playlist export options: add to the end or overwrite
  • An option added: crossfade amount
  • Music Library
  • Files verification feature - test all files in library (Tools->Check Music Tracks)
  • Last played column added
  • Added ability to print music library
  • Improvements
  • Overlay playback: pause/unpause is now performed smoothly
  • Numerous improvements in UI graphics
  • Stream playback quality control: restarts the stream if any problems detected (works only on streams with duration set)
  • Crossfades edited with Segue Editor are now marked in the playlist (Custom Mix column)
  • ON AIR indicator when broadcasting is on (Settings->Broadcast->Show On Air)
  • RadioBOSS API file duration bug fixed
  • RadioBOSS API new commands added: delete, move, trackinfo, mic
  • Library search: tracks are now sorted by artist then title
  • Export next track information to nowplaying and HTTP request
  • Improved track selection for the Track List feature
  • Report files are now saved in UTF8 encoding and contain all track information
  • File type for commands
  • An option added "identify sound cards by driver name" for Windows XP systems with multiple sound cards with the same name
  • Fadein/Fadeout options for microphone
  • DSP manager grays out plugin types which are turned off
  • More user actions are now logged in the report
  • A setting added: fade out when Stop button clicked
  • Improved Stream Archive feature
  • Event window shows a warning on incorrect Repeat settings
  • Fixed
  • Track waveform display in Now Playing didn't take end time into account
  • WMA tag reading/writing problem
  • Incorrect encoding with some ID3v2 tags
  • Fixed several Cart wall bugs
  • m2ts video files playback
  • Prelisten bug on Search tab
  • Playlist and Scheduler printout didn't work on some machines
  • Track artwork display for some files
  • File Type incorrectly detected for events with "Send task name as title" option
  • "Back" button works in the Encoder Configuration Wizard
  • Overlay player sometimes didn't close
  • MIME type correctly sent when using the integrated server
  • License key:
  • If you're a registered user, please use your key.



Changes for v4.8.3.0 - v4.9.0.11

  • What's new:
  • Remote control via HTTP protocol
  • Removed Crossfades, Tag Editor, and Plugins tabs
  • Track information/Tag Editor is now shown under the playlist (can be turned on/off by pressing Ctrl+I or the small "i" button)
  • Send the station logo and track artwork to the Shoutcast v2 server
  • An artwork file can be generated along with the nowplaying.xml file
  • Crossfade settings have been moved to the Settings->Crossfades menu
  • Crossfading: MIX point is now detected based on the sound level
  • Crossfading: new setting added to start fading out on mix
  • Redesigned FX tab: removed the Equalizer and Tempo effects; added DSP Manager
  • DSP Manager can be used to add various DSPs: Winamp DSP/VST plugins/integrated DSPs
  • Ability to choose the source for broadcasting encoders: RadioBOSS Out/Line.IN/Line2.IN
  • Reworked Line.IN/Microphone settings, category renamed to Input
  • Added second line input: Line2.In
  • Added DSP manager for Microphone: allows you to use the Equalizer or Compressor DSP for microphone
  • Changing playback devices doesn't require you to restart the program anymore
  • Playlist and scheduled events list printout
  • Added new columns in the playlist: BPM, Rating, and Play count
  • Added Search feature for file explorer (Right click->Show search bar)
  • New right-click menu command for playlist: "move under the currently playing track"
  • File Types: ability to set the background color for the file type
  • File Type can be assigned from the Track Tool
  • Scheduler: set the font and background color for events
  • Scheduler: commands can be inserted after the currently playing track (instead of immediate execution)
  • New scheduler command: makelibrary - create/update music library files
  • New scheduler command: adsupdate - update playlists and events from the Advertisement Scheduler
  • New scheduler command: createbackup - create settings backup
  • Added settings backup and restore feature
  • Ability to assign multiple beds for a voice track
  • Added a feature to assign SayTime or Text-to-Speech to the cart wall
  • Drag-n-Drop to the Cart Wall from Windows Explorer
  • Improved MP3 encoding quality
  • Improved AAC+ encoding: added low bitrate profiles (8, 12, and 16 kbps), improved quality on bitrates under 56 kbps
  • FLAC broadcasting is now possible when using a built-in server
  • Improvements in an integrated broadcasting server
  • DTMF: added an option to delay an event launch
  • Active playlist is now marked in bold font
  • Improvements in the Search tab
  • Added a "Play count" field for HTTP request
  • Improved support for large fonts
  • Added item spacing setting for playlist (Settings->View)
  • Added a setting to change the voice track folder (Settings->General)
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for the voice track recorder
  • Web Browser tabs preserve the last visited website address
  • Improvements in the TrackList feature (better track selection)
  • URL playback is now possible when using Overlay Playback in the scheduler
  • Fixed video playback problems for some MKV files
  • Playlist duration, start time, and playing time left calculations are more accurate
  • Wine compatibility: RadioBOSS can now be used under Wine in Linus/OSX
  • Improved Prelisten feature
  • Improved sorting in the Music Library
  • Numerous other UI improvements and program code optimizations
  • Playlist Generator Pro:
  • Ability to set the total playlist duration in days
  • Playlist Generator Pro can store the last position in the source when selecting "In Order" - this allows you to take subsequent tracks each time the playlist is generated
  • Added a no-repeat rule for album and track title
  • Added filter by BPM for categories
  • Advertisement Scheduler:
  • New settings for generated Scheduler Events
  • The first day of the week (Sunday or Monday) now depends on the system language
  • Ads Overview feature: view all ad blocks on one screen
  • Empty block generation: include intro/outro/intro+outro option added
  • Active/Start date/End date options added
  • Fixed:
  • When tagging mp3 files the tag version now doesn't change to ID3v2.4
  • Search in music library could produce incorrect results
  • OGG broadcasting sometimes caused sound corruption
  • Sometimes voice tracks weren't recorded when the ASIO device was used for the Microphone
  • Edit->Undo command removed the current/next track marks
  • Recording and playback devices now do not depend on Default device selection in Windows
  • ReplayGain information wasn't read for some OGG and MP3 files
  • Several bugs were fixed in the Ads Scheduler
  • Scheduled tasks sometimes could be skipped on slow or high-loaded computers
  • Several other minor fixes
  • Now it's possible to disable MIC or any of the Line inputs in the settings



Changes for v4.8.2.0 - v4.8.2.1

  • Settings for DTMF tone detector: threshold, time frame
  • Time Zone setting allows to change time for RadioBOSS only
  • Fixed "connect" command
  • Fixed: ReplayGain for some MP3's didn't work
  • Minor improvements



Changes for v4.8.1.0 - v4.8.2.0

  • Settings for DTMF tone detector: threshold, time frame
  • Time Zone setting allows to change time for RadioBOSS only
  • Fixed "connect" command
  • Fixed: ReplayGain for some MP3's didn't work
  • Minor improvements



Changes for v4.8.0.13 - v4.8.1.0

  • Chained OGG support
  • Web-browser now remembers the last opened URL
  • Search works much faster now
  • Added a timer in voice track recorder
  • Removed unnecessary options on "Broadcasting" settings tab



Changes for v4.7.7.1 - v4.8.0.13

  • Events can be started by DTMF signal. The signal is checked on the line input (configured via Settings->Microphone/Line.In->LINE.IN).
  • In the event properties set the "DTMF" option and set the sequence, eg. "764C".
  • Automatic time announcements (demo voices can be downloaded from the "Download" section)
  • Added second work zone which can host Search, File expolorer, Cart wall or Web browser. It can be shown/hidden via menu: View->Work Zones->1 or 2 or using hot keys Ctrl+1/Ctrl+2
  • Search feature extended: now it can search in different music libraries
  • Added button to check for updates: Help->Check for Updates
  • Added a setting to change a font used in the Player window (Settings->View->Window font) and font used to display countdown timers under the On Air box
  • Added ability to move tabs in work zones
  • Added new commands: "streamarchive on" and "streamarchive off" to turn on and off stream recording
  • Playlist Generator Pro can be launched from the command line
  • Mouse drag-n-drop for categories and playlist structure in the Playlist Generator Pro
  • Added Text-To-Speech feature (Playlist->Extra->Add TTS)
  • Improved network stream playback (now it re-establish the connection in case of error)
  • Improvements in the Adverticement Scheduler module
  • Improved "Add command..." feature (Playlist->Add command menu)
  • Improved "Restart program if it crashes or hangs" feature
  • Fixed performance issue in Music Library when loading large libraries (100k+ tracks)
  • Fixed performance issue in Playlist Generator Pro when generating with "Read additional info" option
  • Fixed an error when program failed to start on some systems
  • Fixed a large number of bugs + numerous overall improvements



Changes for v4.7.7.1 - v4.8.0.12

  • Events can be started by DTMF signal. The signal is checked on the line input (configured via Settings->Microphone/Line.In->LINE.IN).
  • In the event properties set the "DTMF" option and set the sequence, eg. "764C".
  • Automatic time announcements (demo voices can be downloaded from the "Download" section)
  • Added second work zone which can host Search, File expolorer, Cart wall or Web browser. It can be shown/hidden via menu: View->Work Zones->1 or 2 or using hot keys Ctrl+1/Ctrl+2
  • Search feature extended: now it can search in different music libraries
  • Added button to check for updates: Help->Check for Updates
  • Added a setting to change a font used in the Player window (Settings->View->Window font) and font used to display countdown timers under the On Air box
  • Added ability to move tabs in work zones
  • Added new commands: "streamarchive on" and "streamarchive off" to turn on and off stream recording
  • Playlist Generator Pro can be launched from the command line
  • Mouse drag-n-drop for categories and playlist structure in the Playlist Generator Pro
  • Added Text-To-Speech feature (Playlist->Extra->Add TTS)
  • Improved network stream playback (now it re-establish the connection in case of error)
  • Improvements in the Adverticement Scheduler module
  • Improved "Add command..." feature (Playlist->Add command menu)
  • Improved "Restart program if it crashes or hangs" feature
  • Fixed performance issue in Music Library when loading large libraries (100k+ tracks)
  • Fixed performance issue in Playlist Generator Pro when generating with "Read additional info" option
  • Fixed an error when program failed to start on some systems
  • Fixed a large number of bugs + numerous overall improvements



Changes for v4.7.6.3 - v4.7.7.1

  • Changes:
  • Resolved several streaming-related issues:
  • Sudden disconnects
  • Slow track switching
  • 'Chopped' sound
  • Buffering on listener side
  • Unstable work on ADSL connections
  • ... and the like
  • New Help File
  • A bug fixed "Send task name instead of track titles" sometimes didn't work
  • Several UI-related improvements



Changes for v4.7.5.0 - v4.7.6.0

  • Changes:
  • Encoder Wizard improved: if started again, all fields are pre-filled with existing values, allowing for faster configuration changing
  • Custom title can be specified for URLs and Pause
  • File Types: new option "Do not add files of this type to report" added
  • Added "prelisten" feature for Cart Wall
  • Mix Point is now shown in Now Playing box (red line)
  • Voice Tracking: now voice track is played closer to subsequent track's intro. It can be configured via Settings->Playback->Fading.
  • Voice Tracking: it's now possible to set bed for voice tracks. It's used for long voice tracks which don't fit in the intro+outro.
  • Segue Editor: volume control extended
  • Fixed a bug: on some systems registration key was not stored
  • Playlist Generator Pro now doesn't crash if it's closed while playlist generation is in progress
  • Fixed a bug with WMS broadcasting in PULL mode
  • Dutch translation added
  • Several bugs, related to "Start time" and "Playing time left" calculation, are fixed
  • Fixed a bug: on some systems in very rare cases program crashed at startup
  • Numerous UI improvements



Changes for v4.7.4.1 - v4.7.5.0

  • Changes:
  • New feature: Push-To-Talk for microphone
  • Added ability to turn off additional info reading in Playlist Generator Pro
  • Several user interface issues fixed
  • Turning off VST plugins now turns off all loaded plugins
  • Fixed APE tag writing for some files
  • Fixed statistics display for Icecast KH servers
  • Fixed a bug: under certain circumstances broadcasting stream was broken causing players to buffer
  • Fixed broadcasting in OGG and FLAC



Changes for v4.7.2.0 - v4.7.3.1

  • Windows Media Services streaming support (PUSH and PULL modes)
  • Wizard to help set up broadcasting encoders
  • Improved profile loading speed and fixed couple of minor bugs
  • Playback of tracks now starts faster
  • Memory usage of TrackTool and Segue Editor reduced significantly
  • TrackTool loads tracks much faster
  • Bug fixed in the Microphone/Line.In settings
  • Bug fixed: encoders edit while statistics was open resulted in error message
  • Bug fixed: silence detector triggered when line.in was used in "windows mixer control" mode
  • Several other improvements and fixes



Changes for v4.7.1.0 - v4.7.2.0

  • Improved startup speed; minor tweaks and fixes.



Changes for v4.7.0.14 - v4.7.1.0

  • Changes:
  • Smooth seeking (configurable via Settings->Playback->Fading)
  • Fixed scheduler event bug: changing the source folder/playlist for "play one track" didt't take effect; random selection sometimes didn't work
  • Program hang on Windows 2003 Server and sometimes on other systems fixed
  • Better operation with no sound card
  • Fixed "read_folder" command
  • Configurable network playback buffer (Settings->Playback->Miscellaneous)
  • Improved stability



Changes for v4.6.5.919 - v4.7.0.14

  • Changes:
  • Added Graphical Segue Editor
  • VST plugins support
  • Auto-restart feature in case the program crashes or hangs
  • Winamp General (gen_*.dll) plugins supported (experimental)
  • Multiple Winamp DSP plugins can be used simultaneously
  • Local Mute feature for microphone (disable local echo for microphone)
  • ReplayGain support (Playback->Miscellaneous)
  • Playlist Generator Pro: "use all tracks from source" option
  • "Maxium time to wait in queue" option for scheduled events
  • Repeat protection for the Track List feature
  • Custom broadcasting title for events
  • Export selected events from the scheduler feature
  • Improved Shuffle mode
  • Auto-save for the scheduler event list
  • Improved voice track playback, now the voice track is played in the intro/outro portion of the tracks and the music is attenuated
  • Fade in/out settings for the cart wall (Settings->Playback->Fading)
  • "Do not crossfade short tracks" option added
  • "Do not fade out tracks in manual mode" option added
  • Graphical intro/outro indication during playback
  • "Ask on close" option added
  • Track Lists are now preloaded to avoid any possible gap when reading big playlist/folder
  • Several HTTP requests can be used
  • Ability to name broadcasting encoders
  • Configurable mouse double-click function for playlist
  • Substitution macro for scheduler (?yyyy, ?mm, ?dd, ?hh)
  • Total listeners peak statistics
  • "Start time" takes crossfading into account for improved accuracy
  • Option added: "do not send info about this track to the server" for the file type
  • Track Tool improved and fixed several errors
  • Fixed MP4 playback and tag reading
  • Fixed errors in video file playback
  • Bugs fixed in Playlist Generator Pro and Playlist Generator
  • Several Microphone-related bugs fixed
  • Fixed player window position when second monitor was disconnected
  • Minor fixes in the Voice Track recording tool
  • Stream Archive feature fixed
  • Fixed the prelisten bugs
  • Improved stability



Changes for v4.6.3.905 - v4.6.4.914

  • Fixed numerous minor bugs
  • new feature: timed pause.



Changes for v4.6.2.902 - v4.6.3.905

  • Changes:
  • Report Generator: custom printable reports of what was played
  • Playlist Generator PRO:
  • better shuffling
  • fixed some UI issues
  • error log now includes the category name
  • several bugs fixed



Changes for v4.6.2.900 - v4.6.2.902

  • Changes:
  • Added Shoutcast 2 broadcasting support
  • Added a ?Manual? mode to the scheduler. In this mode, tasks are not launched automatically, but the program shows a task launch countdown instead. Tasks in this mode are started manually by clicking the ?Start? button. This feature is useful for live broadcasts.
  • Fixes in the Track Tool program
  • Some interface issues fixed



Changes for v4.5.6.859 - v4.6.0.895

  • Voice tracking, improved scheduler, FLAC broadcasting and more!



Changes for v4.5.5.849 - v4.5.6.856

  • Playlist Generator Pro has been updated; some issues with the Scheduler's work corrected. Minor bugs fixed.



Changes for v4.5.4.833 - v4.5.5.849

  • Track Tool improved; fixed tags reading/writing; numerous minor features and fixes.



Changes for v4.5.3.824 - v4.5.4.833

  • Changes:
  • the microphone can be used in the Mono mode
  • you can now set the duration for Line.In
  • a new option for tasks in the scheduler: "do not remove after playback "
  • the scheduler now allows you to launch programs
  • you can now set an arbitrary format for tracks in the playlist
  • a microphone amplifier
  • Greek localization



Changes for v4.5.2.814 - v4.5.3.824

  • Many fixes in Playlist Generator software; scheduler can be turned on/off at set times; allows to use different station info for every encoder.



Changes for v4.5.1.751 - v4.5.1.794

  • Fixed random program crashes
  • TrackTool vertical zoom now works correctly
  • Fixed slow starting of some mp3 files
  • Many other minor fixes



Changes for v4.5 Beta - v4.5.0.735

  • Changes:
  • Includes new Playlist Generator Pro software - advanced playlist generation tool
  • Allows use of microphone and linear input using ASIO or WASAPI API's, which minimizes latency; Microphone/Line.in settings are completely revised.
  • Broadcasting improved. Now RadioBOSS allows to use any number of encoders (instead of fixed up to 5 encoders in earlier versions); Possible to resample or change number of channels for broadcasting encoders
  • Changes in user interface
  • ASIO and DirectSound outputs: optimized CPU usage
  • added "Last played" section
  • added "Remaining in this hour" timer
  • removed track bar for changing track position. Now its function is included in the "On Air" display(right-click to change track position). "On Air" also shows intro duration and Fade Out position.
  • Music Library optimized and now works several times faster
  • New fields in the Broadcast area: AIM, IRC
  • New hot keys: F1-F8 for Explorer, Search, etc
  • Silence Detector now triggers only if playback was started before; and doesn't after playback was stopped
  • optimized CPU usage when using ASIO and/or DirectSound
  • Track List: when source is a folder, it's possible to read whole directory tree



Changes for v4.4.1.667 - v4.5 Beta

  • Allows use of microphone and linear input using ASIO or WASAPI API's, which minimizes latency.
  • Microphone/Line.in settings are completely revised.
  • Broadcasting improved. Now RadioBOSS allows to use any number of encoders (instead of fixed up to 5 encoders in earlier versions)



Changes for v4.4.0.657 - v4.4.0.662



Changes for v4.3.1.557 - v4.4.0.657

  • Changes:
  • Possibility to work with several playlists (in addition to Main, Temp). The program supports an unlimited number of playlists.
  • Possibility to save additional track parameters (genre, rating, language, crossfade parameters). To do that, launch the TrackTool program from the playlist or Music Library.
  • Added an integrated web browser.
  • Cart machine
  • Added a possibility to broadcast using a proxy server.
  • Added a possibility to use proxies for playing streams
  • Added a plug-in for MIDI playback
  • Cart machine
  • Improved AutoAmp AGC (Automatic Gain Control) feature



Changes for v4.4.0.622 Beta - v4.4.0.634 Beta

  • improved Music Library (new fields in the table, added toolbar)
  • many fixed and other minor improvements



Changes for v4.3.1.557 - v4.4.0.622 Beta

  • Major Changes:
  • Possibility to work with several playlists (in addition to Main, Temp). The program supports an unlimited number of playlists.
  • Possibility to save additional track parameters (genre, rating, language, crossfade parameters). To do that, launch the TrackTool program from the playlist or Music Library.
  • Added an integrated web browser.
  • Cart machine
  • Minor Changes:
  • Added a possibility to broadcast using a proxy server.
  • Added a possibility to use proxies for playing streams
  • Added a plug-in for MIDI playback



Changes for v4.3.0.541 - v4.3.1.557

  • Concurrent playback on several sound cards
  • Output through ASIO
  • Output through WASAPI (recommended for Win7/Vista and above)
  • Adjustable sampling rate during mixing
  • Improvements in the scheduler. You can now set the start date for a task and make it recurring – that is, make it start on specific days of the week or with certain periodicity. You can also schedule tasks for a specific minute of specific hours during a day.
  • Added a new option to the scheduler - “clear the Main playlist"- that enables you to completely clear the playlist when changing a block.
  • Added a possibility to launch a track from the playlist according to the schedule.
  • The task editing window now has a wizard that simplifies the addition of commands, Internet streams and so on.
  • Changed profiles for AAC/AAC+ broadcasting for improved sound quality with the same bitrate + fixed some AAC+ broadcasting bugs.
  • The time remaining till the start of scheduled tasks is now calculated with greater accuracy
  • Fixed a bug that caused the next track to be shown incorrectly in the Shuffle (random playback) mode
  • Fixed a bug that caused the program to work incorrectly on computers without a sound card



Changes for v4.1.8.500 - v4.3.0.537

  • Support of ASIO and WASAPI, lots of improvements in the scheduler and multiple bug fixes.



Changes for v4.1.5.490 - v4.1.7.496

  • updated the help file
  • improved the scheduler algorithm
  • the position of the video playback window is now saved
  • improved the "resume playback" function
  • fixed a bug in the getrandomplaylist command (sometimes the playlist did not start)
  • fixed a bug that caused the program to start twice when the “start automatically” option was enabled
  • fixed a bug in the connect/disconnect commands, automatic reconnection to the server now works correctly



Changes for v4.0.8.473 - v4.0.9.475

  • a feature for playing one track from a playlist or folder has been added (the Playlist->Add Track List menu command)
  • an error in the AutoAmp function has been fixed



Changes for v4.0.7.467 - v4.0.8.473

  • Changes:
  • Added connect/disconnect commands (for connecting to/disconnecting from a streaming server) to the scheduler. Now you can specify the number of the output you need to connect to/disconnect from by adding it as a parameter to a corresponding command (after a space). If no number is specified, the command affects all the servers.
  • Improvements in the operation of the "Hide the URL of the stream" option.
  • The “Next track" field can now show the nearest scheduled events.
  • Added a silence cropping threshold setting for files (set in dB).
  • Fixed a bug in the silence detector; CPU load decreased.



Changes for v4.0.5.457 - v4.0.7.467

  • Changes:
  • Bug fixed: the silence detector did not work correctly in the "no sound card" mode
  • Added a possibility to set the duration of playback for audio streams (the value is specified in minutes after a space, e.g. "http://stream/p.m3u 60")
  • Changes in the program architecture: improved stability and decreased CPU load
  • Added a possibility to disable visualization
  • Added a possibility to select a tracks database in the playlist generator



Changes for v4.0.2.441 - v4.0.3.449

  • Changes:
  • tag read/write added for FLAC, MPC, APE, TTA files.
  • removed tag support for WAV files
  • improved line in/MIC support
  • fixed scheduler errors: playlist generation and streams playback
  • fixed MMS streams playback error



Changes for v3.2.0.371 - v4.0.0.417

  • Application got split into versions: Express, Standard, and Advanced.
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7 Compatible.
  • Modified player’s interface.
  • Added resizing of interface units (versions Standard and Advanced).
  • Video playback (version Advanced).
  • Support for Unicode in file names, interface and tags (except ID3v1).
  • Player now shows which track is to be played next.
  • Added launching playlists over air.
  • Fixed error when generating playlists by schedule.
  • Added ‘Pause’ command to scheduler.
  • Information on ‘Stop’ and ‘Pause’ button clicks now gets recorded to the report.
  • Modifying broadcast settings no longer requires restarting the application.
  • Encoder priority when airing now matches the priority of the RadioBOSS application.



Changes for v3.0.1.354 - v3.1.0.359

  • scheduler: FADEOUT command is added (syntax: fadeout , e.g. fadeout 500) to smoothly stop the playlist playback
  • scheduler: drag-n-drop feature for tasks in the list, the opportunity to change column order
  • scheduler: the new "remove from the list in the specified time" feature is added
  • scheduler: now it is possible to tag the tasks for more convenience
  • new events are registered in the report file: playlist open, scheduler on and off
  • when listening a track in the secondary output it is now possible to set the volume over 100 units (additional intensification)
  • music base: the new feature is added to automatically tag the group of files using file name; bugs in the tag editor are fixed
  • fixed: hot keys for Shuffle and Repeat buttons worked even when they were inactive
  • fixed: sometimes the time of track start was counted incorrectly
  • fixed: the calculation of time before the start of a scheduler task



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