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Change TTS file with event for a show.

There is a trick to do that.

What you need is the programs.

  • Porteble Bat-to-Exe
  • (In the MENU in Applications)

First start with making a .txt file like your-show-name.txt (or more files with different names).

Save the file(s) in the folder c:\RadioDJ\Plugins\TTS-Templates\

Just copy the contents of the file NowPlaying.xml in the your-show-name.txt file (reaped this in more files with different names).

Edit the file(s) with a plain editor (notepad) so the announcements are according to your show.

Open the bat to exe program (name: Bat_To_Exe_Converter, if you can't find the start .exe of it).

In the screen put the line COPY /Y c:\RadioDJ\Plugins\TTS-Templates\show name.txt c:\RadioDJ\Plugins\TTS-Templates\NowPlaying.xml under @echo off
The /Y stands for don't ask conformation.

Change the show name.txt in the line to the name of the txt file you like to proses.
Click on file and use save as, and save the file in the TTS-Templates folder.

To make from the .bat file an .exe file, click on

In the screen click on Build EXE.

Save the .exe file with the same name!

In the screen you can read that the EXE file is made and saved.

Now there are three files in the folder with the same name and different extension.
c:\RadioDJ\Plugins\TTS-Templates\show name.exe
c:\RadioDJ\Plugins\TTS-Templates\show name.txt
c:\RadioDJ\Plugins\TTS-Templates\show name.bat

Event for the show.

Select run application.

In the explorer screen select the .exe file from the c:\RadioDJ\Plugins\TTS-Templates folder.

Click Add Action.

    So what is happening the file NowPlaying.xml will be overwritten with the .txt file but the name will stay NowPlaying.xml.
Last tips:

If you have events for show, add the action to it.

The best is that you also create a standard.txt file (and the .bat and .exe), when you run a normal rotation or playlist, you can start setting the NowPlaying.xml to it's original.

The TTS-Plugin will only use the NowPlaying.xml file.

It also can be used as a backup.

More options but not needed

News bed

Making a news bed.

If the news/weather/information is dry, without background music.

You can use a news bed.

Some points to think of.

  • What is the global duration of the news/weather/information.
  • Duration of the track to use as news bed, best 15 to 20 seconds more as the news track
  • Best a instrumental track as bed to use.

Making a bed file/track.

Import a track for the bed file.

Note the settings.

Category and track type!

Import the news/weather/information file.

Note the settings.

  • Category.
  • Subcategory.
  • Track type.
  • Selected as overlay file.

Setting the cue point where the news/weather/information has to start.

Select the bed track in the search screen right click on the file and select Edit CUE.

Click on the button

Select the flag next start, drag it to the start flag, the moment you start to drag, the button Next is activated.

Set the flag Next start on the point you think it's 10 seconds.

Click on save.

Now start over, select the track in the search screen, right click and select Edit CUE.

In the screen you see where the next start is set and the seconds.

If it's not the point you like, repeat the handeling.

Playing in a event.

Open the event screen (how to open see event).

  • Set the event name.
  • Set when (example = repeat bij day and hour)
  • Set the days and hours.

You can use the option Smart Timing (setting start the event when the playing track is ended.)

The action.

Select the main action Load track from playlist ----------------------------.

First track is the news/weather/information.

Click Add Action

Repeat, second track is the bed file (inpotant, must be last in the event screennews/weather/information).

Click Add Action

You have the option to repeat and set PLAY (start direct) in the event, to start the news/weather/information track.

Save the event.

See how to make a event for more information.

Make a bat file
lets Make a .bat file to use whit the bat to exe program

Your files For download:


Set your name to set a zip name for download your made bat file:

Set the filename to save to (filename.bat)

Set the copy file name with drive/foldername    as like drive letter:/content folder name/file.ext

Set the filename and folder to copy and save to   as like drive letter:/store-folder name/new name.ext

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