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Text To Speech Files

Change TTS file with event for a show.

There is a trick to do that.

What you need is the programs.

  • Advance-Bat-to-Exe
  • (In the download by 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: aB2Econv.exe, 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

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.