The Magic RDS is a GUI based control software for the PIRA32, P132 and P332 RDS encoder.
OS supported: Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10.

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MagicRDS_Setup.exe
(Version 3.7f, 900 kB)

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The software can run in demo mode without the RDS encoder connected.

Main features

  • RDS services supported: PI, PS, PTY, PTYN, TP, AF, TA, DI, M/S, PIN, ECC, LIC, RT, TDC, IH, ODA, CT, EON, RT+
  • Easy RDS settings wizard, including automatic PI calculation
  • Complete solution for your radiostation: RDS Scheduling, External text sources, Advanced "Now Playing" features, Presets, Task Scheduler, Configuration macros, Settings lock, Encoder Backup/Clone
  • Supports Ethernet connection (no virtual COM port needed)
  • Up to 16 dynamic external text sources
  • Powerful text processing tools
  • HTTP, FTP, HTTPS, RSS, Regular expression and UTF-8 support
  • External text source can control any RDS service (for example TA and PTY)
  • As a bonus, the application can send song artist and title to your web site!
  • Still active software - user requests are usually implemented in a short time
  • It's a freeware!

Installation

  1. Download and run the MagicRDS_Setup.exe.
  2. Follow the instructions from the Help, Quick Installation Guide and Technical manual.

Update from older version

  1. Close your current version.
  2. Download and run the MagicRDS_Setup.exe.
  3. Select the folder where the previous version is placed. Your settings will remain.

Song artist and title to your listeners

Information (e.g. ID3 tag) about the actual song playing in your broadcast automation system can be read into the application using several methods including reading from a file, getting from a HTTP server or reading from the application window title. The user can configure more independent text sources (song information, weather, actual news, commercials etc.) and select for each if receivers show them as Radiotext, Dynamic PS or both. See the Broadcast automation system linkage and Magic RDS Guide - How to... documents. We made a pile of work for this feature to work with almost any application playing sound files and providing some relevant text output. Nevertheless broadcast automation systems with RDS functionality support our RDS encoders directly.

The default language of the control software is English. The Magic RDS includes additional languages, which you can select from menu. For the TinyRDS you may download the language pack here.

Haven't found your language? Download the English language pack and translate it to your language. Send it back to us and we will add it shortly. Thanks for your help!

The RDS Spy allows analyzing the RDS data and adjusting all RDS services before final installation of the encoder. You don't need any special hardware, just a PC with a sound card. For the P132 RDS Encoder, there's a direct support included. Moreover the software allows PC controlled rebroadcasting of selected RDS content using the RDS Rebroadcast plugin.

Enter

The 57 kHz subcarrier generated by any RDS encoder can be processed directly by a sound card that supports 192 kHz sampling rate for recording. For other sound cards a simple half-wave rectifier can provide similar functionality and gives a way how to analyze the data from the RDS encoder.

The RDS Spy decoder has own page here.

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