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Control Software / Re: Radio Text Lag
« Last post by Jan on July 02, 2019, 07:27:35 pm »
Yes, exactly. You may verify the setting by entering SETFEAT and <Enter>. The returned value must contain odd digit at the end.

The SETFEAT command is supported in firmware version 2.1f or later.
Control Software / Re: Radio Text Lag
« Last post by on July 02, 2019, 06:21:41 pm »
Can you make sure I get this correct, SETFEAT=+0001 needs to be entered in the Command Console Window in the bar at the bottom. paste SETFEAT=+0001 and hit enter?
Control Software / Re: Radio Text Lag
« Last post by Jan on July 02, 2019, 05:45:35 pm »
The RDS encoder processes the new RT almost immediately. However, this is still not the time when the new RT can be showed on the car radio because there's a delay in transmission over the RDS. The RDS bandwidth is restricted by RDS standard, and it's very low compared to all current technology. You can effectively carry only several tens of bytes per second.

While dynamic PS works faster, the RT is not showed by the radio until it is completely received and verified (i.e. received several times).

A good new is that the P132 supports group sequence so you may assign more bandwidth to the RT, at the expense of other services. The P132 is also first RDS encoder which supports dynamic group sequence for the RT, so the RT rate is temporarily higher when the RT changes, to achieve the shortest time possible while still keeping bandwidth for other services.

The difference can be well illustrated on following examples:

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One RT group is sent after 2*4 PS groups. Typical RT delay is 30 seconds.

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Two RT groups are sent after 4 PS groups. The dynamic group sequence is enabled, so after the RT update, the RT rate is temporarily double. Typical RT delay is now 5 seconds.

To modify the Group sequence, click on RDS Encoder - Special - Group sequence.
A good result will be obtained if you keep the Default group sequence.

To enable the dynamic group sequence, click on Tools - Show command console and enter the command SETFEAT=+0001
Control Software / Radio Text Lag
« Last post by on July 02, 2019, 04:05:43 pm »
I'm using the Magic RDS at the studio with the Pira 132 located at the Transmitter site, hardware VPN connected TCP/IP. The magic RDS shows the Dynamic PS and RadioText changing at the start of each song but the Radiotext does not change on the car radios until mid to late portions of the song, the Dynamic PS changes at the start of each song. I have the automation writing a text file that is set up as external text source 1, In external text sources Radiotext 1 is enable,send on change check marked and source 1 selected.
Silence Detector / Re: Trigger two different batch files
« Last post by Jan on June 18, 2019, 09:49:03 pm »
Maybe the reason is that the silence detector does not wait for the batch file to terminate and continues immediately in processing other lines.

A solution may be to use the Delay option.

Anyway it seems to be a good idea for next version to change the execution mode especially for the *.bat files to wait until the batch terminates, or make this user selectable.
Silence Detector / Trigger two different batch files
« Last post by wnhnlpfm on June 18, 2019, 09:08:46 pm »
We have under Open/Play 1, File 1,  a 'restart' batch file to 1. Play a station ID and 2. Attempt to reconnect to the STL stream. This setup works, when I test it by temporarily disconnecting the network.

I tried moving the 'restart' batch file to the File 2 position on the Open/Play 1 tab, and inserting another batch file in File 1, to do a 10 second ping test and save the result to a text file, hoping to gather some diagnostic data.

Open/Play 1
File 1: C:\...\pingtest.bat
File 2: C:\...\

When I test this setup, the 'restart' batch file runs, but the ping test does not, or at least I don't see that it has written to the output text file. Would it be writing to some other directory than the one where the batch file is located?

The ping test batch file works fine when it is run from the command line.

What am I doing wrong?

thanks very much.....
Control Software / Re: Task Scheduler
« Last post by Gordon_Waters on June 15, 2019, 12:40:38 am »
Ok, Thanks I'll keep an eye on it.

Control Software / Re: Task Scheduler
« Last post by Jan on June 14, 2019, 10:00:37 am »
Settings are saved automatically unless you disable the Auto Save in Options - Preferences - General.

You may save the settings any time by File - Save Application Settings.
Control Software / Task Scheduler
« Last post by Gordon_Waters on June 14, 2019, 08:15:31 am »
Hi, I seem the lose all my task scheduler items if I close the magic rds program or if the pc rebootes. I have tried to Store them.

Any way to save these so I o not have to re enter them each time

PIRA75 FM Analyzer / Re: PIRA75 Firmware update
« Last post by Radiofreak1041 on June 13, 2019, 11:06:45 pm »
Hi Jan,
Thanks for answering so quickly!
That did the trick, thank you so much!
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