Author Topic: How do I switch off internal mp3 player?  (Read 3970 times)

Vintage Radio

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How do I switch off internal mp3 player?
« on: October 27, 2011, 10:05:40 am »
At Vintage Radio (a community broadcast station run by unpaid volunteers) in the UK we have been using the Silence Detector for 18m to email us when our internet feed goes down. We are just about to start broadcasting on a VHF FM frequency from the 5th November 2011 for a month under a special UK restricted service licence and have set the silence detector up via some relays controlled via the detection software and the serial port so that it will switch the transmitter audio feed to a backup audio file that is played by the Silence Detector built in player. This all works very well but when the Silence Detector software reverts back to playing the normal audio feed  we have found that the player in Silence Detector  continues playing, even though not feeding the transmitter, rather than stopping ready for the next desk feed outage. So, my question is, how do I stop the built in mp3 player playing the backup audio file when the silence detector detects a valid audio feed again? There seems to be no mechanism to do so or are we missing something very obvious?

Jan

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Re: How do I switch off internal mp3 player?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2011, 02:54:01 pm »
The Stop feature has been added in actual version. It is placed on bottom of the first card in the Setup. Please report any problems if occur. There's an external DLL used for the mp3 player and I'm still not 100% sure about stability of entire solution  ;)

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Re: How do I switch off internal mp3 player?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011, 04:49:36 pm »
Have now installed the modified version and tested it today and now works very well. Can't vouch for its long term  stability yet. The new  'g' version with the internal mp3 player 'kill switch' has been running without a problem without the mp3 player enabled since the 29th Oct. I tested the detector today with the mp3 player and it seems to work well and seems stable. We will be use#ing it in anger fom the 5th Nov. when we go back on VHF (as well as the internet) We use it on Intel Atom PC running Win XP this also supports BUTT and Icecast for our sound desk encoder. Not too happy about having the Sil. Det.  function in same package but not enough money to buy a seperate system. Well done, an excellent and stable software package. Thanks for a prompt response to our query and problem..