February 21, 2007

Announce: Campcaster 1.2.0 "Kotor" Release

Paul Baranowski writes "Announce: Release of Campcaster 1.2.0 "Kotor" Campware is pleased to release version 1.2 "Kotor" of its Campcaster radio broadcasting application. It is available for download here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group _id=136949

Ubuntu-specific installation instructions:
http://code.campware.org/projects/campcaster/wiki/ CheatSheet

If you are already running Campcaster on a multi-computer setup, please make
sure to read this before upgrading: http://tinyurl.com/25z3cw

*** WHAT IS CAMPCASTER? ***
Home page: http://www.campware.org/en/camp/campcaster_news/
Campcaster is an open source radio management application for use by both small
and large radio stations (yes, real radio stations, not internet radio) to
schedule radio shows. It provides both live studio broadcast capabilities via a
desktop application called Campcaster Studio as well as remote automation via
the Campcaster Web interface. Campcaster has networking components that make it
easy for affliated stations to share their content with each other, either via
the Internet or by exporting content to removable media for ground transport.
This latter method is necessary in places where there may be little or no
Internet connectivity. Campcaster is extendible via its XMLRPC interface which
allows other programs to interface with the audio storage and scheduler.
Campcaster runs only on Linux.

See who is using Campcaster here:
http://www.campware.org/en/camp/campcaster_news/70 4/

*** WHAT'S NEW IN CAMPCASTER 1.2 ***
It has been only 2 short months since the 1.1.0 release, but there are plenty of
improvements to be happy about:

1) Radio Data System(RDS) support added: RDS messages are displayed on radio
        receivers which display the name of the station and the name of the song
        that is currently being played. You will need RDS hardware in your radio
        station to take advantage of this feature.
2) Sneaker-net support: you can now easily make a copy of your audio content to
        removable media in order to physically transport it to its destination or
        simply keep it as a backup. This is useful when you have a large amount of
        data to share with affliate stations or when you have little or no Internet
        connectivity.
3) The Live Mode audio player has been improved so that reshuffling your
        playlists around is less likely to create any pause before playing them.
4) Importing of audio has been seriously improved:
        * Importing via the command line is now faster and has the option to "link"
            to your audio files. The previous version of Campcaster required making a
            copy of each file you imported, which resulted in doubling the disk space
            needed to store your files.
        * Duplicate audio files are now detected and not imported.
        * Importing via the command line and the Web now reads the "comments" and
            "genre" audio tags properly.
5) Campcaster Web search is now faster and the results show the album name and
        track number.
6) Campcaster Web "Help" menu has been expanded with a link to the online manual
        and the Campcaster homepage.

Of course a number of bugs were fixed as well, for the full details see:
http://code.campware.org/projects/campcaster/query ?milestone=1.2.0-Kotor

Are you using Campcaster? If so, please let us know by dropping us an email at:
contact@campware.org. We will feature you on our "Who's Using Campcaster" page
(http://www.campware.org/en/camp/campcaster_news/7 04/).

Lots of helpful information about setting up and using Campcaster can be found
here: http://code.campware.org/projects/campcaster/wiki

Press contact: Doug Arellanes at contact@campware.org

Campcaster is brought to you by Campware, an initiative of the Media
Development Loan Fund, Inc. MDLF is a New York-registered 501(c)3
public charity providing support to independent news media in emerging
democracies. Campware is dedicated to develop, distribute, support and
implement useful tools for independent news media in emerging
democracies. All Campware software is released as open source and under
the GNU General Public License."

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