Music 1 Update Details

Updates apply primarily to the Professional Edition and to the Traffecta traffic/billing module within it. Music 1 SE is built same source code, so we build and post a new SE each time the pro version is updated in order to keep the revision numbers in sync for the two. Since SE does not have the advanced functions of Pro few updates are necessary or important for SE users. We do advise all to not get too far behind in the version/revision number you currently are using. Open M1’s ‘about’ menu to see it.

To download the latest update, open the Upgrade link above and select the version you need.

Revision 588 – Release 6.12.18
–The SoundExchange report that is hard-wired into M1 was including some non-music units in the report that shouldn’t be there. It caused one station’s report to be rejected.  Now repaired.

Revision 586 – Release 6.4.18
–When one single hour (or a few of them) in a finished schedule need to be redone, this update preserves the Log Notes that may have been manually added to all of the other hours. It also preserves the spots (and manual editing fo them) that have been already scheduled (by Traffecta) in the other hours.
–The SE version was not remembering the chosen “types” for import from P1.

Revision 566 – Release 2.9.18
–We’ve made some updates for stations using the PlayoutONE automation system who want to do their scheduling from a laptop or other computer that isn’t connected directly to the PlayoutONE .  Now, when the station library.m1 file is opened on the laptop, it won’t continue to call for the P1 database during a work session. And, song cards can be manually added whereas in normal ‘connected’ use, all Song Cards are created by P1 and automatically imported into M1.
–Harmony automation/playout system added to the list.  This is a customized version of PlayoutONE created with and for the digital distribution, ad insertion technology company.

Revision 556 – Release 12.17.17
–It’s about 10 times faster when starting a schedule or opening the editor for a track. Talking fractions of seconds here, if your library is small, you may not notice; but it’s quicker.
–There was a fix for an infrequent crash that happened during schedule on a very large database. We’re talking 30,000+ tracks there.
–And this one is important for stations using PlayoutONE. The function that automatically imports/updates/deletes tracks in response to changes in P1 has been changed to process track deletion before track additions or updates. This reduces the likelihood of a track addition not being imported because P1 produced a UID for a new track that is the same UID as was assigned to a track that had been deleted. What had happened to a few stations was this: As P1’er’s know, M1 is to be directly connected to it, the two databases share information back and forth. But recently the M1 database was copied to a laptop where the PD worked on it over the weekend. In the meantime, back at the station on the P1 machine, some tracks were deleted freeing up their UIDs. New tracks were then imported and were assigned some of those UIDs. When the M1 database was re-connected to P1, it wouldn’t import the new tracks…because M1 already already had those UIDs. It wouldn’t see those tracks as ‘new’. What happens now, when the M1 database is reconnected to P1, it first will check for P1 track deletions before it imports. That should clear it up.

Revision 554 – Release 12.5.17
–SoundExchange’s new emphasis is on reports that include Total Performances, something only the stream host is capable of monitoring and tabulating. CentovaCast does that and can provide an as-played log file that includes the total performances and the ISRC, but they apparently can’t deliver a SoundExchange-compliant royalty report. So, what we’ve done is built into M1 a function that will read that CentovaCast report, merge it with our data and then deliver our regular report but now including the ISRC.
–Several updates and minor bug fixes in Traffecta. A station asked to have a requirement that every spot break have at least one unit in it. Now, if a break is not filled with a regular paid spot, Traffecta can be directed to put in one unit from a filler category.

Revision 550 – Release 11.28.17
–M1 now delivers song ISRC data to PlayoutONE
–A few glitch fixes for the P1 interface and within Traffecta

Revision 540 – Release 11.5.17
-Daylight Saving Time function added to SE
-Several updates to Traffecta functions.

Revision 531 – Release 10.3.17
–some recent work in database structure had m1 loading much more slowly than it previously had. this was particularly noticeable with libraries over 4-5000 songs. we put a little more grease into it now.
–there’s now a specific action built in to handle the bi-annual DST jumps and dumps of an hour for the PlayoutONE system.
–a glitch was detected and repaired that would result in the read-only backup file not being deleted at the end of a scheduling session as it should have been.
–Traffecta now allows ‘bonus spots’ to be added to the original order; no need to enter a second order to get bonus adverts scheduled.

Revision 526 – Release 9.20.17
-An odd and nagging bug has been found and fixed with this one. When working in multi-user mode, sometimes the ViewOnly file with the extension of .ML would remain in the database folder after a session instead of being deleted as it should. This will no longer happen with version 526 and later.

Revision 515 – Release 7.16.17
-there’ve been several recent updates related to the M1/PlayoutONE interface and connections in recent weeks and something went south for several days until the culprit was found and repaired. all is in good standing once again. anyone using P1 for playout should also update to their latest version; and that should be done before upgrading to this m1.  the now-fixed but affected only the PlayoutONE interface and no others.

Revision 509 – Release 7.6.17
-added custom playlist output for TuneTracker playout system.
-additional tweaks for the Traffecta/PlayoutONE break-matching commands. P1 can expand or compress the runtime of breaks; like if a network break is set for :60 seconds, but the scheduled advert content runs only :58 seconds, then P1 will stretch it to :60.  This could potentially create a problem with other stations in the network where M1 is directed to “match” the break content for the local broadcast because it references the “scheduled” length (:58),  With this update, M1 has wiggle-room that will allow the local station’s schedule to fill with proper matching content that does not have to be exactly, precise to the millisecond, thus can schedule without being stifled by slight differences in content length; the ‘network’ content length and the ‘local’ station break content length.

Revision 497 – Release 5.31.17
-M1 now updates instantly from P1; make changes to song cards there and the changes are immediately reflected in M1; such as Title or Artist name corrections and new additions to the P1 database.
-New Traffecta functions for spot break balancing for P1 network stations. PlayoutONE can stretch or compress the total length of advert break content so it matches the content of other stations’ breaks in the network.
-Repaired a glitch that sometimes caused an Artist to also be registered as a Product

Revision 485 – Release 4.19.17
-New code added to the Traffecta auto-fill function. In previous versions, Traffecta was set to auto-fill with the least-number of spots. So, if a local break needed to fill 30 seconds, it would be filled with one :30 rather than two :15’s. This lead to the underplay of the :10 and :15 second adverts that would also be available for fill. The new code has Traffecta looking to select the “most rested” of the spots in the fill pool.

Revision 472 – Release 3.1.17
-Update to the reconcile function when M1 is paired with PlayoutONE.

Revision 471 – Release 2.27.17
-Traffecta Fix: Product separation within a break wasn’t working correctly; two adverts with the same Product  (like:  auto sales, hardware, insurance, etc.) were being prevented from scheduling in the same break, even if the user had OK’d two of the type in a break provided they were separated by an item of another type.
-Traffecta Fix: A fix in printed reports, receivables and statements. A second line of an item was being repeat-printed as a second line of other items in the report.

Revision 446 – Release 1.23.17
-updated the Import-From-PlayoutONE function to enable user to prevent M1 from importing certain types of audio file records. best example:  daily voice tracks that are added to P1. Those go into the PlayoutONE database but there is no need for them to be imported into M1 as they are one-use and will not air again. you may now custom-name/define other ”types’ in P1 and then tell M1 to not import them.

Revision 457 – Release 1.13.16
-there have been a few Traffecta updates and tweeks. best to update now if you use our traffic/billing module.
-PlayoutONE automation system has now moved to the sql platform.  a new Automation format output for it was added.  there are now two automation formats for P1, one for the Access platform that has been in place since it’s launch and the new one for the robust SQL version.

Revision 446 – Release 11.30.16
-added reconcile function for the Zenon automation/playout system.
-updated the playlist file M1 creates for the Myriad automation/playout system.
-extended Track Plays report to non-music items. You can now select an individual track and get a text file listing of the date + play time for a date-range of your choosing.

Revision 427 – Release 10.4.16
-a minor modification to M1’s log file for the Myriad automation system. formerly, M1 allowed Myriad to auto-detect audio types. now, in the first column of the Myriad log file, M1 puts an S for Song, L for non-music units and A for Adverts.

Revision 425 – Release 9.15.16
-expanded and updated the NPR SoundExchange report function.

Revision 412 – Release 7.13.16
-Traffecta sales projection reporting has been updated.
-Traffecta receivables is now improved for future predictions.

Revision 389 – Released 1.30.16
-Update Cart function added to the P1 format within M1, making it easier to import scheduling data from another music scheduler into M1, keeping all of the song categories and song characteristics and then merging the P1 UID numbers onto the song cards in M1.
-correction for the reconcile function for iMediaTouch users.
-improved reliability for multi-user mode
-added a quick function to replace either the File data with the Cart field data, or vice/versa
-added function to mass change the drive\path in the Cart and File fields

Revision 361 – Released 7.6.15
–added to Traffecta, a function to print ad copy, a copy-sheet for live announcer reads and to have these copy sheets print on individual pages at the time the daily log/schedule is printed.  To enable this, go to the Log Formats screen and select the option in the Style set up to Print Copy Sheet.

Revision 352 – Release 5.20.15
-added a system-specific playlist output for mAirList playout system.