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PlayoutONE – Disconnecting M1 To Work Remotely

This Post Applies Only to PlayoutONE and Sync-Harmony Automation Systems
Of all the automation systems that M1 works with, our tightest integration is with PlayoutONE and its sibling Sync-Harmony. Any change to a song card in M1 is immediately reflected in P1.  If a new song is imported into P1, it automatically imports onto a Song Card in M1.  In order to do this, the M1 and P1 databases need to be on the same computer or network. If the (station).m1 library file is moved to a different computer, when M1 is first started it will begin searching for the P1 data.  In a few seconds, a message will appear saying it is unable to locate the PlayoutONE database. You may then click the cancel button and M1 will not ask for it again.  The finished playlist files that are run and saved on the second computer are then moved to the folders on the automation system computer.

If your station is using the P1 or Sync-Harmony automation system, for more info about the ins and outs of this, contact Steve or Neil at the M1 offices in the US, or Dave at the PlayoutONE office in the UK.

 

Formatting Christmas with Music 1

Some stations go all in with loads of Holiday music during the season. Most of us add it lightly, sprinkling the songs of the season into the regular music mix. That can be done quite efficiently by cloning and editing format clocks, substitution the Christmas categories where desired. The Christmas clocks then need to be put into one or more Dayformats and it’s best to clone and edit those, as well.  This three minute video shows the basics. Continue Reading

Scheduling Two-For Tuesdays

Album Rock stations did it first, I think.  Double-shots, two in a row by each artist played all day on Tuesday.  Two-For Tuesdays the first guy called it.  Catchy name and it was a big success, a programming idea that was soon widely used in lots of formats.  Continue Reading

View Only and the .ML File

A View-Only copy of a Music 1 library file is created each time one works with Music 1 in Multi-User mode. The Multi-user function means the station’s .m1 library file is being kept somewhere OTHER than the c:\music 1 location where it is kept when all Music 1 work is conducted from just one computer.  Continue Reading