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Automatic Shutdown

Music 1 should not be left running. There is an automatic shut-down function in System Settings that should be enabled. If you are not working with it, close it out. Have our auto-shutdown enabled, as well.

The reasons for this are twofold. First, M1 makes a backup of your library database each day. If it is left running for many days and then find yourself in need of a restore back a day or two, there won’t be one and you’ll have to restore back to an even earlier time than you’d prefer. Second and most importantly, if Music 1 is not properly closed, it will ask for a re-activation code the next time you go to load it. The last thing M1 does when you close it is to set an internal flag saying “this is a licensed database.” If M1 is running and Windows does a re-start, it will not properly close M1 before it does, the internal flag won’t be set and you’ll be asked for re-activation the next time you start it. This can also happen if M1 is running and the computer loses power. Continue Reading

Scheduling Daily Voice Tracks and Rotators

Rotators are often used for generic voice tracks that play over and over, like Station ID’s. Rotators can also be used for jingles, bumpers and drops. Auto-numbered tracks are useful for Daily Voice tracks, those live-voicers that are recorded for one-time use; song intros, morning traffic announcements and such. Mostly this type of track is used for creating a live-sounding DJ shift using announcers often in far away places. Here’s how it works.  Continue Reading

Category – Rank Order Fix

M1 schedules the Categories in Rank Order, one after another. Selected categories can be set to schedule in the same pass order. If joined together, the categories will have the same Rank number. Here’s how to link and un-link Categories pass-order. Continue Reading

PlayoutONE – Adding Voice Track Markers

If you’ve got announcers recording “live” voice tracks daily, inserting them into the finished playlists, then you may want to have some ‘markers’ in the playlist showing the presenters where to do them. This is done in M1 with Log Notes.  The notes will then be seen on the P1 playlist.  When the announcer clicks… Continue Reading