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 on: June 11, 2022, 05:45:26 pm 
Started by DJ_Zath - Last post by socialdancer

Apparently, there is a Facebook equivalent of this forum, which is frequented oftener by the developers than here. I wouldn't know, because, as a professional person on several levels, I don't "do" social media.   

I don't do social media either, but I did peek through the curtains at the FB page.  It appears to have been comandeered by two people, an admin and a mod, who decided that as things had gone quiet they would flood the page with postings of music videos from Youtube.  They then changed the rules to make that OK and now threaten to ban anyone who objects!  ohmy

Hooray for this forum!  thumbsup

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 on: April 12, 2022, 01:23:53 pm 
Started by DJ_Zath - Last post by Lane
Iíll chime in to say we donít require new hosting, and automated backups run to keep all the content here safe. Weíre good.

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 on: April 12, 2022, 10:59:06 am 
Started by DJ_Zath - Last post by OxDJ_Dave
I've only just re-found this forum after years of not using it, and it's already given me more value than ever.

I've used OTS as my main playout for DJing both live and small-scale radio since first downloading a copy in 1997 - what a year that was!

Kev - If you are looking to host it, then great.  If not, I have a fair amount of resources available on my web server too and would happily carry the site for a couple of years.  I'd even try to help upgrade the forum version as I used to run a myPHPBB site as well.  SMF isn't all that different in terms of how it works.

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 on: March 22, 2022, 04:54:59 pm 
Started by renovicini - Last post by milky
As Lane suggested, Ots has never really been radio friendly.

It's original name was OtsJuke and was supposed to have replaced the jukebox, then it morphed to OtsAVDJ, OtsAVRD and OtsAVTV when we thought that there may be some tailoring to each particular stream, and addressing their specific needs. Sure, we got S&L which went part of the way towards scheduling sound hours, and logging the details for subsequent APRA reporting, but it was only a token gesture towards the many radio/TV specific needs - jingle inserts to name just one.

That is not to say it can't be used for a local Community Station. I'm sure there are many who use it that way, but, in many cases, that is just like plugging your home system into a transmitter or streaming service and playing your favourite tunes - many long streets away from what is needed for a REAL radio station environment.

I own a terrestrial radio station in Australia, and the thought of using Ots for the playout software never crossed my mind, but, for my home music room, it works just fine.

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 on: March 22, 2022, 02:31:27 pm 
Started by renovicini - Last post by renovicini
i agree. it works perfectly. but missing so many features. radio playout software has advanced and we are missing out.

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 on: March 20, 2022, 01:44:50 am 
Started by renovicini - Last post by Jigger
Like Milky I find Ots still suitable for my needs.

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 on: March 19, 2022, 09:23:50 pm 
Started by renovicini - Last post by Lane
I use a Mac program, Radiologik DJ and Scheduler. I made that decision around 2009 when it had some crucial features I needed in order to get on the air as a one man station. I actually begged the developer to work out something similar to what Ots does to analyze song intro and outro to automatically create the transitions between songs. He did it, and that sold me.

That said, for certain folks, Ots is perfectly suitable and is still best in class on some areas. I still envy how you can slow down a song so much maintaining pitch. They do that extremely well.

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 on: March 19, 2022, 07:02:35 pm 
Started by renovicini - Last post by milky
I'm not sure that the project is dead, but the updates are certainly scarce.

I still use Ots as it is. It is perfectly functional, and does all the things I need it to.

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 on: March 19, 2022, 04:30:47 pm 
Started by renovicini - Last post by renovicini
Since this project is dead, I think I can pose this question.
What are you using now for radio playout?

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 on: March 05, 2022, 04:57:12 am 
Started by DJ_Zath - Last post by milky
I agree. However, it comes down to the degree of usefulness this forum is, versus the effort and cost to keep it going.

Apparently, there is a Facebook equivalent of this forum, which is frequented oftener by the developers than here. I wouldn't know, because, as a professional person on several levels, I don't "do" social media.   

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