Originally posted by MegaRock
SAM has a scripting feature that runs 'PAL' scripts. These programs can randomly change the stream titles within the ID3 tagging in the stream yet at the same time can generate correct song titles to a seperate output. Since stream rippers all work on detecing the ID3 tag changes in the stream if you toy with that every 30 seconds it blows their ripping program useless. Yet at the same time the real title information is output elsewhere so listeners can still get correct information.
Works like a charm.
That's great. I considered SAM a couple of years ago. But at this point, I don't play commercial spots or do network feeds or anything that critical. I have a station ID/liner at the top of the hour and every quarter/half hour. That's about it. SAM might be more than I need.
Also, using Station Playlist Creator, I keep my music categories in simple folders. When I create the categories in SPLCreator, it reads the folders and I don't have to add tunes to the program itself, just to the folders. When I add new tunes, I just add them to the category folders, not to the program itself.
AND FINALLY, Winamp is my playout program. The SQRSOFT Crossfade works fine automatically with Winamp. I don't want to go back and add start and stop points to my 5000+ song files just for crossfading.
And FYI, the ripper dog never wrote back again!
Thanks for the explanation about the PAL script! Sounds good.