BoomBox AutoDJ Update

The next phase for the changeover from the old ShoutCast AutoDJ to Liquidsoap has been released. Customers are encouraged to check and/or adjust their DJ and Playlist priority settings.

What’s Changed?

Liquidsoap uses a concept called clocks and in order to achieve a seamless changeover, we needed to adjust some database settings. Primarily the priority setting which works fundamentally different in Liquidsoap. A translator has been built which converts settings, but some DJ and Playlists may not fully translate. Therefore customers are encouraged to chack their priority settings and make adjustments as necessary.

How many more conversion phases are planned?

Currently just 2 more. All but two systems have been converted over to CentOS 7 which is required for Liquidsoap and are planned to be completed within the next two weeks. DJ and Playlist settings are already being saved simultaneously for the old ShoutCast transcoder and Liquidsoap. However, more behind the scenes testing and conversion is required before a final release.

BoomBox Updated to 2.3.21

BoomBox Updated to 2.3.21

In this update we re-worked the server and auto-dj configuration pages, added monitoring and auto-restart capabilities and performed an overall code cleanup to speed browser loading and UI response.

Details:

  • Rebuilt, minified and moved to CDN the UI scripts for the server and auto-dj configuration pages to facilitate better browser performance.
  • Added monitor feature which allows user to enable or disable the periodic checking of services and restarting them in the event of crash or server restart. This addresses the issue some customers were having with disabling the auto start of the auto-dj and the issue some were having restarting their auto-dj due to the inability to access the BoomBox frontend.
  • Added Auto-Restart feature which enables users to auto restart services on configuration changes. Currently only applied to the services configuration page. DJ and Playlist configure pages pending the next release. This addresses the issue of users forgetting to restart services after a configuration change and the frustration that occurs.
  • Revised the paging listing in the User Music Library (UML) and Global Music Library (GML) has been 25, 50, 100, 250 and 500

Important All customers should login to BoomBox and make requisite changes to their configuration.

Up to this point it was impossible for us to infer which customer was using the auto-dj feature or not, so monitoring of the auto-dj service has been enabled for all customers in the system. The monitoring system will automatically check and start the service if it is offline. If this is not the desired affect, login to BoomBox and disable the Monitor option in the Auto-DJ section of the services page.