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RadioBOSS keeps a log of tracks that have been played. Moreover, the program can save the title of a track which is currently being played to a file and upload this file to a specified FTP server. The program can also use HTTP request to submit parameters of a current track to a specified URL address. The parameters include artist, title, duration, genre, album and other information. It can also send notifications of various events, such as errors, to an e-mail address.




To set up log file settings, follow these steps:


1. On the top menu bar, select Settings > Options...


2. Click Reports.


By default, the reporting feature is enabled. You can set the program to include a track number into a report and change the folder to save reports.


You can set the program to save the title of a track which is being played to a file (nowplaying.txt) and upload it to an FTP server. Track name is saved to the file in the format specified in View – Title format.


RadioBOSS can convert characters for the nowplaying file based on the rules defined in the textconversion.txt file. The file must be placed in the settings folder (to open it, use the Settings->Open Settings Folder menu command), there is an example file named textconversion-example.txt with example rules.


Include Next Track info - if enabled, the nowplaying.txt file will contain the next track information as well.


Nowplaying file contents can created based on a template (select the Template option in the nowplaying file type). The template file is located in the settings folder (to open it, in the menu click Settings->Open Settings folder) in the Templates subfolder, nowplaying.txt.


The Save artwork turns on artwork export - for the current and next track. The artwork will be saved as a PNG or JPEG image (depending on the extension specified for the file name, i.e. "\artwork.jpg" will make it use JPEG format) and resized to be at most 400 pixels in size (the size can be changed in the Advanced Settings). If a track does not have artwork embedded, no cover art will be saved. If you want to specify cover art image for tracks with no artwork, press the Default Artwork button.


Copy to FTP - when enabled, RadioBOSS will upload nowplaying file and artworks to FTP server. To set up an FTP server connection parameters, press the FTP Settings... button.


Artworks of previous tracks - if this option is enabled, the artworks of played tracks will be saved. The file name must include the %N modifier - a numeric value will be substituted instead by the software. RadioBOSS will save up to 20 covers of played tracks (the sequence number of each next artwork is incremented by 1).


The program also allows using HTTP request to send current track information to a specific URL address. It can also send notifications of various events such as: server connect and disconnect, silence detector actions, errors.


Please see this page: Using notifications.


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