Setup your radio station (Part II) 1

Understand how it works Installing Rivendell If everything has been well prepared let’s see how to install Rivendell on your workstation. In Debian (Ubuntu and derivatives) you have two options. You can manually build everything by yourself or take advantages from Tryphon repositories. Here’s the instructions for both ways. Depending on the way you choose ...

Setup your radio station (Part I)

After having introduced you to Rivendell in my previous post I think it is now the right time to think about your networked radio station. What do I mean with that? Well.. I mean that sometimes you need to have different workstations talking to each others. They usually need to share or expose some resources ...

Welcome to the Jungle

  “A good engineer knows where the signal is located. Always.” Watching this pic, is funny to explain. That is a cabling made for a a week of broadcasting from EICMA exhibition in Milan made for Virgin Radio Italy. If I’d have to, I can recognize each individual cable and connect it to every individual signal of my mix today. ...

Rivendell: locally FreeDB look up 2

Here in the University campus internet traffic is strictly controlled, as it always should be. And you know what? Because of those policies some CD ripping applications can’t query freeDB or MusicBrainz databases, which is totally reasonable, but why some of them work smoothly? I spent some time searching and testing, while Wireshark was tracking everything ...

We use Rivendell, what else?

Setup a radio station is not an easy task. You can choose among a wide range of scenarios. We wanted to go professional but still staying open-source. The only answer was Rivendell. It’s been two years now since we moved to the open-side of broadcasting tools.  We expected it would have been easier, but in ...

A Study in Blue

First of all, guys, I’m sorry for the funny “Sherlock Holmes” quote in the title, but I wanted to tell you about a room which, for me, represents a place where great emotions and experiences were born. Since I was a kid, I learned that if you want something  you have to craft it with your ...

A Form to JSON converter – jQuery Plugin

Sending datas to your server script is a foundamental part of any user-submitted data form. The HTML <form/> tag itself has native support for this with its action attribute, but this may not always be enough for our specific needs. Here are the main limitations of the form native action: You may want to validate the form before submission ...

What is Poli.Radio?

Welcome everybody! Here we talk about radio. We talk about how to grow and produce our university webradio - Poli.Radio. We are students, or we used to be, but we’re still great radio lovers. We spend as much time as we can working on this project, facing new problems everyday, new ideas and looking for the ...