TuneGenie requires WireReady version 10.501 or later. Follow the instructions below and email us at email@example.com when you have completed the set-up.
There is a "user ini" file in your WireReady software. In the user ini file, there is an [RDS] group. This group is responsible for configuring the playout within WireReady to send artist/title and/or other information out one or more ports/destinations when audio is playing from a machine.
For TuneGenie - WireReady is using what we they call URL mode. URL mode is a feature that can be enabled in addition to any other pad/metadata output you have enabled with your playout and won't interfere with it. So if you are using RDS to feed an RDS encoder, sending serial data to stream provider or outputting to Ibiquity HD, you can still enable this feature to also send data to TuneGenie. It is included in our base software, so long as you are using the later/latest version, which is free to any customer who has a 800 support/maintenance plan with WireReady.
Your RDS INI keys should already exist, you just have to change the values as such below. If you are running an old version of WireReady, you must update to a newer version. After updating, if you start once and then exit, you will see all of the necessary keys below in your INI file.
[RDS] Master Enable = Yes Categories = Music DefaultCategory = Misc (if an audio event doesn't have an assigned category in the music database, use this for its category) Url Enable = Yes Url Mode = TuneGenie Url Address = https:// <username> : <password> @https:// ws.tunegenie.com/ws/insert/ / (close the spaces) Url Source = 1 Url User Name = <username> (this will replace the <username> field in the Url Address above. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for these credentials) Url Password = <password> (this will replace the <password> field in the Url Address above. Please email email@example.com for these credentials) AffiliateID = <stationid> (please email firstname.lastname@example.org for these credentials)
Any other INI keys in the [RDS] group apply to serial port and file based and other format outputs, and may or may not be enabled or used depending on what other providers you are sending to. Don't forget to enable the automation deck being used for playout. if you use deck 1, then the ini line Enable1=yes must be set to yes. Likewise, if you play music from the ONAIR screen, be sure to enable that in it's respective group. All other settings/applications are described in the regular RDS documentation handout.
If you have need to do multiple URL triggers from the same machine for multiple providers or have special format and multiplexing needs, you may need WireReady's standalone PADdataReady application which can take a single RDS metadata stream from an onair machine and replicate and/or reformat it for multiple providers using UDP, TCP/IP, Ibuiqity HD, or RS-232/422 connections.
It is important to note- that the user can change the INI while their WireReady is running, but you have to EXIT the WireReady software before you save/overwrite the INI with the changes, and then you can restart the WireReady software. If you overwrite the INI file while WireReady is running, the program will ignore and revert the changes you made for security reasons.