I run an all-music online station where half the programmers use Libre Time to upload individual tracks and half either broadcast live or upload 1 or 2-hour long mp3 archives. I’ve devised a system outside of Libre Time for updating title and artist for the long-form shows. I ask the show producer to get me a .csv that has artist / title / start-time-of-track (assuming show begins at 0:00:00 - h:mm:ss). Then I upload the .csv to a server and crontab it to run through a php script that loops through the csv contents, updating title and artist to Icecast and then sleeping the appropriate number of seconds between tracks.
What I would like to do is add another option to the calendar in Libre Time for when a time slot is clicked on. Under “Schedule Tracks” have “Schedule Metadata”. A form would come up allowing the user to upload a .csv and / or fill out a form with artist / title / start-time. Then when the show runs, a process would pick up the show’s metadata and update the server at the designated time stamps. Also, it would write this information into the playout history.
If it would make more sense (or be easier) to attach the metadata to the file object or to a playlist, then we could do it that way.
It’s a huge undertaking, no matter how it’s accomplished. Let me know what you think. I’ve programmed in php for over 15 years, so I can begin development of this feature. I’m eager to hear what the rest of you have to say about this. Thanks.