The thing that's always bugged me about a radio station is filling in when there's no actual show scheduled. I have a reasonably capable robot DJ but it needs a library.
I wonder if I can build something entirely from public domain music and split it by genre enough to program actual "shows" in blocks.
This really does feel like a good winter evening project, so maybe I'll give it a good run.
@mike I realize this is unlikely to meet your needs, but when I need endless music without human intervention I use random album play - ~1 hour hunks of music designed to go together, with a jump at the end of each.
@anne I had a little bit more "intelligence" in the scripts I used to use for the radio station I ran. I got really good results (assuming a broad enough library) with a search based on runtime, that decreased as it got deeper into the hour.
It would reliably finish a track with about 5 mins to go, and then look for something the exact right length +/- a few seconds. Retried if no match, so occasionally a few seconds of dead air for the search but not noticable.
I was proud of that setup!
*puts his entire mp3 collection on a thumbdrive* road trip!
> wait, who the hell is "Midori" - *listens* oh my god
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