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Welcome to the Rivendell Wiki dedicated to Rivendell
Here you'll find the collected wisdom of our contributors who are involved in broadcasting facilities of all shapes and sizes. Please feel free to contribute from your experience as well.
What is Rivendell?
Rivendell is a full-featured radio automation system targeted for use in professional broadcast environments. It is available under the GNU General Public License. See the Rivendell Project for a more detailed description.
Where is the old Wiki?
You can find an archived copy of the old Wiki on the archive.org website here.
- 1 Evaluating Rivendell
- 2 Installation
- 3 Hardware
- 4 Getting Help
- 5 Planning
- 6 Rivendell Setup & Configuration
- 7 Documentation
- 8 Other Useful Resources
- 9 Commercial Rivendell Support
- 10 Hacks
- 11 Coding Rivendell
- 12 Rivendell Project History
If you are new to Rivendell, you might want to start here:
A Rivendell Broadcast Appliance CD based on the CentOS operating system (64 bit only) can be downloaded from here. This contains Rivendell version 2 and it can be updated on line to the latest version of Rivendell once installed. Rivendell can also be installed using an installation script. Instructions for this can be found here.
- Installing Rivendell - How to install Rivendell on various Linux distributions.
- Hardware Compatibility Lists - What Soundcards, Switchers and Touchscreen Monitors work with Rivendell?
- Computers for Rivendell - What machines are people using to run Rivendell?
- The mailing lists - Probably the most active area for help and discussion on Rivendell.
- IRC - There is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel setup that various people frequent for helping others with Rivendell. Try this if you need interactive help or troubleshooting.
- Glossary - A glossary of terms you may want to be familiar with in the context of Rivendell.
- Facebook - Request to join if you are a facebook user
- Planning your installation - A list of things you should consider before installing Rivendell.
Rivendell Setup & Configuration
Instructions and help with the setup and configuration of Rivendell can be found here
This section contains User Guides that can be used by end users. Information for system administrators should be placed in other areas of the wiki.
- Rivendell Operations Guide
- How to Schedule Music - on The-Brett-Blog - Excellent Work with Screen Shots!
- Managing Scheduler Rules
- Log Creation and Music Scheduling
- Creating logs from the command line
- Log Transitions
- How to setup a rotation of fill in logs that can be loaded via a macro
- What to use the Aux1 and Aux2 logs for?
- How to use wildcards in the logname, using the RML command LL
- Importing External Logs into Rivendell - Also see Importing External logs into Rivendell - Music and Traffic
- Delayed playback
- Using rdimport to import mp3 files - Also works for wav files.
- Generating Reports
- Recording airchecks with gpi from microphone switch
- How to do network breaks with multiple Rivendell machines
- How do I make Rivendell play Audio from the "Line In" of the Sound Card on the air?
- How to play time tone pips and fade the currently playing audio
- How to handle Daylight Savings Time/Summer Time changes in Rivendell
- How to delete old voice track carts from RDLibrary
- RDCatch - How to setup downloads and dayparting for prerecorded daily programs
- RDCatch - How to manually run missed events
System Administrator Guides
This secton should not contain information for end users or details of how to setup, configure or troubleshoot Rivendell.
- Understanding users in Rivendell - Describes various types of users, including Linux, Rivendell and Mysql users.
- Migrating audio and database entries from one Rivendell system to another
- Auto-Recovery After a Power Failure
- Remote Administration with VNC
- Rivendell daemons
- Problems backing up or restoring the Rivendell Database
- Rivendell Reference Manual
- Rivendell Operations Guide
- Rivendell Operations Guide is now available on-line.
- Rivendell Technical and Administration Guide - Only exists in skeleton form.
- Rivendell Documentation installed when Rivendell is installed
- Rivendell Application Notes
- Rivendell Design Documentation
- Preparing Translations
- Rivendell News File
- Rivendell Database Schema Versions
- Standard Rivendell documentation that should be installed in doc/rivendell
- RDGpiMon - How to monitor GPI events.
- RML MB command - How to use the Rivendell Macro Language (RML) Message Box (MB) Display
- Rivendell Loadable Module SDK - For Sending Now & Next Data to external systems
- Dropboxes - How to use dropboxes to send and receive audio.
- Podcasting crash course
Other Useful Resources
- Wishlist - Feature Requests - TODO
- Change Summary - a list of recent Rivendell changes
- Realtime kernel info
- ALSA resources
- JACK resources
- Low latency audio information
- Linux kernel page cache
- A Simple php Traffic Scheduler
- Windows and Linux interoperability
- Audio logging tool, rotter
- Sample icons
- Rivendell Wiki in Portuguese
- Hardware hacks
- Howto - Shiny buttons
Other Treasures that can be found in the rivendellaudio.org/ftpdocs site
- AMB-OS interface software
- Audio Science Drivers
- Call Commander Call Screener System - a Qt-based program for managing live radio talk programs.
- EloCal is a utility for calibrating touchmonitors made by ELO Touchsystems using 'IntelliTouc' 2500S and 2500U controllers.
- GPIO Drivers (These only work for 2.X version linux Kernels)
- LAB - stand-alone system for the automated, unattended recording and playback of audio
- libtelos2101 - A small library for communicating with various broadcast telephone systems manufactured by Telos Systems.
Commercial Rivendell Support
- Code documentation
- Development direction of Rivendell
- Compiling Rivendell Components in Windows
- Changing the version number for RPMs
- WAVE file and meta data info
Rivendell Project History
Rivendell was created by Salem Radio Laboratories, a division of Salem Communications, a national network of Christian radio stations and program services. The main developer is now at Paravel Systems.