Anubis

Radio Player

 
 

 

Introduction

Anubis Player is designed as a single exe file with minimal DLL dependencies. In other words copy the 'Anubis Player.exe' file to your hard drive and run it. All required DLL's should already be available on your machine as part of the standard operating system. The MP3 codec you installed for Anubis Radio Recorder will be required if MP3 compression is to be used (strongly recommended).

Anubis Player system requirements

  • A Sound Card.
  • A Computer running a Windows variant.
  • Optional - CD ROM creation softwa - CD ROM creation software if you wish to cut CDs. Any software which supports 44 kHz 16 bit Stereo WAV files will work. If you use CDRWin, Anubis will generate a cue sheet file for you.
  • Optionalyer. Anubis will generate MP3 files for download.

Installation

  • Download the latest Windows Media Player and install to get the MP3 codec.
  • Run 'Anubis Player.exe' yRun 'Anubis Player.exe' you will be greeted with:

  • The Main application window is split into two frames with a splitter bar down the middle. The splitter bar can be moved with the mouse. The left hand pane is used to display the contents of the radio database. The right hand pane is used to display the current play list. is loaded usThe database is loaded using the File, Open Radio Database... dialog. Use this browse dialog to select the same directory configured in Anubis Radio Recorder. If you are using different machines you will need to do this via a network share. Anubis Player scans the specified directory reading all WAV files. For each WAV file it attempts to locate a corresponding ash (schedule) file. After opening the database you should see something similar to this:

  • The left hand pane displays the schedule for the selected file (20th March 2003 in this case). The top of the pane contains three tool bars. The dropdown list tool bar allow selection of a particular date. The second tool bar shows the currently playing program (none in this case). The third tool bar contains some useful control buttons, in order left to right they are play, pause, stop, previous program, rewind, fast forward, next program, previous day, file info, delete and next day.chedule pane Within the schedule pane the mouse is very important. Double clicking on a bold program title starts that program playing - it will turn dark green in the schedule pane. Using the right mouse button on a bold program title provides three options, Play, Find... and Add to Play List. Play has the same effect as double clicking. Find... allows searching across all available schedules for a particular item. Add to Play List moves the selected item into the right hand pane. Here we have added two play list items, 'Crossing Continents' and 'Little Black Dress':

  • There are three tool bars at the top of the play list frame. The drop down list tool bar is used to select the media type. The media type is used to break the play list up into chunks that will fit the selected media. Continuous (as shown above) does not attempt to break up the media. The second tool bar (shown to the right of the media type) is used to display the playing item (none in this case). The third tool bar contains some useful buttons, in order left to right they are, Delete, Play, Pause, Stop, Previous play list item, Rewind, Fast Forward, Next play list item, Cut CD and Create MP3 files.er operation should be intuitive to a user familiar with Windows applications. I will therefore concentrate on the more obscure aspects. The cut CD command will convert each play list item into a separate file in a directory specified in the View, Options... dialog. These track files can usually by dragged directly into your CD creation software. Anubis also creates a cue sheet file which can be loaded directly into CDRWin allowing a CD to be cut without further ado.
  • MP3 file creation works in a similar way to cutting a CD but the program title name is used as the file name and the file format is MP3. If the file name already exists, a number is appended to the beginning of the file name to make it unique.
  • Play lists may be saved and loaded but be aware that a play list contains only references to the original database WAV file. Once the WAV files are purged the play lists are useless.