Is there a possibility to reproduce an hourly signal every hour?
How would it be done?
This is an absolute must in radio software. The workaround I've seen in other software is having a set of recordings corresponding to hours and minutes, besides some optional start and end tracks for every reproduction of the clock.So you would have:- An hours folder with 00.mp3, 01.mp3, 02.mp3 ... 23.mp3- A minutes folder with 00.mp3, 01.mp3, 03.mp3 ... 58.mp3, 59.mp3- A start.mp3 track that would say something like "In our radio the current time is..."- An end.mp3 track that would say ".... now keep enjoying our music."Then the software can set up any radio clock for any time it needs using those files, ex: For 2:03 p.m. would reproduce start.mp3 + hours/14.mp3 + minutes/03.mp3 + end.mp3.In some scenarios I've seen software pre-rendering the current time every minute, so is ready to play at any time, by mixing the start, hour, minute, and end track into one (current-time.mp3).This method is commonly used, so you can find these sets of hours/mins tracks online pre-recorded
I use a cron job on the host that runs every minute and produces a "/tmp/saytime.wav" using a TTS engine. The file can easily be mounted into the docker and you can always simply play it while being sure that it will announce the correct time (and message).
See https://github.com/savonet/liquidsoap/discussions/2493#discussioncomment-5171331 for a more detailed description & script example.
See "Time & Station ID Announcement (TOTH) in AzuraCast using Text-To-Speech" (https://blog.syvi.net/tech-snippets/time-und-station-id-announcement-toth-in-azuracast-using-text-to-speech) for a solution using TTS and just ONE FILE to be used in a playlist—anytime.
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