Brand New Web Server

red-logo-white-smallFor over a month and a few days, we have been working on setting up a brand new web server for our website.

As many of you knew, our old host kept crashing with our website when we hit so many visitors and at times, it was quite slow, we may of fixed this issue by moving to a bigger server which may be able to handle what we need a bit better, all with a lot more control over our web server.

studio-pic37Big thanks has to go to Scootz for helping set all this stuff up, who is now our very own web admin for the station.

We still have lots more work to do on the back end of the server, so you will not see many of the back end improvements, but you should now be able to experience a much better site when visiting one of our shows.

iphone-stream-lock-hqIf you have any issues and you will like to address them with us, please contact us by our Twitter or Facebook pages as at the current time, our contact pages do not work.

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Episode Re Uploads

red-logo-white-smallDue to YouTube removing a bunch of episodes of our shows from its site, I have spent many hours re uploading those that didn’t work, the re uploads can be found on our YouTube channel and they should work for the majority of countries.

The re uploads include the following episodes:

There are many more episodes that need uploading, I will be sorting this within the next few weeks, so all our YouTube videos work for the majority of our listeners.

For more information as to why we have to remove tracks from our shows, read this blog post for more information: 

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Why we remove songs from uploaded episodes to YouTube

red-logo-white-smallThis blog post explains why we remove songs from episodes we upload to YouTube.

The answer is quite simple, the copyright owners of the songs that were removed, are not permitting us to upload these tracks to our YouTube account, copyright owners/record labels, have the right to decide what happens if someone uses their content in videos on YouTube, if we upload something that the copyright holder does not let us upload, the video will be blocked worldwide, or the audio in the video will be muted.

pic5So we then have to remove songs manually, we do this in order for our videos to be shown as far and wide as possible, we want everyone to enjoy our videos, anywhere in the world on YouTube, we also use our YouTube videos on our website, for people to watch episodes of our shows they may of missed.

You know if a song has been removed when a title comes on the video, which says something along the lines of, “Last song removed due to copyright” this may also be why it takes so long for episodes to appear on our website, because we have to go through the entire re edit, re recompression and re upload of these videos.

We hope this blog post answers your question on why we remove songs from our YouTube videos.

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Website Downtime for New Site Launch

red-logo-white-smallThis blog post is to let our listeners know that our website will be down from Friday afternoon until launch, to prepare for our new website launch on Saturday 9th April at 15:30.

During the downtime, you won’t be able to access archive show information, our website search engine, Now Playing page, or our main Live page.

pic081However, you will still be able to listen at our temporary web page which we have set up, link below, from there you can still use our Live chat and listen to our feed, our HD option at this time is not available until full site launch.

You can still watch old archive shows on our YouTube channel, situated at http://youtube.com/rcdradio

Here is what to look forward to on our launch day.

(All times are UK Time (GMT +01:00))

15:30 – New Website Launches
16:00 – RCD Radio’s Brand New Website Launch 2016 (Music Request Show)
18:00 – DJ Lozo’s Mixes – Episode 23
19:00 – Rock Night With DJ Luemas155 – Episode 5

We hope you can all make it, if not to all of our shows, then at least 1 or some of something, we would love it if you stopped by to say Hi to us.

Thank you, please keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on our upcoming website launch.

Temporary Live Page where you can still listen: http://temp.rcdradio.com (This URL will be removed once the new website is up and running)
Twitter: http://twitter.com/rcdradio
Facebook: http://facebook.com/rcdradio

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Server Maintenance Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month

AS OF 14/03/2018 THIS POST IS NOW OUTDATED, SEE THE LATEST POST AT https://rcdradio.com/servermaintenance/

red-logo-white-smallEvery 2nd Wednesday of every month, RCD Radio’s Live 24/7 Stream will go offline for scheduled maintenance.

Why?

We like to keep our servers up to date with the latest Windows Updates, as Microsoft releases updates for their operating system on every 2nd Tuesday of every month, we are doing our updates 24 hours later, why the delay? because we want to make sure Microsoft got it right, also giving them plenty of chance to release their updates.

IMG_6657How long?

We may also do some other maintenance on our server, such as a cleaning or hard drive checks, or even, hardware updates, so it all depends, but the minimum our servers will be down, is between 30 – 60 minutes, depending on how long it takes Windows Updates to install, typically, thats all we will do, if we need to do any other maintenance, we will mention on our social media pages that it may take longer than normal.

How will we know?

We will always tweet and post on Facebook, when we are about to shut off the servers for maintenance, we will also link to this blog post, explaining what it is and what we do.

t-shirt-bulk4What is effected?

Everything to do with our Live streams, including our main Live page stream and all our mobile streams, also effected, our IRC Channel Bots, such as RoBo and Jarvis, our website and other services will continue to operate as normal.

We would like to avoid these important maintenance checks on our servers, but these checks keep our servers in working perfect order for what they are used for and therefore must be done.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date on our downtime and for other things regarding RCD Radio.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/rcdradio
Facebook: http://facebook.com/rcdradio

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