We are pleased to announce the release of MetaRadio 2.0.3. This is a minor release with some bug fixes, and additional systems. This builds on our recent 2.0.0 release and 2.0.1 update. Keep reading to find out about all the changes in this release.

MetaRadio is the best way to manage your station’s now-playing metadata. We help you connect to more radio broadcast systems than any other metadata system on the market – 33+ automation systems, and 40+ output systems. We also provide generic input and output methods for HTTP, TCP, and Files, so you can connect to even more systems using our generic templates.

This is a free upgrade for all existing licensees. To update, request your download link using the email address you used to purchase MetaRadio.

New customers can sign up for a free trial now, or purchase MetaRadio online.

MetaRadio Screenshot showing some input systems

New Systems

  • Omnia 9 RDS: We can now send data to the Omnia 9’s RDS Encoder, including support for Dual FM mode.
  • Triton Digital Station Manager: You can now send STWCue data directly to the Station Manager encoder software.
  • Custom UDP Output: You can now send custom messages via UDP.
  • DTS AutoStage: We have added a dedicated output module for AutoStage, to make it easier to setup.
  • CBAA Community Radio Plus App: We have added a dedicated output module for the Community Radio Plus app, to make it easier to setup.

Significant Enhancements

  • Output Delays: We have added preliminary support for delaying the data on any output. This can allow you to account for fixed delays in your air chain.
  • Custom Outputs – TCP & Files: Add support for Message Rotation.
  • Album Art Merge Fields: You can now use Apple Music merge fields everywhere. These fields will allow you to send Album Art, Store Links, and Music Preview URLs anywhere. e.g. {ALBUMART_URL}, {PREVIEW_URL} and {APPLEMUSIC_URL}.
  • Merge Field Date Fields: Custom Date/Time Format Options. e.g. {STARTTIMELOCAL||%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S%z}
  • Merge Field Date UTC: Add {STARTTIMEUTC} merge field

Minor Changes & Bug Fixes

This release focuses mainly on minor changes and bug fixes. Here are the list of changes in this release:

  • Message Rotation Interval Setting: Fix a bug where the Message Interval specified on an Output was not always respected.
  • Deva RDS: You can now choose to send Dynamic PS data.
  • Custom Outputs – TCP, UDP & Files: You can now choose to Uppercase your entire message
  • WordPress: Fix an error caused by ‘get_plugin_data’.
  • WordPress: Add action ‘metaradio_track_added’ (can be used by caching plugins to purge caches).

What’s the upgrade process?

When you buy a license or sign up for the trial, you receive an email. This email contains the download link and license file. You can run the installation on your PC, provide the new license key, and you’ll be up and running in no time. You can also read the full installation instructions for new installs.

Make sure you take a backup before you upgrade. If you are using a VM, we suggest taking a snapshot before upgrading.