Want to periodically re-import your v4 AudioWall into Myriad Playout v5?


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If you are running both Myriad v4 and Myriad v5 on the same Audio files then you will likely want to periodically re-import the latest changes to your v4 AudioWall into your MediaWall.

Of course you absolutely shouldn't be doing this, as it can lead to all sorts of oddities when one version of Myriad updates a cart/media item and the other doesnt, but if it's just on your testing rig then it can be useful to do.

The way to do this is to schedule the Upgrade Utility to run regularly using the Windows Task Scheduler, and use Command Line options to tell it what to do. Caution: This only goes one way - only items added to v4 will be added to the v5 database. Any new items added to v5 will NOT be sent 'back' to v4.

The Upgrade Utilty is fairly clever, and will only import items into v5 if they are newer in v4, so it doesn't continuosly re-import the same thing over and over again.

An example command line might be:
MyriadUpgradeUtility5.exe /database=Myriadv5 /StartCart=30 /EndCart=60 /importAudiowall /noprevcheck /silent /quit

Lets break down what thats doing:

  • /Database=Myriad5 - easy start, this is which v5 database to update - don't forget, this is the database NAME as it's stored in the SQL Server, not it's description. This is shown in the bottom right hand corner of the Select Database window.
  • /StartCart=30 /EndCart=60 - again, easy, this is what cart range to import - so i'm only importing fresh items from carts 30 to 60
  • /ImportAudiowall - tells it to actually do the import
  • /noprevcheck - a little weird this one - it tells the Upgrade Tool to run even if it's already running - that way if you accidentally leave it on screen from running it yourself then it will anyway
  • /silent - don't ask any questions
  • /quit - automatically close at the end of running.


Thats all there is to it.

We run the command above on our test rigs at about 58 mins past every hour to get the latest news and weather files etc. that are being auto imported into Myriad v4 into our v5 test databases.




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Peter Jarrett, Technical Director
Broadcast Radio Ltd.

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