how can we prevent RS from overwriting our current database with 2017 data?

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how can we prevent RS from overwriting our current database with 2017 data?

Post by eMzw7gJ2NjEdmoNkiR9B » 29 Jan 2019, 02:31

I paid for daily updates to the RS database - how can I disable them without losing the custom skins that I bought from Radiosure?

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Re: how can we prevent RS from overwriting our current database with 2017 data?

Post by Fonzy » 29 Jan 2019, 20:46

Hi
You can prevent it ONLY by write protecting the rsd file in your stations folder, by making it "read-
only"...
You can do this in explorer, go to program files\radiosure\stations and right click ,options and mark as read only.
You have to redo this if you want to update the rsd for yourself
( note:you can edit the rsd in MSExell if you change the rsd in xls, or just" add .xls to it, and then you can change data, or add a record (new station) or delete a record (station)
Save after changes, and rename back to rsd (or remove the added .xls extension) and write protect the rsd fila again !)
Note:
You can edit the rsd file also with an adapted "notebook" editor "Notepad++" free program, wich handles the file as a structured delimited file (csv), or you can rename the extension as .csv, and open it with an editor , choosen by windows, so you get structured table , where the fields are separated by a "TAB", and the records by "Hrt" or new line character.
Be carefull to keep track of the number of tab fields in each record, or the file becomes crashed after renaming to rsd after editing.
The most simple is to use msexcell
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about skins (free or payed ones)
Skins have no dependance of the software is licensed or not. So if you remove or move the ~temp.sys file in the radiosure folder, the the program gets a "free", and skins are as before. The only disadvantage being recordings not from beginning , and limited numbers of favorites. Updates of the rsd file still happpens, but every week or so, in stead of every day(or 2)

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Re: how can we prevent RS from overwriting our current database with 2017 data?

Post by eMzw7gJ2NjEdmoNkiR9B » 30 Jan 2019, 09:14

Thank you, Fonzy. You're a great guy! I enjoyed working with you as I updated 1000-2000+ stations each month in 2018. I plan to use that database.. and occasionally download the newer stations list to incorporate only the 2019 changes.

I too have tried to contact the RS email addresses that I have, but have had my email returned as deliverable.

Should you have a difficult station to update, feel free to send me a private message asking for help. I will not check it often, but I will check it. I have high respect for you and the others that approved my changes in 2018.

All the best!

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Re: how can we prevent RS from overwriting our current database with 2017 data?

Post by Fonzy » 03 Feb 2019, 03:05

Hi,
I found that RS does unpack it's rsd file, even if the older is write protected.
To avoid loosing the latest (13 dec 2018) , you better create a copy of that date-rsd and save it with an other extension, so it cannot be used by the radio.
If you like that list again, then rename the auto-updated, to (example)stations2019-02-02.rsd.old and rename your copy your saves one to stations.rsd, so the radio takes that list

I see volunteers have taken the challenge to make a repair of the stations list, by lots of updates in the stations site.
Although it will take a time to come back to the level of dec-13 2018 !
Thanks to all contributors, old an new ones (or old ones and using new names :-) )
PS: I informed admin several times, about the non-working "reject" function in stations site, and about other mod-dependent needs on the forum for removing porn-links , visible to the public.
No reaction on these , ....

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Re: how can we prevent RS from overwriting our current database with 2017 data?

Post by eMzw7gJ2NjEdmoNkiR9B » 07 Feb 2019, 17:06

I spot checked a few of the 15000 stations I updated in 2018 and I am seeing the my updates now. They appear to be from the spreadsheet rather than from the database itself as the spreadsheet has fewer fields. (website is missing, for example).

Many times, especially with smaller stations, the website will change and the new website will be noted on the stations Facebook or Twitter pages. I had started putting those links in the Description. I know some people didn't like that, but if you are updating links, it is valuable information.

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Re: how can we prevent RS from overwriting our current database with 2017 data?

Post by Fonzy » 21 Feb 2019, 03:41

Now 21 februari 2019, I believe the stationslist is almost updated, thanks to Win-ter, Nikola, C63-AMG (eMzw7gJ2NjEdmoNkiR9B), Sickboy , and other volunteers working hard to look for the duplicates and check for outdated streams. I let the stations update automatic from now on. (Just a minor issue, is the favorite station of Lapsang "RNE Radio Clasica", that was disappeared from the stationsbase, and could not be updated, altough it is everytime present in the rsd file sent to the ussers at home. A new one "RNE - Radio Clasica" is created to have at least a working version

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