This page describes the new features and other notable changes in mAirList 6.1.
Note that not all features are available in all licenses/editions. See the product page for feature comparisons.
The complete changelog can be found here: https://www.mairlist.com/download/current/mAirList/v6.1/Changelog.txt
Software downloads are here.
Automatic Hook Containers, available as a new playlist item type, are filled automatically with the hooks of the next few music items in the playlist. They update in realtime, even if you move music items around. You can adjust the starting point for the collection of music items using a another new item type, Automatic Hook Container Marker, that you place somewhere below the actual container item (e.g. after the TOTH).
The Mix Editor is now also available as a GUI Screen Object for custom layouts. It follows the focus and selection of items in the main playlist.
The playlist will now remember the name of the loaded playlist file again, show a save confirmation and so on.
Per-item-type colors can now be set on the new GUI → Item Colors page in the configuration app:
The colors set here will be used in the main playlist, the browser, and also the Library and Playlist views of the mAirListDB app. You can used it as a quick way to set global colors for item types without manual editing of skin.ini.
Transition rules (for placing jingles between music items), formerly part of Music Templates, can now be defined in global Transition Templates and assigned to days/hours just like Hour and Music Templates. Transition rules are still available in Music Templates, but this is considered deprecated now, and you should move to Transition Templates soon.
The “Manage Templates” and “Template Assignments” dialog have been merged into a single dialog, so you can edit (hour/music/transition) templates, and assign them to days/hours, from the same dialog without switching back and forth all the time.
The Mini Scheduler has a new option “Adjust template assigment” which will bring up a new dialog where you can make one-time changes to the templates being used for that scheduling round, e.g. to override default settings on a holiday.
Hour Templates offer a new item type “External Items”. You can use it to add items to the hour that are not part of your mAirListDB Library, e.g. the new Automatic Hook Container.
Synchronization between the mAirListDB and the MusicMaster library can now be performed using the MusicMaster Nexus API. Likewise mAirListDB can fetch schedules directly from MusicMaster via Nexus. Requires the Nexus module in mAirList.
A new Custom Text File export mechanism lets you export your library in a custom text form using Logging Variables.