Old 09-07-2015, 01:16 PM   #1
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Default reaper program time schedule playback/recording

Is there a way to schedule recording or playback with reaper?
for example: play or record everyday from 6-8 am

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Old 09-07-2015, 06:50 PM   #2
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What an unusual request... Are you a spy or something ? ^^

Not natively, but we can get os.time from Lua scripts so it could be done with a script :P
Shouldn't be very hard, just a tile check, and if time = what yiu want then action record untill time you want it to stop.
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:50 AM   #3
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Hehe,
actually i got this question from somebody at a recording forum :-)
No idea what he's up to :-)
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:57 AM   #4
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Can't remember whether it's documented or has a help page, but I made something that might do this a while back. It's in my sig -Timer Recording Tool....



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Old 09-08-2015, 07:46 AM   #5
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well... be sure it could be possible if needed, use the Lua os.date("%H:%M:%S") for that, it wil return date in a way that can be compared with the date/time of running the script.
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:11 AM   #6
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Loaded it up and tried it again. It records any record-armed tracks according to the timer settings. You can set a rec time of an hour and a cycle time of 24 hours to rec at a set time every day.

The clock ignores dylight-saving time on my laptop, no biggie, but might put an option in.

You need to disable prompt for record-save on stop really to use this.








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Old 09-08-2015, 12:55 PM   #7
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There is child protection software that blocks access to applications and only allows for a parent's define timeframe. While it is intended for games, why not add reaper to the blacklist ?
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:28 PM   #8
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remembers me of the hassle with setting up 2 cassette recorders with 120min cassettes and analog timing swatches to record "Nightflight" in the middle of the night (a radio-show with Alan Bangs).

(besides: what an idiotic idea to air such shows that are targeted at people that have to be in school in the morning in the middle of the week and in the middle of the night. facepalm. of course the name would have to change if it would have been aired in the afternoon. and "afternoon-flight" is also not so good. sigh. you cant have everything I guess.)
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Old 03-18-2016, 03:41 PM   #9
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Hi Nathan

This sounds perfect but how do I install?

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Can't remember whether it's documented or has a help page, but I made something that might do this a while back. It's in my sig -Timer Recording Tool....



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Old 03-19-2016, 01:22 AM   #10
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Follow the links and download the EEL file.
invoke the actions list (press "?").
Click [load].
Locate and select the EEL file.
Add a shortcut (key press) to the new action, or just double-click it in the actions list when you need it.

Play around with it with short times -it seems to ignore daylight saving time, and it is thwarted by recorded file prompts from memory (turn them off).


Shout back if you need more help...



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Old 03-19-2016, 07:29 PM   #11
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Thanks Nathan

Does just what I need. I'm in Australia. Is there a way to get it to show the correct time in the script?

It is currently 8 hours behind me?

Really appreciate the effort you put into making this. I use it to record a radio station on the net so I can review and train presenters.

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Old 03-20-2016, 03:21 AM   #12
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It needs an offset, I think Ian.

The available computer time that the code reads and queries is UTC (computers use it for email and such, which can be international). Not a biggie for us that live in the UK (as half the year that's our local time), but you need to be able to set it to display your local time and read your set times as local time too.

Let me have a look at the script and update it. I think the time offset can be saved in the ExtState so it is picked up automatically each time once set.

What's your time zone? We're on GMT (UTC) until next Sunday, whereas you'll be on daylight saving time ATM in Australia. The 8 hours sounds right for (eg) Perth -that where you are?



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Old 03-20-2016, 05:42 PM   #13
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Hi Nathan

In Perth we don't have daylight saving so it's currently UTC+ 8 hrs.

Thanks so much for assisting with the offset. Love your script and really appreciate your help.

Goes with out saying, as a Reaper licensed user since it was created, I'm pretty much a fan of this program!!

Cheers

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Old 04-06-2016, 09:37 PM   #14
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Hi Nathan

Any chance you'l be able to look at this issue?

Thanks

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Old 05-29-2017, 10:02 PM   #15
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Hi Natahan

When you get a spare moment can you put your coding expertise into providing the correct code for changing the time offset?

Thanks again

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Old 06-17-2017, 01:37 PM   #16
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nice tool! I was searching for that exactly. Live concert recording without missing the first track
A time offset would really be nice!
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:09 AM   #17
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I don't understand how to set the time with this tool. I can hover over the numbers and they change color from yellow to blue, but clicking or typing does nothing?

Edit:

Oh I see, you hover over the number and then spin the scroll wheel.

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Old 01-10-2019, 08:41 AM   #18
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Has anyone used the Timer Recorder plugin by Planetnine on the current version of Reaper? I am not having luck with it, and am trying to sort out how to program intermittent recordings from multiple channels for a bioacoustic project. Are there other solutions in other scripts I should look at? I would like to record from 6-8 channels simultaneously on a one-minute every ten minute 24-hr cycle.

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Old 01-10-2019, 04:13 PM   #19
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I am not having luck with it,
YOu mean... there is a bug ? or it just doesn't offer the feature needed ?
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Old 12-24-2019, 02:26 AM   #20
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Hi!
I loaded Timer Recording Tool script presented by planetnine with an interrupted schedule like this:

But after end of cycle there is no new file created for new recording cycle instead recording still continues in one large file. It's normal or bug? I think it's main thing this script must to do - to end and create different files for each cycle, right?
Can anybody help to do changes in script for realize this recording algorithm?
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Old 01-18-2020, 06:34 PM   #21
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Would it be possible to record for 20 days, each day on a new track automatically ?
Let's say 10 hours a day.
I know , I know but it's for an art project.
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Old 01-18-2020, 06:48 PM   #22
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@permeke
would be possible via scripting


or with Markers actions for Rec and Stop Rec placed at right timecodes and a play cursor not stop for 10 days.
I dont think there is limit in project time.
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:20 AM   #23
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would be possible via scripting


or with Markers actions for Rec and Stop Rec placed at right timecodes and a play cursor not stop for 10 days.
I dont think there is limit in project time.

really ?
can I PM you ?
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Old 01-22-2020, 05:19 PM   #24
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how do we set the start and end times???

also tried the record now and it did nothing
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Old 02-12-2020, 01:54 AM   #25
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Hello,
I have been using this great little tool for timed recording on my two PCs for quite some time. Now, I just realised, it does not work anymore. I have recently upgraded my Reaper to version 6 on both machines (6.03 now). Could that be the reason?

The problem is that nothing happens when the timer hits the scheduled start of recording.

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Old 02-12-2020, 03:55 PM   #26
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@osy

There is indeed a problem with the script,



you can try to backtrace that from this line (742)



Code:
     cyc_count = floor((time_now - recst_time) / reccy_time) + 1; //check cycle according to time





For some reason, reccy_time can 0, so the variable BUG and so are the next functions (and record doesn't trigger.


I tried to see why reccy_time could be equal to 10 and if that would be problematic but I dont understand most of the code. Not sure what this line is supposed ot be in a first place (count cycle count suremy but why with this equation, I dont know).
But maybe you can just override it somehow by forcing a value or anything.
or go back to reccy_time declaration and find if it fails there.


ANyway, this script is indeed broken.
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