Stream audio source to pass metadata from the incoming stream, also to be processed "like a music file"
At the moment, in live assist, it is possible to have a live stream as a scheduled item.
This stream could, for instance, be derived from a second setup of PlayIt Live in a different location.
The second (remote) PlayIt Live could embed "now playing" metadata in the stream but the first (studio) PlayIt Live would play the audio but ignore the "now playing" information in the stream it received.
It would be better if a stream could at least have the option of passing incoming metadata.
Also there isn't currently a way of fading in and fading out the stream. Ideally it could be set to fade like a music file.
Taking the concept a little further, any channel processing (compression etc.) should also be applied to the stream.
Also, to make junctions "neater" some form of "buffer and level detect" process could be used. A stream could be silent (say less than -30 dB from peak) and be discarded, when the level is higher the stream could be considered to have started and would then run for the scheduled time. This would allow the remote source to "clock start".
With this implemented PlayIt Live would allow handovers between multiple live presenters to be neat.