Rivendell Operations Guide - Version 2.10.3

By Eoin Walsh

Based upon Rivendell Operations Guide Version 1.3.0-1 by Fred Gleason

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Introducing Rivendell

Rivendell is a digital audio content management and delivery system that is targeted for use in professional radio broadcast environments. It includes robust tools for the acquisition, organization, management and play out of audio material from and to a diverse array of sources and destinations. Support for a wide variety of external third party hardware devices and software packages commonly used in the radio industry is featured, including interfaces for:

  • Audio Routing Switchers
  • Satellite Down Link Receivers
  • Audio Mixing Consoles
  • Commercial Traffic and Music Scheduling Systems

Rivendell is made available under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2), a copy of which can be found in Appendix A. As such, it comes with absolutely no warranty, not even the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. See the full text of the GPLv2 for details.

Rivendell has been designed and developed from the ground up to run on the popular and highly stable GNU/Linux1) operating system. Selected tools (mostly having to do with log generation) have also been ported to run in the Microsoft Windows2) environment as well. Full source code as well as binary installation packages for Windows and select Linux distributions are available on line. Consult the Rivendell Technical and Administration Guide for details.

Rivendell has been designed to be able to operate in a wide variety of roles, ranging from single, self-contained workstations to large, multi-station clusters consisting of multiple workstations and centralized servers. Also included are redundancy and hot-standby capabilities to allow for reliable operation even in the presence of hardware faults. Details can be found in the Rivendell Technical and Administration Guide.

Rivendell is implemented as a set of interactive tools or 'modules' that collectively provide the complete functionality of the system. Briefly, these modules and their functions are:

You can view a full list of Modules here.

Guide Contents

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Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds
2)
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation

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