Posted on August 31, 2016
Does it exist or did i just imagine installng one of the coolest programs on the planet?
Actually, I am not entirely sure yet but it seems this way works much better, you see i have been trying to run Zararadio under WINE which is a program to allow Windows software to be used on Linux and other non Microsoft operating systems.
While Wine works great for some Windows software, not all of the softwares play nice with WINE or Linux so i thought i would give Virtualbox another chance, it seemed to complicated that first time i tried it but this time around i just told myself
Make It Happen!
And I did, after installing Virtual Box i extracted the ISO image from a Windows XP disk and placed that ISO in a self titeled folder in Ubuntu and then opened Virtual Box back up again, installed Windows on VB and right off the top the software started to install Windows. After installing Windows Xp and tweaking some settings in VB I transferred a zipped copy of Zararadio 1.4.1 to the Virtual Windows Xp machine along with mp3 files.
The files loaded and installed just as they should on the virtual machine so i moved on to install B.U.T.T. and a few other components so that i could test out Zararadio and the B.U.T.T. encoding software.
They borth work right after installation, i then added mp3 files to the Zara library and in the time folder as well, then directed Zara’s CurrentSong.txt file to display show title in players by inputting the file path from the windows explorer address bar.
Started up the endcoder and pressed play on Zararadio and it works without a flaw so far.
Below is a screenshot of the sofwares working in Virtual Box, i suggest anyone who is a linux fan like me give Virtual Box a test drive, you won’t be dissapointed.
Barry of BBR World Wide