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Welcome to the Rivendell Wiki dedicated to Rivendell

Here you'll find the collected wisdom of our contributors who are involved in broadcasting facilities of all shapes and sizes. Please feel free to contribute from your experience as well.

What is Rivendell?

Rivendell is a full-featured radio automation system targeted for use in professional broadcast environments. It is available under the GNU General Public License. See the Rivendell Project for a more detailed description.


Evaluating Rivendell

If you are new to Rivendell, you might want to start here:

A Rivendell Broadcast Appliance CD based on the CentOS operating system (64 bit only) can be downloaded from here. This contains Rivendell version 2 and it can be updated on line to the latest version of Rivendell once installed.

You can also test drive Rivendell by taking a look at the two Live CD versions. RRAbuntu (Rivendell version 1.7 and a modified version of Ubuntu 10.04) and a OpenSuse 11.2 CD with an early version of Rivendell installed. Either one of these will provide you with a much better first time Rivendell experience than trying to find and install dependencies so you can compile and install from source.

Getting Help

  • The mailing lists - Probably the most active area for help and discussion on Rivendell.
  • IRC - There is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel setup that various people frequent for helping others with Rivendell. Try this if you need interactive help or troubleshooting.
  • Glossary - A glossary of terms you may want to be familiar with in the context of Rivendell.
  • Facebook - Request to join if you are a facebook user



Rivendell Setup & Configuration


Configuring Audio Subsystems (ALSA and Jack) to work with Rivendell

Sound card setups

Setting up a Networked Rivendell System

Touch screen Setups

Switcher Setups

General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) Setups

Rivendell Setup Troubleshooting


User Guides

This section contains User Guides that can be used by end users. Information for system administrators should be placed in other areas of the wiki.

System Administrator Guides

This secton should not contain information for end users or details of how to setup, configure or troubleshoot Rivendell.

Other Useful Resources


Helpful Resources related to Radio and Broadcasting (Not Necessarily Rivendell related)

Other Treasures that can be found in the site

Commercial Rivendell Support


Coding Rivendell


Rivendell Project History

Rivendell was created by Salem Radio Laboratories, a division of Salem Communications, a national network of Christian radio stations and program services. The main developer is now at Paravel Systems.

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