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Centova Cast v2 => General discussion => Topic started by: NRad on January 23, 2011, 03:50:10 am

Title: Scheduling - how?
Post by: NRad on January 23, 2011, 03:50:10 am

I need to play an item on the hour then repeat it every 15 minutes.

As Centova stands, this can't be done - Interval playlists don't have a fixed start time, Scheduled lists can't repeat more than once a day.

If I were to create 96 playlists (4 per hour x 24 hours) would this be a workaround?  Any gotchas?

Title: Re: Scheduling - how?
Post by: Centova - Steve B. on January 24, 2011, 08:21:32 pm
Yes, that would be a workaround, but it'd be tedious I'd imagine. :)

I've added the following to our issue tracker; if there's any reason this wouldn't work for you as described, let me know.

Add an option to have interval playlists prefer a certain time offset.

Probably the easiest way to implement this is to have a "Relative to: [__:__]" field in the playlist editor.  If the admin specifies "relative to 12:00AM" and a 15min interval, then it will play as close as possible to :00, :15, :30, and :45 each hour.  If the admin specifies, say, "relative to 12:30AM" and specifies 2hr intervals, then it will attempt to play at 12:30AM, 2:30AM, 4:30AM, etc.  "Relative to 1:30AM" and 6hr intervals would play at 1:30AM, 7:30am, 1:30pm, etc.
Title: Re: Scheduling - how?
Post by: NRad on January 25, 2011, 12:41:52 am
Steve, if that could be implemented it'd revolutionise what I could do with Centova Cast.

Fingers crossed it'll get done!