To schedule a single or recurring playout from the Programming page, use the Add Playout Event button and enter the playout’s information.
- On the Programming page, click the Add Playout Event button. The Schedule Playout page is displayed.
- Fill in the fields on the screen as described below.
Channel & Content
- Channel – If this is a multi-channel installation select a channel from the drop-down list. If this is a single-channel installation the channel will already be selected.
- File –Select any file from the drop-down list. Metadata, or information about the file, is automatically displayed.
Offset – Duration or Start Trim – End Trim
Depending on the schedule settings you chose in Config Schedule Configuration, your TelVue® server uses either Offset and Duration or Start Trim and End Trim to determine where file playout should start and stop and how long the playout should be.
- Offset –The application fills in the content file’s duration from the metadata. To change the offset for this playout only, enter a new offset in the form HH:MM:SS. The offset in the playout’s metadata remains the same.
- Duration – The application fills in the content file’s duration from the metadata. To change the duration for this playout only, enter a new duration in the form HH:MM:SS.
- Calculate Max Duration – This utility subtracts the offset from the untrimmed length of the file to get the duration without any end trim. Click on the words Calculate Max Duration to use it. If you want the runtime to be less than the max duration, change the entry in the Duration field after calculating the Max Duration.
Note: To store an offset and duration to be used every time this file is scheduled, edit and save the file’s properties.
- Start Trim –The application fills in the content file’s start trim from the metadata. To change the start trim for this playout only, enter a new trim in the form HH:MM:SS. To play the file from its beginning, leave this field blank.
- End Trim –The application fills in the content file’s end trim from the metadata. To change the end trim for this playout only, enter a new trim in the form HH:MM:SS. To end the playout when the file ends, leave this field blank.
- Actual Duration – The original, untrimmed duration of the file. Offset + Duration = Actual Duration.
Note: To store a start trim and end trim to be used every time this file is scheduled, edit and save the file’s properties.
- Program Number – If the video is out of a series, the episode number would be entered here.
Date & Time
- Start – Use a Calendar icon to select a start date or enter a date in the form MM-DD-YYYY up to one year from today.
- Time – Enter the start time in HH:MM:SS format using 24-hour time. For example, 1:00 PM is 13:00:00.
- Play Immediately – To start playout as soon as the Save button is clicked, check this box.
- Cancel Conflicting Events – Check this box if you want the current event to take precedence over any previously-scheduled events.
- Day of Week – Check one or more boxes to the right of the day of the week to have the file play on that day at the specified time. To play the file every day, click Daily, which will check all the boxes. To uncheck all the boxes, click None. There is a one-year limit on recurring playouts.
- Until Date – Use a Calendar icon to select the last day for the recurring playout. If you are playing the file on several days of the week, it will play on the last day up to and including the date you select. There is a one-year limit on recurring playouts.
Click here for more information on scheduling, viewing and editing recurring events.
Optional Program Guide Data
- Include in Program Guide – checked by default. If you do not want the program guide report to display this playout, such as for a test file, uncheck this box.
- Track Content Metadata – checked by default. If the box is checked, the schedule will use the metadata stored for this content file. Uncheck the box to override the metadata for the selected file.
- Program Code –A code that distinguishes what type of program this is, if program codes are used in this installation.
- Episode Code –A code that distinguishes what episode of a series this is, if episode names are used in this installation.
- Program – If this installation does not use program codes, the name of the program.
- Episode – (when episode codes are not used) If the file is part of a series and each episode has a name, it is displayed here.
- Description – Type a detailed description of the content.
3. Click the Save button to add the playout to the schedule.
4. The server checks for errors. If none are detected, the Programming page is displayed with the new entry.