Event Options

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Event Options

Options

 

Scheduled event options.

 

Enabled event

To temporarily disable the event, uncheck this box.

Do not action this event when the playlist is stopped

If the playlist is not playing, the event will not be launched.

Send task name instead of track titles to server

A task name, not individual track titles of the event, will be sent to the server.

Run scheduled launch without waiting for current track to finish

If this option is turned on, the track/playlist will be played at the time specified in the “Time” field. Otherwise, it will be queued and played after the current track is finished.

Insert a sweeper before starting an event

Insert a sweeper before starting an event. More about sweepers.

If there are tracks from the schedule in the playlist, enqueue

If the playlist contains tracks scheduled for playback by another event (tracks with the “clock” icon), insert new entries after them (after track #14 in the example above). Otherwise, the tracks will be inserted after the track being currently played (after track #9 in the example).

Remove previous schedule from the playlist

When the event is started, all the tracks scheduled earlier will be removed from the playlist. In the example, tracks #6 to #14 will be removed from the playlist.

Clear playlist

The current playlist contents will be removed.

Shuffle the playlist before inserting

If the “Playlist/track filename or command" field contains a playlist name, the playlist will be shuffled before inserting.

Insert as regular playlist tracks

When this option is enabled:

Tracks won’t be marked with the scheduler “clock” icon. Instead, they will be marked as regular playlist tracks.

Tracks will not be removed from the playlist after playback.

The queuing options won’t consider those tracks as scheduler tracks. The options are as follows:

oIf there are tracks from the schedule in the playlist, enqueue

oRemove the previous schedule from the playlist

 

In most cases, this option should be enabled for events that start music playlists.

Overlay playback

If this option is turned on, the track will be played on its own player, along with the playlist. You can decrease the volume of the background music using the music level slider (“Set the playlist level to”) below.

In the example, the track “Don't Stop” (see screenshot below) is overlaid on the background music.

Pause the playlist while event is playing

If this option is turned on, the playlist will be automatically unpaused when playback is finished. It is useful for announcements when you don’t want to interrupt the currently playing track.

 

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Example: A playlist with the scheduled tracks and “Overlay playback” event playing