Scheduled playlists that don't interrupt/change what is on the screen

Oct 26, 2017
Dan Messinger wrote
I would like to fire off a playlist at a scheduled time without affecting the current position in the script (what is on the screen)
E.g, I have a simple announcement loop running before service. I have a playlist built with prelude music that will take a known amount of time to play, for example 7 minutes 20 seconds. I have a script control that will start the prelude play list 7:20 before service is to begin. This works, but it interrupts the announcement loop and advances to the slide that follows the script control that started the playlist.
This would need to be an option on the script control so the current behavior is still supported.
(my current work-around is to use another script control that jumps back to the top of the announcement loop.)
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Oct 26, 2017
John Phillips agent wrote
Dan,

When multiple script controls are used to play different cues, one control cancels out the other. For example, I have a Script Control scheduled to start my announcements at 9:30. My service starts at 9:45, so I insert another Script Control to play a 5 minute countdown video at at 9:40. The Second Script Control gets me out of the looping announcements.

The same thing is happening with your current configuration, but since nothing is displayed with audio MediaShout will need to display something. And since you are playing timed cues, that timing is still used one last time. This causes the next cue to be played. Given the Script controls are actually working as designed, there isn't a way to change it without causing any additional issues.

However, a simple change in the way the Script is created should give you the results that you need. Please try this layout and let me know if it works for you.

Cue #1. Script Control targeting the Audio playlist 7:20 before service begins.
Cue #2. First Announcement Cue
Cue #?. Placed under the last Announcement Cue targeting Cue #2.

When the Script Control targeting the Audio playlist fires, it will play Cue #2, basically restarting the Announcements.

Hope this makes sense.
Oct 26, 2017
Dan Messinger wrote
Very close to what I am doing. Just eliminates one script control by putting the audio script control first.

One more question on scheduled script controls. I also have a script control that fires off a video just as the worship service starts. What is the difference between the "Target" and "Advance To" fields. I currently have the Target set to the video which is followed by the song service slides.
Oct 26, 2017
John Phillips agent wrote
Dan,

"Target" is used for something specific. "Advance To" is used when the cues are more of a general nature. For example, If I set the Script control to play 5 times, then the Advance To settings are used to advance to the next cue.

Hope this makes sense.