Working with schedules

Working with schedules #

Creating a schedule #

Schedules consist of playlists. Create a playlist first and then open the SCHEDULES window (S). Click ADD and enter an appropriate name.

Creating schedule tasks #

Select the schedule you wish to fill with tasks in the left half of the window (SCHEDULES) and then click ADD in the right half (SCHEDULEVIEW). This will create a new task with default settings. Set a name and then click the popup button in the PLAYLIST column and select a playlist for this schedule task. To set a date, deselect the DAILY checkbox first. Then click DATE and select a date. This causes the task to be played back once at the set date. Next, click TIME and set a time. Click the CUT checkbox whether this task should cut the potentially playing task immediately at the given time and date. Otherwise, the running task will be played back to its end first before starting this schedule task. If you wish to start the playback daily at a given time, click the DAILY checkbox again. This makes the set date invalid.

Syncronizing schedules #

Select the schedule in the left part (SCHEDULES) to be syncronized and click SYNC . The nuplayer device selection logic is the same as when playlists are being syncronized.

When nuplayer is stopped or paused, the schedule will not start the playback automatically!
When all tasks are set to “DAILY”, nuplayer will start playing back the task with the latest time set.

Managing multiple schedule tasks #

When adding tasks to a schedule, the list will sort based on the set date and time automatically. You can also sort the tasks list by other columns, but that order does not represent the playback order obviously, as it is determined by the set date and time of each task. You can edit multiple tasks at once by selecting those perform an action of the lower button row. For example, you can set a date for all tasks equally by clicking DATE and selecting a date.

Schedules and transport control #

As a schedule task is fired, nuplayer plays back the set playlist. From here, you can use all transport controls in the DEVICES window as usual, so nothing is different than controlling playback with a “normal” playlist loaded.