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Re: PFP and scheduling

Post by radio42 » 18 Jul 2016 15:19

okay, now i got you.

So in this case (pick 2 top40 playlists) you want to pick 2 of the existing .pfp playlist files randomly each time..
To do this you can use the following script-line:

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LoadFolder, C:\Your Folder\Week ($week})|6|*.pfp, Count=2
The LoadFolder mode allows you to specify a folder (in my case I used the ${week} macro already) and to specify the sorting mode (in my case I selected Random (=6)). The Count=2 value means 2 entries are picked randomly from that folder.
Infact embedded playlist entries are created, which means the whole .pfp playlist is played as one entry...

I hope this is what you are looking for...

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Re: PFP and scheduling

Post by SiriusRadio » 18 Jul 2016 15:28

radio42 wrote:okay, now i got you.

So in this case (pick 2 top40 playlists) you want to pick 2 of the existing .pfp playlist files randomly each time..
To do this you can use the following script-line:

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LoadFolder, C:\Your Folder\Week ($week})|6|*.pfp, Count=2
The LoadFolder mode allows you to specify a folder (in my case I used the ${week} macro already) and to specify the sorting mode (in my case I selected Random (=6)). The Count=2 value means 2 entries are picked randomly from that folder.
Infact embedded playlist entries are created, which means the whole .pfp playlist is played as one entry.
I'm gonna try, but how does this code sort the week? Does PF scheduler know what week we are? Or do i have to input every week in the scheduler? It seems that PF lets me have only one schedluer?
Thxs
Will

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Re: PFP and scheduling

Post by radio42 » 18 Jul 2016 16:52

The week folder itself is picked by the macro:
"C:\Your Folder\Week ($week})"
which might resolve for the 12th week number to:
"C:\Your Folder\Week (12)"

The content (of one of these folders; meaning your .pfp files) are then sorted randomly!
Count=2 then means, the first 2 are picked - if sorted randomly - the first two are picked randomly...

I am not sure what you mean by "having only one scheduler"?
Yes, there is of course only one program scheduler, but it can have as many program scheduler entries as needed ?!

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Re: PFP and scheduling

Post by SiriusRadio » 18 Jul 2016 19:33

Unfortunally i'm not as brilliant as you. Can u please take me by the hand and show it? I haven't any clou were to put the scriptline, and what to change? Is this line oké,

LoadFolder, H:\1.Weeklijsten top 40\Week ($week})|6|*.pfp, Count=2

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Re: PFP and scheduling

Post by radio42 » 18 Jul 2016 20:21

Yes, that looks okay.
Here are the steps to create such a script-line from within the Script Editor:
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1. Select the LoadFolder mode and then 2. click on the '...' button next to the Entry cell.
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Select a sample folder, set the sorting to Random and specify *.pfp as the Filter.
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Replace the week number with the ${week} macro in the folder path and click OK
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Select 2 as the Count value.

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Re: PFP and scheduling

Post by radio42 » 18 Jul 2016 20:41

I do not know your script, so I can not tell what it is doing or not doing ;-)

But...
In your script editor (per script-line) you can e.g. select the LoadPlaylist mode and then as the Entry you need to specify a filename of the playlist file to full play....
Instead of using a fixed filename you can also use macros (e.g. the ${week} macro would resolve to the current week number).
Thus you can make your scripts pretty dynamic this way.

Look at the User Manual Appendix to get a full list of available global macros you might use.

Is it this what you are looking for?
Else please describe in detail what the script should do...

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Re: PFP and scheduling

Post by SiriusRadio » 19 Jul 2016 09:00

Thxs 4 the info, but,..... it doesn't work.
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We set the time and did everything but the script is not running.
Might there be a possiblity that the map structure or even the media library structure is not working?
But on the other hand is that strange, after all the script overruls all librarys etc, is that correct? Anyway,.... i need your help again. :roll:

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Re: PFP and scheduling

Post by SiriusRadio » 19 Jul 2016 10:34

Hereby, ohh that info. A lot to process :D
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Re: PFP and scheduling

Post by SiriusRadio » 19 Jul 2016 15:42

Sorry, but i guess i'm not autorized. There is no difference between the pop-ups for check the updates and BETA versions. So :?
You are running the most recent version.

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Re: PFP and scheduling

Post by radio42 » 19 Jul 2016 19:28

Then please so post your script AND program scheduler entries (e.g all your related screen shots), as you probably did something wrong in your setup!
Also read/see this to understand how the scheduler is working:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10&p=15
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1018

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