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Overlay closes early

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Hi Bernd,

I don't know it's a bug or not, but the Overlay player closes before the cue-out point of last overlay track. And an other thing. Overlay starts a bit before Next cue-point of last track. Is there any chance to delay the closing / start overlay? I'm using PF v4.0.1.6 x64

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David
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Can you please send me all your overlay setting details and probably some files you experiment the issue with, as I can not reproduce that here with my test cases and files...
And what is the actual effect of it.
Normally the underlying playlist is resumed by the NEXT cue-point of the last track of the overlay...
Depending on your settings the overlay might then be faded out (if you defined a shorter mixing time).
So the important setting is the 'Mixing Time Out' value.

How do you test your 2nd issue (starts a bit before Next cue-point of last track) - is it maybe just that the visual position pointer is a bit delayed resp. what you hear is delayed (due to your output buffer latency)?
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Re: Overlay closes early

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Overlay calendar + overlay closer track attached.

To the 2nd issue:
I use ASIO (Creative X-Fi) output with 2ms latency. I tested it with a song. I set the Next cue-pont to the last beat of the song. I left the mixing time of the overlay on 0ms. Before ~0.5s of the Next cue-point the overlay opener starts which is not a big issue, but sounds silly with some songs.

Overlay closer:
Approx. 1s after the Next cue-point, overlay player stops playing w/o fading, and closes. As you can see in the attached track, the cue-out point is in the very end of the track so there's approx. 3.5secs between the Next and the Cue-out point.
(Opener/closer is set in the News management, thats why the opener/closer is empty in the attached image)
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Yes, I can reproduce the 'early' closing in your case...guess that needs a fix in the next version.

The early start (~0.5s before the currently playing track's Next cue-point) however is not happening here and I can currently not reproduce that.
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Thank you Bernd, I really appreciate it!
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Fixed in v4.0.1.8 !

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