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Auto Update Files

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Hello,

we want to use our radio mainly automatic. So I have a program of Music as main part. This will be disturb by overlays. I have playlists in the Overlays, where some files in the playlists are changing. The path and filename are the same, but we replacing them every day. My problem is, that the overlays will not played full. The program starts to early and interrupt the Overlay. I think, the changing files will not be updated in the playlist. How I can update the files in the playlist automatically? Should I use another way?

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If the filename stays the same, there is no need to update that reference, ie. I believe (and pretty sure), that the new file content is being played.
But what is not updated is the cue-points within the playlist.
So you can set the following (track) options in the related file of the playlist (or if you are using a script to load the file, you can set the related script-line options):
- ClearAllCuePoints
- RecalcACPD
This should ensure, that any 'old' cue-points are removed and recalculated (if needed, else don't use that option).
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Thanks for the answer Bernd.
The file is playing, but not until end, if the file was longer then the file before. I need an option, to reload the playtime (duration) automatic.
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Have you tried the above, these options actually reset all cue-points. I just tried it here and this is working as expected.
If not in your case, please explain very exactly the steps you perform to test things…as I still don’t know your script or playlist or scheduler entry…

And I hope, that you replace the physical file BEFORE the Overlay is executed resp. the playlist is loaded/evaluated!
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I took some screenshots. Maybe this helps to clear my problem.

I don´t know why the duration doesn´t change, when the file was change?
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Playlist with the option you said<br />The duration is also not correct.
Playlist with the option you said
The duration is also not correct.
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Overlay Values
hThe Playtime/Duration of LE_Kuk und LE_wetter_mi are not correct
hThe Playtime/Duration of LE_Kuk und LE_wetter_mi are not correct
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Re: Auto Update Files

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I took the wrong picture of the playout view. Here the correct.
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Here with the options you are told and the duration is still wrong
Here with the options you are told and the duration is still wrong
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I solved the problem by myself. I don´t use playlists. I use scritps with LoadTrack. That´s works fine.
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Now I got your issue. And yes, this is correct. When you assign a playlist to an Overlay, the individual playlist items/tracks are not (re)evaluated before loading them, ie. an overlay playlist is used as is - even if the underlying entry has changed.
Thus, it is correct to use the Script mode for your Overlay.

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