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Schedule override

Lets say I have a presentation running from 9 to 5 Mon-Fri and no presentations running during the weekends (black screen).  Is there a command (UDP) I can program to override the schedule if I need to have the presentation running beyond my set schedule? (i.e. presentation runs 24/7 until I give it a command (UDP) to resume normal schedule?

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    Bright Scripters info[at]brightscripters.com

    You could schedule your presentation to run all the time, and combine Time/Clock event, with UDP event.

    A Time/Clock event would start and  showing content at 9, and another Time/Clock event would transition to black (Empty Live Text, or Event Handler set to stop playback).

    Similarly would be done with two UDP events, as shown in the screenshot.

     

    This is overly simplified. You would need to consider what happens if you boot up the player during Off-Time...

     

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    Steven Elston

    can UDP commands bypass the initial state?  If I could just put the initial state .PNG  on a timer to display content and no UDP commands are input during the "off" times would that work?

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    Steven Elston

    OK, I got it to work using the start state png for the 9-5 function (just two time/events enabling/disabling pwr save from the advanced tab), now I just need to test the "override".

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    Steven Elston

    Success!  everything works the way I need it to!  I just set the exit power saving mode to run a 5 min intervals, so when the presentation is back to the initial state, the time/event kicks off again.

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    Bright Scripters info[at]brightscripters.com

    Good job! :)
    Thanks for sharing too.

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