The scheduler works late, the general rotation continues to play

belradio123

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There is a problem with the playlists.
For example, I program the scheduler at 08:00. But for some reason, at 08:00, it's not the scheduler that starts playing, but the general rotation. But after the track is played, the scheduler only turns on.
Times are given as an example.
 

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Hi belradio123,

Please be aware that tracks on the Auto DJ playlists are never interrupted mid-track. So if a longer track was playing just before another scheduled playlist was due to start, the system would wait for that track to finish first.

So, if for example the track playing was 15 minutes in length, it will run for the full 15 minutes before another scheduled playlist kicks in. So with this in mind you need to try and build the total running length for a playlist around this.
 

belradio123

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Hi belradio123,

Please be aware that tracks on the Auto DJ playlists are never interrupted mid-track. So if a longer track was playing just before another scheduled playlist was due to start, the system would wait for that track to finish first.

So, if for example the track playing was 15 minutes in length, it will run for the full 15 minutes before another scheduled playlist kicks in. So with this in mind you need to try and build the total running length for a playlist around this.
Yeah, I know. But here is a little different. At 08:00 (example) the scheduler is scheduled. At 08:00, the song from the general rotation ends exactly. According to the idea, the scheduler should play at 08:00, but for some reason the general rotation continues to play. It takes 3-5 minutes from the new hour, and only then the scheduler starts. I even set the time in some planners to 07:58 with a margin.
 

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Thanks for the example. The thing with the Centovacast AutoDJ feature is that it's not that advanced and you'll never really get the scheduled playlists to start bang on the minute/hour. For better control over this you might want to consider running some other live automated scheduling software such as Sam Broadcaster or similar.

Hopefully Centovacast will work on improving the AutoDJ feature in future updates. But I personally think the best option here would be to run this with some 3rd party scheduling software.
 
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