How to Add a Playback Schedule to your Media
Media items can be scheduled to play at specific times of the day, week or month. For instance, a restaurant might have a weekday lunch special. Using a Schedule, their lunch special media can be restricted to play only from Monday to Friday at 11am-1pm. To setup a playback schedule for a specific media item:
STEP 1: From the MEDIA page, double-click on the media in question to access the settings, or alternatively, click the media once, and select the Edit option in the top right of the application.
STEP 2: At the top right of the page, click on the PROPERTIES tab, and then click on the Schedule drop down window.
STEP 3: If you would like to set a Media item to play during specific periods of time ONLY,then click on the Always toggle to reveal scheduling options. When the Always toggle is activated it means that your Media item will playback 24/7.
STEP 4: Change the schedule settings to achieve your desired playback schedule. Make sure to click on Save when you are done.
Setting up a Repeat Schedule:
With Repeat Schedules, users can publish media on a recurring basis. For content items such as bi-weekly menus or alternating daily promotions, this advanced schedule option allows playlist managers the freedom to set up complex schedules in advance. This feature is compatible with all media items and all previously defined schedules.
Repeat Daily: This option will allow you to schedule your media to play every 2nd, 3rd, 5th day etc. E.g. If you had an advertisement that you only wanted to play 33% of the time you could schedule it to play on every third day.
Repeat Weekly: This option will allow you to schedule your media to play every 2nd, 3rd week etc. E.g. If you had a weekday cafeteria menu that rotated every third week and changed every quarter.
Repeat Monthly: This option will allow you to schedule your media to play every 2nd, 3rd, 4th month etc. E.g. If you had three alternating promotions, each offered every third month.
- The Repeat Schedule calculation will always start on the Begin Date of the schedule.
- A Repeat Schedule can be added to previously created media items by editing their existing Schedule.
- Repeat Daily is not compatible with ‘Days of the week’ settings. When specific days of the week have been removed from a schedule, the Repeat Daily option will be disabled with a default value of ‘1’. For example, ‘…play every 2 days on Mondays’ is an invalid combination.
- Repeat Monthly is not compatible with ‘Months of the year’ settings. When specific months of the year have been removed from a schedule, the Repeat Monthly option will be disabled with a default value of ‘1’. For example, ‘…play every 5 months in January’ is an invalid combination.