After a bit of guessing how the Fox news file format works with date and time I gave it a go on my test system and it works OK for me.
I just dropped a "Remote URL" into the live schedule and set it like the picture below.
I took that screen shot while the first attempt was playing and I was going to drop a second play further down the schedule.
It's a bit of a shame they don't have a constant file name for the newest bulletin (perhaps as an alternative).
Note that I'm in the UK and currently on G.M.T. so I had to find a file name that was available. This is the first guess that worked but might not be the newest for a bit after noon in the UK.
Following on from this and not really relevant to the original question but possibly useful to others, I've found it is possible to use the remote URL function to play a shared file.
I put an audio (MP3) file in a dropbox folder and got dropbox (in the browser) to create a shareable link to the file.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ <random numbers >/ <file name> .mp3?dl=0
This won't work in the Remote URL
However changing dl=0 to dl=1 does the job
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ <random numbers >/ <file name> .mp3?dl=1
can be entered into PlayIt Live's Remote URL and seems to work fine.
I'm sure this could be useful to some.
Hi Guys, a bit of a new boy with this, however, I can offer a little bit of advice with this and also need some advice myself. Take a look at FSN. (Link is at the bottom of this) it comes with a £11.66 a month but you get hour news updates on a url every hour, 30 seconds, 3 minutes or 5 minutes. I have tested it with Playit Live and works great.
Nowthen, on this, can any of you help me work out how to get the news break to play every hour without having to drag and drop set up a new remote url?
so basically it just plays?
any help would be great.
A quick look at the FSN website suggests that there are two static URLs for their "promotional" bulletins.
Both seem to work nicely in PlayIt Live so assuming their paid service works the same way it should be OK.
Hi Guys, ok II have managed to do the above, however, the clock version of the runtime for the URL is a lot longer. I can't figure out how to make it only run for three minutes like it would if I dragged it over to the playout list...,. any ideas, please ?
Peter- thanks again. I like their news so I signed up. For $15 a month, thats a steal. If I only sell sponsorships for two newscasts I have my money back. Everything over that? Well... how appropriate it's Thanksgiving... cause it's gravy!