Given 4 track groups, A, B, C, D, how do I schedule these at the following times:?
Group A at 06:00 - 12:00
Group B at 12:00 - 18:00
Group C at 18:00 - 00:00
Group D at 00:00 - 06:00
This example assumes you have already created 4 track groups with the given names.
You will need to create a clock for each track group block via Manage > Clocks. Each clock will start with a fixed time marker (to keep time) and the rest of the hour will be filled with the track group. The clock will look something like this:
TIP: Once you have created an entry for Track Group - Group A, you can press CTRL+D to duplicate this line repeatedly until it fills the hour. The Play Time column will indicate the approximate time the track will play based on the average length of tracks in that group so once this goes over 60:00 you have filled enough.
Repeat this for each track group.
Once the clocks have been created you need to schedule these into the appropriate hours via Manage > Clock Schedule...
Click the first hour you want to schedule and choose the group, e.g. 06:00 and Group A
Set this to repeat daily at hours 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, and 11.
Repeat this for each hour range your schedule should look like this:
Now simply slide playout to Auto mode and the schedule will be followed. You can fine tune the scheduled tracks via the Manage > Playout Log... window. You may need to click Schedule if the hour has yet to be scheduled.