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community support => New features and suggestions => Topic started by: AndrewL on May 02, 2015, 04:49:05 PM

Title: random playback
Post by: AndrewL on May 02, 2015, 04:49:05 PM
I have a customer that wants me to rotate between 4 adverts in the ad spot they purchased. I don't want to put all the ads in my 15 min timeline because they didn't buy 4 spaces so the best that I can figure is put something like the collection component in a spot and load it with the 4 spots hoping for it to randomly select one of the 4 ads every time it came up in the rotation, but unfortunately it doesn't look like it has random playback. I can't trust mrss either because if the internet drops, it isn't guaranteed to play. Anyone have a suggestion for my delema?
Title: Re: random playback
Post by: ANOOP on May 03, 2015, 08:44:55 PM
Only timelines allow random playback. One option is to create a common channel on the timeline with these 4 ads with random playback and at the timespot of your ad change the channel hoping that it would play randomly and since it is common channel it would have been continiously playing
Title: Re: random playback
Post by: AndrewL on May 04, 2015, 04:37:59 AM
Hmm, that is an interesting idea.

Can one of the moderator / admins move my post to the new feature suggestion forum area? I think that they should add random playback as an option to the collection component or allow the creation of an internal mrss setup that can be figured in the studio and doesn't rely on the internet connection for this to be a true feature.

Thanks guys.
Title: Re: random playback
Post by: criley on May 04, 2015, 07:28:14 AM
My best guess is that they are working on it with the new AD system they are building. I think... ???