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community support => New features and suggestions => Topic started by: AndrewL on July 29, 2016, 12:17:29 PM

Title: Random Playback Collection Custom RSS
Post by: AndrewL on July 29, 2016, 12:17:29 PM
Problem: Clients want to be able to have many text scenes like did you knows, trivia, but do not want to load a timeline with multiple created scenes trying to squeeze them in between the regular content. This also causes the presentation to be predictable which does not entice viewers to keep watching.

The easiest way to automate this would be to use Custom RSS with embedded option for them to add their messages but it has to have a randomize checkbox

Ideal playlist: Welcome Screen - Service 1 - Random Fun Fact - Service 2 - Weather - Service 3 - Random Fun Fact etc.

The only way that I can accomplish this, that I know of, is to use a 3rd party rss source and then use the Media RSS component which only has random playback. But I don't want to have to direct outside of the signage studio as that is not customer friendly.

Please help! <-- long time MediaSignage Enterprise Customer (since 2011)
Title: Re: Random Playback Collection Custom RSS
Post by: Filla on August 17, 2016, 10:49:57 AM
Maybe I'm missing something.

Use the sequencer.  Just put the timelines in the order you want them to play.
Title: Re: Random Playback Collection Custom RSS
Post by: Filla on August 17, 2016, 10:51:39 AM
Also we build our presentations based on average dwell time.  This help eliminate the predictable - the timeline should be longer than average dwell time.
Title: Re: Random Playback Collection Custom RSS
Post by: AndrewL on August 22, 2016, 10:08:31 AM
That is a good work around, but it can get messy having multiple timelines loaded with content, some being duplicate. Especially when you need to take down an ad that could exist on multiple timelines you will need to look carefully and hope not to miss it.

The most efficient way to manage the campaign is to have 1 timeline but have randomly picked scenes mixed in.