Author Topic: Switching Text Sources/Primary Sources via Schedule?  (Read 61 times)

livewireaus

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Switching Text Sources/Primary Sources via Schedule?
« on: August 10, 2021, 01:21:28 pm »
Hi All
New user to the Magic RDS 4 and am still getting to know how to do things the right way.
I am wanting to have the ability to, at a scheduled time, turn External Text Sources off/on. From say 6am to 8pm, I want to have Text Source #1 enabled, Text Source #2  disabled with Primary Source #1.  From 8pm I want to flip this - Text Source #1 off, Text Source #2 on with Primary Source set to #2.
This would allow me to cycle in Program name info during the day and then overnight source Song Tile info from our Automation system.
Have both of the sources configured and displaying info correctly.

I have also created a 2nd Connection (Internal Channel/Lite ASCII) to create a output file to feed our streaming agent.  Presently this text is working however is in CAPS - is there a way to configure this to allow text to be saved as it appears or being sent to TX as UECP connection?

Thanks for a great product.

Ross

Jan

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Re: Switching Text Sources/Primary Sources via Schedule?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2021, 12:54:22 pm »
You can create these simple Items for switching the Text Source:


Item 1

Trigger:
event days:"1234567" times:"06:00"

Tasks:
set Radiotext.Src1Enabled:"1"
set Radiotext.Src2Enabled:"0"


Item 2

Trigger:
event days:"1234567" times:"20:00"

Tasks:
set Radiotext.Src1Enabled:"0"
set Radiotext.Src2Enabled:"1"


This applies to Radiotext. For Dynamic PS, replace the Radiotext by DPS1.

The Primary source is meaningless if only one source is selected.

Output is in CAPS because it is probably selected in More Options. Currently there's no support for independent setting for each output. This is a temporary restriction.

livewireaus

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Re: Switching Text Sources/Primary Sources via Schedule?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2021, 02:12:09 am »
Hi Jan

Sorry for the delay in responding...

Source switching is kind of working.  Have several sources and what I do at the start of live programming is...

set Radiotext.PrimarySrc:"1"
set Radiotext.Src4Enabled:"0"
set Radiotext.Src1Enabled:"1"

...and then when we switch to automation I do...

set Radiotext.PrimarySrc:"4"
set Radiotext.Src4Enabled:"1"
set Radiotext.Src1Enabled:"0"

This works for enabling/disabling the SRC for 1 and 4, however PrimarySrc never changes from 1 to 4.  If I change manually, the next day the trigger back to set PrimarySrc:"1" also fails to change?   Any ideas or suggestions?

I can also confirm CAPS not selected in More Options - text is fine to the UECP devices - only when it is sent to a file?

Best regards

Ross

Jan

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Re: Switching Text Sources/Primary Sources via Schedule?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2021, 09:42:51 am »
The PrimarySrc works, but make sure you have the latest version.

I'll check the CAPS.

livewireaus

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Re: Switching Text Sources/Primary Sources via Schedule?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2021, 10:43:19 am »
Thanks Jan

Switching works great now with new version - thank you!

Text is still saving in the text file in caps thought, FYI.

Ross