Open Source automation solution for 24/7 playout

#1
This is a forum thread for a little controller I built called FolderPlayout for the local public broadcaster Alkmaar Centraal in the Netherlands. The source code for FolderPlayout is hosted on https://github.com/baltedewit/folderplayout

FolderPlayout runs as a windows service against CasparCG 2.0.7 and plays the contents of the folder Playlist every hour. Additionally it can play folders at specific hours defined in timetable.json. When there is no content playing, the input of DECKLINK 1 will be shown.

Requirements:
- CasparCG 2.0.7 stable
- NodeJS
- A decklink input card (and probably output as well)

Installation:
- clone the repository in the same folder where your Server folder lives
- run npm install and accept the installation of the service
- run the service "playout controller"
CasparCG enthusiast and broadcast geek

Re: Open Source automation solution for 24/7 playout

#4
And regarding the Folder Playout client itself:

For example I have a playlist of several files running in loop, but at certain time(s) it is necessary to switch to another video for some predefined time and then switch back to previous playlist. Would it be possible with this client?
If not, could you please suggest any other client for this task?

Re: Open Source automation solution for 24/7 playout

#5
Rolands wrote:And regarding the Folder Playout client itself:

For example I have a playlist of several files running in loop, but at certain time(s) it is necessary to switch to another video for some predefined time and then switch back to previous playlist. Would it be possible with this client?
If not, could you please suggest any other client for this task?
No, folderplayout does not support looping playlists.
CasparCG enthusiast and broadcast geek
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