I am in the process of trying to wrap my mind around all these actions, containers, scripts, commands, sequences, etc. I just need some basic help to start off with trying to figure out how to simply take 31 days worth of playlists that are all ready generated(by day) and ready to go, and just hit play and mAirlist just does its thing.
For some background info, the playlists were originally generated in DRS2006. I have the process down to import them into SPL Creator to convert them to M3U.
What is the best way to do this? The database playlists are sorted by hour. Is it better to do it by hour? Is it possible to create a container and put the full days log in there and when that one is done playing, automatically jumping/loading to the next days playlist container? If I drag the day’s 24 M3U playlists into the automation screen, it pulls them all in order. I know I can then take that and save it as a .mlp file. Is there a way to get each one into a container to be able to add an action to it? Are containers the only item that can have actions assigned to them or would a script be better? Whats the purpose of containers? I dont need any of this to be timed or date stamped as of right now. Just straight up load and play an .mlp or m3u playlist…bam bam bam, in order, in full automated mode with no user interaction(from regular DJs at least).
Another Idea I had going back to the database playlists… I tried pulling in the m3u of each hour of the day and hit save so they are all in there. To use that method, if its any different from just telling the automation screen which playlists to play when, can I just tell the system to play those playlists in the database in order? The only problem I realize with that is its all time based and they are all not exactly an hour. Can still chain together those playlists? Maybe insert some command into each hour to tell it to jump to the next hour when its done? Eh, thats more work then doing it by day! I would rather one day’s playlist jump to the next day via some command. Thats inserting 31 commands instead of 720 lol! Besides, the only way that I can find to do that is inserting a container at the end of an hour in which I can, on start of that container, run an action of loading and playing a database playlist but it doesnt give me any option of which days or hour’s database playlist to load!
I LOVE the power of the mAirlist program but I just need to find a way to do such an easy series of tasks.
I hope I’m making sense. Any help is appreciated.