When you want your titles/interventions/jingles to be distributed in a particular order. The playlist is the perfect tool in the Shoutcast’s planner
If the playlist cannot be used to program everything (it will be too tedious), you can use it in some cases:
- A totally pre-recorded music show. This gives the illusion that it is live by linking all the elements in the playlist, whether they are interventions, tracks or jingles (beware, however, of the mix points of the different aspects for the sequences, especially the interventions).
- The broadcasting of a lengthy piece in its entirety, such as an opera for example.
- Broadcasting talk shows longer than 15 minutes (Simply split the recorded show into elements shorter than 15 minutes and place these elements, in order, in a playlist)
- Finally, you should know that you can tick, or not, the “is truncable” option for each playlist.
The insertion of advertisements or podcasts in your program can shift the broadcast schedule shown in the planning that you have generated.
To catch on this potential delay, the Planner can then skip individual soundtracks during the broadcasting. This is where the box “Is Truncable” comes in…
You want your playlist to be played up to the end:
- Leave the box unchecked –this is the default value. It is then the tracks provided later in your schedule that may not be broadcasted to catch up on the program.
- If you want your playlist to be interrupted to keep up with your planning: Check the box and, if the broadcasting gets delayed the last track(s) in your playlist won’t be played to favor the items that follow next in your planning.
- The insertion of advertisements or podcasts in your program can shift the broadcast schedule shown in the planning that you have generated.
- NOTE: The duration of a Playlist -displayed next to its name when you open it- cannot be less than 15 minutes.