Scheduled Playlist V2.0 and its Implementation

We are very excited to announce Scheduled Playlist V2.0 with many powerful new features and capabilities which will take your Playlist Management to the next level. In this version, the users are offered more robust and enhanced schedulers which helps to manage the playlist with ease. We have included new features and fixed known bugs:

  • You can now view the Currently Playing File and the option to Enable Files based on your stream.
  • We have also fixed the real character bug, and users can currently accommodate new files which have special characters in the name.
  • Now you can also schedule your Live streaming and its duration in your Playlists option.

To create a scheduled playlist, make sure you have subscribed to enough Stream Names and a Push Zone to Upload your Videos to be scheduled. Once the files are uploaded, please follow the below steps to implement your playlist.

  • Click on the Manage CDN Button.
  • In the redirected page, click on the drop-down menu Live Streams which is located to the extreme left under the 5centsCDN logo.
  • Click on the Scheduled Playlist Button.
  • Click on the Green Plus Button which is located at the top extreme right corner of the screen.
  • In the redirected page, select the Push Zone in which your files has been uploaded and provide the name for your Scheduled Playlist.
  • Click on the Create Button. * Success! Stream Created message will be displayed upon successful creation.

As per your requirement in managing your Files and Live Content, the following three scenarios might arise:

Scenario 1

Files Scheduling: Here, only the files which you have uploaded to the push zone will be played back through the playlist and no live content will be played. Here, you will be able to set the order and the duration of the playlist of your uploaded files.

Follow the below procedure to do the File Scheduling.

  • Go to Live Streams > Scheduled Playlist and click on the View Button near to recently created Playlist name.
  • In the redirected page go to Playlists available in the Basic section and click on the Add New button.
  • In the redirected page provide the playlist name and make sure the playlist type is in File Mode.

You can set the Length of your playlist by setting the duration in the Length section. In Schedule type, you can set the period in which the Playlist has to start.

There are 3 options available: 1.Instant: By enabling this option, Playlist will start as soon as it is created. 2.Schedule On Time: By enabling this option and setting the time, the playlist will start at that specified time on the same day 3.Schedule On Date Time: By enabling this option and setting the Date and Time, the playlist will start at that specified time on the specified date

You can add your files and arrange them in your playlist from the uploaded files.

  • Once you have sorted your Playlist click on the Create button.
  • Once you have followed this procedure, the playlist will be updated with your scheduled files.
  • In case if you want to repeat your playlist and to play it in a loop way, you can tick the Loop Playlists option under info section.

Scenario 2

Live Scheduling: Here, the playlist will be played with live content wherein you can schedule the time of the same.

Follow the below procedure to do the Live Scheduling.

  • Go to Live Streams > Scheduled Playlist and click on the View Button near to recently created Playlist name.
  • In the redirected page go to Schedules available in the Basic Section and click on the Add New button.
  • In the redirected page, provide your Playlist Name and Stream Name.
  • Set the playlist type to Live mode.

You can set the Length of your playlist by setting the duration in the Length section.

In Scheduled type, you can set the Period in which the Playlist has to be initiated.

There are 3 options available: 1.Instant: By enabling this option, Playlist will start as soon as it is created. 2.Schedule On Time: By enabling this option and setting the time, the playlist will start at that specified time on the same day 3.Schedule On Date Time: By enabling this option and setting the Date and Time, the playlist will start at that specified time on the specified date

Once you have scheduled your Playlist click on the Create button.

Once you have followed this procedure, the playlist will be updated with your Live content

Scenario 3

This scenario will arise when you have to do an urgent Live Telecast through your playlist by overriding all the other schedules which you have configured earlier. Regardless of whatever schedules you have created, this will only deliver the live content encoded through the dedicated encoder credentials.

  • Go to Live Stream > Scheduled Playlist and click on the View button near to recently created Playlist name
  • Enable the Publish Enabled checkbox in the optional menu under the infosection and save it.
  • You can check out the FMS URL and corresponding stream name to use in the encoder.
  • Start publishing your live content with these credentials and the playlist will deliver it.

Note: In case if you want to repeat your playlist and to play it in a loop way, you can tick the Loop Schedules option under info section and also please note that you can always play around with these scenarios according to your requirement. Also feel free to contact our support to determine the best scenario which suits you. (Optional feature)

Scenario 4

In case if you have to quickly update your playlist with your recently updated Schedules, you can use our Restart feature. This feature will cut off the currently playing scheduled stream and start the your newly updated Schedules.

Please follow below procedure to Restart your playlist.

  • Go to Live Stream > Scheduled Playlist and Left click on drop-down menu near to the View button corresponding to your Playlist name.
  • Click on Restart.