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Setting Up GetPlay With TimeTracker

The GetPlay feature allows AutoCast to automatically find the correct audio file for each day without your ever having to edit your program logs. This feature was enhanced with the release of AutoCast 4.1, to allow you to retrieve, not only audio files stored statically on your hard drive, but also audio files recorded dynamically by our TimeTracker background recording software.

Using the new GetPlay feature, and a slightly different syntax, AutoCast will look up a file recorded that same day by TimeTracker, containing a unique date-stamp in the file name.

Here's how to set it up:

In TimeTracker recording options, create a new event, and in the event editor, spe ify the path and filename of the file you wish TimeTracker to create. Just beneath the path and filename textbox, choose the "Put Date After Name" in the dropdown box associated with "If File Already Exists." The file created when the recording occurs will look something like this, depending on the location and filename you are using:

/boot/Station/Programs/Inspirational Moment_2009-12-14

(The date expressed indicates December 14, 2009)

Now, in your master log, wherever you want the show to appear in your programming day, create a line like this:

# GetPlay /boot/Station/Programs/Inspirational Moment_%d

That's it! Each time AutoCast runs across a line like the one above, it will look for the audio file that starts with Inspirational Moment and ends with the current day's date. Your work is over.

Note that the above line differs from a normal GetPlay event in only one respect, that it uses a lowercase "d" rather than the usual capital "D." The lowercase d tells AutoCast to look for a date in the European date format created by TimeTracker.

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