Every scene, object and list item in a DISE Movie can be scheduled in DISE Composer and every Channel and Movie can be scheduled in DISE Bridge. You can use scheduling in DISE Probe to control when download locations are allowed to download content.
In essence, you add a number of scheduling conditions. If any (or all) of these conditions are met the item will be visible, and if none of the conditions are met the item will not be shown.
How it works
When a scheduled item is encountered, whether it is in the scene timeline in a DISE Movie, or a DISE Movie in a playlist, the conditions in the scheduling are checked. If conditions are met, the item will be played. Remember that this is done only when the item is encountered in the playlist, meaning that if another item is playing during that time, the item will have to wait for its turn. Once an item is scheduled to play, it will always play out its entire length.
Scheduled channels do not have to wait their turn, and will check their scheduling all the time. A channel will therefore be visible instantly when scheduled and disappear instantly when not scheduled.
In the Edit Schedule window can you create, add, remove and delete rules. A rule consists of one or more date/place/file/other related conditions, and when you click on the Add button these will be added as a rule.
Different scheduling rules are combined - one "Weekdays: Monday" and one "Time Interval: 12:00 - 13:00", would result in the scheduled item being visible every day between 12 and 13 and the whole of Monday. The other way would be to add these two values into the same rule, which would result in the object only being visible between 12 and 13 on Mondays.
Note: The scheduling rules will always show if they are active (green) or inactive (red). This represents the active status now and here (depending on the current time, place and file existence), be aware that the players are in different places and have other files, so the status can be different there.
- Adds the selected values and settings as a scheduling rule.
- Removes the selected rule from the list and add the values and settings back to the settings area.
- Removes the selected rule.
- Removes all the rules in the list.
- Copy all the rules.
- Paste a list of rules.
- Refresh the status of all the rules in the list.
The schedule is active if one/all schedules above are active (OR/AND)
- Select is you want the schedule to require that all of the rules are active or if just one is required (default).
- Select another date and time from the calendar to test the schedules configured.
- Will invert the selected scheduling rule, making it active when it otherwise would be non-active and vice versa.
Date & Time
Date & Time
- Date and Time span.
- A time interval, valid for all dates unless combined with Date & Time
- One or more days of the week
File Date & Time
Read date from File modified
- The date and time the file was last modified.
- The date and time the file was created.
From first line in file
- Assumes that the first line of the file's content is a date. The format of the date and time should be in "yyyy-dd-mm hh:mm:ss".
From custom line in file
- Allows you to select any "cell" from a CSV file to read the date and time from. Otherwise works in the same way as the From first line of file option.
- The date information is then checked against the values under.
Compare to current date & time
- The values for the days, hour, minutes and seconds field are combined so that you can specify times like 5 days, 12 hours and 30 minutes.
- If left zero the field will not be used.
- It is possible to specify intervals like "between 3 to 5 days old", by setting the From and To values.
- For example, you want for an image to only be displayed if it was created sooner than 2 hours ago. You browse for the file and select File created, then enter 2 in the Hours field under To.
Lets you create rules that will trigger on the current status/content of a file. The file may be of any type. (It may even be the DISE Movie itself!) In the file field you enter a file path, and using the Operation options below you decide what to check.
File is empty
- The file exists but is empty.
File contains something
- The file exists and has some content.
- The following operations compare the file's content with the content of the Compare text field.
File content equals text
- The file's content exactly matches the text.
File content contains text
- Somewhere in the file this text appears.
File content lower than text
- Assumes that the content to compare is an integer - will trigger if the content of the file is "12" and the content of the Compare text field is "15".
File content higher than text
- Assumes that the content to compare is an integer.
- If Select field in file is checked you may select a "cell" from a CSV file to read content from.
Lets you create rules that trigger depending on channel status. The rule is valid when a channel with a specific name matches the condition in the list. To create a rule, click the green plus sign. Enter a channel's name (defined in DISE Bridge) and select a condition.
You may create rules that depend on whether a channel:
- The specified channel is scheduled to show.
Is not visible
- For example, you might not want to show commercials during a fire alert.
It is possible to trigger scheduling on commands received via Remote Control. The schedule will be set active when the trigger command is received and for the specified amount of seconds. If the Exclusive option is selected, then any currently active remote control schedules will be set in-active.
Setup how you want the scheduling to react to certain variables being set or not set. This can be used to provide context-based scheduling, by remotely setting variables or by configuring different players with its own set of variables.
You can specify that the schedule should be active after a number of seconds of system in-activity. The system is monitored for activity on the mouse and keyboard.