Automate 24/7 Stream for a scheduled Playlist

EndoSkull

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Hey Bcoyle,
Looks like your project is exactly what I've been searching for. I run a gaming channel for a niche building game - been looking to do a sudo tv station for the game itself.

Any idea when you'll release an alpha/beta version?
 

bcoyle

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Hey Bcoyle,
Looks like your project is exactly what I've been searching for. I run a gaming channel for a niche building game - been looking to do a sudo tv station for the game itself.

Any idea when you'll release an alpha/beta version?
HI. Have you read the complete thread. This is more a public access tv app. It really isn't live at all. What did you have in mind?
 

EndoSkull

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I was under the impression that it allowed me to create a schedule of content run it and then allow obs to stream it.
My use for it was to create content revolved around different builders - patch news - and the in-between go to an audio-only mode

I'm getting tired - but I thought based on your demos - I could set up content with both video - still images and text.
Thanks
 

bcoyle

Member
I am the radio guy. We have talked before, maybe 2 months before. My radio still on 7/24 live stream on Youtube.
Sorry. I have a lot of people asking questions , then never continuing the dialog. So figure, that they are not interested. Currently, I just tell them to read the whole thread first. Probably my fault. I should probably make a video showing what it does currently, to get a little more excitement going.
 

bcoyle

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I was under the impression that it allowed me to create a schedule of content run it and then allow obs to stream it.
My use for it was to create content revolved around different builders - patch news - and the in-between go to an audio-only mode

I'm getting tired - but I thought based on your demos - I could set up content with both video - still images and text.
Thanks
Hi. I was shutting down my computer last night at 11 so was tired too. I'm an old guy, so please define "builders", "patch news" and whether the goto audio-only mode means you wish to shut down the automated program, break in and just talk. Once I figure out what you are doing, I'll have a better chance at seeing if there is a fit.

I would not hold my breath for a release date. I have a few IOUs and keep finding End case / corner bugs. It's a big program, so lots of testing to do. I find that as I try to add a new program type to my list, (example - The Lucy Show), I have to add new features.

An example is that many videos have sound levels that vary a lot, some down at -15db. In the filename metadata, I've added a volume metadata type called "VOL". So a filename might be "[DATE=20211001,VOL=-15,TITLE = Lucy builds a Shower].mp4. I use this to adjust the volume of the video to come out at -3db, so that all the videos I play have the same sound level. For -15, I add 12 db of volume gain to the obs source to make it louder and end up at -3 peak.

So am discovering new requirements as I go along.

Anyway, please describe your needs in a little greater detail, Bill
 
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EndoSkull

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Okay, let me try to explain it by making something up :)

Imagine a youtube channel with a live stream setup as a 24/hr news program with music breaks.
News and information about a game would run on the hour
In between news and music, there would be pre-recorded videos that would run (possibly at certain times of the day)
As the week progressed there would be a certain time slot where a new episode/video would be added to the programming list.

based on your lucy demo here is what I picture as content formats:

- News and Information - would feature a video and possibly screenshots that would be displayed to the right
- Music - audio would be played with various screenshots or collage videos taking up the screen - possibly with an up next banner
- Episodes - episodes would likely be full screen - but it would be nice to inset the video with PNG image to allow information for donating or channel info, etc. With the video playing within the transparent portion of the png or something along those lines.
- New episodes - Not sure how your system works - but it would be nice to add a new video(s) into time slots and click update without having to restart the currently playing content.

Anyway, this is just random thoughts - nothing solid just how I thought your system kind of worked and what I was looking to try to do.
Hope this helps
-Endo
 

bcoyle

Member
Okay, let me try to explain it by making something up :)

Imagine a youtube channel with a live stream setup as a 24/hr news program with music breaks.
News and information about a game would run on the hour
In between news and music, there would be pre-recorded videos that would run (possibly at certain times of the day)
As the week progressed there would be a certain time slot where a new episode/video would be added to the programming list.

based on your lucy demo here is what I picture as content formats:

- News and Information - would feature a video and possibly screenshots that would be displayed to the right
- Music - audio would be played with various screenshots or collage videos taking up the screen - possibly with an up next banner
- Episodes - episodes would likely be full screen - but it would be nice to inset the video with PNG image to allow information for donating or channel info, etc. With the video playing within the transparent portion of the png or something along those lines.
- New episodes - Not sure how your system works - but it would be nice to add a new video(s) into time slots and click update without having to restart the currently playing content.

Anyway, this is just random thoughts - nothing solid just how I thought your system kind of worked and what I was looking to try to do.
Hope this helps
-Endo
Hi again. Question: How familiar are you with working with obs and designing screens? Also, this is a windows 7 program . Are you a Mac person?
 
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EndoSkull

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Hi again. Question: How familiar are you with working with obs and designing screens?
Not sure I understand the question.
If you mean do I know how to use the various features to build out scenes by using what OBS calls sources with elements such as video - game capture - text - and various plugins - it's all pretty straightforward - So I guess I'd say I'm very familiar?

Before I came upon your thread here is as looking at the Advanced Scene Switcher - as I noticed it has an ability to use system time - but - when I saw this thread where you were building (I think) a scheduler - I was more excited than trying to force the Advanced Scene Switcher to accommodate my use case.
-Endo
 

bcoyle

Member
Not sure I understand the question.
If you mean do I know how to use the various features to build out scenes by using what OBS calls sources with elements such as video - game capture - text - and various plugins - it's all pretty straightforward - So I guess I'd say I'm very familiar?

Before I came upon your thread here is as looking at the Advanced Scene Switcher - as I noticed it has an ability to use system time - but - when I saw this thread where you were building (I think) a scheduler - I was more excited than trying to force the Advanced Scene Switcher to accommodate my use case.
-Endo
Ok, Just wanted to be able to talk to you as a scene designer, not a newbe.

Are the episodes random or must they be of your choosing? Also is the news segment changed every hour. i.e. do you generate a news file very often. Is it a video or text?
 
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EndoSkull

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Likely news would change only a couple of times a week - most of the content would be setup to be more static - while adding new content here and there - hopefully to build out a week worth of content with only major changes in news and possibly a few "spotlight videos" which might highlight a specific content creator etc.
 

bcoyle

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Likely news would change only a couple of times a week - most of the content would be setup to be more static - while adding new content here and there - hopefully to build out a week worth of content with only major changes in news and possibly a few "spotlight videos" which might highlight a specific content creator etc.
Why I asked about your news being text or video is that if you have text on a screen and then use an editor on the txt file, It will be automatically be updated in obs, where a video may have a different length if overridden.
 
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EndoSkull

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Why I asked about your news being text or video is that if you have text on a screen and then use an editor on the txt file, It will be automatically be updated in obs, where a video may have a different length if overridden.
Right, that makes sense.
I'm thinking all my content would be video and possibly a mix of images and audio (if possible) I really don't know exactly how your system is working and the workflow - So I'm just making mine up :-P
 

bcoyle

Member
Right, that makes sense.
I'm thinking all my content would be video and possibly a mix of images and audio (if possible) I really don't know exactly how your system is working and the workflow - So I'm just making mine up :-P
As I said before, the app is targeted on a public access tv model which means you have tons of pre-recorded material and you use that.

I guess, i've have to break down and do a write-up or at least the start of a manual. It's different than any playlist program, you have ever seen. Basically it's template driven and makes up the slot programs on the fly at the time they are run. I can take a directory of I love lucy shows and tell my composer to create 200 shows starting now at 9am with 2 shows in a row and make 2 more the next day and so on until you do 200 shows which is 100 day in the future , one at 9am and one at 930 for a hundred days. It will create different shows each time and if desired do it in episode order. It create 200 files with info about the program. This allows me to do next up. Each filename has metadata in it. So a file might look like: "[EP=0001, ....].mp4" or "[EP=12e09,...]" , the last meaning season 12, episode 9. It can be anything in alpha order.

So I use the filename for a lot of things. I have a metadata type called TOD or time of day. The idea being to maybe have adult level stuff after 10pm. Your need doesn't match my public access model, but there are ways around it using TOD.
 

bcoyle

Member
Right, that makes sense.
I'm thinking all my content would be video and possibly a mix of images and audio (if possible) I really don't know exactly how your system is working and the workflow - So I'm just making mine up :-P
Been playing with file structures to see how I'd handle your problem. People giving me examples of their application helps me to make my app more capable. Thank you
 
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