How do I use the stop and resume playlist commands in Display Studio

Question

  • How do I use the stop and resume playlist commands in Display Studio?
  • What is the stop command for in Display Studio?

Environment

  • Product Family: Software and Controllers
  • Product: Show Control 2.14.1.6  or later
  • Components: Display Studio Script and Quick Display buttons
  • Control System: Show Control
If a playlist needs to be stopped for an alternate message, the stop and resume can be used so the playlist does not need to restart at the beginning.  Stop would be used in place of Pause, the difference in functionality being that, once resumed, the item that was stopped would start over at the beginning instead of where it was paused.

Answer/Steps

Creating a button to stop a playlist

Create a new script button or edit an existing startup button.  For details, see: How to Create Scripting Containers and Buttons.

  1. Create a new script line.

    1. DMP-8000 Player Control or DMP-7000 Player Control
    2. Choose the zone(s) that the playlist is running on.
    3. Choose Stop.
    4. Save. 
See animation below: 
    1. Stop Playlist.gif

Create a button to resume the playlist

  1. Create a new script line.

    1. DMP-8000 Player Control or DMP-7000 Player Control
    2. Choose the zone(s) that the playlist is running on.
    3. Choose Resume.
    4. Save. 

When the playback of an item that was stopped and resumed is reported, it will show it as playing only a single time for it's actual duration. For example, a 15 second animation was stopped 3 seconds into playing via a playlist to play a prompt over top. It was resumed once the prompt was blanked. It started back at the top and finished playing it's full 15 seconds. In the report, it will show as playing 1 time for a duration of 15 seconds.

KB ID: DD4064671


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