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Understanding Playlists

Playlists in Centova Cast provide convenient groupings of tracks and control exactly how and when those tracks will be broadcasted.

Four playlist types are currently available:

  • General Rotation
    General rotation playlists are the most common type of playlist, used to play a random selection of media from your library when no other, more specialized playlists are due to be played.

  • Scheduled
    Scheduled playlists are used for scheduled broadcasts such as daily countdowns, "top 10" lists, pre-recorded shows, and similar content.

  • Interval
    Interval playlists are used for station identification, advertisements, and other similar repeating content that needs to be played every few minutes or after every few tracks.

  • Immediate
    Immediate playlists allow tracks to be queued for immediate playback, and are useful for on-the-fly content such as song requests or special announcements.

Each playlist type has a variety of different configuration options. These are explained in detail in the Playlists section of the Reference Manual. A basic introduction to each playlist type is provided in the following sections.