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Schedule and Playlist

Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by OzAz, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. OzAz

    OzAz Full Time Elf Generous Elf

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    Does anyone but me want to use the Schedule function in xLights?

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    New to this game, first show this year, have already progressed from LOR to xLights .
    I know most people are using Pi and Falcon to run shows, but I have a few mini PCs spare so want to use them. I've enough new lights hardware and software to get my head around, without having to muck around with Pi this year
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    There doesn't seem to be much info on the Schedule function.


    in the xml code what do the 4 ---- represent and in particular what is R (I'm guessing Run? or has Run?)
    been trying to plan my Halloween show, and have following in the code:

    <calevent schedcode="07012030-2200 R---2016 Halloween"/>
    <calevent schedcode="10292000-2230 ----2016 Halloween"/>

    I can interpret most of it = date, start time, end time, playlist.

    Strange thing is there's no schedule for July 01 in the Schedule list tab (I deleted it after I worked out how to enter dates properly).

    I know I probably don't have to worry about this but I'm kind of curious



    also posted in xlights forum
     
  2. gerry

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    I would strongly suggest to look at using the PI.


    Really simple to use , rock solid and u won't regret it. Lots of help available. Much more than if you try using the xlights scheduler which I understand is also very stable , but hardly anyone uses it now given the FP functionality.
     

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