Schedule and Playlist

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

  1. OzAz

    OzAz Full Time Elf Generous Elf

    Dec 29, 2015
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    Does anyone but me want to use the Schedule function in xLights?

    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

    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

    gerry Senior Elf

    Dec 19, 2012
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    Surrey Hills,Melbourne
    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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