SinglePlayer

When you are in SinglePlayer mode, the User Interface looks like this:

The left area displays the playout counters, preview and the playback control buttons.

The counters are used for displaying the following:

Media Time - This counter displays the time elapsed from the currently playing item.

Remaining Time - This counter displays the remaining time from the currently playing item.

Stop after - This counter displays the time remaining until the playout will be stopped. This is calculated until the end of the playlist or the end of the next clip item, which has a Stop end clip action added, if such exists.

NOTE: In case the playlist is looped and no Stop end clip action is set for any of the playlist items, this counter will display --:--:--:--.

Playlist time - This counter displays the time elapsed since of the current playout session for the corresponding player, as well as the time remaining until playout will be terminated.

Also, here you can view the currently playing clip and the next clip to be played.

The preview window is available only if the playlist items are from the local network. Otherwise, an External Preview message will be displayed.

 Stop - This button terminates the playback.

 Pause/Resume - This button temporarily interrupts/resumes the playback. The playback resumes from the same point on.

 Play - This button starts the playback.

 Cue - This button interrupts the playback and pauses on the first frame of the selected clip.

 Jump - This button immediately terminates the currently playing clip and starts playing the one that is selected, regardless of its position in the grid.

 Next - This button immediately stops the currently playing clip and switches to the next clip in the playlist. This happens with a smooth cut without any sound or visual artifacts.

 Loop playlist - This button enables/disables the playlist loop option.

 Save - This button is used for saving the playlist. Two formats are available, *.xml and *.ply, which is the playlist format, used by the X-Pert modules for playout automation.

 Load - This button is used for loading a playlist in the selected player.

 - This button marks the currently viewed player. Pressing this button will redirect you to the MultiPlayer mode.

 - This button is used for selecting the default End Clip Action to be used for the corresponding player. Pressing the button changes the default End Clip Action in the following order: Continue, Stop, Cue Next, Hold (hold last frame), Loop. Depending on the action displayed, the selected End Clip Action will be applied to every new playlist item, added for the selected player.

 - Use these buttons if you would like to set the corresponding player to control one or more of the remaining players, meaning that whenever a control button is pressed for the main player, it also applies to the controlled players. The following control buttons are applicable: Play, Stop, Pause/Resume, Next. Be aware that the other buttons, the End Clip Actions, as well as the shuttle slider do not apply to the controlled players.

 - Use this slider if you would like to shuttle the currently playing item. Shuttle operations are available from 1/32 times the speed of the clip up to 32 times its speed. When you use the shuttle function it will be active until the next time you press  Play.

The right area displays the playlist items for the respective player, as well as the item properties, as follows:

ECA - This column displays the End Clip Action, set for the clip. If no action is set, it will display Continue, as the playlist will simply continue to the next item. Double-clicking in here will change the ECA for the corresponding clip.

Duration - This column displays the duration of the corresponding clip.

In Point/Out Point - These two columns display the In Point, from which the corresponding clip will be played, as well as the Out Point, where the clip playout will be stopped. By default, the in and out points are 00:00:00:00 and the point, corresponding to the end of the file. However, you can define custom in/out points via the clip trimmer.

The audio levels can also be controlled here. Up to 16 PCM audio channels are available.

The External Player Control can be used for previewing one of the remaining players and using a limited number of playback controls for it: Stop, Pause, Resume, Play, Next, and Loop Playlist.