13.16 Defining & Overriding Repository Folders of a Channel (v.5.x)

You must unlock the Just Control Configuration window and stop the channel(s) first to perform any changes.

Defining the Repository Folders of a Channel

The Just Out engine as well as the Just Control user interface which are assigned to a Channel are looking for Videos, Audio, Graphics and previously saved Playlists in the Repository folders defined for the Channel. While you can define as many Repository folders as you want, the priority while playing Movies, Audio, or Graphics is from top to bottom. So, if there are two Video repository folders defined, Just Out will look for the file in the first repository folder first, and only look for the Video in the second repository folder if it cannot be found in the first one. This can be useful in case the first repository is the local disk and the second one is a centralized storage.

Please ensure that all Just Out engines and all Just Control user interfaces that are connecting to a Channel do have access to the Repository folders defined here. Otherwise, you will not be able to see all the files available for this Channel. Failing to provide access to the correct paths for the Engines/Interfaces could result in scheduled files not playing out!

Adding a Repository

  1. Stop the desired Channel by deactivating the checkbox in front of it. Stopping a Channel will also stop the Just Out engine and therefore the final output.

  2. Select the Channel in the “Devices & Channels” list.

  3. Click on the “Repositories” tab.

  4. Click on the “Add Repository” dropdown menu and select one of the options. A Finder window opens which allows you to define the path of the Repository.

  5. Path: The Path is displayed and can also be edited directly.

  6. Choose Button: Please see “Changing a Repository” below.

  7. Repository: This shows which type of Repository it is.

Removing a Repository

  1. Stop the desired Channel by deactivating the checkbox in front of it. Stopping a Channel will also stop the Just Out engine and therefore the final output.

  2. Select the Channel in the “Devices & Channels” list.

  3. Click on the “Repositories” tab.

  4. Click on the “Repository” you would like to remove.

  5. Press the “Backspace” key.

  6. Confirm the warning dialog to remove the Repository. This cannot be undone.

Changing a Repository

  1. Stop the desired Channel by deactivating the checkbox in front of it. Stopping a Channel will also stop the Just Out engine and therefore the final output.

  2. Select the Channel in the “Devices & Channels” list.

  3. Click on the “Repositories” tab.

  4. Click on the “Choose” button of the Repository you would like to change.

  5. Select the new folder for the Repository in the file chooser. Click “Choose” to confirm.

  • If a defined Repository folder is not available, a warning will appear which informs about this issue (after starting the just:live or just:play interface client).

  • In the just:live and just:play Library, the Videos, Audio, Graphic, Event, and Playlist tabs are visible no matter if a Repository folder has been configured for the particular media or not.

Overriding the Repository Folders of a Channel

It is possible to override the Repositories which are defined for a Channel for a single Just Out engine client. This is useful in situations where a Just Out engine uses a playout storage system which is different compared to the other interfaces and Just Out engine connected to this Channel.

  1. To override a Channel Repository, stop the desired Channel by deactivating the checkbox in front of it. Stopping a Channel will also stop the Just Out engine and therefore the final output.

  2. Activate the “Layers & Engines” tab.

  3. Select an existing engine and choose “Configure engine”.

  4. The “Engine Configuration” window appears. Click on the “Repositories” tab.

  5. Override Channel Repositories: Activate this checkbox to override the “Channel Repositories”.

  6. Add Repository: Add new Video, Audio, Graphic, Playlist, or Workflow Repositories by using this drop-down menu.

 

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