Clockwheel End Settings
In addition to selecting whether a clockwheel starts at a specific time "Strict" or when the previous clockwheel has completed "Flexible" There could be an option to end a clockwheel as close to the scheduled time as possible (say at the end of the current song playing at the scheduled "end-time") rather than finish playing the entire clockwheel rotation. In most cases, this would make transitioning from one clockwheel (program) to another, a lot smoother than having the upcoming clockwheel disrupt a current one with the "Strict" setting. I've had clockwheels start 15-18 minutes past the planned start time based on a "Flexible" start setting for the new clockwheel and great disparity in the lengths of tracks selected in the current one.
Jayson Tanner Merged
We need to be able to start a playlist on time, when scheduled, without cutting off the previous song... so the strict program should start after the closest song ends. but it should end naturally. this will be much more professional. also when the strict playlist ends, it shouldn't jump back to the start to fill time. if it comes up short, it should move on to the next playlist. Nothing abrupt. Just smooth. Professional.
Ionut Sarghi Admin
"Somewhere between Flex and Strict playlists" (suggested by Jayson Tanner on 2019-08-26), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
I also have been having issues with starting Clockwheels on time and would certainly welcome the ability for the Clockwheel to be able to complete the current song playing when the hour is over, rather than needing to complete the entire clock. My station's playlist has a wide variety of song lengths, (from 1:55 up to 13:00) so each hour presents it's own issues. This feature would be very welcomed.