Taking News From A Line In Input
There may be a scenario where you wish for PlayoutONE to take an external audio feed via an input on your sound card For example: Taking News on the hour or a feed from a satellite.
To do this follow the instructions below:
Setting Up The Source
Plugin your external source to an input on your sound card. For onboard sound cards this would generally be the Line In port.
Access the sound device control panel in windows.
Right-click on the speaker in the bottom right-hand area of your desktop (the System Tray) and choose Sounds.
Next, select the Recording tab.
Right-click on your chosen input device where your external source is plugged in and choose Properties.
Select the Listen tab and tick Listen to this Device and choose an output device to listen to it on (this would usually be an output that a Player in PlayoutONE is configured to use)
Click OK, and close the sound control panel. You will now start to hear the input coming through the output.
Open the PlayoutONE Launcher>Settings and click the Hardware tab.
Next to the Line In / Ext Device, select the input where your external source is plugged in (this would be your Line In device).
Once this is selected you should be able to test the muting by clicking the Mute Test box. When the box is ticked you shouldn't hear the external source through your output. When the box isn't ticked you should hear the external source. What we are doing here is effectively muting and un-muting it.
Commands in the log
Now, this is configured, you can make PlayoutONE Un-Mute & Mute the source by inserting commands into the log as show below.
LIVE MUTE ON will mute the device (So you won't hear it)
LIVE MUTE OFF will unmute the deice (So you hear it)
For a news break you would generally want to use the following format:
- NEWS INTRO
- LIVE MUTE OFF
- NEWS BED
- LIVE MUTE ON
- NEWS OUTRO