A Template is a pattern of tracks which has been prepared to play automatically until it is stopped.
An example of a Template might be a pattern of tracks for Saturday night, or to fill in a Country and Western program or an “easy listening” program.
As a Template plays it automatically includes announcements, Station IDs and even time calls.
You can load a template in a player as follows:
DO NOT choose one of the recently opened options in the lower part of this menu.
A list of available Templates should be listed in the next dialogue window. Choose the appropriate one and click Open.
Note: Template files are stored on the Music (Y:\) drive in the ZARA AUTOMATION folder.
Once a template is loaded in a player, ZaraStudio will add audio files to it automatically so that there is always about 30 minutes of play time in the playlist.
For more information about these controls see Controls -- Control buttons
Tracks are selected following the pattern specified by the Template when it was made.
In the following image you can see how a player looks like after loading the template:
Deleting items in a playlist which is playing a Template only causes the Template to automatically replace the items with others.
A Template may have been set up to load automatically. This is done…
• Through an event. Templates can be loaded automatically using an event associated to a TPL file.
• Through a playlist. Inserting a TPL file in a playlist, will make the template load when the player reaches that item.