In the legacy Broadcaster software, some of our broadcasters used to delete tracks that were inside of a playlist or scheduled in future events. With the new Live365 Dashboard software, we have intentionally restricted this from happening as it was causing major issues with station programming and playback.
The new Dashboard system checks for several things when a new event is made on the Scheduler, as well as when you are trying to apply changes within your Media Library. There are several reasons why we locked down making changes that would affect existing scheduled events, and it's all in the name of a more resilient platform. Editing the files that comprise existing events brought havoc to the database systems behind the scenes of our community stations.
If you attempt to delete a track already in a Playlist or future scheduled event, you will experience the following error message:
Cannot delete tracks scheduled in future events
In order to delete the track from your library, you would need to:
- Delete the future events that contain the track.
- Remove the track from any playlists as well.
To accomplish this, please check the tracklist of your upcoming events and see which one includes the specific track. After you confirm that an event includes the specific track, delete the event:
Then, remove the track from the Playlist:
The most common reason that our broadcasters want to be able to update a track that is also already scheduled to play is because they are wanting to manage dynamically changing content. For example, a news update or other element which changes throughout the week. Being able to have a content segment dynamically updated throughout the week is something we are considering for future updates.
Currently, the best way to handle recurring events with content that regularly changes is to use ClockWheels. By strategically planning your Categories and the framework of your ClockWheels, you can pull freshly uploaded material into a recurring ClockWheel event when it generates an upcoming tracklist.
For more details about scheduled events, please read the following help article: Scheduling Events.