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Launch Control

Once AV-Playback begins, the first thing you will encounter is a convenient ‘Launch Control’ window.
 
Launch Control
1

Show Tool Tips

1. Show Tool Tips
 
When enabled each individual control will produce a helpful popup describing its purpose. Due to it sometimes interfering with mouse clicks, it is recommended that this feature be disabled once you feel comfortable with all aspects the program.
 
 
2

Default File Store Path

2. Default File Store Path
 
Establishing a default file store path is mandatory, hence why the very first time AV-Playback is started from a new install, a folder browser appears. A default folder should be selected before trying to open or create a playlist. Once one has been established you are still free to deposit and retrieve files from any other location.  However anytime a file browser is opened it will always use the default folder as its starting point. The default folder is especially necessary when setting up a backup or remote node infrastructure. Each will employ automated functions such a media file transfer as well as depositing playlists where the app can find them.
 
3

Default Audio Device

3. Default Audio Device
 
Clicking will reveal a list of installed audio playback devices found on the local computer.  Select the one AVP will choose anytime a new playlist is created.
 

NOTE: Windows does allow a user to set the system default audio device, AVP will use the system default if it isn’t overridden with this property.

 
4

Platlist Type

4. Platlist Type
 
This selects the type of playlist that will be create with the ‘Start New Playlist’ function. To learn more about playlist types, refer to Understanding Playlist Types.
 
5

Start New Playlist

5. Start New Playlist
 
Clicking this will first display a file browser requiring you to give the new playlist a name and location. Once you create and save the new playlist, a playlist control window will be opened.
 

NOTE: Once this is selected the Launch Control will automatically close.

 
6

Recall Saved Layout

6. Recall Saved Layout
 
Clicking this will recall the last saved layout by automatically open the saved number of playlists controls as well as load their respective files and position each window back to the state at which it was saved.

Nothing will happen if a layout has never been previously saved.
 

NOTE: Once this is selected the Launch Control will automatically close.

 
7

Clear Recent

7. Clear Recent
 
Clicking this will remove all entries in the 'Recent List' and erase all history of them.  
 
8

Recent File List

8.  Recent File List
 
This list displays all the most recently used playlist files in a reverse order with the newest at the top and working down from there. Double click on an entry to reopen and and automaticly load a playlist control window.
 
9

Connection Manager

9. Connection Manager
 
When the local workstation role is set to ‘Master’ you can go ahead and establish the connection to either a ‘Backup’ or ‘Remote’ node.
 
This list will automatically populate once another slave workstation is detected. For a slave unit to be detected it must have its role set to either Backup or Slave and already be running on its respective workstation. To connect make sure the ‘Attached’ is checked on the selected node and then simply click the ‘Apply Attached State’ button. When connected the row’s background color will turn green.
 
In the case of connecting with a Backup node, be sure to perform these steps before creating or opening any playlists. The reason for this is so the backup will begin in sync with its master.
 

NOTE: This portion of the Launch Control is visible only when the local workstation role is set to 'Master'

 
10

Workstation Role

10. Workstation Role
 
From here you can establish just what role the local workstation takes on. To learn more about these roles, refer to Understanding Workstation Roles.
 

NOTE: If Backup or Remote is selected the launch control will close and the app will begin standing by for a Master Node to connect to it.

 
11

Browse Playlists

11. Browse Playlists
 
As the name implies, this opens a file browser where you can find a particular playlist file to open. Once selected a playlist control window will be loaded.
 

NOTE: Once this is selected the Launch Control will automatically close.

 

 
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