I realize this has been submitted before (goo.gl/hblJRN), but after talking through the issue with support I was encouraged to submit it again for a second look.
It would be extremely helpful to have expiration dates for assets. I understand YoDeck's push is for this to happen through Schedules. As a user I would make use of Schedules to push Shows at certain times of day or cycle in seasonal Shows (such as a Christmas-themed variant). However, with the amount of assets we potentially need to change, Schedules do not seem to be a sustainable solution.
Our organization has many different assets that need to be removed at various times (media for movies with a certain runs, seasonal exhibits, events) that need to sit alongside more permanent assets (permanent exhibits).
It seems are options are:
1) Manually delete expired assets, automatically removing them from any playlists, shows, and schedules. However, this would require us to manually go in and manage expired assets which would require quite a bit of manual upkeep on our end.
2) Create new playlists/shows and schedule newer versions without expired assets. However, with the amount of assets we need to change, we would quickly end up needing hundreds of different Shows or Playlists.
3) Make use of one of the forthcoming Widgets and custom-code a way that would remove assets based on a date in their file name.
While these solutions would all achieve the desired effect, they all take a bit more work than simply being able to tag assets with an expiration date.
While schedules seem like the perfect solution for some outlets (school lobbies, restaurants, etc.), being able to remove or turn off asset would be a huge value add for places like museums, theaters, or other venues where many slides may need to appear and disappear more frequently.
Two new fields have been added: “Play Since” and “Play Until”. So, you can define a period for which the Media is valid. Outside this time-frame, the Media will be skipped during playback.
Thanks for the update guys! Really need this feature but completely understand and agree with the team's decision to hold back for stability.
Great news that this is moving forward!!! This has been the missing feature needed to really ramp sales in our bar & restaurant market! Can't wait! Thank you Yodeck Team!
I dare to ask... expiry time\date + publishing time\date...
This is excellent to hear that this feature is being implemented! Date would be great, Date & Time would be outstanding!
Agree this would be extremely helpful. We use our screens in our Pharmacies for service and health promotion. A lot of national health campaigns are only for certain months so the ability to set dates of when certain media should be displayed and then deleted would be great
Set an expiry date AND time for content. Images or videos automatically remove or disable themselves when the campaign ends. If a currently playing playlist includes media that expires during playback it simply gets dropped from the list.
tommy wilde commented
Yes, this would be a nice feature.
The simplest case where this would be useful is one playlist with images, and each image has a start and end date / time. E.g. some ads for upcoming events, and as soon as the event is over the image is not shown again automatically. For me, some different means of playlist would do the job, where I can set the start and end time of each asset individually. Then I can add this playlist to a show and also include it in a schedule, which allows for some very complex timing tasks in a simple way (e.g. Image is shown only the week before the event (playlist), but only from 5-8 P.M. (schedule)). Of course this "extended" version of a playlist could also be a widget, or an option on the assets itself. If it is a widget, I could add it again to a playlist and only have these expiring assets in there -> great separation and not too complicated! Or, maybe you may consider including this feature into the upcoming sub-playlists?
The idea is that you can add and add more stuff to your Playlist and when the time is come other old stuff would delete automatically in your Playliste when you wish that. As a opinion is this a nice feature.