I just wanted to create a new forum post about a pet project of mine. Folderplayout is an open source and free playout client for CasparCG based on the same tech that the Sofie project uses for playout. You can build a recurrent schedule that can control CasparCG and Blackmagic Atem’s. The schedules can consist of live inputs (either decklink or atem inputs), clips, folders (all clips in a folder) and groups (that can contain files, inputs, folders or other groups). This schedule is then parsed to become a playlist. Outside of scheduled content a default decklink/atem input is played back. (Infochannel usually)
Folderplayout is mostly aimed at small (community) stations that often operate on very small budgets and aid from volunteers. The intention is to be simple, stable and low cost.
- CasparCG based clip playout
- CasparCG or Blackmagic Atem live inputs
- Hierarchical schedule
PS: the name folderplayout originates entirely from the first version, which could only play back clips inside a folder on set hours