Menu Locator: Easy Player > Tools .
When you create a New Playlist, it inherits its appearance attributes from a set of Playlist Default Attributes. You can use the Default Attributes as a productivity aid as follows.
For complete details, see the separate Help section on Action Shortcuts.
These are the basic steps to using Actions Shortcuts.
Ad Hoc Shortcuts allow you to tie a frequently used Sound Item or Script to a button on your remote (ex. a buzzer sound, applause, etc). They are saved with the Sound List. For complete details, see the separate Help section on Ad Hoc Shortcuts. Click Behavior > Enable Ad Hoc Shortcuts to turn on processing for these shortcuts. The menu item will show a check-mark when active.
The Remote Controller Key Signals recording mode will record the key signals that are sent from your remote to the computer. A status message is displayed for each signal received when you press a button on your remote. And the key signals are recorded so that you can save them for future use. This will also record key presses on your computer keyboard, so don't confuse keyboard key presses with the remote button presses.
Important: The Easy Player window MUST be the current focused window for it to receive signals. Click on the Easy Player window to focus it.
As part of your Pre-Show Checklist, use this to verify that your remote control device comms are working and SoundMill is receiving key signals from it.
If you just acquired a new remote control device, you can use this recording tool to discover the key signals it sends for each button press. Simply click Record Remote Key Signals to turn on Key Signal recording. Then press each button on your remote in sequence. After all buttons have been pressed, View Recorded Remote Key Signals (menu item above). Save them for future reference. With the Key Signals in hand, you are now ready to create the Action Shortcuts (see above) to operate SoundMill.
If you find that nothing is playing, use this as a diagnostic aid. If it displays a status message that key signals are received when you press a Play button, you can eliminate the remote device communication as the potential problem. Conversely, if you press a button and no key signal is received, you should check the remote. Is it powered up? Is it synced with your computer? Can it communicate with another program (ex. Windows Media Player)?
A broken Cue is one that cannot locate its associated Sound Item or Script. A broken Cue cannot find a Sound Item with a matching Id. This tool will attempt to repair the linkage. It does a simple match on the Cue Name to the names of the Sound Items or Scripts. If a match is found, it will fix the Cue link. Cues that fail to link to a Sound Item will be logged to the Sound Mill Session Log. A typical reason for Cue breakage is deleting its associated Sound Item or Script or a Sound Item is missing when you do a Playlist Import.
Tip: This tool is less effective in cases where you have changed the names of Sound Items or the name of EZPlayer Cues.