IP Radio - broadcasting within scheduled time periods
I am setting up an IP Radio station within our college. I have setup a tidy little studio where the mp3 will be encoded. Students save their pods to a shared folder.
I have installed ShoutCAST on a server within the college. The server reboots ever weekend. When it starts up it launches a playlist in its startup folder. I add current pods to this playlist from the shared network folder.
Students and teachers can listen to the stream from any workstation in the college by clicking a hyper link on the intranet page. Additionally we are playing the radio from speakers from various pcs within the college. These pcs are only to play at break and lunch times.
I have built an XP SP2 machine that I will use to play the url at certain times of day. I have set the machine up to automatically login and put a playlist file with the url of the shoutcast server within the startup folder.
Obviously this means that the radio will loop throughout the day. Since I only want the radio to play at certain times in the day I tried using scheduled tasks to launch mediaplayer but I can't seem to add an end time for my programs. Does anyone have experience with scheduled tasks? If so how do I add an end time? Is there another method that I could use?
screenshot of scheduled task advanced options
screenshot of scheduled task advanced options. Where's the end time option?