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show_pools:

Config file section

Valid in machine config files YES
Valid in mode config files YES

The show_pools: section of your config is where you configure a pool of shows. When used one of the shows is selected from the pool based on a configurable pattern called type.

This is an example:

show_pools:
  group1:
    shows:
      - show1
      - show2
      - show3
    type: random
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shows:
  show1:
    - duration: 1
  show2:
    - duration: 1
  show3:
    - duration: 1
show_pools:
  group1:
    shows:
      - show1
      - show2
      - show3
    type: random

Required settings

The following sections are required in the show_pools: section of your config:

shows:

List of one (or more) values, each is a type: string name of a shows device. Defaults to empty.

A list of shows which are part of the show pool

Optional settings

The following sections are optional in the show_pools: section of your config. (If you don’t include them, the default will be used).

type:

Single value, type: one of the following options: random, sequence, random_force_next, random_force_all. Default: sequence

How the next show is selected. See Assets for details.