Hi Mike -
According to this . . .http://www.centova.com/en/faq/cast3/troubleshooting/scheduled_playlists_do_not_start_on_time
. . . what you say is not possible as once a track starts playing, it will always play to the end no matter even if you select the "YES, terminate if another scheduled playlist is due to begin" option.
I play mainly interview shows that run for 1 hour, sometimes 2 hours long. So the scenario I am facing is one of these tracks on my General Playlist starts say 10 minutes before a scheduled show and thereby makes the scheduled show 50 minutes late.
The ideal scenario would be to have a General Playlist as the backbone of the weekly programming with PRECISE PLAYLISTS interrupting that General Playlist at exact times ie 1pm to 2pm then the station reverts back to the General Playlist. This is what I have to do manually at the moment using BUTT.
Would the following work ?
1) Centova has to have at least 1 General Playlist so set one up to run for say 1 hour with exactly 1 hour of audio on that playlist.
2) For the remainder of the week (167 hours) use Scheduled Playlists set to "YES, terminate if another scheduled playlist is due to begin"
The LIVE shows we do and our scheduled repeats take precedence over our general playlist so ending the currently playing track with a new Scheduled Playlist works . . . but as it says in the link above, it would seem that this does not happen as the currently playing track will always play to the end.