Schedule a Playlist to Start at a Specific Time

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Currently Helmsman doesn’t have the ability to start a routine or playlist at a specific time of day. However, there is a work around.

I’ve been asked by a few people, so I decided to write the process up.


1) Open/create a playlist of routine(s) you want to run and check off the option in the lower righthand corner labeled “Auto Start Playlist”

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2) Now save the Helmsman playlist you want to start. Make note of where the Helmsman Playlist (.VCP file) is save to.

3) Open Window’s Task Scheduler and select “Create Task”

4) On the General Tab, enter a Name.

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5) On the Triggers Tab, select “New…” and then how often the playlist should play (once, daily, weekly), what time of day and anything other options. Also, make sure that Enabled is checked off. Click OK when done.

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6) On the Actions Tab, select “New…” then click “Browse” and find the .VCP file that you saved earlier. Leave “Add Arguments” and “Start in” blank. Click OK when done.

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7) On the Conditions and Settings Tab, you can keep the default values.

8) Click OK to complete your scheduled task. 

That’s it! If you have any questions, please ask!

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