Filler is content that is used to fill otherwise unscheduled gaps, and to pad primary content to a desired time.
There are a number of filler kinds supported by ErsatzTV:
Pre-roll: filler that plays before each media item
Mid-roll: filler that plays between chapters within each media item
Post-roll: filler that plays after each media item
Tail: filler that plays after all media items/filler and before the next schedule item
Fallback: filler that is looped and cut as needed to fill any remaining gaps
post-roll filler support the following modes:
Count: play a specific number of filler items from the collection
Duration: play as many complete filler items that will fit in the specified duration
Pad: after all other filler has been added, pad using additional filler until the wall clock minutes are a multiple of the selected number
To add filler to a schedule, a filler preset must first be created under
Once a filler preset is created, it can be attached to any number of schedule items in the schedule items editor.
Sample Preset: Trailers Pre-Roll
This preset will play exactly three items from the
All Trailers smart collection before each media item.
Sample Preset: Pad To 30 Minutes With Commercials
This preset will pad each media item to 30 minutes using items from the
Short Commercials smart collection.
mid-roll is selected as the filler kind, the filler will be approximately evenly distributed between chapters.