The Load directive will cause OtsAV to load an OIL or OFL list file into the playlist at the specified insertion point.
When creating your OFL or OIL list files for the Load directive you need to use naming pattern for these files.
For example, name your files:
Note: The Load Directive supports 1000 separate files (0 - 999).
For details on how to create the OIL and OFL list files click here.
The list files you have created will need to be stored together. We recommend creating the Lists directory in the C:\OtsLabs\ directory and saving these files within this directory. The directory structure should be like this:
The next step involves telling OtsAV where these files are stored and the file pattern for these files. This is set in the Set Load Directive File Pattern dialog box.
Go to Options -> Directives -> Set Load Directive File Pattern.
Click the navigate button and navigate to the C:\OtsLabs\Lists\ directory
Click the load001.oil
file, and click the Open button.
Or alternatively type into the text box, C:\OtsLabs\Lists\load*.oil
Make sure that the file pattern is: C:\OtsLabs\Lists\load*.oil The file prefix should have the name, in this case "load", followed by the suffix *, followed by the file extension .oil.
How to insert the Load Directive into a playlist
Right-click at the desired insertion point.
Select Insert Directive -> Load.
You will be prompted by the Insert Load Directive dialog box to the enter the load file suffix.
Now enter the number 1, this will cause OtsAV to load the <File001> load directive, or if you enter 2 it will load the <File002> load directive.
When the load directive is encountered the load directive will cause the contents of the list file to replace the presence of the directive.
Note: Load Directives can be placed throughout your playlist. You can even have an entire playlist composing of load directives. Directives can also be saved within OFL and OIL playlists.
Playlist generation and options