No "play until done" in schedules?

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We have multiple screens in multiple locations - all playing different content. Here is what I am trying to do:

I've built 3 presentations, all using the video widget with the "PUD" flag set. Each presentation is playing a different video, and the video isn't full-screen. Its either centered or off to the side, and I'm putting other content (pictures) in other areas of each presentation. So three presentations, three videos, and different pix on each. Played back to back. Easy peasy, right? 

Where I am getting slammed is in building a schedule that plays all 3 presentations back-to-back. I want presentation 1 to start, play the video tip-to-tail, then presentation 2 starts, plays the video tip-to-tail, then presentation 3 starts. At the end of 3, it loops back to 1 and starts all over. Instead of being able to select a PUD flag for the presentation in the scheduler, I have to go in and set the specific duration for each presentation. What happened to the PUD flag in the scheduler???

Ok, no big terrible deal, but its unreliable. If something glitches or the video takes a second to load, the clock has already started counting on the scheduler and it will clip-off the end of the video once the set duration has been reached, moving on to the next presentation in the schedule.

In the old editor, this was easy. I could just build a master-presentation, add each individual presentation to it, set the PUD flag and be done. Do the same for the other two presentations. Publish it and be done. Matter of fact, this is how I've been running our RISE network for 2 years now and its been great. Flawless.

But with the change to the new editor - all of that has gone out the window. 

Am I missing something here or was the PUD flag left off of the new scheduler for a reason?
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Official Response

I guess this conversation got missed when we announced Play Until Done in Schedules, but here is the announcement right here.

Let us know if you have any questions in that conversation!