Presentation for a few minutes

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So I've been asked to have a special notice display every day at 5 for 2minutes.

Am I correct in assuming that this would work correctly:

In Schedules, I have added a second presentation. I have duration set to 120 and Timeline set to Weekdays between 5pm and 5:15pm

Will this display just the two minutes set in the duration, or for a full 15 per the end time?
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Kray,

I believe this situation will work, as long as the other presentation in the schedule is set to run for the remaining 780 seconds.
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The other presentation defaults to ALWAYS
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Always is fine, however you will want to set the primary presentation to run for 780s, instead of the default 10s. If you leave the default duration, the secondary presentation will run every 10 seconds for 2 minutes.
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Always, in this case, means that it will always be included in the playlist rotation. The duration determines for how long. Right now it sounds like it is possible for your current presentation to loop through the 2min notice several times between 5 and 5:15. To avoid that you'd need to make it so that it takes the full 15 minutes to run through all items in the schedule (so that by the time it is ready to loop the schedule will stop including the notice). Your other presentation should display all of the time regardless of the duration you give it because it is the only scheduled presentation (save for between 5 and 5:15).

I'm not sure if this method will always start the notice at 5, but as long as the total duration for both presentations in the schedule adds up to exactly 15 minutes is should only display once, for a total of 2 minutes, sometime between 5 and 5:15.
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Thanks guys. Have it all setup and somebody is going to monitor to make sure.