[RDD] Playing VT's in separate logs RCS style

Fred Gleason fredg at paravelsystems.com
Wed Sep 9 15:55:26 EDT 2009

On Wednesday 09 September 2009 03:39:05 pm you wrote:
> You know, we could add a reference count to each VT cart, start it at
> one and delete only when it hits zero.

Yes, that occurred to me.  It would fix the 'orphaned log' part of the 

> If there was then the ability to insert a voice track with a known cart
> number either from the scheduler or directly then this would I think
> just work.

Unfortunately not, because the data needed to construct a custom transition is 
split across *two* events: part in the 'ending' event, and part in 
the 'starting' one.  Changing that would require a major refactoring of the 
VT system while presenting some thorny edge cases.  I think I'd rather get a 
root canal...


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