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How to schedule encoding?

With commands, you can schedule behavior of an MWriter object. For example, you can schedule start and stop times for encoding.

To set a command, you should use the SchedulerCommandAdd method. The method has the following parameters:

For example, here is an example of scheduling an MWriter object to start and stop encoding at specified times:

M_DATETIME startDate = new M_DATETIME();
startDate.nDay = 25;
startDate.nMonth = 12;
startDate.nYear = 2017;
startDate.nHour = 14;
startDate.nMinute = 23;
startDate.nSecond = 52;
MItem command;
(myWriter as IMScheduler).SchedulerCommandAdd(ref date, "start", "", myLiveSource, out command);


// For example, let's stop after 1 hour
M_DATETIME stopDate = new M_DATETIME();
stopDate.nDay = 25;
stopDate.nMonth = 12;
stopDate.nYear = 2017;
stopDate.nHour = 15;
stopDate.nMinute = 23;
stopDate.nSecond = 52;
MItem command;
(myWriter as IMScheduler).SchedulerCommandAdd(ref date, "stop", "", myLiveSource, out command);

The code above uses myLiveSource object to be used in 

myWriter.ObjectStart(myLiveSource);

method at the specified startDate. And at stopDate the following method is called internally:

myWriter.ObjectClose();