I'm part of a college tv station, and we need some way to schedule broadcasts (right now we just play a playlist on a loop). However, we don't have the money to buy commercial broadcast automation software, which usually runs over $1000 for a full license. Does anyone know of any free or open source software that could do that?
I googled for a while but was only able to find radio broadcast software such as Rivendell or Airtime. The only solution I could find for video was to use VLC's scheduled streaming feature. However, that would mean editing a VLC configuration file directly in order to schedule videos, and then running a second player in order to capture the stream and play it out to the air.