Another very useful feature of all TriCaster Media Players is the MEM Bin, which provides quick and convenient access to stored playlists.  MEM slots also store the state of various Media Player controls.  To display the bin, roll the mouse pointer to the (nearest) side of the screen in a tabbed Media Player or the Audio tab (for Sound and Audio, MEM slots are presented on the left only)


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When you change playlists by selecting another MEM slot, it’s almost as though you are accessing another Media Player. Use MEM slots for quick access to different categories of content for use during a live presentation, playlists prepared for different clients, or for completely different programs you produce.

MEM slots can be named, and also display a small representative image (taken from the first entry in the playlist).  As you move the mouse over a MEM slot icon it expands, providing an enlarged view of that playlist item’s first frame.   To populate a new MEM slot, simply click a blank icon.

To name a MEM slot, right-click it to open a context menu, and select Rename.  Other menu options include Delete, Export and Import  (the file will be saved with the extension ‘.pst’).

Previewing MEM Slots

At times you may wish to preview the contents of a different Media Player MEM slot without disrupting playback of the current playlist. When a clip is playing, a small white ‘play indicator’ is shown over the icon for the currently selected entry in the flyout MEM slot bin.  If you select a different MEM slot while the current clip continues to play, the playlist bin view updates, but the original item continues to play.  The transport controls (Play, Stop, etc.) at the bottom of the tab remain *dedicated to the active playlist – that is, the one actually playing, rather than the one currently being previewed in the tab.

To change to the previewed MEM slot immediately – ending playback and display of the current item – you can do so by any of the following means:

  • Double-click an icon in the previewed
  • Or press *Stop twice, and then Play (playback of the active item ends with the first Stop command; the second sets the playhead to the start of the current item in the new playlist).

* Normally, pressing Stop a second time when a clip is playing resets the playhead to the start frame in the same clip.  The exception above occurs only when you are previewing the content of a different MEM slot during playback.

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