Title Separation Rule
In my POWER category, average turnover is 2h 44m. In Category Rules, I want to set Title Separation to 1h 45m, or even to 1h 50m. But it won’t let me. I set it, I save the changes and when I go back to category rules screen, title separation is 1h 30m again. This is correct. Music 1 will not let you set this rule in such a way that would be near-impossible to obtain. If a separation is set at 90 minutes...that means there will be a 3 hour "window".....90 minutes before the slot where the songs is scheduled and 90 minutes after it is scheduled. If the turnover is calculated at 2:44....that is very near the 3-hour mark. Actually, I'm a bit surprised Music 1 even lets that be set...i would expect it to automatically set it to somewhat less than that time. But, you really don't need to worry about this because Music 1 is not going to let the songs in this category schedule too close together anyway...even without that rule.
This is the Power category, so should be first in the scheduling/pass order. That means songs in this category are almost always going to schedule in 1-2-3 rank order. All the songs in the group will always get a turnover/repeat of about 2:40 even without any rule to specifically require it. the only things that interfere with this are: 1) if you do some manual search-and-replace of songs in the category; and 2) after a "shuffle". That changes the card stack order, so the next schedule you run after a shuffle, songs that scheduled in the 11pm hour on the final day before the shuffle, may be at the top of the stack, as Music 1 starts dropping songs into the midnight hour of the first schedule after the shuffle. To protect against at song that scheduled at, say 11:50 from being re-scheduled very soon after midnight in the new day, Version 7 has the new "repeat percentage" rule that prevents a song from begin re-scheduled until at least X-% of the category has been scheduled since the "previous" play of any song. The default setting is 35%. This new functional rule was installed just to take care of the repeat-too-soon-after-a-shuffle possibility. So with this rule in force, if a song in Power Current schedules at 11:50 pm on Friday, you shuffle and that song moves to the top of the category stack and would normally be the first Power to schedule in the midnight hour on Saturd, Music 1 will "hold" it back until 35% of the category has scheduled, meaning that song (with your 2:40 turnover) would probably next get scheduled sometime between 1 and 1:30am.