The offset setting can be used to cut your content in both directions.
Why do I need this option?
- When recording a simple content, it can happen that the file sends 1-5 seconds too much at the end due to the fade effect. When going back to your program, users will hear the beginning of the recorded file again very briefly.
With the offset setting "-x seconds" you can tell the system in this case that it should start extending x seconds earlier than the actual file length.
- When playing a content and a player, the system may start extending too early. So, when exiting back to your program, users may not hear the last 1-5 seconds.
In this case you can use the offset setting "+x seconds" to tell the system to start extending x seconds later than the actual file length.
How does that happen?
If you listen closely, you will notice that it is the fade effect that causes this. We consider this technique to be the most user-friendly. The listener hears that it is a transition and is not confused by abrupt changes of title / content.