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  2. dibblejr

    Continue The Story In 4 Words...

    Hundred bottles of beer
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  4. gsmith37064

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    bud wise errrrrr frogs...
  5. Mega Arch

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    sounds like bull frogs
  6. ItsMeBobO

    I finished my enclosures for my moving heads

    This may help.
  7. TheDucks

    LOR Network Using a Switch

    OT (LOR AC and Pixies can only use RS485) Do you know WHY the port is not working? Turned off in BIOS, bad driver, damaged connector? Solutions in order of desirability: Get a PC card (PCI or PCIe, depending on open slots) << this also can be used to upgrade an older 10/100 PC to 10/100/1000 Get a USB network dongle
  8. k6ccc

    LOR Network Using a Switch

    There is a really huge one in your case. The LOR CTB16 controllers that you bought CAN NOT be driven by anything except a RS-485 serial interface. That RS-485 interface can be carrying either LOR protocol or DMX protocol data. With that said, if you really needed to use E1.31 to drive your CTB16 controllers, you can do so with one or more E1.31 to DMX over RS-485 adapters. Most pixel controllers have that capability to one degree or another, but it would mean spending potentially hundreds of dollars to avoid some cable (and you'll still need the cable to each controller). If you really want to use E1.31, many of us here can explain it. BTW, for 2018, I ran about 65,000 channels of E1.31 along with abouyt 1,000 on LOR networks. Like Don said, that statement has possible concern written all over it. Ethernet and RS-485 should NEVER touch each other. Doing so CAN leak the magic smoke out of one device or another.
  9. LakeshoreDisplay

    Singing Face Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy - Tractors

    Would love a copy sig43@bellsouth.net
  10. PhilMassey

    LOR Network Using a Switch

    You can't use E 1.31 with LOR AC controllers, at least not easily. RS 485 is the best option. There is a USB 485 B adaptor which will split one into two outputs which can be used as a splitter. It's not a high speed adaptor though, but you should be fine with just AC controllers. Look on the LOR website. Seems to me that daisy chaining would not be a problem though, probably shorter distances than splitting. Remember, controllers, can be connected in ANY order.
  11. Don

    LOR Network Using a Switch

    There are some very large shows that run in the RS485 adapter. This gives me a bit of a concern. You don't use the RS485 adapter to go into E1.31 mode. Not sure if that's what you are trying to do, but it's the way I read the message. If you use the RS485, you are using the LOR based network.
  12. B_Mills

    LOR Network Using a Switch

    Is there any major downside or loss of functionality using a E1.31 network? All the LOR documentation seems to push you to a LOR network. I was really hoping it would be easier because the network port on the computer I'm using isn't working, so I was relying on the usb rs485 adapter. Guess I should have done more research up front.
  13. PhilMassey

    Converting videos on VHS & VHS-C tapes to pc video

    VHS is VERY low resolution compared to today's HD and better capture devices. I captured most of mine years ago with a Dazzle capture card at 640 by 480 progressive format and they turned out pretty good. If I were to do it again today, I would probably capture at HD 1020 progressive just to be sure I had captured every possible detail. At least 720p A lot will depend on the quality of the output of your VHS player, because of its age and original build quality.. You will have to buy a capture device or card and it will need to have the same connections as your playback device, probably RCA red white and yellow. Red is right audio, white is left audio ( assuming stereo content), and yellow is composite video. Something like this would work, but I have no recent direct knowledge of these products so you will need to research carefully to get the features you need. Most are USB so make sure they support the fastest transfer rate your pc will allow. at least USB 2.0 preferably. https://www.amazon.com/Roxio-Easy-Plus-Video-Converter/dp/B006GOFW3E/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?hvadid=269675872951&amp;hvdev=c&amp;hvlocphy=9013386&amp;hvnetw=g&amp;hvpos=1t1&amp;hvqmt=b&amp;hvrand=439241280778011078&amp;hvtargid=kwd-2413540243&amp;keywords=vhs+to+pc+converter&amp;qid=1550262839&amp;s=gateway&amp;sr=8-1-spons&amp;tag=googhydr-20&amp;psc=1 The next possibility is a paid service, Search online for conversion houses, and see what the costs are. Bear in mind what you are going to spend in time and money to do it yourself, and compare the costs. Remember the capture is a real time operation so you have to sit through every minute of tape. Finally you can look into ripping your DVD's using some of the technically illegal tools found on the internet. Not going to say any more about that.
  14. I use a dvd and vcr transfer recorder to put in dvd format. And then convert the avi file to the computer mp4 I believe. cant remember the program but it plays a Jamaican tune when finished. At one time I had a video/ tv card and I believe there was a way to do the same thing through that while playing the tape but it took a few devices and cable types so I just used the afformentioned method. I no longer have any vhs tape to convert but I did send in some 8mm reels to a company in Buffalo NY to get converted to video format. Google that and maybe call them and ask them if possible to do what you were seeking. They were very nice on the phone. Just last year. JR
  15. dibblejr

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    Don’t sit on them
  16. TheDucks

    LOR Network Using a Switch

    There are RS485 splitters (used for industrial/security). They ain't cheap. I don't know if anyone has tested them on a LOR network.
  17. dibblejr

    LOR Network Using a Switch

    Three choices including Dons above. 8 controllers will not max out a network. The other two 1. Daisy chain, the cable length will not be a problem 2- USB network adapter and run 1 on Reg LOR network and the others on aux networks I had 14 Networks last year using 2 Black web 7 port hubs about $20 each at Walmart.com The Ducks just reminded me - ea h network will require an adapter JR
  18. I've got about 25 yrs worth of family videos on VHS and VHS-C (mini VHS) tapes that I want to transfer to my computer in pc video file format. Any recommendations for hardware and software that work well for doing this? I can already transfer the video from tape to DVD, but I'd rather convert directly to pc files since I'd want to do some video editing and upload some of the videos to youtube. Plus they'd be easier to copy to flash drives and external hard drives for other family members.
  19. Short answer is that it is not a difficult problem. Longer answer when I get back to a computer. I have a 270 channel star prop for both S4 and S5.
  20. Orville

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    for keeping moths safe
  21. Don

    LOR Network Using a Switch

    The LOR Network runs on RS485 protocol. Network switches, etc., do not speak that language, and thus are not compatible. If you want to use a 'regular' network switch, you would have to use E1.31.
  22. Orville

    Check out this NEW Custom Zip Tie Tool!

    Have had that happen to me too, item was delivered in Orlando, then made it's way to California and then to somewhere in GA, then finally back to Orlando and got the item about 15 days later. Even though I PAID SHIPPING FEES, the item still took a ridiculous round about way to get to me. Now really, just how STUPID is this? Once it was in Orlando, why didn't it just come to my address, that's what I "thought" it would do, but no, it go across the all the way across the US and then back to Orlando. That just makes absolutely NO SENSE at all! {And why I think shipping fees are in the completely ridiculous cost zone today!}
  23. This year I thought I would try S5 because I'm incorporating more RGB props and I like what I see in S5. Unfortunately I'm running into some problems trying to insert a purchase Superstar sequence. In my display I have a 12 CCR ribbon tree with a 270 node RGB star. I also have purchased sequences that I'm trying to incorporate into my sequence. Most of these sequences were programmed on a 12 ribbon tree and a 6 channel star. I followed the tutorials for Inserting a Superstar sequence into a sequence. In the tutorial it shows that you can import a 12 ribbon CCR tree with a 6 channel star. Unfortunately Superstar doesn't seem to have a prop that matches my configuration. I tried to insert the sequence using the Superstar prop, CCR Tree - 12 strings with 6 channel star, in it's current configuration. But because the 6 channel star is configured for traditional lights it won't control my star. So I tried to reconfigure the star and make it an RGB star the sequence wouldn't run in Superstar. In another effort I inserted the prop but deleted the 6 channel star and it ran fine. In S4 I was able to cut and paste the row of the traditional star into my RGB rows using Multiple Paste feature. However, I did that using the S4 Sequencer and not the S4 Pixel editor. So what I'm looking for is a way to insert my purchased Superstar sequences into my sequence that matches my configuration. Is there a way to configure the 270 node 6 row star to make it look like the 6 channel star so that I can cut and paste from the 6 channel star into my 6 row RGB star?
  24. B_Mills

    LOR Network Using a Switch

    Sorry if this has already been answered because it seems like a simple question, but I can't find an answer anywhere. I recently purchased 8 LOR controllers (CTB16PCG3) and a usb485 adapter. I would like to set up the boxes so I connect them all to a network switch instead of running them all in series because of where I'll be placing them throughout the yard. For simplicity I'd like to still run a LOR network instead of trying to setup and maintain an E1.31 netrok since I only have LOR devices. I can't find any documentation anywhere for this type of setup, and I'm getting nowhere just playing around. Anyone able to help???
  25. ItsMeBobO

    Peace family prop

    I now have a good quote from a manufacturer to build strands with the required return data wire. Please private message me if you would like the details.
  26. robongar

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    Back pocket plan, best
  27. dibblejr

    Check out this NEW Custom Zip Tie Tool!

    Let me tell you how great Samsung and their shipping is. Monday I ordered a new Evo860 4TB SSD. That will fit in the smallest flat rate box. Samsung had it in Millington, TN about 250 miles away. Prior to check out there were shipping options ON, 3 day and a couple others. However all were greyed out. Here's the catch, it qualified for "free shipping" so according to their customer service there was no way to upgrade the shipping. How dumb is that. Since I didn't have a choice and thinking 250 miles should be 2-3 days max I placed the order. Upon getting the tracking number, "expected delivery date 28 Feb. Called them today and they told me the only option "pay for another one via phone and pay ON fee and then return the previous one and ten days later after they inspect it, receive a refund". The tracking is showing - it left Millington two days ago, passed right through Bham and in to Atlanta and is currently in Orlando. I could have walked to TN and back in the same time. I ordered something from CA the same day, received it yesterday. Amazon was $10 cheaper but I wanted to get from mfg due to my last evo crashing, had no problems with that warranty item. JR
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