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  1. Sorry, I didn't read the question completely. In my S4 installation the ..\PixelEditor folder has a file named LORPixelEditorData.xml that gets populated when I ask the PE to create a preview from a visualizer file. Perhaps that is what you are looking for.
  2. Visualizer files have the extension .lee and are in the ..\Visualizations\editor folder.
  3. I'm not sure where you got the information that an mp4 would play in the G*-MP3-Director but that is not accurate. The G3-MP3 director and the N4-G4-MP3 Director descriptions in the store indicate they play mp3 files. Maybe the the place where you saw an mp4 would play was in reference to running the show from a computer. I'd suggest converting the audio to an mp3, constant bit rate of 128k and associate that file with the sequence to see if it causes issues.
  4. I use a G3_MP3 Director to run the display at a local church. The building that we use to house the equipment is not heated. December nights in Minnesota can get to -20F. I feel the Director is a better choice for that environment.
  5. Check out the configuration guide for the Pixie8, Page 15. Try setting the RGB order to GRB or GBR. http://www1.lightorama.com/PDF/Pixie_Man_105.pdf
  6. I had no trouble applying the firmware. It was a year ago and do not recall exactly what I did. I am thinking I had assigned a fixed IP address to the board and then directly connected my computer to the device and used the network utility to find it and update as per the User Guide.
  7. This is the same issue I experienced last year at this time. I was told my board contained a bad firmware - 2.0.8 - and was provided new firmware. I was sent two versions and the HD response contained the following warning If you see 'MKII' or 'ECO' on your board, please use "PixCon16 MKII Firmware Showtime (S4)" If your board does not have MKII or ECO on it, use "PixCon16 Firmware Showtime (S4)" If you apply the wrong firmware to a board, the board will be bricked and you will need to recover it.
  8. My gripe with the Show Builder (the one to create SD cards) is that there is not a way to save the list of files that you recorded to the card. For example: If I create a show and then at a later point adjust a sequence or decide to add another sequence to the show I have to start all over building the show. One option would be for the Show Builder to have the ability to select and read a file that was created by the Show Editor. Even better would be for the Show Builder to be able to process Show Editor files and be able to save a file in that format.
  9. Look for weeksched.lsc and yearsched.lsc in your Light-O-Rama directory. They will be the directory above Audio, Sequences etc. That is where scheduling information is stored. Worst case, if you rename or remove them you can start over and recreate your schedule to eliminate any possibility of there being a remnant of an old show.
  10. Just to add another option. Sometimes LEDs don't like to play nice with the hot and neutral sides of AC Typically the plugs on them are not polarized so unplug the lights, rotate the plug 180 degrees and plug them back in. See if that helps.
  11. Really. The OP said "Thank you everyone, this was an issue with the card and some issues with my card writer. " I thanked the OP for reporting those facts. How is a firmware update in any way relevant to what I or the OP said?
  12. Help us help you. You need to provide more details, we are not there to see what you have done or what is happening. What did you plug the LAN cable to? What are the LEDs on the mini-director and controller doing? What is or isn't happening? Are the lights working? Is there sound?
  13. basis21b

    Do you need help?

    Here is an over simplified, speculative answer. On the board of the controllers is a microchip, in effect a tiny computer. There can be times when the program running in the chip can get corrupted. When that happens resetting the board clears that up. Similar to what happens when you find Windows has stopped working and you need to reboot your personal computer. The problem could come from power surges or stray voltage/static electricity. One possibility for stray voltage in a situation like this is a bad or shorted out socket on a controller. I would suggest using the hardware utility to see if you can get solid communication on both jacks on the controller that was wired in last. Check the controller previous to it to confirm all of the jacks are working. You will at least eliminate the possibility they introduced the problem. I would also check the boards to make sure some critter had not decided to take up residence.
  14. Repairing a broken RJ45 socket is not a difficult thing if you or someone you know can solder circuit boards. Another option is to send it to LOR for repair. If you create a help desk ticket they will give you pricing
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