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  1. Hi Jim - thanks for helping me to solve this. I used Verifier to find the problems. Apparently, for these sequences, it could not find the media files and generated an error to that effect. I'm not sure how that came to be but restored the linkages. I develop on 2 different machines, then play on a laptop. I think that even though I am careful to use the same directories on each machine that somehow these links were messed up. Learning: always use Verifier before you are doing your final version of your show! Thanks again! Bob
  2. On Halloween, I was very surprised that my show did not play the last 5 sequences in its list of 21 total sequences. It went back to musical sequence 1 after reaching sequence 16. I have checked all the files and they are not corrupt. I tried a test show with just one sequence (Thriller) and in show mode, it just wouldn't play - on any PC. The song plays fine inside S5 sequencer.The media file I am using is an MP4, 456,196 KB, 7:34 duration. It plays under any video player so I know it's not corrupt. When I save this video from Adobe Premiere Pro CC as an MP3 (audio only) and created the playback files, it played ok as a one-sequence show. I have resaved the loredit files for the sequences that won't play in Show, as well as re-created the playback files and compressed them.Can you think of what the problem might be? MediaInfo reports this, typical for all of my files: General Complete name : C:\Holidays\Sequences\Halloween\2018\Sequences\2018 BH 18 Wicked Old Witch.mp4 Format : MPEG-4 Format profile : Base Media Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41) File size : 204 MiB Duration : 3 min Overall bit rate mode : Variable Overall bit rate : 8 282 kb/s Writing application : Lavf56.30.100 Video ID : 1 Format : AVC Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec Format profile : High@L4 Format settings, CABAC : No Format settings, ReFrames : 1 frame Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=12 Codec ID : avc1 Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding Duration : 3 min Bit rate mode : Variable Bit rate : 8 125 kb/s Maximum bit rate : 16.0 Mb/s Width : 1 920 pixels Height : 1 080 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Frame rate mode : Constant Frame rate : 29.970 (30000/1001) FPS Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 8 bits Scan type : Progressive Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.131 Stream size : 200 MiB (98%) Audio ID : 2 Format : AAC Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec Format profile : LC Codec ID : 40 Duration : 3 min Duration_LastFrame : -20 ms Bit rate mode : Variable Bit rate : 152 kb/s Maximum bit rate : 192 kb/s Channel(s) : 2 channels Channel positions : Front: L R Sampling rate : 44.1 kHz Frame rate : 43.066 FPS (1024 spf) Compression mode : Lossy Stream size : 3.74 MiB (2%) Language : English Default : Yes Alternate group : 1
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    Load time in 5.24. RC2

    Then I'll wait till the "final days" before creating the show because I always make last-minute changes, etc. Thanks for posting! Bob
  4. Thanks - they are locking down the final S5 release version at the moment and perhaps this isn't a bug at all - don't know yet - Bob
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    Load time in 5.24. RC2

    'nuther question - I assume (usually gets me in trouble) that if you make any change at all to a sequence in S5 Sequencer, that you then need to go back and re-create updated play files - right?
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    Building a show under 5.0.24 RC2

    Just as a follow-on note to close this out, I have now tested the compress-to-create-play-files logic and it worked - absolutely no wait time between songs - yay!
  7. bbrescia

    Building a show under 5.0.24 RC2

    Thank you Jim - Bob
  8. bbrescia

    Load time in 5.24. RC2

    Alan and Jim, thanks to both of you for the fine explanation. I've been running S4 shows for quite a while but just never paid any attention to the compression that was taking place behind the scenes. Alan, you mention that on the show PC, you only need the S5 compressed files as you show in your well-done video - but what about the media files - don't they need to be there too? Thanks! Bob
  9. When I go to build a show under S5.0.24 RC2, it does not recognize the "loredit" suffixes yet - so I can't load the sequences. Thanks! Bob
  10. It seems to me that the load time on a musical sequence is fairly long under RC2. You get the "time wheel" with the little dots circling around until finally you can play the sequence (green arrows ON). I assume that this is the light intensity data loading. My concern is that when we go to build a show, that each sequence will take that same amount of time to load so you will have extraordinary wait times between songs. Or will it buffer the data in advance? Thanks! Bob
  11. Report Number: (RB01)Module: SequenceEditorSoftware Version: 5.0.24 RC2 OS Version: Windows platformDescription: When you shorten the length of a media file (from the length previously used), S5 does not ask the question about whether you wish to also change the length of the sequence to match the new shortened media file.It will only ask that if you select "media file" from the menus and then assign the newer, shortened media file. I use mp4 for my media files. Repeatability: Repeatable. Hardware Used: N/A.
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    Matt, that is exactly the case and thank you! I had an invisible timing mark so close to the beginning that it caused this to happen - removed it. Thanks - Bob
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    disregard - worked on another sequence - guess I have a bad sequence...
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    When copying Track 1 rows (Select row - copy), the resulting paste-row does not properly paste the first cell of the row to be filled in.
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    Recommendation for next release

    Thanks, Matt - here's another recommendation: When exporting props or groups to a local computer file, the default save name should be the name that it has in the preview. That would save me a lot of typing. I save (export) all of my props and groups just in case! Thanks! Bob