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  1. I can see your dilemma... When allocation a "small" amount of disk space for LOR use, this decision to store required work files rather than delaying the user experience to re-create them every time a sequence is opened can be an issue. As has been mentioned, the files are being used by the software at some point so they are not optional and have been this way for many, many years. The question of why not optionally delete/cleanup the files when a sequence is closed is a good one. I believe that the answer is that it was considered unnecessary because an average user would be loosing a couple GB of space which is not generally considered significant on modern machines. Even a user with a couple hundred songs would be using, on average, less than 10GB of extra storage which again, on most machines would not be an issue. However in your case I can see that by partitioning off an relatively small area for LOR ( which would be more than sufficient if it were not for these extra files that are created ), that with this can be a frustrating issue. As mentioned the files are only used by the sequence editor and only when the sequence is being played. Turn off waveform as default and when you open the files the extra files will not be created. They will only be created when the waveform is displayed or the sequence is played in the Sequence Editor. They will not be created when the Show Player is playing the sequence in a show. For now I think the best you can do is occasionally delete the contents of the folder with the wav and wma files. But this should not be required very often. The files must be created to work with a sequence in the Sequence Editor but we will look into the effort required to add an option to delete the files when the sequence is closed.
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    AutoFlip clipboard tool for S5

    We at LOR do sometimes miss things and perhaps we sometimes prioritize the wrong things but we have done our best to listen to our customers needs. And we plan to continue doing so. For example S5 was a result of our customer's requests. But in any case I do not think that LOR pays little attention to their customers and I know for sure that is not our intention. I noticed that we have not been receiving requests to the wishlist (probably because people did not know it existed ). In any case we have a few requests from 2016 and none after that. For the wishlist send an email to ( wishlist@lightorama.com ) describing in as much detail as possible the feature you would like to see... Based on the number of times we see a request the more chance that item will be included in the software (or hardware's firmware)... But even if we only see a clever idea once we may end up adding it to the software. Many of the features in S3 and S4 came from the wishlist. So please if you have a suggestion for the software please send an email to wishlist@lightorama.com ... Now is a great time to send in those wishes as we will be getting S5 ready for release this year! Also I would like to thank Bob for everything he has done over the years for LOR users. Best regards, Dan Baldwin (President ... Light-O-Rama, Inc.)
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    MP3G3

    Who ever at LOR told you "LOR states it's a little bug and will be fixed with next firmware update this summer." was correct. People are not going to have it running at 1000 until we release the firmware. It looks good, is being tested and will be released shortly. Best regards, Dan Light O Rama, Inc.
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    Upgrade Sequencer

    To move back to 3.9 you will need to uninstall 3.12. The uninstall is done by using the windows control panel and uninstall a program. The uninstall will not remove any of your LOR sequences. HOWEVER you should always have your sequences backed up, Once the 3.12 is removed you can download 3.9 from the software download page (near the bottom) .... http://www1.lightorama.com/sequencing-software-download/ Then run the installer to get 3.9 onto the machine. If you have problems you can get help from the LOR help desk at: http://helpdesk.lightorama.com/
  5. Sound like the musical sequence will help as they are forced to stop. One thing I will mention here is that the input connecting LOR to the alarm system should be implemented in such a way that it is isolated from the alarm system. Perhaps an optical connection. Our equipment is not certified to for use in medical applications or other critical applications such as alarms systems. In this particular case where the alarm system is simply influencing LOR to do something with some lights (that is not a critical part of the warning or notification system), it seems a reasonable thing, but we would never condone using LOR equipment as a critical part of a system responsible for someone's life. In the past (maybe still) LOR controllers were used to control street lights in a South American country. CTB16D controllers running in standalone mode would sequence the street lights through Green/Yellow/Red.. Never heard of any issues BUT applications like that require "special" hardware and should not be LOR. Best regards, Dan
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    When is the sale?

    The 8 pack RGB floods will be in the sale and they will be less expensive than last years mad grab. We will have most of the items and prices listed tonight and some special additions tomorrow.
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    When is the sale?

    Dan who? That must be a different Dan... I don't do much on Facebook (except a little family stuff).
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    When is the sale?

    Hi Guys, The sale is this Friday, April 8th 9:00PM EDT. To answer folks that have put in a ticket or called LOR complaining that the gold and platinum member sale preference is not fair, well we have no such thing. Everyone is treated the same. The only way to join the email list is on the www.lightorama.com website. We will be sending an email out tonight with more detail. If you are planning on getting something at the sale remember to be quick! Best regards, Dan
  9. I did check in on this and it is (and was) #1 on Bob's list. We have not been able to reproduce the issue at this point and recommend that the workaround of the "long" list be used until we can get a fix out. We hope to have a solution quickly.
  10. I will check to see what is going on here. I have to believe that the solution is not a simple one or we would have release a fix by now. This time of year is very hectic at LOR. Besides what you see here, we handle 100s of phone calls a day as well as 100s of trouble tickets a day. Not an excuse but rather reality. I assure you that any issue with the show player will be given an extremely high priority.
  11. As I said in the other thread: For a number of years we have had a policy in place were we try to keep the forum discussions focused on using LOR software and hardware. Topics such as politics and religion are extremely emotional to people and lead to a degree of volatility that we do not want here in the LOR forums. Because we have seen such threads quickly escalate with horrible and embarrassing posts, the moderators react quickly to stop things. To some it may seem that the reaction is unwarranted but over the years this has happened so many times that we try to react quickly. Personally I would like to have more open discussions on off topics but unfortunately it just doesn’t work and this forum is not really the place for it anyway. To those who have written me to let me know that LOR is a horrible company, anti-Christmas, does not support freedom of speech and freedom of religion, etc… I can only say none of that is true and I am sorry if you feel that way. ------------ But in particular to this thread... No one is being banned due to this. As you mentioned, everything was okay with the thread until it wasn't okay and things turned... As you know such topics can get very emotional and we just shut them down. Regardless of any personal feelings about the topic, we need to keep the forums focused and try to keep things civil. Dan
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    Lets not forget to keep Christ in Christmas

    For a number of years we have had a policy in place were we try to keep the forum discussions focused on using LOR software and hardware. Topics such as politics and religion are extremely emotional to people and lead to a degree of volatility that we do not want here in the LOR forums. Because we have seen such threads quickly escalate with horrible and embarrassing posts, the moderators react quickly to stop things. To some it may seem that the reaction is unwarranted but over the years this has happened so many times that we try to react quickly. Personally I would like to have more open discussions on off topics but unfortunately it just doesn’t work and this forum is not really the place for it anyway. To those who have written me to let me know that LOR is a horrible company, anti-Christmas, does not support freedom of speech and freedom of religion, etc… I can only say none of that is true and I am sorry if you feel that way.
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    Summer Sale? Anyone got a scoop?

    It will be sometime between Saturday... Most likely in the morning ( the actual time will be when all the prices have been changed and checked and published).... (we will make it as early as possible on the Saturday).
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    Summer Sale? Anyone got a scoop?

    As it is now, you will need S4 for configuration. It makes configuration much easier. The license renewal would be $29.95 (assuming that you are currently not eligible for S4). The 10W Floods will be on sale. I think that everything of consequence except software will be on sale.
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    Summer Sale? Anyone got a scoop?

    They are true UV not purple. The UV LEDs are very expensive so the 50W UV Flood will be priced a little more than the 50W RGB. We used a light meter and the 50W UV flood (at the same distance) had about 30 times the lux output of a 40w T8 UV tube. We will have the prices in the store tomorrow. Dan
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