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  1. Don

    4.3.24/lic standard

    FYI: Tracks https://new.lorfaq.com/tracks-what-they-are-and-how-they-can-benefit-you/
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    LOR Network Using a Switch

    I've got one similar to that. For what we do, it works just fine.
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    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.
  4. 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.
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    Yeah, I was going to say August at the earliest; and probably later than that.
  6. Some of this has been mentioned by others, but thought I'd chime in. I've got a few clients that run via computer. Here's what would make my life easier. Being able to load a whole new schedule in easily. Like others, I know the hacks, but it would make it easier. One client has 3 different 'settings' before/during/after Thanksgiving-Christmas. I've got file named for each, and swap them out as needed, but it would make it easier to simply change the entire schedule at one. And "If/then" type setting would be nice. I have to schedule a 15-30 minute show (musical) to run every 2 hours, and the rest of the time is static. It'd be kind of nice to set the main start/stop time for the static part, which would run all day, and then be able to schedule the musical shows at the same time, with them having priority. If they ever change the times those shows run, it's going to take a long time to set up the new schedule. This "If/Then" would have helped on another client this year. Their schedule was such that every night I had 10+ shows scheduled from 6-Midnight. The 'static' times (well, animation only) ran when the music wasn't going. The musical shows in this case varied in length quite a bit, so the scheduling was a bit more complicated. Actually, when I think about it, in both cases a 'play once' for the computer based shows would have been a HUGE time saver. My guess is that would be in the Show Editor. "Play songs once" then "Filler Sequence" There have been a few times I wanted to remove more than one scheduled show at a time. This would be nice to have.
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    Will New & Old controllers work together?

    Yes * * However, the older controllers can NOT run the Enhanced Network. Thus, if you are mixing an older unit with a newer one, you won't be able to use the Enhanced network functionality. (And some of the Pixel controllers you will flat out *want* enhanced on there, so there's that.)
  8. Don

    Using Live audio to control the ights

    1000+ characters to say, "There was something I used years ago, but I don't know the name of it." 😕
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    Using Live audio to control the ights

    So ... why bring it up? 🙄
  10. Don

    N4-G4-MP3 Director

    Hub http://www1.lightorama.com/downloads/5.2.2/help/lor_hub.htm
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    N4-G4-MP3 Director

    My guess is that if you don't find the documentation on the Documentation page of the LOR site, they haven't updated it yet.
  12. Don

    Upgrade to S5?

    I use(d) them to build quick fades when it comes to chases. It was a lot quicker for an RGB or W type chase then using the color picker.
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    Upgrade to S5?

    Yep... that's what we're talking about.. Okay. I see it now. @MattBrown - This needs to come back.
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    Upgrade to S5?

    Could you give an example of what you are talking about? I'm posting pics of RGB fades in S5, and the link below is S4. [Edit: Added both here] S4 RGB Fade https://www.dropbox.com/s/q68v0wkmp2fzjpj/S4-RGB-FadeAsRamps.PNG?dl=0 S5 RGB Fade https://www.dropbox.com/s/911movv5r4dmxrm/S5-RGB-FadeAsRamps.PNG Are we talking about the same things?
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    Upgrade to S5?

    Yep. I'll stay lost then. Thought I was too. Back to my nap.
  16. Don

    Upgrade to S5?

    I'm confused. This is an S5, RGB channel, with fade up/down red/green chase. I can see the fades. https://www.dropbox.com/s/911movv5r4dmxrm/S5-RGB-FadeAsRamps.PNG Are we not talking about the same thing?
  17. Don

    Upgrade to S5?

    Uh... fade as ramps? https://www.dropbox.com/s/smcgqhkrua5nqmy/S5-FadeAsRamps.PNG
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    Upgrade to S5?

    I was going to say that every software program (*every*) has a bug somewhere. It's just a matter of when it will be found. (That's my theory, anyway.) That said, I would consider the current version of S5 to be reliable enough for use. I know of one city display in the Dallas/Fort Area that was using it, and hear they had no software issues.
  19. You read a bit into my statement. Of course the channels on the controllers. I think you're letting yourself get to confused. Figure out what you want on each network, configure the channels (controllers) as such, and go about your way.
  20. You need to make changes in the sequence, and have the channels defined as being on different networks.
  21. Unless you are running E1.31, then you need to stay away from 'traditional' networking devices. If you don't know what E1.31 is, then you aren't running it. From a mini-director to a controller, you'd probably want to have a Network Repeater (See LOR Site, under adapters) in the mix so you can split the chain.
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    Saving channel configs

    https://new.lorfaq.com/save-channels-between-sequences/ Edit - Add Link http://www1.lightorama.com/downloads/4.4.2/help/the_edit_menu.htm#exportimportchannelconfig
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    Channel Stuck On

    Folks, re-read the thread. They said it was $25 (in their case) for LOR to *fix* plus postage. That wasn't to have triacs shipped to them, it was for them to ship the controller to LOR and have them fix it. I have no idea what it would cost for LOR to send you a triac, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be $25. (And I could be wrong, but I don't think so.)
  24. Don

    Show Editor Question

    Same file name? No changes needed in Show Editor. Different file name? Changes needed.
  25. Don

    Guest comments which crack me up

    Years ago I happened to be watching the camera, only one car out in front. I hear a plastic bottle hit the street. (Baby monitors pick up everything!) I went out side and picked up the bottle. As I handed it back to them I said, "You dropped this." Turned around and went back in the house. They were, uh, a bit surprised about that one.