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  1. We have vinyl siding on our house. I simply bought more "J" channel and attach the strips to it with zip ties. Turned finished side towards the house the J channel will hang on the gutters. Finished side facing the house it will also hook behind the existing J channel around the windows. We are also using the jacketed RGB strips from Ray. The ones around our windows can't bee seen unless you are standing right next to them. They have been around the windows for 3 years now. They still work great.
  2. I have mine attached to vinyl J channel that just slides behind the existing J channel that is around my windows and it locks in place. I have wire connecters soldered at each corner connecting the 4 strips together. Couple places have rather long runs of RGB strips and have to be powered at a couple of the corners to keep the "white" from being pink.
  3. monoprice.com has very good prices on cat5 or 6 cables.
  4. Yes, I had the problem with S2 and vista. Was using AL stuff before vista. It looks to me like the LOR software (S2 or S3) actually 'releases' WMP after every sequence then 're-opens' it. This causes the flash of the desktop, or screen to minimize then maximize again. Not 100% sure I am right, but looks like that is what is happening. I don't think any different video formats will solve this problem.
  5. Greg Young wrote: Hate that you are having the resizing problems now, but at least we now have another person to help us figure out how to stop it. I think it would be nice if S3 could/would keep the windows video 'in focus' during the whole show (until shutdown). Therefore avoiding any changes to the video window between sequences. Not sure if this is possible or would cause other problems though. Certainly understand the 'too busy with other 'hobbies' this time of year'.:cool:
  6. Steve Ott wrote: This was the problem Paul! When I plugged in a USB 485, then started S3, the control lights option was checked, and it stays checked now! Thanks! You are welcome. Glad it worked for you.
  7. If you have a LOR USB/rs485 converter try hooking it up to your computer also and see if the control lights will stay checked. You would not need to have any LOR controllers hooked to it. I know in the past if I did not have it hooked to the computer control lights would not stay checked. Perhaps the same thing is happening even though you have a Enttec pro hooked up.
  8. I certainly still use tracks. I keep a 'master track' because funny (well not really funny) things can happen when importing new channel configurations if I don't. I also use 'groups', but don't like the way groups 'can' rearrange channels for you without you knowing about it. If I make a group in track one and duplicate the group to track 2 and move the channels around in the track 2 group it will also move the channels around in the track one group. I hate the way groups work in that aspect.
  9. Michael B wrote: If I am not mistaken you have an S2 advanced license (grandfathered into it, I am guessing) Either way a 'renew' of your S2 license will give you S3 at whatever level you were at with S2. This page should help you figure out what license level you had with S2 and give you info on renewing, or upgrading, or purchasing a superstar license. BTW if you think you want the superstar license just get it and it includes a renew to S3 from S2.
  10. I don't twist or zip tie my 'mega strings together. 4 strings of lights are attached to the hook head at the top, and those same 4 strings are zip tied to the bottom base of the tree. They twist/entangle themselves with each other just fine on their own.:cool:
  11. beeiilll wrote: I chose the connectors I did pretty much for the same reason you are looking for "4 conductor wire inside a jacket":cool: I have these connectors at all corners of my windows and garage and thought the white would show up to much (stick out like a sore thumb). However thinking about it now I don't think it would be any different. Also when I ordered the ones I did the wording was the same as it is now "100pcs/lot" but in fact thru clarification with Ray it was 100 pair not 50 pair. I have no idea if one was 'better' than the other.
  12. bdeditch wrote: I use a pair of scissors.
  13. JonB256 wrote: That is good to know JonB256. Do you have any pictures of the connectors you are using? With them in use?
  14. Here is what I ordered from Ray Wu. I copied this from another thread I posted it in awhile back. I have made I think 5 orders from him, and have never had a problem with any of them. In fact I made a [highlight= #ffff88]custom[/highlight] RGB LED strip [highlight= #88ffff]order[/highlight] from him. I was for sure something would not be right, but it was ALL correct. My first [highlight= #88ffff]order[/highlight] with him was a 5m roll of RGB LED strip so I could check it out. My next [highlight= #88ffff]order[/highlight] was for power supplies, 4 pin cable, 4 pin waterproof connectors and below was my RGB LED strip [highlight= #88ffff]order[/highlight]. ALL of it came in as ordered. I would/will [highlight= #88ffff]order[/highlight] from him again. Dealing with him thru emails he will probably create a link for your specific [highlight= #88ffff]order[/highlight] so you can check it out before purchasing and purchase everything easier. 5050 SMD RGB LED,30LEDs/m;waterproof by silicon tubing;white PCB Meters What to put on the ends Qty Total Meters 8m 4 pin wire one end 3 = 24m 7m 4 pin wire one end 4 = 28m 5.5m 4 pin wire one end 4 = 22m 5m 4 pin wire one end 3 = 15m 5m Female connect - Male connect 1 = 5m 3m 4 pin wire one end 1 = 3m 2.5m 4 pin wire one end 1 = 2.5m 2.5m Male connect one end 1 = 2.5m 2.5 Female connect - 4 pin wire 2 = 5m 2m Female connect - Male connect 5 = 10m 2m Male connect - 4 pin wire 5 = 10m 1.5m Female connect - Male connect 5 = 7.5m 1.5m Female connect one end 5 = 7.5m ______ total of 142m
  15. @Steven. I didn't do a whole lot of soldering. I made a custom order with Ray. I had them put the ends I needed on the lengths I needed on most if them. When I get home I'll see if I can find my order. @Carl S. I don't know if those will work well or not. I have not used any of them. Are they suppose to be water proof? If not how would you seal them up? @bdeditch. You would be surprised. I ordered 2 rolls and have almost used it all. I'm glad I got as much as I did. I had to run more power input wires than I thought I would. On some where I was planning on powering from one corner and ended up having to run power to two places powering the same strip. If all your power input runs are short and you are powering less than 5meters of strip one power input should work.
  16. I also use these weatherproof connectors in my set up. One connector (female) I connect (and it stays connected) to the LOR DC card. The other connector (male) I solder to the LED strip, or the wire that is soldered to the strip. I also have these weatherproof connectors on the strips the go around my windows and such. There are 4 pieces of RGB LED strips around my windows. These connectors connect at each corner. 4 pin cable I use. 4 pin waterproof connectors I use. Attached files
  17. Carl S wrote: The RGB strips I have are weatherproof with silicone tubing. I simply pull back the silicone tubing and solder the wires on. Then let the tubing slip back over the RGB LED strip and put some silicone in the end and push the tubing cap on the end. Attached files
  18. bdeditch wrote: There are connectors that I have not used. All my wire is soldered on. Notice on the strip it is marked +12v, R, G, B. Paul do you tin your wire before you solder on to the next connector? Yes.
  19. Carl S wrote: There are connectors that I have not used. All my wire is soldered on. Notice on the strip it is marked +12v, R, G, B. Attached files
  20. Joe Rayburn wrote: There is a link in post #4 to the power supplies I use.
  21. bsmoore83 wrote: What audio file format are you trying to use in the LOR sequence editor? You can't use audio files straight from a CD. They have to be ripped from the CD onto your computer. Note: LOR used windows media player to play the audio files. Attached files
  22. KenL_MCSE wrote: Added "negative (-)" for clarification.:cool:
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