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dougd last won the day on December 26 2019

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  1. Thanks Brian, I did get that to work using S5. That star was a specific type, Is there a way for me to get this working using my own mega topper, I am using an RGB snowflake.
  2. Over the years I have purchased quite a few Superstar sequences and they all have a 6 channel star as part of the sequence. Is there an easy way to take the effects that would have been on the 6 channel star and make them work on any type of RGB topper? Is everyone just starting from scratch with their mega tree topper or has anyone figured out an easy way to use the effects for the 6 channel star?
  3. I was thinking about keeping mine up until the weekend. After tomorrow 3 straight days of rain so New Years day like normal. Still getting a steady stream of traffic but oh well. Hate putting up wet props.
  4. I took a different approach than most others, I run my show with LOR but did some sequencing in XLights. I export out of XLights and bring it in the sequencing editor. This way I have the best of both worlds. I like the way my original sequence editor sequences look, I like the way my SuperStar sequences look and I like the way my XLights sequences look, they all look unique. My advise, dont stop using S5 because of some issues, both software's had some issues this season.
  5. Dont typically run the control panel on this computer. Forgot you sometimes get more options with it. Thanks!.
  6. You have to FORCE compress the entire show in Sequence Compressor first, but it is 4 or 5 times faster that the Show Player method. I dont see a Sequence Compressor in this version.
  7. Never did any sequencing in 5.3x. Stayed on 5.2.4 and show is running perfect. I didnt change because of MIIP. Cant believe the lag problem isnt fixed by now, that makes no sense. If the files are already created where would the lag come from. I did notice with my limited time with 5.3x that some of my files got huge. The people who have lag how big are the shows?
  8. I have a few others on YouTube if interested.
  9. Great job as always Jade. Snow flakes on the roof turned out very good.
  10. What what I remember from conversation, just create a show and play it and it will create the playback files. I stayed on version 5.2.4 for that reason. Although it is cool to not have to manually create the playback files, the way the newer version renamed the files would possibly mess with MIIP if you use that software.
  11. For years now, I always setup and play my show several days before my actual show starts, I play the show all the way though with no power going to the controllers. That way the .LCS file would get created which always took a while to create. Even if you pre-created that file, the show would sometimes create it on its own the first time.
  12. Good to know Matt. So I have made 236 revisions to my preview. Alan, 558? What are you changing that thing every time you start it up. 😃
  13. That is sort of what I am trying to find out. Is the 000.236 consistent. If I remove that from the file name will it create files again, I guess I could run that test and see what happens. I, myself hated having to open all the sequences and create the playback files. I never created them until November. Still think the best option is a program that can create them on its own. Select a folder of sequences, 3 hours later, Bam they are done.
  14. So I am trying to wrap my head around playback files for 5.36 vs 5.24. Here is a screenshot of files created using 5.24. Once the sequence is played in the show it will create the compressed sequence, the .lcs file. Although an added step to create the playback files manually which is a pain, the files make sense. With 5.24, you choose the .lms file to add it to the show. Here is the screen shot of the files created by 5.36. At this point you only have the .loredit file. That is the file that you choose to add a sequence to the show. The files below are created in the LORinternal folder. They are created the first time you play the show. Not sure where the 0000.236 comes from. The file sizes got strange also, as you can tell my largest sequence got larger instead of smaller. I like the fact that you dont have to create the playback files but the name change wont work very well with Bob0's MIIP program. What would be very cool would be a utility that created all these files ahead of time so the show played didn't have to, like the file compressor program we had in version 4. Anyways, though I would post this to see where all this is going to shake out.
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