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  1. 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.


  2. 10 hours ago, default said:

     

    In regards to the MIIP program, I don't use it so this is just a thought. If the ".000.236" was removed from the filenames, then MIIP would work right? I am not saying this is ideal, but wouldn't be a work around? It would involved renaming all the files, or creating a batch file to do it automatically. Again, just a thought.

    Alan...

    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.


  3. 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.

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    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.

     

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    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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  4. Installed 5.3.4 hoping there were some memory issues resolved, sadly they are the same. I sequence the old fashioned way. Little or no motion effects for me. Several of these sequences go back many years and just updated each year. I have quite a few sequences that were created using version 5.2.4 which will open in 5.2.4 which will not open in 5.3.4. They give a memory error. I can no longer open a 2 gig sequence which was no problem before.  Is it possible the newest exe files were not 4 gig patched. I believe that was going on for a while. 


  5. I loved many things in the newest version 5.3.2 but today I had to switch back to 5.2.4. Up until today I had just been opened existing sequences in the newest version and was checking out all the newest features.

    Today i started working on a new sequence and right off the bat I noticed a few things. It took much longer to import in my grid view. On 5.2.4 it takes 60 seconds and on 5.3.2 it took 120 seconds. Twice as long really no big deal but it was noticeable. When the blank sequence is saved at this point, with 5.2.4 it is a 30 meg file, with 5.3.2 it is 114 meg, again no big deal but was worth noting. I would not have switched back for these reasons.

    I have purchased quite a few xlight sequences and have developed a way to bring them into S5. It is done via exporting S5 clipboards out of xlights and importing them into S5. The clipboards are quite large, anywhere from 2 gig to 5 gig. They have all imported into 5.2.4 successfully. Might take a few minutes to import in but they all have worked. Today I was working on one of these sequences and exported a 2.3 gig clipboard out of xlights. In the scheme of things this was a relatively small clipboard.  Everytime  I tried to import it into 5.3.2 I got an out of memory error. Tried several times with no success. On another computer I reverted back to 5.2.4 in imported in that same clipboard just fine.

    I know this workflow if probably unique to me but thought I would pass along my findings.

     


  6. 20 hours ago, MattBrown said:

    A few things to note:

    3) Editing your preview is enough to cause all sequences that use that preview to be updated when your show plays. No need to go back and resave all of the sequences if you are just updating a channel in the preview.ÔĽŅ

    Matt

    Wow that is awesome news. All i can say was this was a fantastic update. Great job!


  7. I never know what universe/channel numbers my props are going to use until I get most everything setup in the yard. Last year I entered all the correct universe/channel info into the preview and then created the playback files for all my sequences. Will I do the same thing this year but all I will have to do is save the .Loredit file?


  8. SEC Spring Mini. (Tennessee Mini)

    All are invited, We have folks from all over AL, GA,FL, SC, & NC who attend.

    WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 2019

    WHERE: Cleveland, TN (Just north of Chattanooga off of I-75)3787 Blue Springs Road in Cleveland, TN

    TIME:  ( 9 am till 4 pm EST)

    We will take up $$ for lunch, usually pizza.

    Hasnt been much of an LOR crowd there the last year or 2. Would love to see more show up.

    Going to do some some training on S5 including doing some sequencing in XLights and bring it into the S5 seqeuncer.

    More info in the facebook group, South Eastern Mini Group ( Tenn Mini )


  9. Nice job Jade. 

    I too had never watched the movie. After I did the sequence, I thought well I better check the movie out. I am not into musicals at all but this movie was very good. Watching Wolverine sing you would think says it all. I am also doing the song A MIllion Dreams, what a great song that is also.


  10. On 12/12/2018 at 12:42 PM, B.Y.R.G. said:

    Where's the popcorn?  It's like the old days with drive in movie theaters but Christmas style!

    Stays pretty busy out in the yard. Once it slows down a bit, which typically isn't until after Christmas, the wife and I will pop a batch of popcorn, park the car in the yard and watch the lights for an hour or longer. I look forward to that every year. Besides opening night I only get to watch the lights from the windows.

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