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2nd sequence in show not playing/crashing

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Hey all.  Trying to get up and running for Halloween and I am having trouble with getting the show to run.  I have 2 sequences that I am trying to get to fire up and repeat during show hours.  The first is my 2014 show that is 9:15 seconds, the 2nd is our filler piece of 20:45.  Last year we ran similar sequences that timed out playing every top/bottom of hour every night.  Yes they are long but again-it worked last year and breaking them apart would be problematic.

 

This year on either simple show builder or show editor/schedule editor the first sequence will fire and the 2nd will then flash about 3 images of the video and then die turing all lights on to white. 

 

I have run Verifier and the only errors on either sequence or the show on a whole were that the 2nd sequence didn't have every channel used but this is the way it's supposed to be and was not an issue last year. 

 

I have tried changing order of the shows and regardless of how they are ordered the first will fire, 2nd crashes.  Both sequences play fine in sequencer or by themselves in a show.

 

Software:

LOR: 3.11.2 Advanced

 

Hardware:

32 channels LOR, hardware purchased spring 2013 from LOR-fully assembled.

DMX:  Holiday Coro ActiDongle # 53/V2 running 12 of the HC led flood kits.

PC: HP i5 processor, 8GB ram, 1TB HD, Radeon HD 6450 graphics with 512 dedicated memory. Windows 7.

 

Again, the sequences work, lights do what they are supposed to-I just can't get the show to go with multiple sequences. 

 

And, of course we have the video won't open in full screen issue but that will be another post.

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I can't say I've heard of this before. If everything is checking out on the Verifier, then I would think that a ticket to the help desk would be in order. 

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Thanks Don, I appreciate the reply.  I also tried just loading one sequence into the show and it would play and then crash when it was time to repeat/loop.  Ticket sent to LOR and we will see what they can come up with. 

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OK, I think the issue is that my file size is too large.  It's 1.2GB!!! I was looking at length of time from last year not file size.  So, here's my question now.  My video file size is 56mb.  I am running 32 channels of LOR with 12 RGB channels from an actidongle.  That is only 70 channels.  How is the file size getting so large? 

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OK played around with sequence a bit this evening.  12 RGB DMX channels are adding over a GIG to the file size.  ?????? How is this even possible that's only 36 channels.  My file size goes from 172K to 1.2 million K as soon as I copy in my 12 DMX channels.   I think this is what is causing the program to crash.  How are folks getting 100+ channels to run when I can't get 70 to play in a show? 

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 One thing that could cause the file size issue would be the number of individual 'effects' on those channels. But even with a 20 minute sequence it's hard to envision how that could happen. Any chance the effects for those channels were imported from another program? I think I've heard of cases were effects exported from other programs had issues when they got translated to the LOR format.

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Are you using compressed sequences?

 

Did you install the 4GB patch?

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