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  1. Joel, First off let me thank you for the solution to my weather problem. I was using a some coding last season that was very clunky, it kinda worked but would fault out quite often. I found this thread back in march and it solved my problem beautifully. By the way it is working perfectly on windows 7 fyi. this weekend I moved me show computer to the basement for the season and found that the weather wasn't updating. I couldn't figure out what the problem was the error had something to do with writing to the output file or something of that nature. Anyway I found you newest release an
  2. I was having trouble with zara dtmf tones since moving to a 64 bit machine. I eliminated them all together and now use a program called AutoIt V3 to create a executible macro to call keyboard commands to start zara playing. Wors great in fact better, no more tones playing.
  3. For those of you using zara radio and weather watcher are you having any problems with weather watcher retreiving data from the weather bug site?
  4. Going to try compressed sequences. If I remember correctly in the past some of my sequences will cut the first second or two of the sequence when using the compressed version.
  5. I had this error tonight also, although I have seen this before but it always seemed to recover. I will investigate when I get home from work tomorrow morning when I have more time to research.
  6. Jackel, Great post thanks for the link, not the one I remember reading but may have to try that if the problem persists. At this point laying a charged extension cord in the vinicity of the problem seems to be doing the trick. (I probably jinxed myself now). After three days in a row with an issue in the same location everything has subsided.
  7. Going to try this. I noticed if I have an extension cord with power on it they don't bother it. Not sure if it is a squirrel or rabbit. The cables that are bundled together usually are fine. I am gonig to try that, hopefully I don't get interference!
  8. At the end of last year the (last two nights) I had a critter chewing through everything from speaker wire, cat5, lights and extension cords wire. Looks like he is back again this year, last night he chewed through to of my feeds for arches, and a sent of leds. I remember reading a thread about this problem but can seem to find it. My question is: Has anyone else had this problem and what is the solution? Thanks Greg
  9. Greg

    Cat5 Tester

    We have used one similar at work. Have probably tested over 5000 cables and still going strong! Great tool
  10. Jerry, That sucks.... I was woried about doing the same thing so much this season I used two different Molex connectors for each kind of strip that way I didn't inadvertently hook up the wrong strings. As soon as I finish this post I will also be making a not to stick on the controller so I don't forget for next year.
  11. Keep busy all year, Don't wait till the last 2 months before setup to start sequencing/building.
  12. Each year I get a 15 passanger van from one of the local elderly villages. This year we had a PPL truck (they were probably rubbing their hands together thinking about their bonus checks this year). Also had a pair of snowmobiles during the recent storm.
  13. Just saw this post, Kevin your the best
  14. Oooof!! I've often thought about that happening, That really does bite!!
  15. I have been having problems each night for the last for the last 2 and a half weeks. Show completly shuts down. Upgraded Monday night and Tuesday was the first night the show ran wih to errors. I would recommend at least updating to the 3.x.2 bug fix. Thanks Bob for fixing this!!!
  16. Ryan, I am about an hour away. (Pittston) Where near Bloomsburg, may take the family for a ride this weekend.
  17. rns Has your problem been corrected? I have the same problem here, Each day before I run the show I need to reboot. Looking to correct the same problem another way. EDIT: No sooner did I write this I saw Bob's post about a memory leak. Will try downloading the bug fix
  18. I was attempting on using this software this year http://www.nchsoftware.com/broadcam/index.html in order to elimate the adds ustream uses. It will also put the entire stream under my control. It basically turns your computer into a streaming server. The stream is fine if you have 1 or 2 people watching but once you go over that most internet speeds will not suffice. Tested it on DSL, Cable, and Fios. DSL and Cable were ok with only 2 streams going out. FIOS was best hopefully can get that for next year! If i remember corectly you can configure an IP camera to work. While I haven't trie
  19. I have run mine throught adobe audition to normalize all songs used in a show, it is nice it samples all music and averages the amplitude of everything. As a secondary precaution I have a Compressor/Limitor hooked up on the output of my computer prior to my transmitter. Helps while running zara during the day.
  20. Don't mean to Hijack the thread but here is a link for all you Pennsylvanians (and anyone else) to post info about your site. It is run by a woman from Moosic http://www.locatethelights.com/ Also there is a local family that created a droid app to find shows here is the link for more info http://pachristmas.com/droid
  21. Located in Hughestown, just outside Pittston. Here is a link to map and directions http://mysite.verizon.net/gslodysko/id5.html
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