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rjnitto

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Do the LOR controllers have to be hooked up to the computer to test a show?

If so, can this be done hooking up only one controller, instead of all of them.

If one can be used to test the show, can it be any unit or does it have to be the first?? Thanks.

Richard

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A show will only run through the schedule editor. If you have Holiday Light Designer, you can use that to watch your show. Otherwise, you will have to connect your controllers. You don't have to connect all of them but you will only see the results from the controller(s) that are attached. It can be any controller, the numbering does not make a difference.

That's if I understand your question correctly.

After re-reading your question, I am not sure I understand it.

How/what are you trying to test?

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I just tried running my show from the schedule editor and it appears to play the songs with no controllers connected.

I have my USB adapter connected to the computer but unplugged the cat 5 cable.

When I unplugged the USB cable from the adapter then it failed with a comm port error.

Chuck

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Thanks to both of you. After re-reading my questions, I'm not sure I understood them either. ;)

I had finished my sequences and was learning how to build a show. I kept getting errors when I tried to get the show to run. I just wanted to see if my created show would play (and hopefully display on a visualizer) all the way through without hooking up my controllers and lights.

Lessons learned . . .

  • You do need to have the dongle hooked up, but not the controller. Otherwise you get a serial port error.
  • You also need to install the drivers for that USB device (especially after re-installing windows). Otherwise, you get a com-port error when running the hardware utility.
  • Show is now running, but then it was skipping songs. I found that if the show finds an error, it just skips the sequence (media file had been moved).
  • No visualizer, but obviously not a problem since you spent hours looking at one when sequencing.
Feature requests . . .
  • a way to jump to the end of a song once you determined it worked.
  • display the length of each song on the show editor so you could insert voiceovers at predetermined times or switch songs placements due to length.


Anyway, the day has been very educational.

Thanks again.

Richard

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rjnitto wrote:

Feature requests . . .

  • a way to jump to the end of a song once you determined it worked.
  • display the length of each song on the show editor so you could insert voiceovers at predetermined times or switch songs placements due to length.

Anyway, the day has been very educational.

Thanks again.

Richard



Those need to be sent to wishlist@lightorama.com
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