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Re: xLights
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2010, »
try unselecting all the files. then select each one and play them.
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Re: xLights
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2010, »
Try using the play button next to the script wizard.

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Re: xLights
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2010, »
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I haven't tried this but I believe it should work if you have the scheduler in the start up folder, if you just xlights menu in the start folder then it probably will not work since the scheduler is a separate exe then the menu and the menu does not automatically launch the scheduler exe. May be worth just restarting the computer one day with  xlights open and see what it does.


OK,

Duh to ME. I should of realized that LOL

btw: you need to create a shortcut to the scheduler.exe and put that in the startup folder. Otherwise you get a error message about a missing dll.

Once the scheduler short cut was in the startup it works just fine

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Re: xLights
« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2010, »
Matt or CSF

Is there a way to play a sequence without music?

This seq is basically a filler. If not I could just attach a song

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Re: xLights
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2010, »
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Matt or CSF

Is there a way to play a sequence without music?

This seq is basically a filler. If not I could just attach a song

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Rick R.

The current version only plays music or video. You'll have to attach a song.

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Re: xLights
« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2010, »
Alright, I really am going to use this next year because I want to use a lot of the Smart Strings, but don't want to leave LOR's software.  I really think it is the best software out there.  So, my question to you would be, how would I go about sequencing it?  In S2 what would I define as channels for the SS's?  Do I just put whatever network the modified dongle is on for my SS's?
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Re: xLights
« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2010, »
I think all you would have to do is create the a sequence in side S2 with the correct number of channels, then inside xlights just map the channels to the correct network (make the SS's ether the first channels or the last channels). xlights should not be taking any of the network information out of the LOR files.

Matt will probably know more, I personally have not tested multiple networks yet, until mid september all I had was one 16 channel LOR controller, was waiting for my summer sale order. Now I have 80 channels of LOR, the ability to run 3 LOR networks, and a DMX network. Due to setting up Halloween, and working on Christmas I have not had time to do testing. But once the Christmas display is taken down I will be throughly testing every thing.

I do plan on adding SS's to my display for next year too, so I will let you know how I set it up.

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Re: xLights
« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2010, »
This is really great. 

Now that LOR has released support up to 16 networks, things could really fly here!!
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Re: xLights
« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2010, »
Is there a way to restart a scheduled Playlist

I am running a playlist off of the calendar and needed to update a sequence.

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Re: xLights
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2010, »
You can update a playlist any time it isn't actually playing. If you update it during the day, the next time the schedule rolls around, it will play the updated list. Cheers,

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Re: xLights
« Reply #40 on: November 29, 2010, »
Hey Guys

This is a big problem for me.

Today I added a seq and upload the wrong version of the song to the xlights folder. Since there is no restart button or the ability to set any start time. I have to wait until the 5:45pm. The program died at 5:33. Waiting for 12 mins is too long

Please fix asap

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Re: xLights
« Reply #41 on: November 29, 2010, »
Ugh

Matt or Csf

Please HELP

I have 4 sequences playing with no problems. The 5th one won't play, Scheduler gets locked up and takes 100% cpu. I have to use the task manager to stop scheduler.

Can I send one of you the seq and audio?

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Re: xLights
« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2010, »
Hi Matt,

Thanks for your help today.

With the update I was able to run that sequence. Clark Griswold and I thank you LOL

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Re: xLights
« Reply #43 on: December 05, 2010, »
Hi Matt, Csf

Just wanted to let you know that xlights scheduler has been running very smoothly for the past 5 days.

My thanks for a program that is running a show while still in beta. I can't wait to see what you guys have coming up after the show season is over.

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Re: xLights
« Reply #44 on: December 07, 2010, »
Hi Guys,

A request to add a feature, from a problem last night that had nothing to do with xlights.  ;)

Yesterday we (neighborhood) lost power 4 times, twice before show time and twice during show time. Now my computer automatically restarts when the power comes back on along with xScheduler. The problem is since its past the starting time xScheduler assumes the show is done for the day. I had to manually restart the play list script, which would of been a problem if I was not at home.

Any chance to add in a check for this? Like when xScheduler starts up its past the start time and not past the end time. To start playing the play list scheduler during that time?

Thanks

btw: I did add info about xLights in the wiki along with Prancer.

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