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  1. No. Pick 1, any one, does not matter which you choose, all of them contain all the information needed to communicate with the group. Control commands sent to the one computer are relayed to the others. The most critical command is the load command, the watch file opened by the load command defines the other members of the cluster so the master knows how to communicate to the others.
  2. WATCHNET does not offer any external control options. WATCHNET also takes over the display computers so that you can not communicate with the display computers from other control systems when WATCHNET is active. However, your application can communicate directly with the cluster in lieu of WATCHNET using the standard cluster control commands. So you can either use standalone WATCHNET exclusively to communicate with your displays or forgo WATCHNET and control the cluster directly with your application.
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    Stage Position and Size limit

    No changes in WATCHOUT oi no changes in Windows.? Pretty sure Windows will not permit a display resolution lower than 600.
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    Delayed Artnet control

    No, have not run across that with 5.5.2, some things to try ... For the purpose of troubleshooting, have you tried cluster operation to see if you get the same result? (the WO ArtNet transmissions would then originate from a different WO computer). Could there be another device on the network interfering with some of the WO ArtNet transmissions? For example, is the Artnet control APP on iPhone present when this occurs? Have you tried it with the network WiFi segment removed?
  5. Are there really two GPUs in the WATCHOUT Display computer?
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    Media files folder

    WATCHOUT will normally store all of its assets in a folder WATCHOUT creates in the location where the software is installed. There is a command line switch that can be used to store media in an alternate location, but I would not recommend it in most circumstances.Just the same, here is how its done: Change path in WO display PC
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    Error - Facility 34934

    Something is amiss in your graphics subsystem. It would quicker and more effective to restore to your known good state,
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    Network issues

    Please always indicate the version of WATCHOUT you are inquiring about.
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    Setting expressions to be timed

    There is no way to trigger an action in WATCHOUT simply by the failure to receive an input. But that may be a design challenge, possibly swap it around and skip the live part unless a command is received to activate it. i.e. when the command is received to enable live, tigger an aux timeline with the action needed - Control Cue - Goto, activate a conditional layer, etc.
  10. Well some images can take longer to load. A few optimizations worth trying. In the Media list, open the media dialog for the jpegs in question and set Transparency to None and confirm Optimize for better performance. If none of that helps, try offsetting the image cues from the pause cue about 0.05 to 0.1 second. A lot of activity occurs when transitioning from 'run to pause' and from 'pause to run', allowing a little time for that to complete before the media change can sometimes clean that up.
  11. OK. when you are finished editing, and simply playing back a show, I would recommend you turn Live Update Off. So are you sitting on a Control Pause, then tapping the space bar to run a cue? That results in the images not appearing as programmed? File type and resolution of the files in question? Would like to look at the timeline programming to see if there are any simple corrections that may clear that up.
  12. Are you referring to the transfer of new media assets while Online with Live Update active? That is NOT intended to provide seamless live show function, live update simply relieves you of the task of hitting Stage-Update after you make changes, it is still an update. Automatic update would be a more accurate description. Update transfers disrupt normal show playback. With live update off, you control when that disruption occurs (and that is the only way WATCHOUT worked for its first 15 years) . All content must be present on the display server before you can expect a cue to run properly with that media.
  13. Could you please clarify what you mean by "when we push an image to the wall" ?
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    Running 2x miid controllers

    No, they would need to be at 3% or above for that to work. but you might try this instead ...
  15. Yes, version 6.2+ has a full audio matrix switch for each audio file. Up to 24 channels per display computer are available. The audio should be on the same aux timeline with each video. Definitely the display computers. Does not have to be just one (although it can be if you choose), you can use any or all of them. Each audio file (cue) can be independently assigned to a display computer. As for the production computer, your best plan would be to execute the playback without the production computer in the system.
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